CBC Announces Plans For Battle of the Blades Finale

The finale of the second season of Battle of the Blades is this Sunday and Monday and there’s plenty of speculation on who will win as the final three pairs square off. We have CBC’s press release. BATTLE OF THE BLADES UNVEILS ITS FINALE WEEKEND PROGRAM – Winning Pair Awarded $100,000 Charity Donation – – […]

Another Team Is “Iced” From Battle of the Blades

We have the latest pair that’s been eliminated from CBC’s “Battle of the Blades”. KYOKO INA AND KELLY CHASE ARE THE SIXTH ICED PAIR ONBATTLE OF THE BLADES – Ekaterina Gordeeva And Valeri Bure Avoid Elimination To Secure Their Spot In The Top Three – TORONTO – November 15, 2010 – Proving just how quickly […]

NBC and Universal Sports Team Up For Skate America

Not many of you are into figure skating, I’m aware of that, but maybe there’s the viewer who wants an occasional peak at various competitions and I’m willing to keep you informed on the sport. This weekend, NBC Sports and its sister network, Universal Sports, continue their commitment to figure skating by airing 14 live […]

The Latest Pair Is “Iced On CBC’s Battle of the Blades

Last night, Canadian sweetheart Jamie Sale and hockey great Theo Fleury were eliminated on CBC’s Battle of the Blades. Let’s check out the press release from the CBC. JAMIE SALÉ AND THEO FLEURY ARE THE FIFTH ICED PAIR ON BATTLE OF THE BLADES  – Isabelle Brasseur and Todd Warriner return for another week – TORONTO […]

Shae-Lynn Bourne and Patrice Bribois Remain In Battle of the Blades

On CBC’s Battle of the Blades, the four “iced” pairs, or those previously eliminated, skated for a chance to return to the show to join the five remaining teams as the competition resumes next week. So figure skater Shae-Lynn Brisbois and her partner, former NHL’er Patrice Brisbois were voted to return. We have the recap […]

Battle of the Blades Announces “Second Chance Week”

The four eliminated pairs in CBC’s Battle of the Blades will vie in a mini-competition to see who can return next week. We get the details from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. BATTLE OF THE BLADES ANNOUNCES ‘SECOND CHANCE WEEK’  – All four eliminated pairs will perform next Sunday for a second chance to return to […]

CBC’s Own PJ Stock Iced Out of Battle Of The Blades

Just received this release from CBC regarding the latest team to be ousted from The Battle Of The Blades. Take a look. VIOLETTA AFANASIEVA AND P.J. STOCK ARE THE THIRD ICED PAIR ON BATTLE OF THE BLADES  – Katia Gordeeva and Valeri Bure return for another week – TORONTO – October 18, 2010 – Despite […]

The 2nd Pair on Battle Of The Blades Is Out

We need this to come to the US very soon. The second pair on CBC’s Battle of the Blades has been “iced” and we have the names right here. ANABELLE LANGLOIS AND GEORGES LARAQUE ARE THE SECOND ICED PAIR ON BATTLE OF THE BLADES  – Isabelle Brasseur and Todd Warriner return for another week – […]

Jeremy Roenick Joins Battle of the Blades As A Judge

This just seems like a natural fit for Jeremy Roenick. The man who did a great job during the Olympics and Stanley Cup Final for NBC now becomes a permanent judge joining the very lovely choreographer Sandra Bezic as a fixture on the show. Battle of the Blades pairs former hockey players with current and […]

CBC Announces Pairings For Battle of the Blades

The surprise Canadian TV hit returns this season with the pairings of retired hockey players and figure skaters. Last year, you had interesting teams. That is no different this season. We have the official announcement from CBC and we hope to see Battle of the Blades in the States this year. READY FOR BATTLE, CBC […]

NBC and Universal Sports Combine to Air Every Figure Skating Competition in 2010-11

Let’s clarify here. NBC and Universal Sports will air or webcast the entire International Skating Union’s figure skating schedule leading up to the World Figure Skating Championships. NBC will carry six Grand Prix events. We have your press release below. NBC Sports, Universal Sports, U.S. Figure Skating Announce 2010 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating […]

CBC Announces The New Cast of Battle Of The Blades

In what was a surprise TV hit in Canada, Battle of the Blades returns for an all-new season with a new cast of former hockey stars partnered with various figure skaters. CBC saw good ratings for the show and will most likely see them again this season. Here’s the release complete with cast description. CBC […]

Universal Sports Quotage From The World Figure Skating Championships

Another day of quotage from the World Figure Skating Championships on Universal Sports. By the way, none of this is being covered on NBC Sports if you notice. Talk about low viewership here. Anyway, here’s your notes and quotes from Friday. Universal Sports PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2010 World Figure Skating Championships NEWS, NOTES […]

Universal Sports' Notes and Quotes From The World Figure Skating Championships

Many of us can’t see Universal Sports’ comprehensive coverage of the World Figure Skating Championships from Turin this week, but I still get press releases and I post them out of service to you. Universal Sports PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2010 World Figure Skating Championships NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES FOR MARCH 25, 2010:Olympic Games […]

Universal Sports To Air Coverage of 2010 World Figure Skating Championships

The World Figure Skating Championships get underway Wednesday in Turin, the site of the 2006 Winter Olympics. As NBC has the rights to the event, it can also show spillover coverage on Universal Sports and that’s exactly what it will do starting on Wednesday. Universal Sports PRESENTS THE World Figure Skating Championships NEWS, NOTES AND […]

A Saturday Link Thing

Let’s give you links on this very cold morning on the East Coast. I’m cold as the boiler in my house is malfunctioning again, but hopefully, it’ll get warm later. Brad Adgate of Advertising Age says the ratings for the NFL defy the problems currently surrounding network TV. Also from Ad Age, Brian Steinberg writes […]

Weekend Programming and More

I hate how I haven’t been able to do the Friday megalinks for most of this month. Work has gotten in the way and while it’s good to get paid, I feel I’ve been behind for most of January. And knowing what’s coming next week, it appears I won’t be able to do them next […]

NBC Prepares for the Major Titles in US Figure Skating Championships

With the U.S. Figure Skating Championships drawn out over two weeks, we have to wait for this weekend for the ladies and ice dancing titles to be decided. The ladies free skate is this weekend and NBC will be all over that, but before that, Universal Sports airs the short program tonight. LADIES TAKE THE […]

A Thursday Linkfest

Got some linkage for you today. Also expecting the final NFL TV partner press releases for Championship Sunday and you’ll see that here. Let’s do the links as I have a lot of work to do today. Starting with Dave Kindred writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center explores the right and wrong […]

Various Weekend Stuff

More releases for your perusal. NBC Sports will air the All-American Bowl which showcases some of the best high school football talent. U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL SHOWCASES FUTURE FOOTBALL STARS LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON NBC SPORTS NEW YORK – Jan. 7, 2010 – Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson and Mark Sanchez are some of the famous […]