Some Various Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage as we reach mid-week. From Joan E. Solsman of CNET, we learn that WatchESPN and HBO have been added to Apple TV. Chris Chase of USA Today’s For the Win blog notes that Serena Williams had some explosive quotes in Rolling Stone about the Steubenville, OH rape case. As a result […]

Breaking Out Some Monday Linkage

The last few days, I’ve been sick which limited the number of posts between Friday and Saturday. I’m still not feeling well, but I’ll be providing linkage and posts as long I’m physically able. To the links. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with NFL Network’s Melissa Stark about returning to sports television after leaving in […]

Bringing Out Your Monday Linkage

Ok, time for some links on this Columbus Day holiday for some of you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has a bunch of news and notes in his Monday sports media column including a recap of the NFL Today interview with scab NFL referee Lance Easley. Tim Baysinger of Broadcasting & Cable says the first-ever […]

Some Wednesday Links

Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? Holiday on Monday makes the work week go faster. To the linkage which has been too scarce on the site. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at some of the changes on the NFL’s TV partners this season. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal talks about the fierce bidding […]

Some Thoughts on ESPN's New MLB Deal

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to monitor the ESPN/MLB conference call announcing the new deal that lengthens the relationship between the two entities to 30 years when the contract expires in 2021. In this new eight year deal, ESPN will return to the MLB Postseason with one Wild Card Playoff game starting in 2014. […]

The Pre-Olympic Linkage

The Olympics get started tomorrow with women’s soccer action and while the Games don’t officially begin until Friday with the Opening Ceremony (live in most countries except the United States), today is really the calm before the Olympic storm. Starting tomorrow and going through August 12, this site will be awash in Olympics sports media […]

Let's Break Out Some Monday Linkage

Here’s the Monday linkage wrapped in a nice bow for you. From Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand and Michael Smith, they report that ESPN will pay an average of $80 million per year to air the Rose Bowl. That more than doubles the current contract which pays $30 million. Liz Mullen of SBJ says a […]

Sirius XM Becomes Official Internet Radio Partner of MLB

This was announced yesterday by MLB, but the official press release just arrived in the Fang’s Bites inbox. It’s great news for subscribers of SiriusXM Radio who also access the platform through online and mobile. All MLB games will be made available on or through the SiriusXM mobile and tablet apps. This means that […]

Grinding Out Some Monday Links

Let’s do some links on this Monday. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game has become a showcase for upcoming NBA talent. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that NBC Sports Network will get a lion’s share of coverage for the London Summer Olympics. Brian Stelter of the New York […]

MLB Productions Receives Five Sports Emmy Nominations; MLB Media Gets 15 Overall

MLB Productions had a busy year producing a reality series for Showtime and a documentary for HBO. Thanks to these efforts, the company received a record five Sports Emmy Award nominations. Combined with the nods for MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media and, MLB entities received a total of 15 Sports Emmy Award nominations. That’s […]

33rd Annual Sports Emmy Nominations Announced

We have the nominations, all 170 in 33 different categories, for the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They just came out today. There are some surprises like massive hockey charlatan Pierre McGuire nominated in the Sports Reporter category and for some really strange reason, Skippy Bayless of ESPN2′s First Take was nominated for Best Studio […]

Bringing Out The Mid-Week Linkage

Let’s do our linkage for today. It’s going to snow in Southern New England so I’m doing this early in case I have bug out later. Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, we learn that ESPN will be streaming its Championship Week games on Facebook, but not everyone will be able to see the games. […]

Turner Sports and Bring Back Postseason.TV for MLB Postseason

Think of this as MLB’s online companion similar to NASCAR’s Race Buddy. While it’s not the actual game, it’s an online companion that will compliment the TV coverage on TBS. Like Race Buddy which is also run by Turner Sports, Postseason.TV will have camera angles and be made available for a fee for both the […]

Hauling Some Wednesday Links To Your Computer Screen

Time for some linkage on this Wednesday. Can’t believe it’s mid-week already. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship TV ratings may have been down from last year, but there are plenty of silver linings that go with it. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban doesn’t seem to be a fan of bloggers. […]

MLB At Bat ’11 Updated For Mobile Apps Today

From and MLB Advanced Media, we have the news and MLB At Bat ’11, the mobile app for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and Blackberry has been updated in time for Opening Day. Plenty of features for you and lots of good stuff for those who have either platform. In addition, MLB.TV will be free […]