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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 […]

CBS Sports Family of Networks to Cover Super Bowl XLVIII Like a Wet Blanket

This from the fine people at CBS Sports. With Super Bowl Week fast approaching, the various sports television networks have unveiled their plans to provide programming for the days leading up to the Big Game in New Jersey. I’ll post what you can expect to watch on CBS, ESPN and NBC’s Family of Networks today. […]

Showtime Previews the January 2014 Edition of 60 Minutes Sports

Coming up in the next edition of 60 Minutes Sports, the sports edition of the CBS News magazine, the program profiles U.S. Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin. We’ve all heard of Lindsey Vonn, the gold medalist from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The 18 year old Shiffrin is expected to do well in the 2014 Games in […]

Showtime Renews Jim Rome for A Third Season

This from Showtime, Jim Rome is coming back for a third season on the pay cable network. The new set of shows will premiere on Wednesday, January 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Rome will continue his mix of entertainment, sports and pop culture on the program. We have details from Showtime. MORE “JIM ROME ON […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 9 — 15, 2013

Well, let’s take a look at what’s ahead in the sports media for the upcoming week. It’s another busy week and we’ll preview it for you right now. TELEVISION NFL Premieres The NFL continues to dominate the week. Monday has the annual Week 1 doubleheader on ESPN with Philadelphia taking on the DC NFL Team […]

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 […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

CBS, Showtime, The Movie Channel Pulled from Time Warner Cable Systems

Well, after several starts and stops on Monday, Time Warner Cable has finally pulled CBS and its affiliated cable networks, Showtime, the Movie Channel, FLIX and the Smithsonian. CBS Sports Network has not been affected. In addition, CBS-owned and operated stations in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles have been pulled from Time Warner systems. […]

60 Minutes Sports Looks at the new America’s Cup High-Tech Boats

The high speed catamarans that will be used in this year’s America’s Cup in San Francisco made news last month when a crewmember on board Team Sweden died when it capsized in San Francisco Bay. 60 Minutes Sports will air a feature on the new boats, how they became to fruition and go inside the […]

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 […]

60 Minutes Sports Previews its Profile of Chris Berman and his Huge Wallet

On Wednesday, 60 Minutes Sports returns for another edition of various stories. Included in this week’s program will be a profile of golf course designer Pete Dye and a rather extensive one on ESPN’s Chris Berman. Now whether or not you like Berman is totally up to you. The man is rather polarizing. Either you […]

CBS is Circling The Wagons Over Its 15 Sports Emmy Nods

CBS which includes CBS, CBS Sports Network and Showtime saw a total of 15 Sports Emmy nominations for 2012. Among the major nods include Jim Nantz for Play-by-Play, James Brown for Studio Host the NFL Today and Inside the NFL, Boomer Esiason in Studio Analyst, The Masters® Army-Navy for Live Sports Special, the NCAA Tournament […]

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 […]

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