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 […]

Jim Rome on Showtime Starts Its Second Season

On Wednesday, the second season of Jim Rome on Showtime begins. It will air Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET and PT on Showtime (where else)? Among Rome’s guests will be actor/rapper Ice Cube, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. We have […]

Floyd Mayweather Signs Fight Deal with Showtime/CBS and Leaves HBO

In a deal that has shocked the boxing world, Floyd Mayweather has signed a six fight deal that will last 2½ years with Showtime/CBS. It means that Mayweather who had been with HBO is moving to Showtime. His first fight with Showtime/CBS will occur in May in a pay per view event. Showtime says this […]

Former ABC News Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi Joins 60 Minutes Sports

For the last five years, she’s been a featured reporter on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer. Before that, she was with CBS News. Now, Sharyn Alfonsi returns to CBS News as a contributor to 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime. Over the last year, Alfonsi has been part of ABC News’ “Made in America” feature […]

The 6th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards

It’s now time to hand out the hardware for the 6th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards. On Christmas Day, I listed the nominees for this season’s awards. Now, we have the winners for the 2012 regular season. Best Play-by-Play: The nominees are Ian Eagle (CBS), Kevin Harlan (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL […]

60 Minutes Sports Premieres January 9, 2013 on Showtime

Starting in January 2013, 60 Minutes Sports becomes a monthly sports newsmagazine joining HBO’s Real Sports, ESPN’s E:60 and NBC Sports Network’s Sports Illustrated. It appears that the program will utilize the current 60 Minutes staff that is seen weekly on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. In the premiere edition, Bob Simon will […]

"Jim Rome on Showtime" Debuts Next Week

With an “Inside the NFL” lead-in, the premiere of “Jim Rome on Showtime” should get a decent audience. The show will be a mix sports and entertainment. The first show on Wednesday, November 21, Thanksgiving Eve at 10 p.m. ET/PT will have a plethora of guests. On the guest list will be Kobe Bryant of […]

Rack 'Em! Jim Rome Joins Showtime

As part of his CBS contract, Jim Rome will have a sports and entertainment show on Showtime. It finally premieres later this month and will be called “Jim Rome on Showtime.” What else would you call it? To be exact, the show will premiere on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It […]

Armen Keteyian Joins 60 Minutes Sports

Announced by CBS News and Showtime, long-time investigative reporter Armen Keteyian will join the new “60 Minutes Sports” that will launch in January 2013. Keteyian has been a reporter with Sports Illustrated, ABC News, CBS News and HBO’s Real Sports as well as CBS Sports. He’s won numerous awards and done many influential pieces over […]

CBS News To Produce "60 Minutes of Sports" For Showtime

In the past, 60 Minutes has reaired its sports profiles and segments on ESPN Classic and has also provided some of its old content to CNBC. But this new effort will provide original content on sports for Showtime. The series will premiere in November and will air every month. 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager […]