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Turner Sports Announces New Deal With the NBA

Ok, the new media rights deals for the National Basketball Association have been announced. Let’s first start with Turner Sports which has maintained a relationship with the Association dating back to 1984. With this being its 30th year of the marriage, this new agreement will ensure that the NBA and Turner will stay together through […]

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The 2014-15 NBA on TNT Schedule

There are 53 games in the NBA on TNT lineup for this season. That includes 19 Thursday night doubleheaders. The schedule includes the opening night doubleheader and NBA All-Star Weekend in New York. This year’s Opening Night doubleheader will involve the Texas Triangle teams, Dallas at San Antonio with the ring ceremony for the Spurs […]

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TNT Airs the Entire NBA Western Conference Finals

Starting Monday, TNT will be the exclusive home of the 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. TNT’s studio and game crews will be live from Oklahoma City and San Antonio throughout the series. TNT will air a one-hour NBA Tip-Off show before each game at 8 p.m. […]

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35th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

Here’s the listing of the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They were handed out in New York tonight to an appreciative audience at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Overall, NBC led all networks with six Emmy Awards, Fox/HBO Sports/MLB Network won 5 and ESPN received four. In an upset, Bob […]

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TNT Airs a Bunch of NBA Second Round Doubleheaders

As we move into the NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinal Round, TNT began things with a doubleheader on Monday. It will continue with twinbills on Tuesday and Wednesday and then again with a single game on Sunday Sunday and another doubleheader on Monday. It’ll give way to ESPN/ESPN2/ABC on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. You’ll […]

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It’s a Game 7 NBA Tripleheader on TNT Today

You can’t get any better than having three Games 7 on one network like today. The NBA’s Network of Record, TNT has all three Conference Quarterfinal Games 7 starting at 5:30 p.m. ET and action will last through early Sunday morning on the East Coast. It all begins with Atlanta at Indiana followed by Memphis […]

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TNT Prepares to be NBA’s Network of Record Once Again

As the 2014 NBA Playoffs get set to begin this weekend, TNT prepares once again to be the league’s Network of Record as it airs more than 40 playoff games from the first round all the way to the Western Conference Finals. TNT begins with three games this Sunday with Dallas at San Antonio at […]

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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

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This Brave New World: Turner Sports Airs the NCAA Final Four with New Twists

We’re entering a brave new world beginning this year. You have gotten used to having TBS, TNT and truTV join CBS in televising the NCAA Tournament over the last four seasons. Up until this year, CBS had been airing the Final Four and National Championship Game without interruption since 1982. That changes this year as […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

CBS/Turner Ends First Week of 2014 NCAA Tournament on a High Note

Catching up on a couple of things on this Monday night. The first week of the NCAA Tournament went swimmingly well for the CBS/Turner consortium. Record ratings and record viewership has steered the first six days of games for the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combo. For the first six days, CBS/Turner averaged a 5.9/13 […]

NCAA Tournament Viewership Continues to Soar into New Heights

The NCAA Tournament appears to have caught on with fans. When viewership goes up three straight days, you have a trend. For Saturday’s 3rd round action which had an afternoon of three bad games, but then an evening of barnburners, CBS/Turner averaged 10 million total viewers for the eight games which was the best in […]

CBS/Turner Off to a Flying Start for the NCAA Tournament

Once again, CBS/Turner saw some record numbers for the NCAA Tournament. yesterday’s numbers were the best for the opening Friday of the tournament dating back to 1991 when CBS took over the full rights for March Madness. The four telecast windows averaged 8.4 million viewers which is the highest since 1991. CBS/Turner saw a combined […]

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