Even though one would think this would be a slow time in terms of sports media news, that’s not the case as we begin another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I start the show by talking about the new agreement between NBC Sports and Major League Soccer to carry MLS games beginning next year. We also talk about the extension of ESPN’s agreement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to continue to air the Indianapolis 500 on ABC through 2018.
We look at the impressive ratings numbers for Fox and ESPN on its coverage of Red Sox/Yankees and the discussion of East Coast Bias.
We also talk more about the growing number of NFL analysts at ESPN and the talent departures for the New England Sports Network.
Ken and I also look at the Fox NFL announcing line-up, a good lead-in to our guest, Fox Sports NFL and MLB announcer Kenny Albert. Albert fills us in on the recent Fox NFL broadcasting boot camp, his comfort with analysts Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa, and his busy schedule covering all four major sports in a given year.