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 […]

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 […]

What Can We Expect From Fox Sports 1 and 2?

The worst kept secret in sports media finally gets pushed from behind the curtain and will be officially unveiled to advertisers and the media on Tuesday. Fox Sports officials will be at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York to tell the world what the average fan will see on the new Fox Sports 1 […]

A Fast Wednesday Sports Media Notebook

In lieu of linkage which has been sorely lacking, my sincere apologies, I give a sports media notebook which includes some links for you. Life has gotten in the way and you’ve responded by not visiting the site. It tells me you want fresh content so I’ll do my best to provide that to you […]

Some Various Monday Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts post in ages. It’s fine time you’ve been provided one. Lets do this. As usual, they come in bullet form. How much is too much? When will the sports rights fee bubble burst? When will there be major blowback from a major cable or satellite provider against one of the […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2012

Time for the look back at the Year in Sports Media in 2012. Lots of great stuff. The year has been very interesting and we have seen a lot of things. Just doing a Top Ten is never enough for the Year in Review. It’s always an even dozen with some honorable mentions mixed in. […]

UFC on Fox Announces 2013 Broadcast Schedule

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Fox Sports Media Group have announced their broadcast schedule for the upcoming year. There will be four UFC on Fox events, the first one in 2013 to be held in January in Chicago. The other UFC on Fox events take place in April, July and December. In addition to […]

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 […]

English Premier League "Survival" Sunday Registers A Total of 1.3 Million Viewers

Combined with ESPN2, Fox Sports English and Spanish-language platforms, a total of 1.3 million people watched the final day of the English Premier League on Sunday. According to Fox Sports, ESPN2 had the most viewers with 600,000 for the dramatic Manchester City-Queens Park Rangers game which saw ManCity eke out a win with two goals […]

A Trio of Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Happy Mother’s Day. It’s been quite the day in sports already. A few thoughts in bullet form. Fox promised us unprecedented coverage on the last day of the English Premier League season and it delivered. Using FX, Fox Sports Net, Fuel and Speed in addition to its Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus on online platforms, […]

Going For Some More Overdue Sports Media Thoughts

Thursday turned out to be quite the crazy day for those of us who follow the sports media beat. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. On any given day, you just don’t know when sports media news will break. We had two stories throw us for a loop. I’ll do the thoughts […]

The Wednesday Links

Let’s do some linkage today. Been doing pretty good in providing links this week and I don’t want to stop. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he talks with ESPN bloviator Chris Berman who compares himself to Ted Williams, then tries not to compare himself to Ted Williams, claims he doesn’t pay attention to […]

Fox Goes Crazy on English Premier League's Survival Sunday, May 13

The English Premier League’s season is winding down and as teams fight to stay in the league in an attempt to stave off relegation to lower leagues (I love that concept and would wish MLB and the NHL could do such a thing with its minor leagues), Fox Sports Media Group will pull off an […]

UFC on Fox Officially Begins on Saturday

Fox had a brief one fight UFC premiere in November, but on Saturday, the partnership between the two parties begins. Three fights will be seen on Fox starting at 9 p.m. ET with the prelims on Fuel at 5. Chicago’s United Center will be the venue. Curt Menefee will be the host. Randy Couture and […]