CBC Airs Three of the Four Canadian Teams in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Canada’s Public Broadcaster CBC gets ready for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The network has made its choices for playoffs and naturally went with Toronto-Boston for one series. And it took the all-Canadian Montreal-Ottawa series as its second pick. These two series will get the full Hockey Night in Canada treatment especially with Toronto being […]

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors

CBC paid tribute to Canadian treasure Stompin’ Tom Connors tonight just before Hockey Night in Canada. This week, Tom died at the age of 77 of natural causes. His “The Hockey Song” is beloved by fans everywhere. And the man truly loved Canada. Very nice open by CBC and well done. Perfect. We’ll miss you, […]

The Top Five Innovations in Sports Television

I haven’t done a post like this in a very long time. Viewers take watching sports for granted. We watch the games in high definition or some cases, 3-D, get instant replays, we can rewind plays instantly on our DVR’s, know how far a team has to go in order to get a first down, […]

Some Quick Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

Saturday was certainly the interesting day in sports with two sports outside of the major four dominating headlines. Let’s go over them in bullet form. In what normally is the start of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series became the sports and also news story of the first part of Saturday when a crash at Drive4COPD at Daytona […]

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada 2013 Schedule

Here’s the press release from CBC which celebrates the 60th season of North America’s longest running sports series on television, Hockey Night in Canada. On Saturday, January 19, CBC will have a season opening tripleheader which will include Ottawa at Winnipeg at 3 p.m. ET and then Toronto at Montreal at 7 p.m. which will […]

Some Quick Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some links now. Austin Karp at Sports Business Daily says the MLB TV partners saw record low ratings this season. Sports lllustrated’s Richard Deitsch reviews ESPN2’s first foray into pro hockey since losing the NHL in 2005. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Bob Costas is back calling postseason baseball for the […]

NHL Releases The 2012-13 Regular Season National TV Schedules

This is like last year when the NBA released its national TV schedules in the midst of its lockout and nobody cared. Now, it’s the NHL’s turn to release this and until the lockout is settled between the league and its NHL Players Association, this means nothing. After all the momentum the NHL built at […]

Our Monday Linkage

Let’s do some links on a rainy Monday in Southern New England. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at NFL Network’s new morning show. Michael says ESPN has not confirmed whether Chris Berman will call a Monday Night Football game on the opening weekend of the season. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that […]

Some Thursday Links

After an outage that ruined things from Sunday through Tuesday and being busy yesterday, my goal to have links every day this week has gone out the window. However, I can get a few links out to you today. Let’s get to them. Starting with Ed Sherman from the Sherman Report who talks with ESPN […]

Some Back To Work Tuesday Linkage

Back to work for many of you after the Memorial Day holiday. Because of my crazy schedule, I didn’t get to enjoy it, but you don’t care about that. Let’s do links. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Cox Communications has dropped the New Orleans Hornets allowing Fox Sports to swoop up the […]

Finally Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. You’ve been owed some and I haven’t been able to do links for most of the week. Of course, you have the Weekend Viewing Picks which provide plenty of college sports, soccer, baseball and the NBA and NHL postseason action. Now let’s do your links. National Michael Hiestand of USA […]

NHL Conference Finals Games 1 & 2 Are Set

We have the press release from NBC Sports in regards to NHL Conference Finals Games 1 & 2. The Western Conference Finals will begin on Sunday on NBC Sports Network and TSN. The Eastern Conference Finals begin Monday night on NBCSN and CBC. The matchup will be determined after Game 7 between the New York […]

CBC Covers The NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals

This makes sense when you have two TV partners, split up the playoffs by region, East and West. If you don’t have a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, have one network cover the East while the other takes the West. That is exactly what is happening with CBC and TSN in Canada. CBC […]

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 […]

CBC Has A Doubleheader Today

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada has a doubleheader today. It’ll air Boston-Washington at 3 p.m. ET and then Los Angeles at Vancouver at 8 p.m. ET. Bob Cole and Garry Galley call Bruin-Capitals while Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson and Glenn Healey will be in Vancouver for CBC. We have the CBC programming advisory for you. […]