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Fox Sports 1 Gets Solid Ratings For Day 1

This from Fox Sports which continues to be giddy as it enters its first full week of weekday programming. It’s like that new car smell that lingers for a couple of months before settling into the aroma of taco meat, stale hamburger buns and spilled coke. Oh, that was my car, maybe it wasn’t yours. […]

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 […]

Fox Sports’ Live Schedule from August 16-21, 2013

I don’t have to tell you about this weekend for Fox Sports 1. We all know about it so no need to rehash everything. But the avalanche of e-mails from Fox regarding their programming, their on-air hires, their upcoming sports properties is getting overwhelming. I’m doing my best to cull through them and decide what […]

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 12 — 18, 2013

This is the week sports media observers have been waiting for. It’s going to be a rather busy seven days and it all culminates on Saturday, August 17 when the English Premier League starts its first season on NBC Sports Group. This is what all of us have been waiting for. No? Oh, you’re expecting […]

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 […]

Various Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage for you today. Austin Karp at Sports Business Daily notes that ESPN’s ratings in July dropped double digits in primetime. ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte talks about the poor timeslot for the Nine for IX documentary series, moving Outside the Lines, the ESPY’s and the return of Keith Olbermann. Richard Deitsch of […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, July 29 — August 4, 2013

I’ve been meaning to start a regular Monday feature and since Richard Deitsch has a weekly Monday column at SI.com and Tom Hoffarth has his Southern California Sports Calendar, I figured I would preview the upcoming week in the sports media. With a little luck, this will be a signature post on Fang’s Bites. Give […]

Breaking Out The Friday Linkage

Ok, time for some linkage on a Friday. Let’s get to this. Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing reports that NBC Sports Network, formerly Versus, also known as OLN, and once the Outdoor Life Network, will undergo yet another rebranding. Douglas Alden Warshaw at Fortune/CNN Money says the ESPN hiring of Nate Silver could transform sports […]

Doing Some Thursday Linkage

It’s Thursday already? My goodness, the time flies. Lots of links to get to, so little time. Let’s not delay any further. Jon Weisman at Variety recaps Keith Olbermann’s appearance at the TV Critics Association Tour and notes that his famous “Worst Person in the World” feature from Countdown will move to his new ESPN2 […]

A Few Wednesday Links

Let’s do a few links. Here’s what we have for you. The Sporting News has a recap of the NBC-NASCAR deal including how Turner gave three of its races to NBC increasing its number to 20 Sprint Cup races starting in 2015. Bob Pockrass of the Sporting News says NASCAR felt moving to NBC was […]

NBC Sports Group Announces A 10 Year Deal for NASCAR

Ok, the big news of the day and a huge win for NBC which really needed a win after losing rights to the College Football Playoff, MLB, Wimbledon and various college sports properties. NBC Sports Group has announced a 10 year rights deal for 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, 19 Nationwide Series races and select […]

ESPN Statement on Losing NASCAR to NBC Sports

It’s now confirmed through NBC that it has purchased the rights to ESPN’s portion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and one-half of the Nationwide Series. It will be a ten year deal. ESPN has issued a statement on losing the rights today. John Skipper, President of ESPN is quoted as follows: ESPN Statement on […]

BREAKING NEWS: NBC Snags NASCAR Away from ESPN/Turner

Well, here’s some big news on a Tuesday in a month of big news. Tripp Mickle and John Ourand report in Sports Business Daily that NBC has won the the rights to the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series meaning Turner and ESPN will be out after next season. According to Mickle and […]

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