Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/04/2015

As we hit mid-week, let’s do another edition of the notebook. NEWS CBS announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Colorado, Washington and UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel as a studio analyst. He’ll join the cast of College Football Today before SEC games and Inside College Football on CBS Sports Network. Neuheisel had been […]

Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/01/2015

It’s been more than ten days since you had a notebook. Things have gone rather haywire and I’ve been quite busy dealing with issues at home, but you don’t have to be bogged down with what I’m going through. You want content so here it is. NEWS With Monday being the NHL Trade Deadline, fans […]

FIFA Extends World Cup Media Rights in US and Canada Through 2026

Here’s a true surprise. No one was expecting the shocking announcement from FIFA that it’s extending the current media rights agreements in North America with Fox and Telemundo in the United States and CTV/TSN in Canada for another cycle through 2026. Fox and Telemundo have yet to air a World Cup and CTV/TSN is preparing to […]

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/14/2015

We have quite a few things for you today. Let’s get to things without further delay. NEWS The National Football League has reason to smile after seeing the numbers for Divisional Weekend. After seeing lower ratings and viewership for Wild Card Weekend, the NFL saw significantly higher numbers this past weekend thanks to having glamor […]

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Schedule

The Conference Final round for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin right away as Game 1 of the ECF begins on Saturday afternoon as the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. And Game 1 of the Western Conference Final faces off on Sunday afternoon. In the United States, NBC […]

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinal Schedule

After an amazing three Games 7 in the first round on Wednesday night, we jump right into the NHL Stanley Cup 2nd Round with the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens series. With CBC a lame duck with the NHL, it won’t get B’s-Montreal in its traditional Hockey Night in Canada time slot this Saturday and NBC gets […]

TSN’s 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round Schedule

TSN/TSN2 will combine to air four first round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series including the Original Six matchup between Boston and Detroit starting on Friday. Also included in TSN’s coverage will be the blood rivalry between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado-Minnesota and Anaheim-Dallas. As this will be the final year of TSN’s […]

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st Round Schedule

The regular season is over. The playoffs are here and some of the most compelling action you’ll see will begin Wednesday. All eight of the playoff series are listed below with US and Canadian networks. In the first round, the US local regional sports networks have exclusivity except when games are picked up by NBC. […]

CBC’s Programming for Days 15 and 16 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

This weekend marks the end of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Hockey takes center stage once again. CBC airs both the bronze medal game between the United States and Finland on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. On Sunday, Team Canada plays for its second straight gold medal facing Sweden at 7 a.m. CBC’s coverage begins at […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 14 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

CBC and its affiliated cable networks will be all over a big day for Canada in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The big game of the day is of course, Team Canada vs. Team USA in the men’s hockey semifinals that is a rematch of the 2010 gold medal final. CBC will air the game […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 13 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

The women’s hockey gold medal game is the big highlight of the day for CBC and its affiliated networks. Canada will try to defend its gold medal that it has retained since the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Team USA hopes to break that streak on Thursday. CBC carries the game at noon ET. […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 12 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Hockey takes center stage as the men’s quarterfinals will be held throughout Wednesday. TSN airs Sweden-Slovenia at 3 a.m. ET then CBC airs a doubleheader with Russia-Finland at 7:30 a.m. and then Canada-Latvia at noon. USA-Czech Republic will be seen on TSN2 at noon. TSN will air the ladies figure skating short program beginning at […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 11 of the XXII Winter Olympic Games

CBC and its affiliated networks will be all over the Tuesday schedule at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Men’s hockey will be dominant with single elimination games to advance to the quarterfinals. CBC will carry games at 7:30 a.m. and noon ET. TSN will air the women’s bobsleigh and curling. Sportsnet will have the men’s Nordic […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 10 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Canadians will be dividing their attention between women’s curling on TSN2, women’s hockey on CBC and figure skating on TSN. Team Canada in women’s curling hopes to remain undefeated as it takes on South Korea at 10 a.m. ET. Also at 10 a.m., the Ice Dance Free Program with defending gold medalists Tessa Virtue and […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 9 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

For CBC and its affiliated partners for the 2014 Sochi Games, Canada is back in action in men’s hockey against Finland. That will air live on CBC at noon ET. In curling, the men will square off against the US at midnight on CBC then again against China at 10 a.m. on TSN2. The Ice […]

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 […]