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HBO Sports Nominated for 15 Sports Emmy Awards

HBO received 15 Sports Emmy nominations including six for 24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs, three for Hard Knocks, two each for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and HBO Boxing and one each for 24/7: Pacquaio/Rios and Legendary Nights. Under the major categories, 24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs was nominated for Outstanding Sports Documentary Series and Real Sports […]

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 […]

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 12 — 18, 2013

This is the week sports media observers have been waiting for. It’s going to be a rather busy seven days and it all culminates on Saturday, August 17 when the English Premier League starts its first season on NBC Sports Group. This is what all of us have been waiting for. No? Oh, you’re expecting […]

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 […]

HBO and NFL Films Extend Agreement for Hard Knocks

This from our friends from HBO and NFL Films, we’ve learned that the two parties have signed a long-term extension of their current agreement. This will continue the sports reality series which began in 2001 and has continued to see seven different editions involving the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff to get to and so little time. Here’s the linkage. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his regular Monday sports media column in which he discusses a new hire for NBC’s Football Night in America, ESPN’s World Cup plans and Bill Simmons’ future in the NBA studio. USA Today reports that former Kansas […]

Some Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for another sports media post. All done in bullet form. Check it out The big sports media story on Friday was Bill Simmons whining on Twitter that a joke that he made about Dwayne Wade for a segment on SportsCenter got cut. He then tweeted that being in the studio for the NBA over […]

HBO Sports Wins Six Sports Emmys

This from HBO Sports. The network has taken home six Emmys for its product. Three were in conjunction with NFL Films, two were for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and there was a single award for the 24/7 series. Here’s the press release from HBO Sports. Winners were revealed tonight at the 34th Annual Sports […]

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 […]

Some Wednesday Links

Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Holiday on Monday makes the work week go faster. To the linkage which has been too scarce on the site. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at some of the changes on the NFL’s TV partners this season. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal talks about the fierce bidding […]

Hard Knocks Season Finale Airs Tuesday Night

HBO’s Hard Knocks with the Miami Dolphins ends tomorrow. Other than the Chad Johnson firing and Ryan Tannehill not knowing which teams were in which divisions, this has been a lackluster season for Hard Knocks. That’s not the fault of HBO or NFL Films, they can only show us what they taped, it’s more on […]

Doing Our Friday Megalinks

Haven’t been able to provide the Friday megalinks in a while. Let’s do an edition today. Normally I include a link to the Weekend Viewing Picks, but I’ll be doing that tonight so you can find it on my site when it’s posted. If you follow me on Twitter or have an RSS feed, you’ll […]

Checking Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s provide some mid-week linkage before I get too busy later on. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily writes that NBC’s overnight rating for Tuesday’s Olympic primetime was up from the comparable night four years ago. Tripp Mickle of SBJ says NBC is about to set up a set of exhibition beach volleyball matches between […]

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