The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 26 — September 1, 2013

We’ve survived the first full week of Fox Sports One and the premiere of new shows. We have another premiere this week, but this one on ESPN2. In addition, we get the first full week of college football as the new season begins in earnest on Thursday. Not only that, the U.S. Open gets underway […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 19 — 25, 2013

Once again, it’s another busy week. Lots of premieres of various studio programs begin this week as Fox Sports 1′s launch continues. In addition, there are plenty of live games as we speed towards the beginning of college football next week and the NFL in September. Let’s get started. TELEVISION We have a lot of […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

Fox Soccer and ESPN Combine for Their Last EPL “Survival Sunday”

Last year, Fox Soccer gave soccer fans a true smorgasbord of English Premier League coverage on the final Sunday of the regular season. Utilizing Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports Net, Speed, FX,, FoxSoccer2Go as well as ESPN2, fans had access to all of the games as teams positioned for European honors, cash […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […]

What You’ll See on Fox Sports 1

So Fox Sports 1 has been officially announced? What’s next? The launch on Saturday, August 17 which will include a NASCAR Truck Series race and a UFC card. During the event that introduced US version of Fox Sports 1 to the world (let’s not forget the original Fox Sports 1 in Australia), we learned that […]

Some Early Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

My apologies for not posting the Weekend Viewing Picks and other stuff. My power went out thanks to the Blizzard of 2013 and I also had to deal with two downed trees, one lying across my driveway, so you can imagine me going stir crazy over blocked access, no heat, no power, NO WIFI and […]

Gus Johnson To Call International Soccer For Fox

This coming into the Fang’s Bites inbox and a little bit of a surprise. First, we began hearing that Gus Johnson was calling MLS games over the past couple of years. And Deadspin has video of one of his games from last year.  Privately, I was thinking that Fox could utilize Gus on the World […]

Some Quick Midweek Links

I keep getting bogged down with family stuff. I’m going to try and provide some linkage now. Deadspin’s Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey have the story of the day exposing the inspirational Manti Te’o’s girlfriend story as one huge hoax. Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing has Twitter reaction to the Te’o girlfriend hoax. Michael Hiestand […]

A NBC Sports-Themed Sports Media Thoughts Post

Time for some long overdue sports media thoughts. They’re all in bullet form. And the thoughts have to do with NBC Sports/NBC Sports Network. NBC Sports Network will finally get its man on Monday when it picks up the TV portion of the Dan Patrick Show and its accompanying show, The Box Score. Since the […]

BREAKING: NBC Emerges As Frontrunner For English Premier League US Rights

Once again, the extremely connected John Ourand of Sports Business Journal has broken yet another story involving the sports television bidding process. He breaks news that the current rightsholders for the US rights for the English Premier League, Fox and ESPN have dropped out of the bidding for the upcoming three year contract that would […]

What is Fox Sports 1? How Does It Affect You?

As we speed into the last quarter of 2012 and prepare for what’s ahead in 2013, there is one thing that is on the horizon for US sports fans and that is the expected appearance of a new all-sports cable channel. No, it’s not NBC Sports Network, although its trials and tribulations this fall will […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage

I’m going to make a concerted effort to do linkage regularly again. It’s the reason why I started Fang’s Bites back in 2007 and I was able to do the links daily, even on weekends. But lately, my schedule has been so busy that the site has become a press release dump and I want […]

Sports Media Weekly No. 119 — Rob Stone, Fox Soccer

Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal are back with another edition of our podcast. In the news segment, Keith and I talked about the passing of NFL Films President Steve Sabol and his impact on the popularity of National Football League. We moved to the story from Sports Business Daily that MLB will stay on […]

It's A Thursday Link Thing

Let’s do some linkage now. Fifth straight day! This is a record! Michael Florek at USA Today’s Game On blog notes that Time Magazine will have six separate covers in four regions for its Olympic preview issue. For the U.S., guys will have Lolo Jones to gawk at, women get Ryan Lochte. Gymnast Gabby Douglas […]