NBA TV Announces Its Early Playoff Schedule Plus Other Programming

NBA TV, the league-owned and Turner Sports-run network, will be part of the TV rotation in the early-going for the playoffs. For the first week, it will carry three games and will utilize NBA television veterans Ian Eagle and Kevin Calabro to call the games. Steve Smith and Greg Anthony will be the analysts. Tracy […]

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 […]

NBA Digital Adds New Features; Greg Anthony Joins NBA TV

A couple of things from Turner Sports which runs NBA TV. First, Greg Anthony who has done work with the NBA on TNT and NBA TV, will be part of the network’s Fan Night, which allows the fans to choose which game will be aired that night. Anthony, who is also CBS’ NCAA Tournament studio […]

NBA Digital Platforms All Over This Week’s Draft

As some in the media (like the Dan Patrick Show) are discussing the upcoming NBA Draft, NBA Digital is gearing up like none other. Of course, NBA TV has been airing past NBA Draft shows. It’s interesting to see how TNT covered the NBA Draft when it had the contract. Ernie Johnson, Jr. with a […]

NBA Digital To Go All Out For The NBA Finals

As the NBA Finals begin on Tuesday, NBA Digital Properties of, NBA TV and NBA Mobile are stepping up to provide their fans an all-access pass to the games. There will be all types of features, programming and even short films dedicated to the NBA Finals which can be accessed either via your TV, […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 53 With Guest “Scooter” Vertino of NBA Digital

After a week off for Keith Thibault’s vacation, we’re back with another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast. Today, our guest is Albert “Scooter” Vertino of Turner Sports’ NBA Digital division. Long-time NBA watchers know that name is familiar having heard Marv Albert give out his producer’s credit at the end of various TNT […]

NBA Digital All Over NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs are now underway, but wanted to post this press release from earlier in the week that its digital arm encompassing the web, mobile and TV will be covering the postseason like a wet blanket. NBA Digital to Provide Extensive Multiplatform Coverage of the 2011 NBA Playoffs Across Television, Online and Mobile NBA […]

Doing The Saturday Linkage

I got up early this morning (not that you care) and it now enables me to do some links for you. Some good stuff out today. First USA Today’s Mike McCarthy, we learn that Joe Theismann claims he has not been told about any changes to the NFL Network Thursday Night Football booth. Earlier this […]

NBA Digital Sees Gains in 2010-11, NBA Mobile and NBA TV all saw significant gains in the regular season. For NBA TV, it saw a record increases in audience thanks to increased penetration into cable TV homes. In addition, saw record numbers for video streams and page views. And for NBA Mobile, the site saw a whopping 130% increase […]

TNT’s and NBA Digital’s Plans For All-Star Weekend

I’ll give you two more NBA-related press releases and I’ll combine them into one post. Since both deal with Turner Sports properties’ plans for the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, February 18-20, I’ll do a jump break. First, let’s give you this very long press release from TNT on the 19 hours of basketball […]

A Couple of NBA Notes Before The Finals

As the NBA Finals are about to begin, we have two press releases from Turner Sports which runs both NBA TV and The first one is from NBA TV and earlier this week, there was a conference call involving the channel’s on-air staff for Finals coverage regarding the Lakers and Celtics. Notes from the […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 32

Time for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast. In the first segment, Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I talk about the NFL Draft, coverage and the ratings, plus the move to a primetime event. Then we talk about CBS/Turner gaining the rights for the NCAA Tournament. We discuss the Sports Emmy […]

NBA All-Star Game Press Releases

Here are some releases related to the NBA All-Star Game this weekend in Dallas. Plenty of coverage coming up. First, here’s TNT’s schedule over the next few days from Big D. TNT Heads to Dallas for Extensive Coverage of Star-Studded Action During NBA All-Star 2010    Coverage begins live on February 11 with exclusive TNT […]

A Couple of Quick Monday Press Releases

I have a couple of more things to post before I go on night duty on the blog later. The SEC Championship on CBS drew monster ratings. RATINGS RISE FOR “SEC ON CBS” WITH TIDE’S WIN OVER GATORS WITH HIGHEST RATING EVER FOR SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME CBS Sports’ coverage of the SEC Championship game between […]