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Some Long Overdue Friday Sports Media Thoughts

Ok. I’ve owed you some Sports Media Thoughts for a long time and they’re way overdue. I’ll provide three today and hope to write another post before I head to a wedding this weekend. Needless to say, I won’t be updating much from the road. As usual, they come in bullet form, He’s polarizing. He’s […]

Tennis Channel to air Rafa-Djoko French Open Men’s Semifinal on Friday

As the main US cable rightsholder for the French Open, Tennis Channel gets a very good men’s semifinal on Friday. It will carry the Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic match live in all time zones at 7 a.m. ET. Tennis’ best announcing team, Ted Robinson and John McEnroe will call the match. Winner will advance to the […]

A Much Too Rare Case of Wednesday Linkage

I’ve been neglecting a couple of things that have been staples of this site, linkage and sports media thoughts. I’m taking care of linkage today. I hope to have a sports media thoughts post this week. It’s all about managing time. Let’s go. Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated has his usual weekly media column. He […]

Tennis Channel is All Over The French Open

Tennis Channel, the main cable rightsholder for the French Open, has announced its coverage plans for second Grand Slam tournament of the year. This year, Tennis Channel will begin its coverage during the first week at 10 a.m. ET, then move to 5 a.m. on the first weekend. John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova will be […]

REPORT: US Open Close to Moving to ESPN

From Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand, we learn that ESPN is close to taking another Grand Slam tennis tournament away from network television. In 2011, ESPN wrested Wimbledon away from NBC after the network had broadcast the event dating back to 1968. The entire tournament became an all-cable event last year. Now, ESPN appears to […]

Some Quick Tuesday Linkage

I know. I haven’t done links in a very long time. Let me provide some for you. I won’t make promises about providing them regularly as every time I do, something happens to make me break that promise. But I hope to bring linkage to you more often. I’ll begin with John Ourand of Sports […]

Tennis Channel Has Rafa-Fed Tonight

They haven’t played in a while, but they are tonight at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA. Yes, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer meet for the 29th time in their storied careers. It’s only the second time they’ve ever played before a semifinal. Rafa and Fed will play in the quarters of the […]

Tennis Channel is All Over World Tennis Day

Did you know Monday is World Tennis Day? I didn’t know either, but as a tennis fan, I’m all behind this. Tennis Channel will have full coverage of the day. It begins at 6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT with live coverage of the BNP Paribas Showdown: Hong Kong, live from Hong Kong, of course. Participating […]

Tennis Channel Hires Three New Anchors For Nightly “Court Report” Segments

This from Tennis Channel, the fledging sports network that is hoping to gain wider access. It has announced it has hired three new anchors of its minute-long “Court Report” updates that run four times per night, at the top of the hour between 7-10 p.m. ET. We have details below. TENNIS CHANNEL RINGS IN 2013 […]

Quick Mid-Week Links

I’ll do some linkage here. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Dick Vitale finally gets to call the NCAA Final Four, but for an international audience. John Ourand at Sports Business Daily reports that Fox is in talks with Regis Philbin to host a show on Fox Sports 1. Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report wonders […]

2013 Australian Open on Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel will have daily coverage of the Australian Open starting each night at 7 p.m. beginning on Monday, January 14. The network will carry some 30 hours of live tennis coverage which will be encompassed into 180 hours of tournament coverage. Bill Macatee will be the lead announcer and he’ll be joined by Martina […]

Tennis Channel Airs Year-End WTA Championships Starting Today

If you’re a fan of tennis, the upcoming weeks will be quite fun. This week is the year-ending WTA Championships for the women’s tour. Then next month, the ATP Tour will be setting up for its year-end championships in London. This week in Istanbul, the the top eight players of 2012 and top four doubles […]

Tennis Channel Airs Davis Cup Semifinals Throughout The Weekend

The US Open may have finished, but the tennis calendar is not finished yet. This weekend, the Davis Cup semifinals take place. Team USA is involved taking on defending champion Spain in Gijon. With Rafael Nadal out with an injury, the United States has an opportunity to advance to the finals against either Argentina or […]

A Few Back To Work Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend. Let’s do a few sports media thoughts for you on this back to work Tuesday. They’re in bullet form as always. In this week’s Sports Business Journal, John Ourand reports that both Fox and CBS/Turner are looking to combine packages to force the other out of the […]

U.S. Open Begins on ESPN2 & Tennis Channel Today

The Office Move From Hell set me back in posting over the last two weeks so I’m trying to catch up with a few things. On Monday, the final tennis Grand Slam begins with the U.S. Open in New York. There will be four networks bringing this event to viewers. It’s to the point where […]

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