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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: CBC and Rogers Sportsnet Gain NHL Canadian Rights; TSN Out

This began developing around 11 p.m. ET on Monday. TSN NHL Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted that it appeared that two Canadian TV networks had made an agreement with the National Hockey League and reading between the lines, it appeared that TSN was out. Pains me to report this, but NHL closing in on landmark CDN […]

A Few Tuesday Links

After a whirlwind in the sports media world, things have been slowing down and maybe that’s a good thing. So in lieu of constantly posting press releases, I provide some linkage on this Tuesday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at NBC’s approach for the Sunday night game between Denver and New England. In Sports Business […]

Return of Some Long-Lost Linkage

My apologies for not doing what was the bread-and-butter of this site and that has been the linkage. A change of schedules in the morning have prevented me from gathering links and they have hurt the content. I hope to get back to a normal publishing schedule. Here is what we have today. Tripp Mickle […]

HBO’s 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs Debuts December 14

One of the victims of the lockout last season was the NHL Winter Classic and one of its best marketing tools, HBO’s 24/7. With the Winter Classic restored and its originally planned venue for 2013 restored for January 1, 2014, Michigan Stadium a.k.a. “The Big House,” HBO will be back to follow the two teams […]

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. […]

Preview of Sports Media Weekly No. 164 with NBC’s Michelle Beadle

Coming later tonight, the Sports Media Weekly podcast will be out with guests Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union and Michelle Beadle of NBC. During the interview with Michelle, I had the opportunity to discuss several topics including her NBCSN show, The Crossover with Michelle Beadle, hosting the Olympics and what role she would […]

Quickie Wednesday Links

Time for some linkage. Haven’t done any in a long time. My apologies for that. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal speaks with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus about the future of CBS Sports Network. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Daily writes that Nationwide will not sponsor NASCAR’s secondary race tour after 2014. Jason McIntyre […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

I have too many tabs slowing down my browsers, so that means I should do some linkage for you. Here goes. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his weekly Monday column which includes a talk with ESPN’s Jay Bilas and a look into NBC’s English Premier League coverage which kicks off in earnest this Saturday. Deitsch […]