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 […]

Bob Costas and Matt Vasgersian are the Main MLB Network Voices

Announced this week by MLB Network, Bob Costas and Matt Vasgersian will be the main play-by-voices for games that are produced in-house. Joining them on the broadcasts as analysts will be Jim Kaat and John Smoltz. Sam Ryan and Tom Verducci will be the on-field reporters for the games. MLB Network plans a schedule of […]

MLB Network to Air Opening Series from Sydney, Australia in March

Next month, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers will open the 2014 MLB regular season in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 22 and 23. MLB Network will air the games live in the United States. In Australia, the 9 Network and ESPN Australia will simulcast the games. The games will […]

MLB Network to Air 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Announcement

Unlike last year when the Baseball Writers Association of America chose not to vote anyone into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it’s expected at least one player will make it to Cooperstown, NY later this year. Greg Maddux, Jack Morris, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Craig Biggio are among the candidates hoping they’ll get the […]

MLB Network Will Have A Daily Presence at the 2013 World Series

This in from MLB Network, we know that its two signature shows, Intentional Talk and MLB Tonight will be live from both Boston and St. Louis throughout the duration of the World Series. Among the staffers who will be seen on the shows, Greg Amsinger and Brian Kenny will host MLB Tonight. They’ll be joined […]

MLB Network Airs Game 2 of Pirates-Cardinals NLDS on Friday

In the second year of airing postseason baseball, MLB Network has announced it will carry Game 2 of the Pittsburgh-St. Louis series on Monday at 1 p.m. ET. The Holy Diminutive Bob Costas and Jim Kaat will call the game. Sam Ryan reports from the field. We have the press release from MLB Network. GAME […]

2013 MLB League Division Series Schedule

Let’s provide the schedules for the League Division Series. We do know the start times for the first three days of the games. We’ll know more over the next few days but here’s what we have thus far. I’ll break it down by series and by date. TBS carries all League Division Games except for […]

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 […]

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 […]

MLB Network Announces Plans for 2013 Trade Deadline Coverage

Starting Tuesday, MLB Network will air 17 hours of coverage leading to the Wednesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. MLB Network will have a special two-hour edition of MLB Tonight on Tuesday at 2 p.m. And on Wednesday, MLB Network will air a five-hour MLB Tonight show beginning at 11 a.m. In addition, MLB Now […]