The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 23 — 29, 2013

After a week’s absence, it’s time for The Week Ahead to return. With the season turning to fall, baseball points towards the postseason, college football has some decent games in Week 5 after some horrible games this past weekend, the English Premier League speeds on with more good matches and the NFL heads to London. […]

NFL Network Previews Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Season

Let’s continue with the Sunday NFL pregame previews. On Sunday, NFL Network begins everything with the earliest live pregame show at 7 a.m. ET with NFL GameDay First with host Melissa Stark and co-host/analyst Sterling Sharpe. They’ll be followed by NFL GameDay Morning as host Rich Eisen hands off to a cast of a thousand […]

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 […]

NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for May 10, 2013

This is late and actually games are in progress, but in case you’re wondering who’s where for NBC Sports tonight, we have the announcing assignments for you. Three networks are being utilized, CNBC, NBC Sports Network and NHL Network. Maple Leafs-Toronto is being handled by CBC for NHL Network as Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn […]

NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for May 9, 2013

Let’s post the announcing assignments for tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games on the networks of NBC. There will be three Games 5, two of which are elimination games. NBC Sports Group will staff two of the three games, New York Islanders at Pittsburgh and Minnesota at Chicago, both of which are on NBC Sports […]

NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for May 8, 2013

Tonight, the NBC Sports Group will have another four games in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. That includes two Games 5 including Los Angeles at St. Louis and Detroit at Anaheim. Both series are square at 2 all. Then there are two Games 4 in the Eastern Conference, Boston at Toronto and Washington at […]

NBC Sports Group All Over 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Once again, NBC Sports Group will provide blanket coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The networks of NBC will have every game of the playoffs. NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC and NHL Network will be involved in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Then NBC and NBC Sports Network will combine for the […]

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals Schedules and Networks

Now that the National Hockey League regular season is over, it’s time to post the schedules for each series. In the first round, local regional sports networks can air playoff games. Only NBC games are exclusive in the United States, while in Canada, the playoffs are split between CBC and TSN. Playoff games in the […]

NHL Network To Air Eight Games Over The Next Five Days

Starting tonight, NHL Network gets busy and airs a host of games through Monday. NHL Network has single games tonight, Friday, Sunday and Monday. And then on Saturday, the first time it’s ever aired four games including simulcasting three from CBC. This marks the first time in a while that NHL Network has decided to […]

NHL Network (US) Releases A 78 Game Schedule for the 2013 Season

To pick up the slack of NBC Sports Network when it’s not airing games, NHL Network in the United States will carry 78 regular season games. Some will include Hockey Night in Canada games on Saturday evenings. Others will be local broadcasts of various games. In addition, various studio shows will return like NHL Live […]

Oh My! It’s The Return of The Linkage!

It’s been way too long since you’ve seen linkage on this site. This has been the main mission of Fang’s Bites since the beginning, but too often, I get roped into doing family stuff and it prevents me from getting on here until late. I hope to rectify that. So without further delay, here’s the […]

The NHL is Back. What Next?

Nobody won. Really, nobody. The fans lost because they were left hanging and lost a half-season including the Winter Classic at the Big House in Michigan. NBC Sports Network whose ratings fell into abyss with no NHL games from October through now has been “The Biggest Loser” through all this. Regional sports networks across the […]

NHL Releases The 2012-13 Regular Season National TV Schedules

This is like last year when the NBA released its national TV schedules in the midst of its lockout and nobody cared. Now, it’s the NHL’s turn to release this and until the lockout is settled between the league and its NHL Players Association, this means nothing. After all the momentum the NHL built at […]

Let's Break Out Some Monday Linkage

Here’s the Monday linkage wrapped in a nice bow for you. From Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand and Michael Smith, they report that ESPN will pay an average of $80 million per year to air the Rose Bowl. That more than doubles the current contract which pays $30 million. Liz Mullen of SBJ says a […]