Rogers Announces Hosts for Hockey Night in Canada

As Sportsnet prepares for its all-comprehensive NHL TV contract next season for 12 seasons, it has named its host for Hockey Night in Canada and he’s a famous name in Canada and known to CNN audiences. George Stroumboulopolos will be host of the Saturday Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts and involved in the Sunday night […]

BREAKING NEWS: Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable

In a move that Americans are trying to wrap their proverbial heads arounds, news broke Wednesday night that the largest U.S. cable provider, Comcast, has entered into an agreement to purchase the second largest, Time Warner Cable. According to CNBC (owned by Comcast), this megadeal is worth $159 per share or somewhere in the neighborhood […]

NHL Revealed Premieres Tonight on NBCSN; Thursday on CBC

The NHL’s newest reality series, NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other, will premiere this week on three North American networks and on various platforms including iTunes. The show will look at nine teams as they prepare for various games including the NHL Stadium Series outdoor games, the Heritage Classic, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and […]

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NBCSN and CNBC See Higher NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Viewership

This from NBC Sports Group, the cable networks carrying NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games, CNBC and NBCSN are seeing significant increases from the year before. For the 2014 postseason, CNBC and NBCSN have had viewership increase by 63% from 2013 to an average audience of 521,000 people for the first five days of the 2014 […]

NBCSN/NBC to Air Two NHL Stadium Series Games This Weekend from LA and NYC

The NHL Stadium Series, games played in outdoor arenas, begins this weekend as games are played in Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and Yankee Stadium in New York. Both games will be aired nationally through the auspices of the NBC Sports Group. NBCSN will provide coverage of the game from Chavez Ravine on Saturday at […]

NBCSN’s NHL Wednesday Night Rivalry Features Two “Original Six” Teams

It’s always a good thing when two of the NHL’s Original Six teams square off. On Wednesday, the New York Rangers take on the Chicago Blackhawks live from the United Center in Chiberia at 8 p.m. Doc Emrick, Ed Olcyzk and Pierre McGuire will call the game. Wednesday’s game marks the first team the Rangers […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2013

It’s time to look back at the Year in Sports Media. Once again, it was a rather busy year in covering sports media. Since beginning this site in 2007, covering sports media has grown to a 24/7 beat. It’s never enough to cull stories to 10. That’s why I have “The Big Dozen.” Why is […]

CBC Airs NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day

Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, will be all over the festivities and the ceremonies surrounding the NHL Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, MI later today and on New Year’s Day. Today, CBC airs the Alumni Games involving some of the great stars of the past from both the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. […]

NBC Airs the 2014 NHL Winter Classic Live from the Big House

The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings was supposed to be played earlier this year, but due to the lockout, it was scrapped, however, the NHL did keep the event intact so it could be played this season. So on January 1 at 1 p.m. ET at the venerable Michigan […]

Episode 3 of 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs Premieres on Saturday

The third episode of the 24/7 NHL mini-series leading up to the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day in Michigan will air on HBO this Saturday. We have details of the episode below for you. 24/7 RED WINGS/MAPLE LEAFS: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC DEC. 28 EPISODE Episode #3 Debut: SATURDAY, DEC. 28 (10:00-11:00 […]

24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs Premieres Saturday on HBO

HBO’s critically acclaimed documentary series, 24/7 returns on Saturday and it’s back to look at the NHL Winter Classic with the two teams which were supposed to play at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor earlier this year. Due to the blasted lockout, the Winter Classic was postponed until January 1, 2014. The Detroit Red Wings […]

CBC Announces Plans for Hockey Day in Canada 2014

This coming from Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC’s annual celebration of Canada’s game, the day-long Hockey Day in Canada will take place on January 18 from Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan in the Western part of the country. CBC will air four games involving all seven Canadian NHL teams plus it will carry programming and features showing how much […]

Some Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Let’s do a few thoughts today in this last day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. First, some thoughts and prayers to the victims and families who were in the Metro North train derailment in the Bronx in New York. Four people lost their lives and scores more were injured. This holiday weekend won’t be the […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 1 — Rogers-NHL Deal

Welcome to the premiere episode of the Fang’s Bites podcast. This is not to replace what I do with Keith Thibault on the Sports Media Weekly podcast, this podcast will post when there is breaking sports media news. The new Rogers-NHL media rights deal certainly classifies as breaking news. In the initial episode, I talk […]