Its the final edition of the year for the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I spend the entire show going over some of the sports media news that made headlines in 2011.
We talk rights fees as the NFL, NHL, Olympics, World Cup, and UFC put new deals in place over the last year.
We also talk about ESPN’s influence in college sports and growing competition from the likes of NBC.
We touch upon the media coverage of the scandals at Penn State and Syracuse as well as the hype around the new book on the history of ESPN.