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2014 MLB on Fox/Fox Sports 1 Schedule

One of the reasons why Fox launched Fox Sports 1 last year was to air baseball in bulk. Fox Sports 1 will air 40 games this season including 10 exclusive Saturday doubleheaders and an additional 10 doubleheaders split with Fox. In addition, Fox Sports 1 will occasional games during the week including its first MLB […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable

In a move that Americans are trying to wrap their proverbial heads arounds, news broke Wednesday night that the largest U.S. cable provider, Comcast, has entered into an agreement to purchase the second largest, Time Warner Cable. According to CNBC (owned by Comcast), this megadeal is worth $159 per share or somewhere in the neighborhood […]

A Quick Saturday Sports Media Notebook

Time to do a quick notebook for you on this early Saturday morning. They’ll be bullet form. Fox has increased its stake in the YES Network. In late 2012, it purchased a 49% share in the regional sports network. On Friday through a press release from parent company 21st Century Fox, YES will become a […]

A Few Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Time to do some thoughts before the NFL Conference Championship Games. Once they start, I won’t be able to get this done. As usual, they come in bullet form. Last week, Grantland put forth a story by Caleb Hannan on the science behind a golf putter and the person who invented it. And while it’s […]

REPORT: Tim McCarver Expected to Call 30 St. Louis Cardinals Games

This from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Dan Caesar, Tim McCarver has reached an agreement with Fox Sports Midwest to be on 30 Cardinals games this season. Nothing is final yet, but McCarver tells Caesar he expects his contract with Fox Sports Midwest to be ironed out soon. Last season, Fox Sports gave McCarver a […]

MLB Clubs Vote to Expand Instant Replay; MLB to Establish Replay Command Center

Major League Baseball has just announced that all 30 clubs have approved the instant replay system. And it went from being the most archaic to one of the better systems along with the National Hockey League’s War Room. First, MLB will establish a Replay Command Center in New York and staff them with MLB umpires. […]

MLB Announces Game Times for the 2014 Regular Season

One of the few sports that begins and ends in the same calendar year, Major League Baseball has announced the game times for all of the games in the 2014 regular season. The season begins with two games in Sydney, Australia between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, March 22 at […]

Early Season 2014 ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Schedule Released

ESPN has released 10 games of its 2014 Sunday Night Baseball schedule. The Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals are slated to appear three times in that span. The Baltimore Orioles have two appearances. For the fourth straight year, Sunday Night Baseball has a change in its announcing […]

A Quick Monday Sports Media Notebook

Here are a couple of notes that you may have missed from the last couple of weeks: Right at the start of the new year, the Philadelphia Phillies and Comcast SportsNet announced a new 25-year agreement that keeps the team on the RSN well past the current agreement that expires in 2015. Sports Business Daily […]

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 […]

REPORT: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to Keep the Phillies

One of the local media rights stories that looked to be interesting has been resolved. Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia has finalized a long-term contract that will keep the Phillies with the regional sports network past 2015 when its current deal expires. David Murphy at the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the two sides had been close […]

Ultimate Bloviator Curt Schilling Joins ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball

In the wake of Orel Hershiser leaving the Alleged Worldwide Leader for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ new regional sports network that launches in 2014, ESPN has adjusted and hired from within. It’s chosen former pitcher Curt Schilling to replace Hershiser to join Dan Shulman and John Kru in the booth. There’s no doubting of Schilling’s […]

A Few Tuesday Links

After a whirlwind in the sports media world, things have been slowing down and maybe that’s a good thing. So in lieu of constantly posting press releases, I provide some linkage on this Tuesday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at NBC’s approach for the Sunday night game between Denver and New England. In Sports Business […]

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