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 […]

REPORT: NBC to Bid on UEFA Champions League Rights

This comes from Jonathan Tannenwald from and his excellent “The Goalkeeper” blog. He reports that NBC is planning to join the bidding for the UEFA Champions League. Fox is the current rightsholder first gaining the rights in 2009 and signing a new contract in 2010 that covers the current period from 2012-13 through 2014-15. […]

NBC Sports Group’s English Premier League Schedule for 11/9 & 11/10/2013

Trying to catch up on some housekeeping that I didn’t get to on Monday as I was out all day. Let’s post what NBC Sports Group will air this weekend for the English Premier League. NBCSN carries one game on Saturday and a rare tripleheader on Sunday. Chelsea vs. West Brom will be its featured […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 26 — September 1, 2013

We’ve survived the first full week of Fox Sports One and the premiere of new shows. We have another premiere this week, but this one on ESPN2. In addition, we get the first full week of college football as the new season begins in earnest on Thursday. Not only that, the U.S. Open gets underway […]

NBC Announces Channel Assignments for the 1st 3 Weeks of the English Premier League

NBC Sports Group has announced the channel assignments for the first three weeks of the English Premier League on its NBCUniversal platforms. There will be games on NBC Sports Network, NBC, mun2, Telemundo and its newly created Premier League Extra Time overflow channels. Twelve games will be seen over the first three weeks on the […]

NBC Unveils First 130 Matches of its 2013-14 English Premier League Schedule

In the first year of its three-year contract with the English Premier League, NBC Sports Group has announced the first three months of its 2013-14 schedule. Overall, 130 matches will be available either on TV or online. There will be 69 available on television through NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, Telemundo and mun2. The remaining […]

NBC Sports Group Announces A 10 Year Deal for NASCAR

Ok, the big news of the day and a huge win for NBC which really needed a win after losing rights to the College Football Playoff, MLB, Wimbledon and various college sports properties. NBC Sports Group has announced a 10 year rights deal for 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, 19 Nationwide Series races and select […]

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 […]

NBC Secures Rights To English Premier League Games

After we learned Friday that ESPN and Fox had dropped out of the bidding for the US rights to the English Premier League, NBC makes it official tonight that it will become the new home of the world’s most popular football league. Overall, NBCUniversal’s properties, NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, Mun2 and will be […]

2012 London Olympics is The Most Watched TV Event in US History

We have a very long press release, 3,877 words, from NBC talking about the 2012 London Olympics. Not only were they successful on the networks of NBCUniversal, but they spread their wings to other parts of the NBCUniversal family that had Olympic-related programming. First things first. The Closing Ceremony turned out to be the most […]

NBCUniversal Programming For Day 16 of the 2012 Olympics

Ok, Day 16 has become a bit of a mess on NBC. If I put this up earlier in the day, I would have to edit the hell out of the post, but luckily, I was watching NBC’s primetime coverage and in came an announcement that affects Sunday’s daytime programming. First, NBC will hit the […]

NBCUniversal Programming For Day 15 of the 2012 Olympics

Let’s see what the networks of NBCUniversal have in store for us on Saturday. NBC’s daytime coverage which will include the women’s basketball gold medal game between the United States and France will be live in all time zones starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. Primetime on NBC will include the final day in […]

NBCUniversal Programming For Day 14 of the 2012 Olympics

The networks of NBC will be ready to wind down as we approach the final weekend of the Olympics. On Friday, there will be the women’s 4×100 meters relay and men’s 4×400 meters relay. The USA men’s basketball team will be in the semifinals on Friday taking on Argentina, a team it already defeated earlier […]

Breaking Out Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s do the Thursday linkage. We’re doing well so far this week, knock on wood. Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal reports NBC’s overnight rating for Wednesday’s Olympic Primetime was up from Beijing. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Journal says YouTube is looking to further strengthen its live sports portfolio after streaming Olympic content in […]