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 […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, July 29 — August 4, 2013

I’ve been meaning to start a regular Monday feature and since Richard Deitsch has a weekly Monday column at and Tom Hoffarth has his Southern California Sports Calendar, I figured I would preview the upcoming week in the sports media. With a little luck, this will be a signature post on Fang’s Bites. Give […]

Some Monday Linkage

Trying to get back into the swing of things after a bad couple of weeks for this site. Been quite busy on the personal front. I hope to provide more original content for you from this point on. Some links for you as a token of appreciation for your patience. Let’s begin with John Ourand […]

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 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 […]

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 […]