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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 6, 10/04/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Oxford, MS — ESPN, 9 a.m.Fox Sports Live: Countdown to Kickoff — Fox Sports 1, 9 a.m. SEC Nation live from Starkville, MS — SEC Network, 10 a.m. […]

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NFL and DirecTV Finally Extend Agreement for NFL Sunday Ticket

This came yesterday and I’m finally posting this. It’s the announcement from the National Football League and satellite provider DirecTV extending their agreement for out-of-market pay NFL Sunday Ticket package. While the announcement does not mention any financial details, reports indicate that this is an eight-year deal and will cost DirecTV $1.5 billion annually. With […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 4 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 25 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Landover, MD — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy Football Live — […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 4, 09/20/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports Announcing assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports Pregame and Studio Shows Fox Sports Live: Countdown to Kickoff — Fox Sports 1, 8 a.m. College GameDay live from Tallahassee, FL — ESPN, 9 a.m. SEC Nation — SEC Network, 10 a.m. BTN Football Pregame — Big […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 3 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 18 Pregame and Studio Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 4 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff 2014 — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff 2014 — NBC/NFL Network, 7:30 p.m. […]

AT+T DirecTV

Guest Column: What Does AT&T/DirecTV Mean For Sports Television?

Jessie Karangu is our second University of Maryland journalism student to submit a guest column for Fang’s Bites. For this guest column, Jessie looks at the proposed AT&T purchase of DirecTV and where it could lead for sports television. This is reprinted with permission from his blog, JMan’s Media Zone. Reports and rumors have been […]

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AT&T Acquires DirecTV for $48.5 Billion!

In a deal that shakes up the telecommunications industry, AT&T has announced it has purchased satellite provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion. That’s a lot of money. Now how does this effect sports media? In a lot of ways, my friends. You have the negotiations for NFL Sunday Ticket which has been a DirecTV exclusive dating […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

REPORT: NFL and DirecTV Close to Renewing NFL Sunday Ticket Package

This coming from Ronald Grover and Liana B. Baker of Reuters. DirecTV and the NFL are close to renewing their agreement for the NFL Sunday Ticket package. Earlier this year, DirecTV hinted that it was willing to drop Sunday Ticket if the price was too expensive. In response, the NFL began shopping the out-of-market pay […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker — NBCSN, 5 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, December 5 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, November 28 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Fox NFL Sunday Thanksgiving Day Special — Fox, 11:30 a.m. Fox NFL Postgame — Fox, 3:30 p.m. NFL GameDay Scoreboard — NFL Network, 3:30 p.m. The NFL Today — CBS, 4 p.m. Football Night […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 12 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Thursday, November 21 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, […]

College Football Viewing Picks for 11/21 — 11/23/2013

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing Assignments courtesy of Your Eye on the Sports Sky and Air Thursday, November 21 Studio and Pregame Shows College Football Live — ESPN, 7 p.m. Fox College Thursday — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Inside College […]

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