Fox Sports Announces Programming For NFL Singleheader Sundays

In a repeat of last year’s successful programming of NFL Sundays, Fox Sports has decided to bring back tape delayed English Premier League games and UFC shows to help fill the period before or after NFL regional action on five separate weeks. Fox found an audience for the English Premier League games and the UFC […]

Checking Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s provide some mid-week linkage before I get too busy later on. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily writes that NBC’s overnight rating for Tuesday’s Olympic primetime was up from the comparable night four years ago. Tripp Mickle of SBJ says NBC is about to set up a set of exhibition beach volleyball matches between […]

It's the UFC on Fox! In Primetime!

UFC hits the New York market and primetime on Fox tomorrow night. From the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ, UFC has a card of four fights including the headliner, lightweights Nate Diaz against Jim Miller for a title shot. This marks the first time for UFC in East Rutherford since 2001. Curt Menefee will […]

Unveiling Some Thursday Links

Let’s get to some linkage. Four days in a row. Let’s keep up the momentum. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the NFL is considering suspending the Pro Bowl. Stuart Kemp of the Hollywood Reporter writes that BBC’s staff to cover the London Olympics will outnumber the British athletic contingent to the Games. Tim Baysinger […]

Let's Do Some Thursday Linkage

Why not do some links while I can? We begin with USA Today and the national NFL TV schedule for this upcoming season. Carolyn Giardana with the Hollywood Reporter writes that NBC will utilize Avid Technology systems to develop video feeds for the London Summer Olympics. George Winslow at Broadcasting & Cable says NESN has […]

Some Sunday Morning Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a sports media thoughts post in a while and there has been so much that has transpired since the last time I wrote one. As always, they’re in bullet form. Let’s do this. Just four days into the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and I like how the networks of NBC are handling […]

Fox Sports Announces Primetime Saturday Schedule

We now will post the entire Fox Sports Saturday primetime press release. No need to reinvent another introduction. Read the press release. For reals. Seriously. SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FOX SPORTS Big Events Dominate Saturday Nights from April to December Almost 100 Hours of MLB, College Football, NASCAR, NFL & UFC Scheduled New York & […]

Fox Sports' Saturday Primetime Schedule Through 12/08/2012

I’m away from my computer and not able to post the complete Fox Sports press release on its Saturday Primetime schedule. It starts this Saturday, April 14 with the NASCAR Sprint Cup event in Texas and goes all the way to December 8. Fox Sports will fill 28 out of the 32 week span with […]

Grinding Out Some Monday Links

Let’s do some links on this Monday. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game has become a showcase for upcoming NBA talent. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that NBC Sports Network will get a lion’s share of coverage for the London Summer Olympics. Brian Stelter of the New York […]

Late Monday Night Links

As promised earlier today, I’m giving you more links. I was out earlier today and I’ll be out again tomorrow so it’s going to be a bit crazy for me. So let’s get to the linkage right now. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the media circus that was the Tim Tebow press conference at […]

The Super Bowl Weekend Megalinks

Let’s do some linkage on this Super Bowl Weekend. The Weekend Viewing Picks have my sports and entertainment suggestions. Time for your links. As you can imagine, many of the stories will deal with Sunday’s Super Bowl. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about his past experiences in hosing a […]

UFC Scores in Younger Male Demographics For Fox

UFC on Fox’s official debut last Saturday scored lower than its November special premiere, but when you look inside the numbers, Fox is happy with the ratings in the 18-34 and 18-49 categories. For advertisers, that’s what they want to hear. The final rating for the mixed martial arts tripleheader was a 2.6 with a […]

Cranking Out Your Tuesday Links

Since late last night, I’ve been culling linkage for today. Let’s get to them. Terry Lefton and Daniel Kaplan at Sports Business Journal discuss how Indianapolis hotels are gouging customers for Super Bowl Week. Anick Jesdanun of the Associated Press reviews NBC’s online presentation of the Super Bowl for this Sunday. Sergio Non of USA […]

The Mighty Monday Links

I don’t know why they’re mighty, but they’re here. Let’s get to them. USA Today’s Mike McCarthy looks at Super Bowl Media Day which will be covered from all angles on both ESPN and NFL Network. Preston Bounds from Sports Business Daily lists the top 11 most marketable NFL players. Your humble blogger is quoted […]

UFC on Fox Officially Begins on Saturday

Fox had a brief one fight UFC premiere in November, but on Saturday, the partnership between the two parties begins. Three fights will be seen on Fox starting at 9 p.m. ET with the prelims on Fuel at 5. Chicago’s United Center will be the venue. Curt Menefee will be the host. Randy Couture and […]

Some Tuesday Links

Don’t have time to provide a full set of links today so I’ll give you what I’ve culled thus far. Some good stuff here. Some stories from this week’s Sports Business Journal. First, John Ourand reports that ESPN and MLB could butt heads over TV Everywhere streaming rights. ESPN has its model. MLB has its […]

Our First Set of Linkage in 2012

I’ll provide a quick set of links for you on this New Year’s Day. Because 1/1/2012 falls on a Sunday, it doesn’t feel like a holiday. It’ll feel more like the holiday tomorrow with college football and the NHL Winter Classic. Let’s look at what we have for you. First, Rich Sands from TV Guide […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2011

Time for the Fang’s Bites Sports Media Year in Review. The year isn’t big enough for a Top Ten, but it is big enough for a Big Dozen. Let’s get to the list and we’ll count down from 12 and also have some Honorable Mentions. 12. ESPN The Book One of the most anticipated books […]

Time For Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some links. May not be a full set. Depends on how much I can get done here. We’ll start with Alexandra Bruell of Advertising Age who says Penn State University has hired a public relations firm to help with crisis management for the Jerry Sandusky story. John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says […]

Various Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts column in quite some time. And to boot, I’m doing this on the iPad. Not that you should care, but this will cause me to pause and think which is dangerous. Anyway, I’ll do this in bullet form. Thanks for your indulgence. The Penn State media coverage has not been […]