Sports Media Weekly No. 149

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I are riding solo for this week’s edition of Sports Media Weekly.

We begin the show looking at the announcement this week by CBS Sports and Turner Sports on the telecast responsibilities of each for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament through the year 2024.  TBS will be televising games deeper in the tournament beginning next year while CBS has the national championship games in 2014 and 2015.

We then look at the move by Fox Sports to hire TSN Sportscentre star anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole as its anchors for its nightly highlight show Fox Sports Live which will debut on Fox Sports 1 when it launches on August 17th.

We discuss the solid viewership numbers posted by NBC for this past week’s Kentucky Derby and the news that Carrie Underwood will take over for Faith Hill as the musical lead-in to NBC’s Sunday Night Football beginning this fall.

Ken and I wrap-up the show by comparing our Sports Emmy picks with the results from last night’s award ceremony in New York.

PROGRAM NOTE-  Ken and I will not be producing a program next week.  The show will return on Wednesday, May 22nd.


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