After a week taking care of business we are back with another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
My co-host, Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites, and I start off the show by talking about the good ratings numbers turned in by NBC/Versus for the Stanley Cup Finals and ABC/ESPN for the NBA Finals. There is little doubt that this trend will continue.
We also look into the ability of the MLB Network to telecast games of importance on short notice, specifically the Major League debut yesterday of Nationals phenom Steven Strasburg.
We also look into the media implications of a growing Big 10 and Pac 10 Conference if each are able to lure new members.
Coverage of the World Cup is our focus this week. We are joined on the show by Dermot McQuarrie, Assistant General Manager, Senior Vice President of Production and Programming at Fox Sports International. McQuarrie oversees Fox Soccer Channel, which will provide comprehensive coverage of the events in South Africa beginning tomorrow.