Some Quick Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff to get to and so little time. Here’s the linkage. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his regular Monday sports media column in which he discusses a new hire for NBC’s Football Night in America, ESPN’s World Cup plans and Bill Simmons’ future in the NBA studio. USA Today reports that former Kansas […]

A Monday Sports Media Notebook

Let’s get cracking on some fresh content on this Monday afternoon. Plenty of stuff to go over. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch’s Monday column discusses Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed reporting on the Red Carpet at The Oscars and reviews Fox’s Daytona 500 coverage.  The man who started SportsGrid, ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams, the […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2012

Time for the look back at the Year in Sports Media in 2012. Lots of great stuff. The year has been very interesting and we have seen a lot of things. Just doing a Top Ten is never enough for the Year in Review. It’s always an even dozen with some honorable mentions mixed in. […]

Fox Sports Officially Announces Its Purchase of Sports Time Ohio

It’s official. News Corp. has completed its purchase of regional sports network, Sports Time Ohio and it includes a long-term agreement for the rights to the Cleveland MLB Team. STO had held the rights since 2006. Previously, the rights had been held by Fox Sports Ohio. No financial terms have been announced, but John Ourand […]

REPORT: Fox Sports To Purchase Sports Time Ohio

With the proverbial Fiscal Cliff approaching in just a few days, Fox Sports and its owner, News Corp., was in a rush to get this deal done. It appears that Fox Sports will purchase Sports Time Ohio, owned by the Dolan family in the range of $200-250 million as reported this morning by Sports Business […]

Some Long Overdue Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

I’ve been bottling up some sports media thoughts from the last time I wrote a similar post. You’re due for some more. Let’s provide you with some. They’re below in bullet form as always. We’re getting closer to seeing Fox Sports 1 coming to fruition. While Fox is not saying anything official, behind the scenes, […]

Breaking Out The Monday Linkage

It’s been a while since I’ve done linkage. I’ll provide some on this Cyber Monday. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says having Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game will bring in some monster ratings for ESPN. Chris Chase of USA Today’s Game On notes that the NFL had Rich Eisen and NFL Network […]

Report: Los Angeles Dodgers About to Hit Powerball With Fox

This coming from the always elusive Nikki Finke of, the Los Angeles Dodgers are about to sign a huge rights deal that keeps the team on Fox Sports Prime Ticket for the next two and a half decades. According to Finke, the Dodgers will receive between $6-7 billion over a 25 year period that […]

Back For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some linkage. I need to do this more than twice a week. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the potential replacements for Jon Gruden in the Monday Night Football booth should he decide to leave as rumored. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal has a plethora of subjects in his latest media column. […]

YES Announces News Corp. To Purchase Minority Stake

Just made official by YES Network and News Corp., the owner of Fox Sports Media Group, YES is selling a 49% stake in its network to News Corp. In addition, YES will retain the media rights to the New York Yankees through 2042. The stories that have surfaced about this purchase have stated that News […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

Report: Fox Plans To Start Cable Sports Network To Challenge ESPN

Bloomberg’s Andy Fixmer and Alex Sherman are reporting that News Corp., the parent company of Fox plans to launch an all-sports cable network to challenge ESPN. Now News Corp. tried this once before in the 1990′s through its Fox Sports Net affiliates, but after a brief, but failed rivalry, Fox decided to shift the focus […]

A Full Tuesday Linkfest! Finally!

For the last week, I haven’t been able to do a full set of links. Work has been crazy, but I hope to give one today. It’s either going to the other office or heading out with the boss to various work sites or head to meetings, but today should be calmer. I’ve started a […]

Squeezing Out Some Tuesday Links

Well, I don’t have to rush back to another office today so I’ll provide some much desired linkage. We’ve already heard about Brett Favre this morning and I don’t want to suckered into another summer of “Will he or won’t he” again. Tired of the whole machinations and ESPN having Rachel Nichols stationed in Mississippi […]