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 […]

English Premier League Action Returns to NBCSN Today

NBCSN is busy today and tomorrow not only with the Olympics, but with Premier League fixtures. Today, Chelsea will visit West Bromwich Albion on NBCSN and there will be three games on Premier League Extra Time and the NBC Sports Live Extra app. On Wednesday, Arsenal hosts Manchester United and that also will be aired […]

NBCSN to Cover EPL Transfer Deadline Day

As with the MLB Trading Deadline and NHL Trade Deadline shows, one of the more compelling days in sports is the English Premier League Transfer Deadline. It’s today and NBCSN will have a one-hour wrap-up of the day’s transfers at 6:30 p.m. ET today. With Rebecca Lowe in Sochi, the program will be hosted by […]

Chelsea-Manchester United Sets EPL Viewership Record on NBCSN

NBCSN saw a record viewership for the Chelsea-Manchester United English Premier League match last Sunday. The game averaged 1.019 million viewers and became the second most-watched EPL game on cable, missing the record set by the Manchester Derby between Manchester United and Manchester City in 2012 on ESPN. NBCSN is definitely seeing some dividends in […]

NBCSN’s 12 Days of Premier League Concludes on New Year’s

It’s going to be a great day of football on this New Year’s Day. And if you love the English football variety, then you’re in luck. Lots of games including a tripleheader on NBCSN. It begins at 7:45 a.m. with Swansea City vs. Manchester City, then Chelsea taking on Southampton and finally Manchester City hosting […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2013

It’s time to look back at the Year in Sports Media. Once again, it was a rather busy year in covering sports media. Since beginning this site in 2007, covering sports media has grown to a 24/7 beat. It’s never enough to cull stories to 10. That’s why I have “The Big Dozen.” Why is […]

NBCSN Continues English Premier League Coverage This Week

NBCSN’s “12 Days of Premier League” continues this week with a full slate of games on Thursday, Boxing Day in the UK and again this weekend. Thursday’s fixtures will be highlighted by a tripleheader which includes Hull City hosting Manchester United and Arsenal taking on West Ham United. Then on Saturday, NBCSN and NBC combine […]

NBCSN Gets Ready for the “12 Days of Premier League”

Starting Saturday, December 21 and running through Wednesday, January 1, NBCSN and its Premier League Extra Time channels will air a whole host of EPL matches. Overall, NBC Sports Group will air a total of 40 live matches over its platforms. This includes a slew of games from Saturday through Monday highlighted by first-place Arsenal […]

REPORT: ESPN and NBC Are About To Trade for Ryder Cup Rights

This comes from veteran golf reporter Geoff Shackelford. I didn’t see the story when it originally came out on Friday, but a reader sent me a link via Twitter. It’s regarding ESPN’s rights to the Ryder Cup which NBC traded to Bristol, CT back in 2006. It appears the two networks are about to conduct […]

NBCSN’s English Premier Coverage Includes Tripleheader Today and Twinbill Tomorrow

Once again, the English Premier League dominates NBCSN’s early weekend morning programming. There’s tripleheader today starting with Manchester City hosting Arsenal which is on top of the EPL table. The other games on NBCSN today are Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace and Hull City vs. Stoke City. NBCSN airs another two games on Sunday: Aston Villa […]

NBCSN and Co. Ready to Cover a Plethora of English Premier League Games

Starting today and through next Monday, NBCSN and its overflow Extra Time channels will cover a whole host of EPL games. Today, it’s Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United. On Wednesday, NBCSN airs Manchester United vs. Everton and then Extra Time will carry eight games as 18 of the EPL teams are in action. Then […]

NBC Sports Group’s English Premier League Schedule for 11/9 & 11/10/2013

Trying to catch up on some housekeeping that I didn’t get to on Monday as I was out all day. Let’s post what NBC Sports Group will air this weekend for the English Premier League. NBCSN carries one game on Saturday and a rare tripleheader on Sunday. Chelsea vs. West Brom will be its featured […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 23 — 29, 2013

After a week’s absence, it’s time for The Week Ahead to return. With the season turning to fall, baseball points towards the postseason, college football has some decent games in Week 5 after some horrible games this past weekend, the English Premier League speeds on with more good matches and the NFL heads to London. […]

NBC Sports Group Announces English Premier League Schedule for 9/21-22/2013

NBC has unveiled the games and networks for the English Premier League this weekend. The big game is the Manchester Derby between in-city rivals Manchester City and Manchester United on Sunday from Etihad Stadium and that airs on NBCSN at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday. NBCSN airs a tripleheader on Saturday spearheaded by Chelsea vs. […]