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 […]

WestwoodOne to Carry All 67 Games of the NCAA Tournament

WestwoodOne Sports continues as the exclusive radio home of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The radio network will provide audio coverage of all of the games. WestwoodOne’s coverage can be heard in a myriad of ways either through SiriusXM, the March Madness Live mobile and tablet apps, and on In addition to the […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […] To Stream 400 Hours of Spring Championships will stream some 400 hours of live coverage of its Spring Championships starting this weekend. Most of the championships will be in Division II and III, but unlike many Division I Championships which are granted to ESPN’s networks, is the only way to watch the live action. The Championships will range in sports […]

Turner Launches New NCAA Sports Mobile App

Just announced by Turner Sports, a new NCAA Sports mobile app that will be made available for the iPhone and Android platforms. This will give mobile phone users the opportunity to see over 60 NCAA Championships. The live game streaming will begin with finals coverage of Divisions I-III field hockey and Division II and III […]

Back For Monday’s Linkage

After not being able to provide linkage for a few days, let’s get back to it. I probably won’t be able to do the links as I have to undergo a medical procedure. Nothing serious. I should be back on Wednesday. Let’s do your links. Sports Business Daily looks over the reviews of ESPN’s handling […]

A Few Saturday Links

I’ll be heading out later today, but before I do, I’ll provide a few links here. Don’t forget your College Football Viewing Picks are here. The always lovely Rachel Cohen of the Associated Press says the NFL is getting ready to negotiate new contracts with its TV partners. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes about […]

Some Really Quick Wednesday Links

I’m going to try to do some Wednesday linkage here. Also have a lot of end of the month/beginning of the month crap to do at work some I’m balancing the two off. Here are the links that I have for now. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand looks at NBC’s plans to provide live online coverage […]

Vince Cellini Rejoins Turner Sports As NBA TV & Host

This in from our friends at Turner Sports, former CNN Sports Tonight anchor Vince Cellini returns to Turner Sports to be a multiplatform host. For traditional media, he’ll join NBA TV and host NBA GameTime. For new media, Vince will host a college football show for as well as continuing as a host for […]

March Madness on Demand Sees Increased Traffic

The March Madness on Demand app and website saw plenty of visits during the first real day of action during the NCAA Tournament. Some 7.6 million visits were counted through the multiple platforms. That’s a 22% increase from last year. Of course, March Madness on Demand was powered by CBS last year and now run […]

Shuffling Some Thursday Links Your Way

With the NCAA Tournament having started in earnest, I’ll do my best to give you links now. Let’s get cracking. Mike McCarthy of USA Today has ESPN’s Erin Andrews denying that she’s interested in being on ABC’s “The Bachelorette”. This whole thing started when Erin, appearing on KNBR in San Francisco, said she wanted to […]

CBS & Turner Sports Unveil The New March Madness on Demand

This just in from the CBS/Turner consortium for the NCAA Tournament. Turner Sports which has the digital rights for the Tournament has unveiled new features for March Madness on Demand which has been run by CBS for seven years. Lots of new stuff. Take a look. Turner Sports, CBS Sports and the NCAA® Announce a […]

Turner Sports Declares March 14 As National Bracket Day

As part of its new partnership with the NCAA, Turner Sports is hoping to fill the void with the day in between NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday on March 13 and the FIRST FOUR® games which begin on March 15 (Tax Deadline Day©, by the way), by declaring Monday, March 14 as “National Bracket Day™”. Notice […]

Turner Sports Relaunches

This just in from the great people at Turner Sports, we find that Turner has relaunched, the site for the NCAA Tournament and other championships that fall under the organizations umbrella. This is an extension of the deal Turner signed with CBS and the NCAA to manage the digital portion of the organization’s website […]

Turner Sports To Take Over All NCAA Digital Properties

In a related move to its new contract with the NCAA to air part of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Turner Sports has signed a separate 14 year deal to operate the NCAA’s Digital Properties and include sites encompassing all 88 collegiate championships. This deal is separate from the NCAA Tournament which allows Turner Sports […]