CBC’s Programming for Day 7 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

On Friday, CBC and its affiliated networks will be all over men’s hockey (Canada vs. Austria on CBC), the men’s figure skating free skate (TSN), men’s ski jumping (Sportsnet One), men’s super combined in alpine skiing (Sportsnet) and a whole lot more. CBC’s coverage will be live throughout the day. Here’s the breakdown of events. […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 6 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

This is what Canada has been waiting for. The men’s Olympic hockey tournament really gets underway with Team Canada taking on Norway at noon ET on CBC. Team USA will be playing at 7:30 a.m. and TSN will air its opening game vs. Slovakia while CBC will take Team Russia vs. Slovenia. In curling, the […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 5 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

In Canada, the main event at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games will be hockey. At 7 a.m. ET, it’s the blood rivalry game between the USA and Canada in women’s hockey. Then the men’s hockey tournament begins on Wednesday as the Czech Republic takes on Sweden. Canada has medal hopes in men’s speed skating, luge, […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 4 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

The full compliment of networks will be utilized for Canada’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. CBC will carry women’s luge while Sportsnet airs the pairs figure skating short program and TSN goes with speed skating and luge. It’s going to be busy during the 4th day of action during the Sochi Games. We have […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 3 of the XXII Winter Olympic Games

CBC will be all over curling on Tuesday beginning with the men’s team taking on Germany at midnight ET during its Olympic Overnight program co-hosted by Andi Petrillo and Andrew Chang. Then at 5 a.m. during the Olympic Morning coverage, the women will square off against China. And at 10 a.m., the men are back […]

CBC Programming for Day 1 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

CBC along with Sportsnet and TSN will have the complete coverage of the 2014 Winter Games for Canadians. CBC will air Team Canada vs. Switzerland in women’s hockey at 8 a.m. Sportsnet will take the Team USA game vs. Finland. Following hockey, CBC airs the Team Figure Skating event. During the overnight hours, CBC hits […]

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 […]