Sports Media Digest- April 11, 2013

NBC Sports Extends its Partnership with the Bayou Classic–  NBC Sports announced today that it has signed an extension to continue to televise the Bayou Classic, the annual college football game between Grambling and Southern.  The new agreement calls for NBC to televise the game through 2015.

Customers of Comcast, Cablevision, Suddenlink and Verizon Fios Can begin Streaming the NBC Sports Network–  NBC Sports announced today that programming on the NBC Sports Network can now be streamed via the network’s NBC Sports Live Extra product for customers of Comcast, Cablevision, Suddenlink and Verizon Fios.  The first event to be streamed is tonight NHL contests between the Penguins and Lightning.  Additional cable, satellite and telco providers are expected to be added soon.

Two MLS Games this Weekend on NBC Sports Network- The NBC Sports Network will televise two Major League Soccer matches (MLS) this weekend.  Saturday at 7:30p.m. ET FC Dallas hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy.  Sunday at 10:30p.m. ET the Portland Timbers will host the San Jose Earthquake.  For both games Arlo White, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler will be on site.

Real Sports Returns Tuesday on HBO–  The next edition of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns to HBO Tuesday at 10:00p.m. ET.  Among the topics this month:  a look at an Egyptian soccer team instrumental in the toppling of the government of Hosni Mubarak; a woman looking to make a NASCAR Sprint Cup pit crew; a talk with the President of the Miami Marlins; and a special New York-based boxer.

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