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Winners of the 37th Sports Emmy Awards

On Tuesday, May 10 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the Sports Emmy Awards were handed out to the national sports networks nominated in a number of categories. FS1 was the network that received the most with 8 awards. NBC was next with 7 followed by FoxSports.com with 6 then […]

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04:  Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats and Ryan Arcidiacono #15 hoist the trophy after the Villanova Wildcats defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CBS/Turner Extend NCAA Tournament Rights Through 2032

In a move that had been expected, the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports have announced an eight-year extension of their agreement that was going to expire in 2024. It keeps the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on CBS/Turner Sports through 2032 and keeps ESPN from getting its hands on the coveted property until at least […]

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 01:  The Villanova Wildcats huddle during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/02-03/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 2 Men’s College All-Star Game, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX East vs. West — CBS, 1 p.m. (delayed from 4/1) NCAA Tournament Division I Men’s Championship National Semifinals, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Studio and Pregame Shows With a Kiss — CBS, noon NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 […]

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 27:  The Syracuse Orange celebrate their 68 to 62 win over the Virginia Cavaliers with teammates during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional Final at United Center on March 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2016 NCAA Final Four Tip Times on TBS/TNT/truTV Announced

With Turner Sports airing the Final Four® for the third straight year, we get the “Team Stream” concept a.k.a. the “Homer calls.” It means that TBS will have the main call with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson while TNT and truTV will have the homer calls for the four teams in […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 18: Isaiah Taylor #1 of the Texas Longhorns reacts after Paul Jesperson #4 of the Northern Iowa Panthers hit a half court three pointer to win the game with a score of 75 to 72 during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 18, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/19-20/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 19 Men’s National Invitation Tournament 2nd Round (Home Sites) Wagner at Creighton — ESPN, noon (Doug Sherman/Daymeon Fishback) NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Pregame and Studio Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5:30 p.m.NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 8 […]

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 17:  The dancers of the USC Trojans in action during the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 17, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2016 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for 03/19/2016

After an exciting day of NCAA Tournament action which saw Yale get past Baylor, Arkansas-Little Rock parlay a miracle 30 foot tying shot in regulation into a two-overtime win over Purdue and Providence somehow advancing in a last-second win against USC. With that in mind, let’s provide the tip times, networks and announcing assignments for […]

Reporter's Notebook

Sports Media Notebook for 08/14/2015 — Sports Media Thoughts

Let’s do some thoughts for you on this Friday. It’s all about providing you with fresh content. So without further delay, here’s the column: Earlier this week, Al Michaels broke some news on the Dan Patrick Show. Unfortunately, this interview is not available on the show’s YouTube page, but the audio is on his website […]

DENVER - NOVEMBER 16:  A detail photo of the ball as it falls through the rim as the Denver Nuggets face the New York Knicks at the Pepsi Center on November 16, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Knicks 120-118. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Your 2015-16 NBA Television Schedule

The NBA has announced its 2015-16 schedule and that includes the national TV partners, ESPN/ABC, NBA TV and TNT. Let’s list the games. One thing is different. ABC will have a regular Saturday night game, taking its early 1 p.m. ET Sunday game and converting them into primetime. ABC will continue to air games on […]

Emmy

36th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

The 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out in New York on Tuesday, May 5. NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was a big winner, but in several technical categories. We can’t say the usual suspects won because Bob Costas did not pick up the Outstanding Studio Host Award. Ernie Johnson won […]

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 05:  A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Over 28 Million Watch Duke-Wisconsin on …. CBS

CBS ends 34 years of consecutively airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship Game on a high note. After last year’s game between UConn and Kentucky which averaged a 12.5/20 final rating/share, this year’s contest pitting Duke and Wisconsin saw a rise of 28% to 16.0/28. Viewership also saw a big jump as Duke-Wisconsin averaged […]

2015 NCAA Final Four

2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four Scores for Turner Sports

The Turner triumvirate of TBS, TNT and truTV couldn’t be happier with the numbers from this year’s Final Four. First, the Kentucky-Wisconsin game broke the rating and viewership record of last week’s Kentucky-Notre Dame Midwest Regional Final on TBS becoming the most-watched college basketball game in U.S. cable television history. The game averaged a 12.4 […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/4-5/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 4 Studio and Pregame Shows At the Final Four — TBS, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Indianapolis, IN — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. The Final Four Show — TBS, 4 p.m. BTN Tip-Off Show 2015: Final Four Pregame — Big Ten Network, 5 p.m. Best of College Basketball — CBS […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30:  A view of basketballs prior to the midwest regional final game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines during the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

CBS/Turner See Record Overnights for 1st Week of 2015 NCAA Men’s Tournament

Observers may have criticized the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee over seedings and various teams getting into the Big Dance, but the games and matchups that resulted from the First Four to the Round of 32 has generated record ratings for the CBS/Turner broadcast consortium. For the first week on CBS, TBS, TNT and the much-maligned […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/21-22/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 21 Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship 3rd Round Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 11 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tip Times for Saturday, 03/21/2015, 3rd Round of 2015 NCAA Tournament

The tip times for Saturday, March 21 are in. CBS has a quadrupleheader beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET with UCLA taking on UAB, then Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Arizona vs. Ohio State and Utah vs. Georgetown. TNT begins the Turner Sports coverage with Xavier vs. Georgia State at 6:10 p.m. and TBS follows an hour later […]

NCAA Final Four II

CBS/Turner Sports Unveil 2015 NCAA Tournament Announce Teams

This year brings a lot of upheaval for the CBS/Turner team for this year’s NCAA Tournament. With Greg Anthony suspended, Steve Kerr in the NBA, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill named to the “A” team with Jim Nantz, analysts and reporters have to be shuffled and that’s exactly what CBS/Turner has done. It also means […]

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