ESPN Enters Its 25th Season of Televising MLB

Finally, after what has seemed to be an endless two months of unwatchable Spring Training games, the season is ready to start for real. Not counting those two games in Australia, the 2014 Major League Baseball season begins in earnest on Sunday when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Diego Padres. ESPN will air […]

ESPN Networks Present All Games of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Tournament

The networks of ESPN will air all 63 games of the NCAA Women’s Tournament starting this Saturday. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN Full Court will all be utilized during the three week tourney that culminates with the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, TN on Sunday, April 6 and the National Championship Game on Tuesday, […]

Dish and Walt Disney Enter Long-Term Carriage Agreement

Just announced this evening, Dish Network has signed a long-term agreement with Disney to keep its networks on the satellite provider systems without any interruption. This keeps ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic on Dish. It gives Longhorn Network a broader distribution. It adds SEC Network when it launches in August. It […]

ESPN Radio to Air NBA All-Star Game on Sunday

As it has dating back to the 1990′s ESPN Radio will have complete coverage of NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. It will begin with the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, February 14, then the All-Star Saturday Night featuring the Skills Competition and it all culminates with the All-Star Game on Sunday. Kevin Calabro will […]

The Final BCS National Championship Game Draws Well for ESPN

For the last BCS National Championship to be played, ESPN went full guns ablazin’ and was rewarded with cable’s third largest audience ever. The Alleged Worldwide Leader aired the game on four of its TV networks as well as streaming through its online platforms and as a result, the total audience on television resulted in […]

ESPN3 Announces a 60 Game CFL Schedule for 2013 Season; 5 Games to ESPN2

Here’s a Fang’s Bites exclusive, at least until 2 p.m. ET today. ESPN has announced that it will carry 60 Canadian Football League games this season, 5 on ESPN2 and 55 online through ESPN3. Since 2008, ESPN has carried CFL games on the internet either through its online platform (once known as ESPN360, since rebranded […]

ESPN Ready to air The Championships Wimbledon 2013 for a Glorious Fortnight

Wimbledon is one of the greatest events in the sporting calendar. And the organizers of the tournament try to keep things special. There’s the strawberries and cream served. Players have to wear white. There’s no play in the middle Sunday of the Championships. Tennis takes over the BBC for the entire two week period. And […]

ESPN at The Masters

Coming up this week, the golf calendar really comes into focus as The Masters® takes place this week in Augusta, GA. ESPN will carry the first two rounds of the tournament on Thursday and Friday. The network also carries the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday as players get to have fun before the real thing […]

ESPN is All Over the NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans

This Sunday, ESPN will air the Women’s Final Four on Sunday. It begins at 6 p.m. ET with the NCAA Women’s Final Four Special hosted by Kevin Negandhi with analysts Carolyn Peck and Kara Lawson. Then at 6:30 p.m., Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke will call the National Semifinals with Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe […]

ESPN All Over MLB Opening Week

Next week is Opening Week for Major League Baseball. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to air seven games over a four day span. ESPN will have the Opening Night Game this Sunday night between new American League West Division rivals Texas and Houston. The new Sunday Night Baseball announcing crew of Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser […]

NIT Returns to ESPN on Tuesday; Bill Walton Assigned to Stanford

The National Invitation Tournament is back to allow 32 teams that didn’t make the NCAA Tournament an opportunity to have some postseason play. The ESPN family of networks will air the entire tournament culminating with the semifinals and finals at Madison Square Garden on April 2 and April 4, respectively. Bob Wischusen will call the […]

Back For Some Tuesday Links

Let’s do some linkage. I need to do this more than twice a week. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at the potential replacements for Jon Gruden in the Monday Night Football booth should he decide to leave as rumored. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal has a plethora of subjects in his latest media column. […]

ESPN Family of Networks 2012-13 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Season

To the ESPN family of networks’ schedule for the 2012-13 basketball season. Overall, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will air 38 conference games, 14 of which to be divided among ESPN/ESPN2 and the rest on ESPNU. The games will air primarily on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. This season begins an 11 p.m. ET game on […]

Your Thursday Linkage

Let’s do a few links for you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the local MLB TV ratings. Mike Ozanian from Forbes explains what the new national MLB TV deals mean for the upcoming bids for the Los Angeles Dodgers TV rights. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter has an NBC Sports executive defending […]

NFL Online and Tablet Streaming For 2012

As we approach the 2012 NFL regular season, let’s take a look at the online streaming plans for the League’s TV partners. Believe it or not, online real-time streaming of games began back in 2007 when DirecTV released its Supercast app for computers (for Internet Explorer only!) and allowed subscribers to its NFL Sunday Ticket […]