BREAKING NEWS: Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable

In a move that Americans are trying to wrap their proverbial heads arounds, news broke Wednesday night that the largest U.S. cable provider, Comcast, has entered into an agreement to purchase the second largest, Time Warner Cable. According to CNBC (owned by Comcast), this megadeal is worth $159 per share or somewhere in the neighborhood […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 12/21 & 12/22/2013

All Times Eastern Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Women’s Schedule & Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, December 21 Men’s Braggin’ Rights, St. Louis, MO Missouri vs. Illinois — ESPN2, 5;30 p.m. (Dave O’Brien/Jimmy Dykes) Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival, Brooklyn, NY Michigan vs. Stanford — Fox […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 9 — 15, 2013

Well, let’s take a look at what’s ahead in the sports media for the upcoming week. It’s another busy week and we’ll preview it for you right now. TELEVISION NFL Premieres The NFL continues to dominate the week. Monday has the annual Week 1 doubleheader on ESPN with Philadelphia taking on the DC NFL Team […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do some Friday megalinks. Haven’t done any in a couple of weeks. The Weekend Viewing Picks have all of your sports and entertainment TV needs. Time for the linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes the rising rights fees for the college football postseason. Michael writes about Today show Executive Producer Jim Bell […]

DirecTV Picks Up Time Warner Cable SportsNet

Finally, Los Angeles Lakers fans will have access to their favorite team on DirecTV. In an agreement announced on Thursday, DirecTV tweeted what Lakers fans have wanted to hear ever since the season began, that it will carry Time Warner Cable SportsNet starting tonight and the first game on the satellite provider will be seen […]

Various Monday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Monday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with TNT’s Charles Barkley about the next phase of his career. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Saturday nights are becoming a sports TV bastion. Chris Chase at USA Today’s Game On blog has video of an NFL referee cursing which surprised […]

Some Monday Sports Media Thoughts

Time to provide some sports media thoughts as we begin another workweek. Of course, they will be in bullet form. What was once the place for sports networks to convene to put pressure on cable has suddenly become the place to hold out. DirecTV was once the provider to pick up sports networks before anyone […]