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ESPN Has Coverage of World Cup Qualifying

ESPN has a full day of coverage tomorrow of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

ESPN2 will provide live coverage tomorrow night of the U.S. Men’s qualifier against Jamaica.  Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman and sideline reporter Mónica González will call the match beginning at 8:00p.m. ET from Columbus, OH. Host Bob Ley, Alexi Lalas and Kasey Keller will provide studio commentary from ESPN’s Bristol studio.

ESPN3 will also telecast a number of qualifiers tomorrow afternoon.

Here is the complete list of World Cup qualifying matches tomorrow on ESPN:

Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Tue, Sept 11 3 p.m. Scotland vs. Macedonia ESPN3 /(ESPN Deportes: 9/12 @ 11 a.m.)
  2:45 p.m. Belgium vs. Croatia ESPN3 /(ESPN Deportes: 9/13 @ 1 p.m.)
2:30 p.m. Serbia vs. Wales ESPN3
2 p.m. Bulgaria vs. Armenia ESPN3
1 p.m. Cyprus vs. Iceland ESPN3 /(ESPN Deportes: 9/13 @ 11 a.m.)
2:30 p.m. Switzerland vs. Albania ESPN3
1 p.m. Israel vs. Russia ESPN3
3:15 p.m. Portugal vs. Azerbaijan ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes
2:45 p.m. Northern Ireland vs. Luxembourg ESPN3
2:45 p.m. Greece vs. Lithuania ESPN3
2 p.m. Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Latvia ESPN3
2:15 p.m. Slovakia vs. Liechtenstein ESPN3
2:30 p.m. San Marino vs. Montenegro ESPN3
2:45 p.m. Poland vs. Moldova ESPN3
1:30 p.m. Georgia vs. Spain ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes
2 p.m. Turkey vs. Estonia ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Hungary vs. Netherlands ESPN3 /(ESPN Deportes: 9/12 @ 1 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. Romania vs. Andorra ESPN3
3 p.m. France vs. Belarus ESPN3
8 p.m. USA vs. Jamaica ESPN2 / WatchESPN
9:05 p.m. Panama vs. Canada WatchESPN / ESPN Deportes

 

Big Ten Network’s Big Ten Football Tour

Beginning next week the Big Ten Network (BTN) will be producing an hour program from each pre-season conference college football training camp.

Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will travel across the conference as part of the network’s Big Ten Football Preview Tour.

All previews will air at 10:00p.m. ET.  Here is the schedule:

Football Previews (TV shows air at 10 PM ET)
Aug. 9: Iowa Aug. 17: Indiana
Aug. 10: Nebraska Aug. 18: Illinois
Aug. 12: Minnesota Aug. 19: Ohio State
Aug. 14: Wisconsin Aug. 21: Penn State
Aug. 15: Northwestern Aug. 23: Michigan State
Aug. 16: Purdue Aug. 24: Michigan

Aug. 28: Legends Division Preview Show, 8 PM ET
Aug. 29: Leaders Division Preview Show, 8 PM ET

 

Sports Media Digest- August 2, 2012

Another Successful Olympics Viewership Day for NBC- 30.8 million viewers watched NBC’s prime time coverage of Day 6 of the Olympics, making it the most watched first Wednesday of any non-U.S. Olympics in 36 years.  Last night’s rating was 17.8, 7% higher than 2008 and 3% in 2004.  NBC’s daytime viewership Wednesday averaged 7.3 million viewers with a rating of 5.2.

Hard Knocks Begins Tuesday on HBO-  The 2012 edition of Hard Knocks, this year featuring the Miami Dolphins, will debut on HBO this Tuesday at 10:00p.m. ET/PT.  Future episodes will air weekly at the same time until September 4th.

PGA Championship Programming on CBS Sports Spectacular This Weekend–  The CBs Sports Spectacular this weekend will have a PGA Championship flavor.  Saturday at 1:00p.m. ET CBS will present the Arc of Triumph, a program looking at the fame coming to some former PGA Champions.  The program will be hosted by Turner’s Vince Cellini. Sunday at 1:00p.m. ET Bill Macatee hosts Prelude to a Championship, a preview of this year’s tournament.

NBCSN has Two MLS Games this Weekend-  The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will take a break following its live Olympics coverage this weekend to televise a pair of MLS matches.  At 8:00p.m. ET tomorrow the New York Red Bulls will take on the Houston Dynamo.  Saturday at 7:00p.m. ET FC Dallas travels to Portland to take on the Timbers.  John Strong will handle play-by-play along side former MLS player and Olympian Brian Dunseth. Rob Carlin will serve as studio host on site in Houston and Portland on Saturday and on Sunday.

Golf Channel Sees Most-Watched July Ever-  July 2012 on the Golf Channel proved to be the most watched July in the 17-year history of the network.   The Golf Channel’s audience was up 36% over 2011, averaging 95,000 viewers per minute.  The Golf Channel has seen six consecutive months of record viewership.

Pac-12 Networks Secure Two Additional Carriage Agreements–  The Pac-12 Networks have announced another carriage agreement with two cable providers.  The new network has secured deals with Western Broadband and Orbitel Communications which services cable subscribers in parts of Arizona.

