How A Couple of Networks Can Improve & Other Sunday Thoughts

On this first day in May, it is time to take a look at how a couple of networks could improve their presentations during postseason time. As teams raise their game, so should the networks as more people watch and focus on the action on the court or the ice. This is not where networks […]

Universal Sports Airs World Figure Skating Championships

This event was to be held in Tokyo last month, but the earthquake in Japan forced the International Skating Union to delay the World Figure Skating Championships and eventually move it to Moscow after receiving assurances and hotel rooms in Russia. So a month later, the event will be held this week. Universal Sports will […]

The Monday Back to Work Linkage

Let’s do some links on this back to work Monday. Many of the links will focus on the NCAA Tournament so let’s get cracking. Starting with John Ourand and Michael Smith of Sports Business Journal, they report that Fox is about to sign a new cable rights deal with the Big 12 Conference that would […]

NBC To Air U.S. Figure Skating Championships

This weekend, NBC gets back into Olympic sports mode by airing figure skating. NBC has weekend coverage with the pair’s, men’s and women’s competitions. As usual, the women will be seen in primetime on Saturday. The U.S. Nationals are being held this week in Greensboro, NC. NBC SPORTS PRESENTS 7 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE OF […]

CBC’s Battle of the Blades Has A New Champion

Two-time Olympic gold-medal winning pairs figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva and former NHL’er Valeri Bure are the champions of the 2nd season of Battle of the Blades. We have the details from CBC Television in Canada. FROM CANADA WITH LOVE: RUSSIAN DREAM TEAM EKATERINA GORDEEVA AND VALERI BURE WIN BATTLE OF THE BLADES TORONTO – November […]

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 […]