The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 12 — 18, 2013

This is the week sports media observers have been waiting for. It’s going to be a rather busy seven days and it all culminates on Saturday, August 17 when the English Premier League starts its first season on NBC Sports Group. This is what all of us have been waiting for. No? Oh, you’re expecting […]

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 […]

Host and Analysts Announced for ESPN FC on TV

This Sunday, ESPN’s daily soccer studio show will premiere and will take a regular weekday timeslot at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2. On Sundays, the show will air at midnight on Sundays for an hour. Max Bretos who has been on Fox Soccer and currently is a SportsCenter anchor will be one of the hosts on […]

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 […]

Fox Sports 1 Announces New Daily Soccer Show

In the continued battle between ESPN and Fox Sports 1, we learn that the Foxies will launch a new daily soccer show. The show airing on FS1 will be called “Fox Soccer Daily” and launches on Monday, August 19. It will air at 4 p.m. ET. This announcement comes after ESPN announced its own daily […]

A Few Tuesday Links

Let me get these some links out to you. Won’t give out a full set, but this ties you over as I’m all over the place today. Nicole Auerbach at USA Today writes about the late Jessica Ghawi a.k.a. Jessica Redfield, the aspiring sports journalist who was killed in the Aurora, CO movie theater shootings […]

ESPN Shuffles FIFA Confederation Cup Matches

ESPN has decided to move the two Group A Confederation Cup matches for Saturday. Italy vs. Brazil which was originally scheduled to air on ESPNews will now air on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. ET. Japan-Mexico which is totally meaningless for the Group will be moved to ESPNews and will also air at 2:30 p.m. The […]

Some Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links today. Brian Steinberg of Variety reports that Fox Sports is bundling Fox Sports 1 to potential Super Bowl XLVIII advertisers. That’s one way to get ads on the new network. Brian Lowry of Variety says Tennis Channel is crying foul at Comcast in trying to gain carriage on the cable provider’s […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff to get to and so little time. Here’s the linkage. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his regular Monday sports media column in which he discusses a new hire for NBC’s Football Night in America, ESPN’s World Cup plans and Bill Simmons’ future in the NBA studio. USA Today reports that former Kansas […]

ESPN Unveils Commentators for FIFA Confederations Cup

The biggest soccer tournament of the year begins today. The FIFA Confederations Cup takes place all over Brazil and will culminate in Rio de Janeiro, the site of next year’s World Cup. ESPN and ESPN2 will air the games live. Ian Darke will be the lead play-by-play man. Calling the games with him will be […]

Some Weekend Linkage

Ok, I wasn’t able to get to do linkage during the day so in lieu of a Friday post, I’ll make this a weekend post so you can go through these at your leisure. So while I watch some Australian Rules Football, I’ll do a nice links post for you. Let’s begin with John Ourand […]

Fox Soccer and ESPN Combine for Their Last EPL “Survival Sunday”

Last year, Fox Soccer gave soccer fans a true smorgasbord of English Premier League coverage on the final Sunday of the regular season. Utilizing Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports Net, Speed, FX,, FoxSoccer2Go as well as ESPN2, fans had access to all of the games as teams positioned for European honors, cash […]

ESPN FC Becomes A Daily Show

Unveiled at the ESPN Upfronts in New York City is a new daily soccer-centric show. Titled ESPN FC after the website of the same name, the show will air Sunday through Friday, mostly on ESPN2. It will premiere on August 11. Even though ESPN will no longer air the English Premier League, the show will […]