HBO Sports Nominated for 15 Sports Emmy Awards

HBO received 15 Sports Emmy nominations including six for 24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs, three for Hard Knocks, two each for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and HBO Boxing and one each for 24/7: Pacquaio/Rios and Legendary Nights. Under the major categories, 24/7: Red Wings/Maple Leafs was nominated for Outstanding Sports Documentary Series and Real Sports […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Kicks Off Its 20th Season on January 21

The gold standard of sports news magazines, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns on Tuesday, January 21 with an all-new edition. The show will have three stories, one on marijuana in sports, a feature on Boomer Esiason and his son, Gunnar who has coped with cystic fibrosis his whole life and Esiason’s friendship with […]

HBO’s Real Sports Reviews the Year That Was 2013

This Tuesday, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel wraps up its 2013 season with a look back at its stories. Host Bryant Gumbel will gather the news magazine’s reporters, Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer and Soledad O’Brien to discuss their favorite stories of the year and to look at the people […]

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 […]

Bryant Gumbel’s Real Sports Closing Comment on Alex Rodriguez

From HBO, here’s Bryant Gumbel’s closing commentary on accused PED user Alex Rodriguez. It airs on Real Sports tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #197 AIRS TONIGHT (8/20) @ SPECIAL TIME 9:00 PM ET/PT “Finally tonight, what are we supposed to do with Alex Rodriguez? Embrace […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 19 — 25, 2013

Once again, it’s another busy week. Lots of premieres of various studio programs begin this week as Fox Sports 1′s launch continues. In addition, there are plenty of live games as we speed towards the beginning of college football next week and the NFL in September. Let’s get started. TELEVISION We have a lot of […]

Grinding Out the Tuesday Linkage

Ok, lots of linkage to get to. Let’s not waste any time. Ken Fuchs, the Vice President of Yahoo Global Media talks about two new programs being co-produced by Yahoo and NBC Sports. John Ourand and Tripp Mickle in Sports Business Journal recap how NBC was able to land a huge NASCAR contract which will […]

Soledad O’Brien Joins HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien will be joining HBO’s Real Sports as part of an encompassing development deal with the network. O’Brien who has worked as a reporter/anchor for CNN and MSNBC, will become an investigative reporter for Real Sports and also produce various projects for HBO. She’s won News Emmy Awards for her coverage […]

Complete List of Winners for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was […]

HBO Sports Wins Six Sports Emmys

This from HBO Sports. The network has taken home six Emmys for its product. Three were in conjunction with NFL Films, two were for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and there was a single award for the 24/7 series. Here’s the press release from HBO Sports. Winners were revealed tonight at the 34th Annual Sports […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Winners

The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […]

Bryant Gumbel’s Closing Commentary For The February 2013 Edition of Real Sports

Tonight, Bryant Gumbel talked about the downfall of another sports icon, Oscar Pistorius. BRYANT GUMBEL CLOSING COMMENTARY REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL EPISODE #191 AIRS TONIGHT (2/19) @ 10:00 PM ET/PT “Finally tonight, as last week’s tragic shooting in South Africa would suggest, the business of myth-making in sports isn’t going very well this year. […]

On The Season Premiere of Real Sports, 01/22/2013

Tonight, the critically acclaimed Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns to HBO with three stories, two new ones and an update. The two new stories include a profile of suspended Houston Rockets forward Royce White whom you may know has been in a dispute with his team since making demands over his fear of travel […]