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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 […]

MLS Cup is a Hit for UniMás; ESPN Reaches Record Audience for World Cup Draw

Let’s combine a couple of soccer notes here. First, the MLS Cup on Saturday was a hit on UniMás. It drew an average of 514,000 viewers on Univision’s secondary network. And it did better than ESPN’s airing of the same event at the same time by 14%. In addition, UniMás’ telecast did better in adults […]

ESPN to Air MLS Cup Opposite SEC Championship on CBS

This Saturday, ESPN will air Major League Soccer’s MLS Cup live from Kansas City at 4 p.m. ET. You may think that time is interesting as it’s also the same time as the SEC Championship on CBS. Odd timing for the MLS Cup, but in the past, it had been played on Sunday nights opposite […]

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 […]

Return of Some Long-Lost Linkage

My apologies for not doing what was the bread-and-butter of this site and that has been the linkage. A change of schedules in the morning have prevented me from gathering links and they have hurt the content. I hope to get back to a normal publishing schedule. Here is what we have today. Tripp Mickle […]

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 […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

I have too many tabs slowing down my browsers, so that means I should do some linkage for you. Here goes. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his weekly Monday column which includes a talk with ESPN’s Jay Bilas and a look into NBC’s English Premier League coverage which kicks off in earnest this Saturday. Deitsch […]

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 […]

Another Edition of MLS Breakaway on NBC Sports Network

On Saturday, NBC Sports Network will present the second edition of MLS Breakaway. This means that NBCSN will go all-out to cover MLS with cut-ins to all of the games that will be on-going at 9 p.m. ET. This will follow NBCSN’s coverage of New York vs. Sporting KC at 6:30 p.m. Once that game […]

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 […]

Some Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links today. Brian Steinberg of Variety reports that Fox Sports is bundling Fox Sports 1 to potential Super Bowl XLVIII advertisers. That’s one way to get ads on the new network. Brian Lowry of Variety says Tennis Channel is crying foul at Comcast in trying to gain carriage on the cable provider’s […]

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