After our special on Monday we are back with our regularly scheduled edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
In this week’s news segment Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I discuss the re-branding of Versus into the NBC Sports Network and Sporting News Radio into Yahoo! Sports Radio and their potential impact in competing with ESPN.
We also discuss how an agreement between Westwood One and Dial Global will benefit the radio network. We look at two new additions to ESPN’s stable of NFL analysts (one of particular interest to Ken) and the wait-and-see attitude by the Big East Conference in the future of its television packages.
Our guest this week is Andrew Catalon, sports anchor at News Channel 13, WNYT in Albany New York. Some of you may remember Andrew as the voice of curling at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics on NBC. Andrew talks about his curling background, his work for CBS Sports on coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and the Masters, and covering sports in New York’s state capital.