After a week away Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are back at it for a new edition of Sports Media Weekly.
Ken and I start the show by looking at the Olympic plans NBC Sports has for MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and Telemundo.
We then look at what impact Fox Sports will have on the ratings battle as it begins its stretch of Saturday night baseball games beginning this weekend.
We also look back at the exciting finish to the English Premier League season and coverage of Survival Sunday on the part of Fox Sports and ESPN.
We next delve into the recent talent moves at ESPN with Michelle Beadle and Michelle Bonner leaving and Scott Van Pelt and John Buccigross staying with the WWL.
Ken and I wrap our news segment by looking at ESPN’s decision to produce another set of 30 for 30 documentaries.
Our guest this week is a Sports Media Weekly favorite, Ian Eagle of CBS Sports, the Tennis Channel, and the YES Network. Ian looks at his upcoming travels to Paris to cover the French Open for the Tennis Channel. He also looks back at his NBA season covering Nets games for the YES Network and playoff action on NBA TV and TNT. Ian also explains his “gobbeldygook meltdown” with analyst Mike Fratello and how he is preparing for the upcoming NFL season.