NBC Unveils First 130 Matches of its 2013-14 English Premier League Schedule

In the first year of its three-year contract with the English Premier League, NBC Sports Group has announced the first three months of its 2013-14 schedule. Overall, 130 matches will be available either on TV or online. There will be 69 available on television through NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, Telemundo and mun2. The remaining […]

NBC Sports Group Announces A 10 Year Deal for NASCAR

Ok, the big news of the day and a huge win for NBC which really needed a win after losing rights to the College Football Playoff, MLB, Wimbledon and various college sports properties. NBC Sports Group has announced a 10 year rights deal for 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, 19 Nationwide Series races and select […]

Some Various Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage as we reach mid-week. From Joan E. Solsman of CNET, we learn that WatchESPN and HBO have been added to Apple TV. Chris Chase of USA Today’s For the Win blog notes that Serena Williams had some explosive quotes in Rolling Stone about the Steubenville, OH rape case. As a result […]

Fox Sports Announces New Deal With NASCAR

Fox Sports has officially announced a new deal with NASCAR that keeps the first half of the Sprint Cup Series on the Fox Sports Media Group. Overall, Fox will have the rights to 13 races including the Daytona 500 all the way into early June. According to Tripp Mickle and John Ourand at Sports Business […]

MLB Announces Deal With Fox & Turner Sports

We get the official MLB announcement on its new eight year media rights deals with Fox Sports and Turner Sports. We have highlights of the deal. There will be no more silly blackouts of the Fox Saturday Baseball games. They will be available on the out-of-market MLB Extra Innings package and MLB.TV. MLB Network will […]

Turner Sports Officially Announces 8-Year Deal with MLB

We have received the official announcement from Turner Sports of its new eight year deal with Major League Baseball. We know about the 13 regular season games it will carry with no local blackouts. We know of the one Wild Card Playoff Game and two League Division Series. We did not know that the two […]

How To Avoid Paying The $3.99 Fee To Watch March Madness Online

There has been plenty of confusion over the $3.99 fee to watch the NCAA Tournament online, whether it be through or the March Madness Live app for Android, iPhone and the iPad. First, the original press release promoted the fee and did not clearly explain how you could avoid paying it. Well after fiddling […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage For You

Let’s do some long overdue linkage for you. It’s been owed big time. We begin with Mike McCarthy of USA Today who writes that a San Diego sports anchor is in trouble for referring to NASCAR driver Danica Patrick as a “B.” Michael Hiestand from USA Today says the NBA All-Star Game’s overnight ratings are […]

Terms of the New NFL TV Deal

As reported by Daniel Kaplan and John Ourand in this week’s issue of Sports Business Journal, the NFL’s broadcast TV partners, CBS, Fox and NBC are about to finalize a deal to renew their contracts with the league. The deals would begin with the 2014 seasons. Each network would pay over $1 billion per season […]

CBS, Fox & NBC To Renew NFL Deals for Over $1B/Season Each

We’re hearing that the NFL is about to close renewals with its over the air TV partners, CBS, Fox and NBC. Sports Business Journal is reporting that all three networks will continue in their present packages, the AFC, NFC and Sunday Night Football, respectively for another 8 seasons starting in the 2014 season. All three […]

NASCAR Race Buddy and Races Available on & Mobile Apps

NASCAR fans who had been complaining that they could not see races online will now be able to do so via ESPN’s apps. NASCAR, Turner Sports which manages and ESPN have announced that the popular RaceBuddy online companion to the races will be made available to WatchESPN. In addition, the rest of ESPN’s NASCAR […]

Quickie Thursday Links

Today, I’ll be at a secret location in CT. It has to do with sports. It’s at a company that has four letters and is located in the central part of the state. The company was the subject of a recent book and a movie on it is in the option stage. Besides that, I […]