CBS Sports Network Covers the Hambletonian- The CBS Sports Network will be providing coverage of the the first leg of the trotting Triple Crown, the Hambletonian.  The action begins Saturday at 3:30p.m. ET.  Gary Seibel announces, along with analyst Dave Brower, reporter Donna Brothers and paddock host Justin Horowitz.

NBC and NBC Sports Network 2012 College Football Schedule

NBC Sports and the NBC Sports Network will telecast 32 college football games this coming fall.

The combined NBC and the NBC Sports Network 2012 college football schedule is comprised of Notre Dame home games; games from the Mountain West Conference, the Colonial Athletic Association, and the Ivy League; the annual Bayou Classic between Grambling State and Southern, which NBC has broadcast every year since 1991; and the Atlanta Football Classic, this year between Florida A&M and Southern, which NBC Sports Network has televised since 2008.

The schedule includes seven Notre Dame games, 10 Mountain West Conference games, six Colonial Athletic Association games, seven Ivy League games, plus the Bayou Classic and Atlanta Football Classic.

Games begin September 8th.  Here is the entire schedule:

3:30 p.m. Sat, Sept. 8 Purdue at Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 Delaware State at Delaware NBC Sports Network
7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 Army at San Diego State NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 William & Mary at Towson NBC Sports Network
4:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 Miami (Ohio) at Boise State NBC Sports Network
1:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 Yale at Cornell NBC Sports Network
4:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 Harvard at Brown NBC Sports Network
7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 Michigan at Notre Dame NBC
10:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 Nevada at Hawaii NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 Penn at Dartmouth NBC Sports Network
3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 Atlanta Football Classic: Florida A&M vs. Southern (Georgia Dome) NBC Sports Network
1:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 Towson at James Madison NBC Sports Network
7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 Miami at Notre Dame (Soldier Field) NBC
12:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 Brown at Princeton NBC Sports Network
3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 Stanford at Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 Fresno State at Boise State NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 Penn at Yale NBC Sports Network
3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 BYU at Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 UNLV at Boise State NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 Delaware at Old Dominion NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 Towson at Delaware NBC Sports Network
3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 Pittsburgh at Notre Dame NBC
12:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 Harvard at Penn NBC Sports Network
3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 Air Force at San Diego State NBC Sports Network
7:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 Boise State at Hawaii NBC Sports Network
10:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 Fresno State at Nevada NBC Sports Network
12:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 Yale at Harvard NBC Sports Network
3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 Wake Forest at Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 Colorado State at Boise State NBC Sports Network
7:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17 Old Dominion at James Madison NBC Sports Network
2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 Bayou Classic: Grambling State vs. Southern (Mercedes-Benz Superdome) NBC
3:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 Air Force at Fresno State NBC Sports Network

 

 

Sports Media Weekly iTunes Feed Back Up and Running

It has been a few weeks since I was alerted to the fact that our iTunes feed for the Sports Media Weekly program was not working properly.

I have finally rectified the problem.  For those of you on iTunes who would like to subscribe to the program, you can now do so and download the show.  For those who have had problems in the past, you will need to unsubscribe from the feed, then re-subscribe and you should be all set.

Please let me know if you still experience a porblem.  Thanks for your patience and support.

2012 NFL Schedule on CBS

Here is the 2012 NFL schedule on CBS.  CBS will be the host of Super Bowl XLVII:  (ALL TIMES ET)

WEEK 1 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

Indianapolis @ Chicago 1:00
Jacksonville @ Minnesota 1:00
Buffalo @ N.Y. Jets 1:00
Miami @ Houston 1:00
New England @ Tennessee 1:00

WEEK 2 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 – CBS DBHDR

Baltimore @ Philadelphia 1:00
Kansas City @ Buffalo 1:00
Cleveland @ Cincinnati 1:00
Houston @ Jacksonville 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ Pittsburgh 4:15
Tennessee @ San Diego 4:15
Oakland @ Miami 4:15

WEEK 3 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 – CBS DBHDR

Cincinnati @ Washington 1:00
Kansas City @ New Orleans 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ Miami 1:00
Buffalo @ Cleveland 1:00
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis 1:00
Houston @ Denver 4:15
Pittsburgh @ Oakland 4:15

WEEK 4 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

New England @ Buffalo 1:00
Tennessee @ Houston 1:00
San Diego @ Kansas City 1:00
Miami @ Arizona 4:05
Oakland @ Denver 4:05
Cincinnati @ Jacksonville 4:05

WEEK 5 – SUNDAY, OCT. 7 – CBS DBHDR

Cleveland @ N.Y. Giants 1:00
Tennessee @ Minnesota 1:00
Miami @ Cincinnati 1:00
Baltimore @ Kansas City 1:00
Denver @ New England 4:15
Buffalo @ San Francisco 4:15

WEEK 6 – SUNDAY, OCT. 14

Oakland @ Atlanta 1:00
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay 1:00
Indianapolis @ N.Y. Jets 1:00
Cincinnati @ Cleveland 1:00
Buffalo @ Arizona 4:05
New England @ Seattle 4:05

