Let's Get Some Linkage Out

I’ve accumulated a lot of links. They’re slowing down my browser so let’s clear them so I can let my computer get back some memory. Lots of stuff going on. Let’s start with ESPN stuff as it dominated the news today with its network upfront presentation to advertisers and also confirmed personnel moves. First, Sports […]

ESPN Radio Launches New App For Apple iOS Platforms

Here’s another piece of news that was released during today’s ESPN Upfront Presentation. ESPN Radio will be launching a new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. This will be the first time ESPN Radio has optimized for the iPad. Not only will you be able to listen to ESPN Radio live at all […]

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 […]

Cranking Out Some Mid-Week Links

As the rain continues to fall in the Northeast and the sun remains behind the clouds for one more day, I’ll provide some links for you. Trying to finish work before doing links and I’d like to provide these earlier, but sometimes, it can’t be helped. Anyway, here are the sports business and media stories […]

Fresh Tuesday Linkage

Been working on a specification that’s taking way to long to finish, so I’m doing linkage while I can. We’ll begin with the ESPN Poynter Institute Review blog which takes to task for not vetting a post that was done on Alabama football player Aaron Douglas just a couple of hours after his death. […]

A Special Monday Night Linkfest

I’ll provide some linkage this evening. Some stuff has surfaced this evening since I did my original links today. The Hollywood Reporter recaps the first excerpt from the ESPN book “Those Guys Have All The Fun” that was released by GQ today. Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter says now that the NHL’s US TV […]

Upfronts Review

Well, the network upfronts are over and the fall schedules for all of the networks are in. Advertisers and assorted media got to see the shows that will premiere starting in August. ABC is taking the most risks by putting on 11 new series, but so is CBS which as Bill Carter of the New […]

The Fox Upfronts

The last upfront was from Fox. This has been the winner of the 18-49 demographic for three seasons running thanks to American Idol. It tries to branch out from the umbrella of AI and introduced some older skewing programming including the promising “Back to You” which stars Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton. Virginia Heffernan of […]

The FOX Primetime Schedule for 2007-08

FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: FALL 2007 (All Times ET/PT) MONDAY 8:00-9:00 PM Prison Break 9:00-10:00 PM K-Ville TUESDAY 8:00-9:00 PM New Amsterdam 9:00-10:00 PM House WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 PM Back To You 8:30-9:00 PM ’Til Death 9:00-10:00 PM Bones THURSDAY 8:00-9:00 PM Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 9:00-10:00 PM Kitchen Nightmares FRIDAY 8:00-9:00 PM The […]

Thursday Links

Back after being away from a computer for most of the morning. Let’s go into sports and the upfronts. Fox and the CW go today. ESPN’s Suzy Kolber adds a new role to her resume. She’ll be host of the pre-race show, NASCAR Countdown. The sideline reporter for Monday Night Football will be double duty […]

CBS Upfronts Review

I’ll say one thing about CBS. It’s the #1 network in overall viewers. It’s right there in the race for viewers in the coveted 18-49 demographic. The so-called Tiffany Network doesn’t have to take risks and it appears in its fall schedule, it’s playing it safe. Unlike ABC which has 11 new shows, CBS’ new […]

CBS Upfronts Begin

Virginia Heffernan of the New York Times is covering the CBS Upfronts at Carnegie Hall (NBC used Radio City Music Hall on Monday, ABC was at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center yesterday, now Carnegie Hall. Will Fox use Madison Square Garden next?). She has this post starting off today’s blog. Why can’t each network […]

More of 24

Fox has renewed 24 for at least two more seasons which means Jack Bauer will have two more bad days. The show has been dragging this season and the ratings have lagged as a result. For the first five seasons, the show was original and on the edge-of-your-seat good. This season has been just plain […]

Last Word on ABC Upfronts

Today is CBS’ turn to give advertisers its presentation for this fall, but let’s get the last word on ABC from Bill Carter of the New York Times. Good video from him outside Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

Wednesday Links

Well, I’m still recovering from the cancellation of Jericho. Maybe another network can pick it up because the story needs to be told. I know, it’s a TV show, but I really got into it this season. I hate it when a good show is canceled for no good reason. Ok, let’s go to the […]

ABC Upfronts Review

Virginia Heffernan complained about the cold, Jimmy Kimmel’s standup and talks about Oprah getting her own reality show. It’s all here. Michael Ausiello of TV Guide has a running real time blog of the events today. Jericho, one of my faves this season, has been canceled! No!!!!!! However, CBS has picked up How I Met […]

ABC Upfronts to begin shortly

According to Virginia Heffernan of the New York Times, ABC’s Upfront presentation will occur at 4 p.m. at the Avery Fisher Hall. She gives some more thoughts on NBC’s Upfronts yesterday. We’ll have the links up when the presentation is finished.

Series Moves

TV Guide says The Apprentice may move from NBC. You’ll note that the Peacock network did not put it on the fall schedule and the ratings for its last season were the lowest in the show’s history. Also from TV Guide, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson held a morning press conference and said Lost will […]

Tuesday Links

We’ll monitor the upfronts today and also what’s going on in the sports TV/Radio business. Busy day. First off, our main focus of the blog. The NFL Network suffered a blow last week when a New York appellate judge ruled in favor of Comcast which wants to put the channel on a sports tier. The […]