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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 SI.com 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 […]

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, […]

MLB Network Announces Fran Charles Joins Staff As Host & Reporter

Just announced by MLB Network, former NFL Network host Fran Charles will be moving back east to join his second league-owned channel. Charles had been with NFL Network as host of GameDay Final, NFL Total Access and Around the League. In addition to his NFL Network resumé, Charles has been seen on USA Network as […]

World Baseball Classic To Air Exclusively on MLB Network

All 39 games of the World Baseball Classic, the sport’s answer to soccer’s World Cup, basketball’s FIBA World Championships and Hockey’s IIHF World Championships, will air on MLB Network. Four years ago, the games were split between MLB Network which was brand spanking new at the time and ESPN. Now MLB Network will air the […]

MLB Network To Air 150 Spring Training Games

Snow is on the ground here in New England, but one thing Northeasterners look forward to is the warmer weather and baseball. Pitchers and catchers have been reporting to camps in Arizona and Florida, getting ready for the 2013 season. MLB Network will be all over Spring Training in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues with […]

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