Golf Channel Produces Documentary on the Late Payne Stewart

Golfer Payne Stewart was one of the more dynamic personalities in the sport. He always dressed in plus-fours and tam-o’-shanter caps so you could always identify him on the golf course. In 1999, Stewart won the U.S. at Pinehurst and also sparked the US’ win in the Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline, […]

Golf Channel to Air Three Night Event on Arnold Palmer

There’s no doubting the impact of Arnold Palmer on golf. In his heyday, there was no one more popular or as magnanimous with his fans than Palmer. Starting on Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. following its Masters coverage, Golf Channel begins an epic three night miniseries event “Arnie” that will look at the life […]

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 […]

NBC Sports Group Obtains Full Rights to 2014 Ryder Cup in Trade with ESPN

This was originally reported back in January when NBC and ESPN were talking about trading the rights to the first day of the 2014 Ryder Cup in exchange for Michelle Beadle. That’s right. As reported by Geoff Shackelford, Beadle was the final piece of the puzzle. So NBC got the first day of this year’s […]

NBCUniversal Goes All In for the 2014 Winter Olympics

As we transition from the Super Bowl to the Winter Olympics, we note that NBCUniversal will go all out to ensure you know that’s it’s covering the games. As it did with the 2012 Summer Games in London, NBCU will utilize its various resources to promote the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Sochi is a […]

Golf Channel to Air 32 LPGA Tournaments in 2014

Received this notice from Golf Channel today regarding its coverage of the LPGA Tour in 2014. The network will air 32 tournaments and 355 hours of play throughout the calendar year leading to the inaugural “Race to the CME Globe” which is the LPGA’s version of the PGA Tour’s Playoffs. Golf Channel’s coverage of the […]

Golf Channel’s Live Tournaments: 01/22 — 01/26/2014

Golf Channel will be busy starting early this morning through Sunday as it air live golf action from Qatar, the Bahamas and continue the PGA’s West Coast Swing from Southern California. Overall, it will have three live tournaments involving the European PGA Tour, the PGA Tour and the start of the 2014 LPGA Tour. Early […]

“Feherty Live” Returns to Golf Channel This Week

One of Golf Channel’s leading personalities, David Feherty, is back with a pair of live shows this week. His first show of 2014 will be aired live from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL in front of a studio audience. Among his guests on Tuesday will be golfing legend Lee Trevino and ESPN college football analyst […]

Golf Channel’s Tournaments for 01/16 — 01/19/2014

Golf Channel will have coverage of three tournaments this week. The PGA Tour begins the West Coast Swing as it hits Southern California with the Humana Challenge. The European PGA Tour will be in Abu Dhabi for the HSBC Golf Championship. Phil Mickelson is there and will try to win an event in the Middle […]

Golf Channel Back with Live Golf This Week

On Thursday, the PGA Tour resumes with the Tournament of Champions from Maui. It means some primetime golf and that’s always fun to watch. I’m serious. No sarcasm there. Golf Channel will provide live four round coverage with a rare wraparound weekend coverage beginning Friday and ending on Monday night. The event starts with the […]

Golf Channel Unveils New Logo

This is the current Golf Channel logo: This is the new logo which will take effect in May 2014. I’m not sure if the logo needed to be updated. Anyway, here’s Golf Channel’s press release explaining the reason for the change. GOLF CHANNEL UNVEILS NEW LOGO Logo Scheduled for May 2014 Rollout ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. […]

NBC Renews Ryder Cup Rights Through 2030

In a long-term deal, NBC has retained the Cup, the Ryder Cup that in a contract that keeps at least the weekend portion of the event on the Peacock through 2030. ESPN currently holds the cable rights for the first day of competition through 2014. For this deal, NBC will continue to air Days 2 […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

Golf Channel Extends Media Rights for European PGA Tour for Ten Years

This from Golf Channel which continues to show viewership strength and gains. The network has announced a new ten year extension of its current rights agreement with the European PGA Tour. This deal will begin with the 2015 season and expire in 2024. Golf Channel has televised the European Tour since the network’s inception in […]

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. […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 9 — 15, 2013

Well, let’s take a look at what’s ahead in the sports media for the upcoming week. It’s another busy week and we’ll preview it for you right now. TELEVISION NFL Premieres The NFL continues to dominate the week. Monday has the annual Week 1 doubleheader on ESPN with Philadelphia taking on the DC NFL Team […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 2 — 8, 2013

Lots of things happening in sports media this week. The NFL returns in the next seven days. College Football goes into its second week. Baseball heads into its final month of the regular season. Soccer goes into World Cup qualifying. The PGA Tour takes the week off and we bid adieu to Fox Soccer. TELEVISION […]

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 […]