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Lindsey Vonn Poses as Ski Ticket Agent

As she’s recovering from knee surgery and rehab, Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Vonn recently posed as a ski ticket agent-trainee in her adopted hometown of Vail, CO. Along with Jonathan, the good-natured supervisor, Lindsey kept referencing herself in the third person to see if customers would recognize her. A couple of guys seemed to including […]

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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 8 — Olympics Wrap-Up: Bill Voth & Andrew Catalon

In this all-Syracuse alumni edition, we have our first repeat guest on the Fang’s Bites podcast and the Voice of Olympic Curling. We wrap up the Olympics with Bill Voth, head of Spiracle Media and an Olympics fan, and Andrew Catalon of NBC Olympics and CBS Sports. With Bill, we discuss the following: How the […]

NBCUniversal’s Programming for Day 16 of the XXII Olympic Games

So we’ve finally reached the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The last medals to be handed out will be the four-man bobsled which will be aired live on NBCSN at 4 a.m. ET, the men’s hockey gold medal to either Canada or Sweden and that game will be seen live on NBC starting with […]

Tara & Johnny Go Primetime

In tonight’s Olympic primetime coverage on NBC, the popular daytime figure skating announcing team of Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir move to the evening hours. They’ll be calling the figure skating exhibition gala that allows the medalists to let their hair down so to speak and give performances that aren’t normally seen during […]

USA-Canada Hockey Semifinal Now the Most-Streamed Event for NBC; Thursday Primetime Ratings Down from ’06 & ’10

Friday’s USA-Canada men’s hockey semifinal game has become NBC’s most-streamed event surpassing Super Bowl XLVI. Overall, 2.122 million unique users streamed the game as compared to the Super Bowl’s 2.105 users. And what makes the more recent numbers more impressive is that the Olympics require authentication of users’ cable and satellite accounts while the Super […]

NBC to Air Three Documentaries During its Weekend Olympic Coverage

As the Olympics wind down, NBC goes into storytelling mode with three fascinating documentaries either related to the host country of Russia or to the Olympics themselves. Two will air on Saturday and the final one, the most anticipated film, Tonya & Nancy will be shown before the Closing Ceremony on Sunday. The first, “Lokomotiv” […]

CBC’s Programming for Days 15 and 16 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

This weekend marks the end of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Hockey takes center stage once again. CBC airs both the bronze medal game between the United States and Finland on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. On Sunday, Team Canada plays for its second straight gold medal facing Sweden at 7 a.m. CBC’s coverage begins at […]

USA-Canada’s Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Game Sets Streaming Record for CBC

Just as the Canada-USA women’s hockey gold medal game set an Olympics streaming record for NBC in the United States, it also set a record for CBC in the Great White North. CBC says more than 325,000 devices were streaming the event online making it the highest online audience ever for Canada’s public broadcaster. It […]