We begin the last month of 2011 with a packed edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast. Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I begin the show talking about the battle between CBS Sports and NBC Sports over the possible flexing of the December 18th NFL match-up between the Patriots and Broncos.
We also touch upon a report in Sports Business Journal That CBS, NBC, and Fox may be near a deal to extend their television rights contracts with the NFL. We also touch upon what will be a demanding 66-game NBA schedule once the season begins on Christmas Day.
Our guest this week is Greg Wyshynski, Editor of the Puck Daddy NHL hockey blog at Yahoo! Sports. We talk with Greg about plans to realign the NHL and how those plans will impact the coverage of the sport by NBC, Versus, and the CBC. We also look at the upcoming NHL Winter Classic and whether ESPN can ever regain favor with the league in the future.