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 […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, July 29 — August 4, 2013

I’ve been meaning to start a regular Monday feature and since Richard Deitsch has a weekly Monday column at and Tom Hoffarth has his Southern California Sports Calendar, I figured I would preview the upcoming week in the sports media. With a little luck, this will be a signature post on Fang’s Bites. Give […]

MLB Network Airs Documentary on Ken “Hawk” Harrelson

Next Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. ET, MLB Network airs a documentary on long-time Chicago White Sox voice Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. Hawk has called White Sox games for two generations of fans dating back to the early 1980’s that they may not know he was once a very colorful player for a handful of […]

Some Friday Linkage

Ok, lots of things to get to. Let’s do some Friday links. From Anthony CrupiCrupiCrupi of Adweek, a Disney executive downplays any threat from Fox Sports 1 to ESPN. From Variety, Rick Kissell says NBC Sports Network saw stellar ratings for the NHL Conference Semifinals. R. Thomas Umstead from Multichannel News says the next Floyd […]

Complete List of Winners for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Winners

The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post […]

MLB Network to Air Postponed Kansas City-Red Sox Game on Saturday

Now that the suspect who at large in Boston all day has been taken into custody, sports in the city can get back to normal. The Red Sox and the Bruins canceled their scheduled games for Friday night knowing full well that law enforcement would not be available for their contests. So now that the […]

MLB Network’s Live Game Schedule for April

Opening Week in Major League Baseball is coming up. MLB Network will air 26 games in the opening month of the 2013 season. On Tuesday, April 2, Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Sam Ryan will be in Los Angeles for the Dodgers home opener against National League West Division blood rival San Francisco. From there, […]

MLB Opening Week Includes 22 Teams on National Television

This from Major League Baseball, we learn that combined through the ESPN family of networks, Fox Sports, MLB Network and TBS, a total of 22 teams will get their fun in the sun so to speak on national television. This includes the Opening Night game tomorrow when the Texas Rangers take on the Houston Astros […]

MLB Network Dancing A Jig over Nine Sports Emmy Nods

MLB Network is pleased over 9 Sports Emmy nominations including those for MLB Tonight, Billy Ripken, Harold Reynolds and Jim Kaat. Here’s what MLB Network is telling America about its nominations. MLB Network Receives 9 Sports Emmy Award Nominations MLB Tonight Receives Two Nominations, Including Outstanding Daily Studio Show Jim Kaat, Harold Reynolds, Bill Ripken […]

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 […]