NBC Sports Group Obtains Full Rights to 2014 Ryder Cup in Trade with ESPN

This was originally reported back in January when NBC and ESPN were talking about trading the rights to the first day of the 2014 Ryder Cup in exchange for Michelle Beadle. That’s right. As reported by Geoff Shackelford, Beadle was the final piece of the puzzle. So NBC got the first day of this year’s […]

REPORT: ESPN and NBC Are About To Trade for Ryder Cup Rights

This comes from veteran golf reporter Geoff Shackelford. I didn’t see the story when it originally came out on Friday, but a reader sent me a link via Twitter. It’s regarding ESPN’s rights to the Ryder Cup which NBC traded to Bristol, CT back in 2006. It appears the two networks are about to conduct […]

NBC Renews Ryder Cup Rights Through 2030

In a long-term deal, NBC has retained the Cup, the Ryder Cup that in a contract that keeps at least the weekend portion of the event on the Peacock through 2030. ESPN currently holds the cable rights for the first day of competition through 2014. For this deal, NBC will continue to air Days 2 […]

Your Thursday Linkage

Let’s do a few links for you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the local MLB TV ratings. Mike Ozanian from Forbes explains what the new national MLB TV deals mean for the upcoming bids for the Los Angeles Dodgers TV rights. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter has an NBC Sports executive defending […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Links For You

Time for some linkage in this mid-week and last day of the 2012 MLB regular season. Lots of things to get to. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand analyzes the new MLB TV deals with Fox and Turner. Nate Davis of USA Today’s Game On blog previews tonight’s NFL Network “A Football Life” documentary. John Ourand and […]

NBC Sports Has A Big Ryder Cup/Sunday Night Football Ratings Combo

This from NBC Sports. With a dramatic Ryder Cup that aired throughout Sunday afternoon, then a Sunday Night Football game that went down to the wire, NBC had quite a big viewership. Overnight ratings showed that NBC registered very good numbers for Sunday Night Football, a 15.6 for the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles contest. In […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage

I’m going to make a concerted effort to do linkage regularly again. It’s the reason why I started Fang’s Bites back in 2007 and I was able to do the links daily, even on weekends. But lately, my schedule has been so busy that the site has become a press release dump and I want […]

Ryder Cup Plays Big in America

Received the overnights for Sunday’s action from the final day of the Ryder Cup. With the United States collapsing underneath a European steamroller, NBC saw a 71% hike this year from the last Ryder Cup which took place in Europe two years ago. Overall, the rating was a 4.1 with a 9 share against NFL […]

Picking Out Some Sunday Links For You

Let’s do some Sunday linkage on this first NFL regular season Sunday of 2012. We’ll begin with Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press with an interesting story on how Connecticut is fast becoming home of major sports media companies. Candace Jackson of the Wall Street talks about her visit to Rich Eisen and his wife, […]

Return Of The Linkage

I didn’t do links all weekend. It’s rare when that happens, but as I went to a Tweet Up of Red Sox fans at Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Boston on Saturday and then did a long day of posting on Sunday. Twelve posts in all! Sunday is turning out to be a […]

Golf Channel’s Live From The Ryder Cup Continues Monday

As the Ryder Cup continues on Monday, so does Golf Channel’s coverage of the event. While it doesn’t have rights to the Ryder Cup (that could change in two years), Golf Channel can cover it once it’s over. The play is expected to finish around 11:30 a.m. Eastern time and once all is said and […]

Ryder Cup Schedule For Monday

With more rain in Wales and a delay on Sunday, the Ryder Cup will have its first ever Monday finish. This is what happens when you play golf into October, you have the chance for inclement weather. These are the plans for Monday with USA Network airing the full coverage starting at 4 a.m. East. […]

Giving You The Friday Megalinks

Ok, let’s do the Friday megalinks. Getting a late start as I’ve been all over the place today, but better late than never. Check out the Weekend Viewing Picks for information on the sports and entertainment programs for the first weekend in October. Now to the links. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks about ESPN […]

Ryder Cup Programming Schedule Changes

Due to the heavy rains in Wales today, the Ryder Cup has had to adjust its schedule. In addition, it means instead of ridiculous tape delays, it means we’ll have live golf all weekend, provided we don’t have more weather delays. ESPN will kick off coverage on Saturday, hand off to NBC which will go […]

Bringing In The Thursday Links

Another late start on the linkage today mostly due to shuffling between two offices and trying to catch up on press releases. Let’s get started. Mike McCarthy at USA Today has LeBron James blaming race for the negative reaction to his ESPN produced “The Decision” earlier this year. Mike notes that there won’t be a […]