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 […]

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Kicks Off Its 20th Season on January 21

The gold standard of sports news magazines, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on Tuesday, January 21 with an all-new edition. The show will have three stories, one on marijuana in sports, a feature on Boomer Esiason and his son, Gunnar who has coped with cystic fibrosis his whole life and Esiason’s friendship with […]

Episode 3 of 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs Premieres on Saturday

The third episode of the 24/7 NHL mini-series leading up to the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day in Michigan will air on HBO this Saturday. We have details of the episode below for you. 24/7 RED WINGS/MAPLE LEAFS: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC DEC. 28 EPISODE Episode #3 Debut: SATURDAY, DEC. 28 (10:00-11:00 […]

HBO2 to Review “Boxing’s Best” for 2013 Starting December 23

This from HBO. Coming on Monday, December 23, the pay television network will air what it considers the best ten boxing bouts of the year. HBO2 will show two fights a night starting at 11 p.m. ET on December 23 and have them run all week. Some of the fight game’s biggest boxers will be […]

HBO’s Real Sports Reviews the Year That Was 2013

This Tuesday, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel wraps up its 2013 season with a look back at its stories. Host Bryant Gumbel will gather the news magazine’s reporters, Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer and Soledad O’Brien to discuss their favorite stories of the year and to look at the people […]

24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs Premieres Saturday on HBO

HBO’s critically acclaimed documentary series, 24/7 returns on Saturday and it’s back to look at the NHL Winter Classic with the two teams which were supposed to play at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor earlier this year. Due to the blasted lockout, the Winter Classic was postponed until January 1, 2014. The Detroit Red Wings […]

HBO’s 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs Debuts December 14

One of the victims of the lockout last season was the NHL Winter Classic and one of its best marketing tools, HBO’s 24/7. With the Winter Classic restored and its originally planned venue for 2013 restored for January 1, 2014, Michigan Stadium a.k.a. “The Big House,” HBO will be back to follow the two teams […]

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 […]

Bryant Gumbel’s Real Sports Closing Comment on Alex Rodriguez

From HBO, here’s Bryant Gumbel’s closing commentary on accused PED user Alex Rodriguez. It airs on Real Sports tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #197 AIRS TONIGHT (8/20) @ SPECIAL TIME 9:00 PM ET/PT “Finally tonight, what are we supposed to do with Alex Rodriguez? Embrace […]

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 […]

Various Monday Linkage

Ok, let’s break out some links for the beginning of the workweek. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch in his Monday column talks with outgoing, but not retiring Fox MLB analyst Tim McCarver and looks at ESPN tinkering with Outside the Lines’ timeslot. Peter King’s MMQB microsite has officially launched today. And Richard Deitsch has a column […]

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 […]