The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

Fox Sports 1 Prepares for Daytona 500 Speedweeks

Today is the day when the new NASCAR season gets underway with the Daytona 500 Media Day. It begins Speedweeks which will run for two weeks and continue through Sunday, February 23 when the Daytona 500 is run. Starting at 10 a.m. ET, Fox Sports 1 will have live coverage of Media Day. Then at […]

NBCSN to Launch a New NASCAR Studio Show on February 24

In anticipation of its new contract with NASCAR in 2015, NBCSN will be launching a new studio show devoted to the sport beginning later this month. NASCAR America will air for a half-hour every day at 5 p.m. from the NBC Sports World Headquarters in Stamford, CT and from a new NBCSN studio in Charlotte, […]

Fox Takes the Green Flag for its 14th NASCAR Season With the Daytona 500

Starting on Thursday, Fox begins coverage of its 14th season of NASCAR. And as usual, Fox will start its portion of the NASCAR season with the Daytona 500. Fox starts with Speedweeks coverage on Thursday and then qualifying plus the Camping World Truck Series kickoff and a whole lot more. For the first time, the […]

NBC Adds Two Reporters to Its On-Air NASCAR Team

NBC Sports won’t be airing NASCAR until 2015, but it’s not stopping the network from hiring on-air talent for its upcoming coverage. Two reporters have been hired to contribute to NBC’s NASCAR studio programming as well its IndyCar coverage. Marty Snider is a familiar face to NBC Sports as he has been a pit reporter […]

Fox Sports 1 Goes All Out During Super Bowl Week

This is the last of four posts regarding Fox and Super Bowl XLVIII. While Fox Sports 1 made a big splash when it launched on August 19 of last year, it hasn’t been making ripples in the sports media pond since. It will during Super Bowl Week when it goes all out to air shoulder […]

NBC Adds Famed Crew Chief Steve Letarte to Its NASCAR Broadcast Team

Just announced by NBC Sports Group, crew chief Steve Letarte will join the network’s NASCAR broadcast team when NBC/NBCSN begins airing the sport in 2015. He’ll join lap-by-lap announcer Rick Allen and fellow analyst Jeff Burton in the broadcast booth for the second half of the Sprint Cup season. Letarte was the crew chief for […]

NBC Sports Group Makes NASCAR On-Air Appointments

This from NBC Sports. Two hires made this week for its NASCAR coverage which begins in 2015. First, NBC announced that Jeff Burton will leave full-time racing to become its on-air analyst. Burton is the 6th driver in NASCAR history to make 1,000 starts spanning a 25 year career and has 21 Sprint Cup wins. […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

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. […]

Quickie Wednesday Links

Time for some linkage. Haven’t done any in a long time. My apologies for that. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal speaks with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus about the future of CBS Sports Network. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Daily writes that Nationwide will not sponsor NASCAR’s secondary race tour after 2014. Jason McIntyre […]

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 […]

Some Various Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

My apologies on not updating the site as usual this week. Suffice to say that I’ve been away since last Saturday and unable to do my usual job. I’ll be back home on Friday and be back in my own bed, but know that I am keeping up to date on the latest sports media […]

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 […]