ESPN Crows About Wimbledon Viewership

We have this from ESPN discussing the viewership both on TV and online for The Championships, Wimbledon. ESPN says the combined viewership for ESPN/ESPN2 is up 24% from when the cable portion of last year’s tournament on solely on ESPN2. And the rating is up this year averaging 0.6 from 0.5 last year. ESPN says […]

ESPN Airs The Wimbledon Gentlemen's Semifinals All Live on Friday

It was nice having the Wimbledon Ladies Semifinals all live on ESPN today. Had NBC and ESPN2 shared coverage as in the past, you know the Victoria Azarenka-Serena Williams match would have been held on tape delay by the Peacocks until noon in all time zones. Instead, ESPN aired that match live when it began […]

ESPN2 Announces French Open Coverage Plans; New Start Time

Starting Sunday, the second Grand Slam tournament on the Tennis calendar begins in Paris. Officially known as “Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros”, the French Open will go for two weeks. ESPN2 will have live tennis action for the first 6 days of the tournament starting at 5 a.m. ET and will last until 10 […]

CBS Airs A Double Dose Of Tennis This Weekend

While CBS is focusing on the Final Four in New Orleans, it also will be airing the women’s and men’s finals of the Sony Ericsson Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami. There has been some great tennis these last two weeks as we’ve seen some great upsets with Andy Roddick beating Roger […]

Attempting A Friday Megalink Post

This week has been hellish for me and I apologize for not being able to post as much as I would like. I’ve been away from my computer for most of the day and by the time I get home, I’m tired and don’t want to update the blog. Well, with me already done my […]

Some Long Overdue Linkage

Due to crazy personal schedules on Tuesday and Wednesday, I wasn’t able to update the site as much as I would like. I apologize to you as I’ve been trying to keep you apprised of the latest sports media news. A few housekeeping notes, first I did some Sports Media Thoughts earlier this morning and […]

Bringing Out The Mid-Week Linkage

Let’s do our linkage for today. It’s going to snow in Southern New England so I’m doing this early in case I have bug out later. Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, we learn that ESPN will be streaming its Championship Week games on Facebook, but not everyone will be able to see the games. […]

Chris Evert Joins ESPN Full-Time

Last year, Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert joined ESPN for Wimbledon and the US Open tournaments. She also worked the Australian Open this year and just announced by the Alleged Worldwide Leader, she’ll be working all four Grand Slams for ESPN2 under a new four year contract. In addition to the slams, she’ll work […]

Some Early Monday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some sports media thoughts once again. I owe you some since I wasn’t able to do them after last Monday’s post. As always, they come in bullet form. Since I was out for most of the afternoon on Sunday, I missed the Pregame coverage and 3/4 of the AFC Championship Game, but I […]

ESPN3 To Carry 150 Hours/Year of Women’s Tennis

ESPN has signed a new deal with the Women’s Tennis Association to carry all of the WTA Tour events on ESPN3, the network’s online platform. This new agreement spans six years and will last through 2016. Included in the deal are 11 premier tournaments and 70 matches from around the world. The deal takes effect […]

Providing Some Sunday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this Sunday morning. Some good stuff to get to. TVbytheNumbers says World Series Game 3 easily won the primetime ratings last night over college football and repeats on NBC. The Associated Press has an in-depth story on how Fox and Telemundo won the rights to the 2015-22 World Cups. Marisa […]

Bringing Out Some Sunday Links

I’m linking in the middle of doing some badly needed DIY projects here at the Fang’s Bites abode so I might be a bit scarce today. I’ll do what I can on this lazy Sunday, the middle of the Labor Day Weekend. The ESPN Ombudsman, Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute responds to Bruce Feldman’s […]

Dick Enberg To Be Honored By International Tennis Hall of Fame

Coming up in September, legendary announcer Dick Enberg will receive the Eugene L. Scott Award by the International Tennis Hall of Fame. As this is Enberg’s last year for calling both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, Enberg will be honored for his contributions to tennis and his suport for the game. Enberg began calling tennis […]

This Weekend on CBS Sports…

Usually in August, CBS Sports starts getting busy with the PGA Championship, NFL preseason and the U.S. Open and we’re seeing that this weekend with golf, tennis, college football preview and a fringe event. From September until April is CBS Sports’ busy period and then it goes into hibernation from after The Masters® until the […]

Bringing You Some Friday Megalink Love

Ok, seeing some good stories on this Friday and it appears that I’m staying in the office today so I can give you a full set and not have to leave for another site. Let’s git ‘er done! We start as always with the Weekend Viewing Picks which are getting busier with each passing weekend […]

People You Should Follow On Twitter, Part 8

Man, this has gone on much longer than I thought. When I started this whole series, I thought I could do it all in one sitting, but boy, was I wrong. It’s now spanned eight installments and will actually have a ninth on Wednesday. But I can assure you it will be the last one. […]

A Full Tuesday Linkfest! Finally!

For the last week, I haven’t been able to do a full set of links. Work has been crazy, but I hope to give one today. It’s either going to the other office or heading out with the boss to various work sites or head to meetings, but today should be calmer. I’ve started a […]

Tennis Channel To Air The US Open Series

Starting next weekend, Tennis Channel gets back to airing live tennis with the preliminary rounds of several US Open Series tournaments. These are the prelims before the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, the U.S. Open in New York. A total of 8 tournaments will be aired starting with the Atlanta Tennis Championships on […]

Bringing Out Some Saturday Linkage

While I’m at work on this Saturday, I’ll do some linkage for you. Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser notes that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson used a gay slur to berate a caller on a Sirius XM radio show last week. At The Grio, Marcus looks at the legacy of the train wreck that’s known […]