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Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/01/2015

It’s been more than ten days since you had a notebook. Things have gone rather haywire and I’ve been quite busy dealing with issues at home, but you don’t have to be bogged down with what I’m going through. You want content so here it is. NEWS With Monday being the NHL Trade Deadline, fans […]


BREAKING NEWS: ESPN Reportedly Gets Rights to 2016 World Cup of Hockey

This coming from Rick Westhead of Canada’s TSN: The World Cup of Hockey will be played in 2016 before the regular season. It marks the first time ESPN will be televising professional hockey on a regular basis since the 2004 season. It was supposed to air games in the 2004-05 season, but the entire year […]

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Friday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/30/2015, Part II

We did the news segment in the first part. Let’s do the linkage and News You Can Use here. LINKAGE Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with Phil and Chris Simms about being television analysts after their playing careers. Deitsch has a preview of what NBC has in store for its Super Bowl XLIX production. Reuters […]

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Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/13/2015

We’re back with the notebook after a few days absence. Got busy with a few things so happy to have this back. I’ve plenty of linkage for you. NEWS Ratings from the weekend were delayed due to some problem at the Nielsen headquarters. This happens every so often. NBC said its first Divisional Playoff game […]

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Weekend Sports Media Notebook — 01/03-04/2015

Let’s give you some news, linkage and maybe some news you can use. Figured you could use some Sunday reading today. NEWS You’ve probably heard it already, but the College Football Playoff semifinals, the Rose and the Sugar Bowls on New Year’s Day set cable viewing records. Both games broke the previous record for cable […]

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Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/31/2014

The last notebook of the year quite a bit of stuff. Not much linkage out there, but plenty of news out there and News You Can Use. BREAKING NEWS CBS has announced that it will once again stream all of its AFC Playoff games for desktop and laptop computers and tablets beginning with Sunday’s Wild […]

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Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/30/2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. You deserve better from me and I apologize for the lack of posts. Life has gotten in the way. I’ve become a caregiver for my parents as they’ve gotten older. If you follow me

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NHL Opening Doubleheader Scores for NBCSN

NBCSN’s NHL Opening Night doubleheader gave the network its best ratings for the event. The Philadelphia Flyers-Boston Bruins game averaged 956,000 viewers for the game and garnered a 0.57 rating. that makes it the most-watched NHL opening night game on cable and the highest-rated regular season game ever on NBCSN. Locally, Boston, Providence Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. […]


NHL Network to Launch Simulcast of Rogers Sportsnet Programming

If you’re an NHL fan, you may already have noticed that NHL Network has picked up Sportsnet’s Hockey Central’s radio simulcast at noon ET. This will be the first of several programs that NHLN will simulcast from the league’s new Canadian TV partner. Weeknights, NHL Network will air the Hockey Central nightly recap show. On […]

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The 2014-15 NHL on NBC Schedule

Just released today, the NHL on NBC has a 103-game schedule on both NBC and NBCSN. Here are some highlights of the schedule: The successful “Wednesday Night Rivalry” will feature 24 games. For the first time, 10 of those weeks will become doubleheaders to showcase teams out West. This is a very good thing. NBCSN […]

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NBCSN to Air NHL Awards and NHL Draft This Week

Taking a break from the World Cup coverage to give you a tidbit on what’s happening this week in the National Hockey League. On Tuesday, NBCSN will air live coverage of the annual NHL Awards from Las Vegas. The show will hand out the major individual awards including the Hart Trophy for Most Valuable Player, […]

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Overnights for Game 1 of NHL Stanley Cup Finals Down From 2013

Last night’s overtime Game 1 between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals resulted in a 3.8 overnight rating for NBC Sports. Compared to last year, it’s down 21% from last year’s Game 1 between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks which went three overtimes and garnered a […]

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Guest Column: Which sports are best on cable?

While I’m in California attending a wedding, Fang’s Bites will present various guest columns from contributors all over the country. We begin with Nathan Brice of Birmingham, AL who presents the question, which sports work best being televised on cable and which work best on broadcast TV? It’s an interesting question and one Nathan tries […]

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2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Schedule

The Conference Final round for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin right away as Game 1 of the ECF begins on Saturday afternoon as the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. And Game 1 of the Western Conference Final faces off on Sunday afternoon. In the United States, NBC […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/12 & 05/13/2014

Here are the announcing assignments for the NHL on NBC for tonight and tomorrow. Three out of the four games scheduled are elimination games as Boston can win its series against Montreal at the Bell Centre tonight. Then in Pittsburgh tomorrow, it’s Game 7 of the Rangers-Penguins series and finally in the nightcap on Tuesday, […]