This week is an “on the fly” edition of Sports Media Weekly.
We top off the show looking at the news yesterday of NBC Sports getting back into the business of televising NASCAR races beginning in 2015. The panel saw this as a good move for NBC and a sad note for ESPN, which had been televising NASCAR events since the early 1980’s.
We shift to a column by John this week questioning whether we are at a time of a sports rights fees bubble and whether it will burst anytime soon.
The talk then took us into a discussion of the threat later tonight (as this is posted) of Time Warner Cable dropping CBS programming as the pair battle over carriage fees.
We wrap the show by looking at the move by Nate Silver from the New York Times to ESPN.