After a week off Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
This week Ken and I look at ESPN’s extension to continue to telecast Monday Night Football through the year 2021 and the implications it may have for CBS, FOX, NBC, cable subscribers, and ESPN itself.
We also look at how the changing landscape of college sports conferences will have on television rights, specifically the Big East, which will soon lose Syracuse and Pitt to the ACC.
And we take a look at the new studio sports line-up over at Versus, as it continues to put up programming to compete with ESPN.
Our guest this week is Kyle Bunch, one of the organizers for this week’s Blogs with Balls conference in New York City. Kyle talks about what the conference has evolved as it enters its fourth edition. He also goes over the line-up at this year’s event and how the perception of blogs has changed in the last few years.
Ken and I will be at the conference and will have a complete wrap-up next week.