CBC/TSN/Sportsnet to Combine to Air Over 1,500 Hours of the 2014 Winter Olympics

This comes from our friends at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada’s public broadcaster. Starting in February and spanning 17 days, CBC and partners TSN/TSN2 and Sportsnet/Sportsnet One will combine to carry over 1,500 hours in both English and French of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sochi is a warm weather city that averages […]

NFL Signs New Comprehensive Canadian Rights Agreement with CTV/TSN

In the wake of Bell Media losing the NHL to Rogers, the company has signed a huge deal with the National Football League giving CTV and TSN rights to most of the regular season and all of the postseason inventory. Games will be seen on both CTV/CTV Two and TSN/TSN2 on Sunday afternoons. TSN will […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 1 — Rogers-NHL Deal

Welcome to the premiere episode of the Fang’s Bites podcast. This is not to replace what I do with Keith Thibault on the Sports Media Weekly podcast, this podcast will post when there is breaking sports media news. The new Rogers-NHL media rights deal certainly classifies as breaking news. In the initial episode, I talk […]

BREAKING NEWS: CBC and Rogers Sportsnet Gain NHL Canadian Rights; TSN Out

This began developing around 11 p.m. ET on Monday. TSN NHL Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted that it appeared that two Canadian TV networks had made an agreement with the National Hockey League and reading between the lines, it appeared that TSN was out. Pains me to report this, but NHL closing in on landmark CDN […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

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 […]

TSN to Air First Half of NHL Western Conference Final

Canada’s TSN will air the first three games of the NHL Stanley Cup Western Conference Final beginning this Saturday. Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro will be the team calling the games for TSN. Coverage begins Saturday in Chicago as the Blackhawks host the Los Angeles Kings. After Game 3 in Los Angeles, TSN will yield […]

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Final Schedules Released

Ok, we have the schedules for both the NHL Eastern Conference and Western Conference Finals. The Eastern Conference Final schedule is set as it will begin on Saturday night, June 1 as the Boston Bruins take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on NBC, CBC and RDS. The Western Conference Final is a bit dicey as the […]

NHL on TSN Sails Into the Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals

TSN has exclusive coverage of two series, one from each of the Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals. It will air the Boston Bruins-New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings series throughout this round. Canada’s #1 sports network will carry both series throughout this round. Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will call Boston-New York […]

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Schedule

Ok, I’m still coming down from the Bruins comeback against Toronto. I thought it would a Round 1 exit for the B’s, but instead, they’ll take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. NBC Sports Network, NBC and CNBC will be airing the series in the US. TSN will air it across […]

TSN’s Popular SportsCentre Anchor Team Headed for LALA Land

Broken Friday by Toronto Sports Media, and then confirmed by TSN, we find that coming in August, US viewers will get acquainted with the enormously popular SportsCentre team of Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. According to TSN’s press release which is posted below, Onrait and O’Toole are headed “to Los Angeles for exciting new broadcast […]

TSN Has San Jose-Vancouver and Three Other NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Series

As the other Canadian NHL rightsholder, TSN has the availability to pick up the teams from the Great White North that CBC does not select. In this case, TSN will air the San Jose-Vancouver series after CBC chose Montreal-Ottawa and Boston-Toronto. In addition, TSN has Canadian homeboy Sidney Crosby in the Pittsburgh-New York Islanders series […]

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals Schedules and Networks

Now that the National Hockey League regular season is over, it’s time to post the schedules for each series. In the first round, local regional sports networks can air playoff games. Only NBC games are exclusive in the United States, while in Canada, the playoffs are split between CBC and TSN. Playoff games in the […]

A Late Friday Night/Early Saturday Morning Sports Media Notebook

Let’s do a notebook tonight, shall we? If I can’t do linkage and it always seems something gets in the way these days, I might as well do a notebook. I’ll try to provide as many links and stories as possible here. Interesting story from The Big Lead. The daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET SportsCenter […]

CBC Announces It’s Officially Back in the Olympics Business

During the 2012 Olympics, the International Olympics Committee awarded the rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics to CBC after the Canadian Olympic Broadcasting Consortium consisting of CTV, RDS, TSN and Sportsnet had aired the 2010 and 2012 Games, ending a long streak by CBC dating back to 1996. CBC had yet to officially announce […]