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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 20:  The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters during to the FIFA Executive Committee Meeting on October 20, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. During this third meeting of the year, held on two days, the FIFA Executive Committee will approve the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.  (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

FIFA Extends World Cup Media Rights in US and Canada Through 2026

Here’s a true surprise. No one was expecting the shocking announcement from FIFA that it’s extending the current media rights agreements in North America with Fox and Telemundo in the United States and CTV/TSN in Canada for another cycle through 2026. Fox and Telemundo have yet to air a World Cup and CTV/TSN is preparing to […]

Reporter's Notebook

Friday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/30/2015, Part II

We did the news segment in the first part. Let’s do the linkage and News You Can Use here. LINKAGE Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with Phil and Chris Simms about being television analysts after their playing careers. Deitsch has a preview of what NBC has in store for its Super Bowl XLIX production. Reuters […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/14/2015

We have quite a few things for you today. Let’s get to things without further delay. NEWS The National Football League has reason to smile after seeing the numbers for Divisional Weekend. After seeing lower ratings and viewership for Wild Card Weekend, the NFL saw significantly higher numbers this past weekend thanks to having glamor […]

NFL Signs New Comprehensive Canadian Rights Agreement with CTV/TSN

In the wake of Bell Media losing the NHL to Rogers, the company has signed a huge deal with the National Football League giving CTV and TSN rights to most of the regular season and all of the postseason inventory. Games will be seen on both CTV/CTV Two and TSN/TSN2 on Sunday afternoons. TSN will […]

Quick Mid-Week Links

I’ll do some linkage here. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Dick Vitale finally gets to call the NCAA Final Four, but for an international audience. John Ourand at Sports Business Daily reports that Fox is in talks with Regis Philbin to host a show on Fox Sports 1. Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report wonders […]

Videos of the Week — 2012 Olympics Montages

Well, the Olympics have been over for a week, but in the time since the flame was extinguished in the Olympic Stadium in London, it’s meant the start of a whole slew of montages being uploaded from all over the globe. We have several videos from BBC’s extensive coverage, one from CTV and one from […]

Candian Olympic Broadcasting Consortium Programming For Day 15 of the 2012 Olympics

Here’s the programming schedule for the Canadian rightsholders for the 2012 Olympics. Day 15 Highlights: Saturday, August 11 – Catharine Pendrel Pedals for the Podium; Canadians in Medal Contention in Canoe/Kayak; Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake Lead the Pack on the Track in the Men’s 4x100m Relay; Gold Medal Games in Men’s Soccer, Women DAY […]

Bringing Out Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some linkage for you on this Tuesday. Earlier today, actually very early today, I wrote Some Tuesday Olympic Sports Media Thoughts. I hope it makes sense. Austin Karp of the Sports Business Daily says NBC saw its second drop in the overnight ratings for the 2012 Olympics. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says […]

Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming For Day 11 of the 2012 Olympics

Ok, Canada has several medal hopefuls including in the men’s triathlon which takes place early Tuesday morning. Canada’s women’s basketball team has the daunting task of taking on Team USA in the quarterfinals. And you have plenty of Canadians taking part in the track & field venue tomorrow especially in the women’s 100 meter hurdles. […]

Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming for Day 9 of the 2012 Olympics

For Day 9 of the 2012 Olympics, the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will air tennis, cycling, track & field, women’s basketball, equestrian and plenty of other events. Here’s what will be seen in Canada on the Broadcast Consortium. Day 9 Highlights: Sunday, August 5 World’s Fastest Man to be Crowned; Jennifer Abel and Émilie […]

Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming for Day 8 of the 2012 Olympics

It’s Super Saturday at the Olympics. Usain Bolt will be on the track for the men’s 100 meters to determine the World’s Fastest Man. Canada has several medal hopefuls tomorrow in Triathlon, Trampoline, Mixed Doubles, Badminton and other events. We have the listing of events on CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, RDS and V for Saturday. Day […]

Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming For Day 7 of the 2012 Olympics

Now to the Canadian Olympic programming on CTV, Sportsnet, TSN, RDS, V and the entire consortium that make up this allegiance that will end on August 12 as CBC takes over the Olympics once again in 2014. Here’s the programming on the networks of the consortium. Day 7 Highlights: Friday, August 3 Canada’s Women’s Soccer […]

2012 Canadian Olympic TV Ratings Up From 2008

This from the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium, we find through the first 3 days of Olympic competition, the ratings in Canada are way up in primetime for this year. As compared to the 2008 Beijing Olympics on CBC, the London Games are averaging 2.1 million viewers for the 22 daily hours of coverage on the […]

Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming For Day 6 of the 2012 Olympics

Look at what Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Consortium has in store for you on Thursday. Day 6 Highlights: Thursday, August 2 Canada’s Women’s Eights Team Pulls for a Podium Finish; Dominique Pegg Gives Her All-Around Best; Thrilling Swimming Showdowns Continue DAY 6 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À […]

Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming for Day 4 of the 2012 Olympics

Let’s post the programming schedule for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for Day 4 of the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad in London. Day 4 Highlights: Tuesday, July 31 – Canada Set to Make History in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics; Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion Take Flight in Diving; Brent Hayden is Canada’s Best Bet […]

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