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 […]

Giving You Some Mid-Week Links

Time for some linkage on this Wednesday. In case you missed it from early this morning, I wrote a post on how you can avoid paying the $3.99 fee to watch the March Madness Live app on your mobile, iPad or online. And Maine Sports Media has a legal promo code which you can use […]

UFC Scores in Younger Male Demographics For Fox

UFC on Fox’s official debut last Saturday scored lower than its November special premiere, but when you look inside the numbers, Fox is happy with the ratings in the 18-34 and 18-49 categories. For advertisers, that’s what they want to hear. The final rating for the mixed martial arts tripleheader was a 2.6 with a […]

UFC on Fox Officially Begins on Saturday

Fox had a brief one fight UFC premiere in November, but on Saturday, the partnership between the two parties begins. Three fights will be seen on Fox starting at 9 p.m. ET with the prelims on Fuel at 5. Chicago’s United Center will be the venue. Curt Menefee will be the host. Randy Couture and […]

Posting As Many Monday Links As I Can

Been busy again today, but I’ll try to post as many links here as possible. Don’t know if I can do a complete set, but I’ll see what I can do. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand hears from ESPN’s Brent Musburger who calls tonight’s BCS National Championship Game. Tom Weir of USA Today says Tim Tebow […]

Showtime Offers Free Preview in January

Received this press release from the premium TV service Showtime which says it will offer a free preview weekend to participating cable and satellite providers in the first full weekend of January. Included in the programming will be the season premiere of one of my favorite shows from last season, Shameless along with Californiation and […]

It’s Time For Mid-Week Linkage

It’s Wednesday. It’s mid-week and it’s time for some sports media links. Let’s get to them without further delay. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the “get” of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky for “Rock Center with Brian Williams”. While NBC and Bob Costas are being praised for the Sandusky interview, […]

Some Quickie Tuesday Links

I had surgery to remove a sebaceous cyst today so the blogging was minimal today. Trying to catch up now. Here are some links. Big buzz today regarding Bob Costas’ interview of Jerry Sandusky on Rock Center with Brian Williams last night. Let’s get some links on that first. Bob went on The Dan Patrick Show […]

UFC on Fox Scores In Key Demographics

In its first ever network television broadcast, UFC on Fox scored 5.7 million viewers, the most ever for a UFC event. And it brought in a total rating of 3.1 with a 5 share. It apparently did not win the night though. Oregon-Stanford on ABC apparently won the overnight ratings overall and in 18-49. As […]

Fox Announces Plans For First UFC Broadcast

The first UFC on Fox telecast comes up this Saturday as the network airs the UFC Heavyweight Championship between champion Cain Valasquez and challenger Junior dos Santos. This will not just involve the main Fox mothership, but the networks under the Fox Sports Media Group umbrella, Fuel TV, Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Radio. Fuel […]

Unleashing Some Friday Megalinks

Ok, let’s get this done. Lots of linkage from yesterday and today. I need to catch up. Let’s go. Check out your Weekend Viewing Picks for the sports and entertainment programming for Saturday and Sunday. National Mike McCarthy of USA Today wonders if there’s a glass ceiling for women in sports television. Former Comcast SportsNet […]

The Friday Night Megalinks

I’ve been to Newton, MA and back, South Kingstown, RI and back and all over my hometown of North Kingstown, RI and all of this today. It’s time to do the megalinks and get them all done in one sitting. There’s the Weekend Viewing Picks for your sports and entertainment programming. National Sports Business Daily […]

Fox & UFC Announce Multi-Year Deal

The announcement of the Ultimate Fighting Championships moving to Fox is going on as I’m writing this post. This multi-year deal brings UFC to network television with four events on Fox starting in November of this year. It also moves the popular “The Ultimate Fighter” series from Spike to FX starting in the Spring of […]

Providing You With Tuesday Linkage

For some of you, it’s a back to work Tuesday after a three day weekend. Not for me as I was at the office until late on Memorial Day. But you don’t want to read my complaining, you want linkage so I’ll get it to right away. Anthony Crupi from Adweek says expect LeBron James, […]

Time For Some Tuesday Links

As the temps reach the high 70’s in Southern New England, it’s time to bring you the linkage on this Tuesday. In Sports Business Journal, John Ourand takes away ESPN’s arch-rivalry with NBC from the new book “Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World of ESPN.” USA Today’s Mike McCarthy notes a couple […]

Doing Some Monday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this last Monday before Memorial Day. By the way, if you’re on Facebook, hit my fan page and click “Like”. It acts like an RSS feed. All posts should be there and you can click on the links to see the latest information. Already, 375 people have signed up and […]

Versus Announces UFC Card in 3-D To Air on Thursday

Versus has formally announced that it will air Thursday’s UFC Live card in Louisville, KY in the third dimension. This means about 45 people across the country will be able to see this. Anyway, it marks the first UFC card ever to be carried in 3-D. It’ll be sponsored by Versus’ parent company, Comcast and […]

A Friday Night Megalink Thing

Let’s provide the Friday megalinks. Lots of things to get to. We, of course, provide the Weekend Viewing Picks for your sports and entertainment weekend programming. Now let’s get to the linkage from across the country. National Brian Steinberg of Advertising Age reports that NBC is already seeking $3.5 million for a 30 second spot […]

MTV2 To Add Bellator Fighting Championships To Its Schedule

MTV2 continues to add to its sports portfolio. It just completed airing the Lingerie Football League and will apparently do so again next season. Now we get word that the music channel will pick up some Mixed Martial Arts starting in March. The Bellator Fighting Championships will air Saturday nights over a 12 week period […]

Versus Expands Its Relationship With UFC

Last week, Versus announced it was solidifying its relationship with UFC and will air four live fights in 2011. This is good news for MMA fans who are extremely loyal to the sport. Here’s the Versus press release. VERSUS EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH UFC® TO AIR FOUR LIVE FIGHTS IN 2011 NEW YORK, N.Y. -VERSUS has […]