WEEK 7 – SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – CBS DBHDR

Baltimore @ Houston 1:00
Cleveland @ Indianapolis 1:00
Tennessee @ Buffalo 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ New England 4:15
Jacksonville @ Oakland 4:15

WEEK 8 – SUNDAY, OCT. 28

Jacksonville @ Green Bay 1:00
Miami @ N.Y. Jets 1:00
San Diego @ Cleveland 1:00
Indianapolis @ Tennessee 1:00
New England @ St. Louis (London) 1:00
Oakland @ Kansas City 4:05

WEEK 9 – SUNDAY, NOV. 4 – CBS DBHDR

Denver @ Cincinnati 1:00
Baltimore @ Cleveland 1:00
Buffalo @ Houston 1:00
Miami @ Indianapolis 1:00
Pittsburgh @ N.Y. Giants 4:15

WEEK 10 – SUNDAY, NOV. 11

Denver @ Carolina 1:00
San Diego @ Tampa Bay 1:00
Tennessee @ Miami 1:00
Buffalo @ New England 1:00
Oakland @ Baltimore 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ Seattle 4:05

WEEK 11 – SUNDAY, NOV. 18 – CBS DBHDR

Cleveland @ Dallas 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ St. Louis 1:00
Indianapolis @ New England 1:00
Jacksonville @ Houston 1:00
Cincinnati @ Kansas City 1:00
San Diego @ Denver 4:15

WEEK 12 – THURSDAY, NOV. 22 THANKSGIVING DAY

Houston @ Detroit 12:30

WEEK 12 – SUNDAY, NOV. 25

Oakland @ Cincinnati 1:00
Pittsburgh @ Cleveland 1:00
Buffalo @ Indianapolis 1:00
Tennessee @ Jacksonville 1:00
Denver @ Kansas City 1:00
Baltimore @ San Diego 4:05

WEEK 13 – SUNDAY, DEC. 2 – CBS DBHDR

Indianapolis @ Detroit 1:00
Jacksonville @ Buffalo 1:00
New England @ Miami 1:00
Houston @ Tennessee 1:00
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore 4:15
Cleveland @ Oakland 4:15
Cincinnati @ San Diego 4:15

WEEK 14 – SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Baltimore @ Washington 1:00
Kansas City @ Cleveland 1:00
San Diego @ Pittsburgh 1:00
Tennessee @ Indianapolis 1:00
N.Y. Jets @ Jacksonville 1:00
Miami @ San Francisco 4:05

WEEK 15 – SUNDAY, DEC. 16 – CBS DBHDR

Jacksonville @ Miami 1:00
Denver @ Baltimore 1:00
Indianapolis @ Houston 1:00
Pittsburgh @ Dallas 4:15
Kansas City @ Oakland 4:15

WEEK 16 – SATURDAY, DEC. 23

Tennessee @ Green Bay 1:00
Oakland @ Carolina 1:00
Buffalo @ Miami 1:00
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh 1:00
New England @ Jacksonville 1:00
Indianapolis @ Kansas City 1:00
Cleveland @ Denver 4:05

WEEK 17 – SUNDAY, DEC. 30 – CBS DBHDR

N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo 1:00
Miami @ New England 1:00
Baltimore @ Cincinnati 1:00
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh 1:00
Houston @ Indianapolis 1:00
Jacksonville @ Tennessee 1:00
Kansas City @ Denver 4:15
Oakland @ San Diego 4:15

AFC WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME –SUNDAY, JAN. 6

AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS –SATURDAY, JAN. 12 & SUNDAY, JAN. 13

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP – SUNDAY, JAN. 20

SUPER BOWL XLVII – SUNDAY, FEB. 3

Time for a Timeout

The staff here at Sports Media Journal (me) needs to recharge its batteries from time to time.  Now is one of those times.

I will be away from the site for a little over a week.  We will we will be back, all tanned and rested (well, hopefully rested), on April 23rd.

Thanks for your continued support of SMJ!

Sports Media Weekly Podcast on Hiatus

I know Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I have been promoting our big 100th episode, but it will have to wait.

We are lining up a big guest for #100, but this person cannot join us for another two weeks.  I will be away on vacation beginning tomorrow, so, if all goes well, the podcast will resume the week of April 23rd.

On another note…I understand the iTunes feed for the show is not allowing for downloads.  I am working on the problem and hope to have it working ASAP.  In the meantime, you can check out all our past podcasts here.

Thanks four your support!

Sports Media Digest- April 4, 2012

ESPN Sees Modest Ratings Gains for Women’s Championship-  ESPN today reported that its ratings for the NCAA Women’s Division I Championship Game between Baylor and Notre Dame came in at 2.6, 13% over the 2011 Championship game between Texas A&M and Notre Dame.  For the Final Four, ESPN averaged a rating of 2.2, up 5% over last year.

ESPN Set for Frozen Four-  With college basketball in the rearview mirror, ESPN is getting set for its coverage of college hockey’s Frozen Four. The national semifinals take place tomorrow night with game one on ESPNU between Union and Ferris State at 4:30p.m. ET.  Game two  on ESPN2 at 8:00p.m. will pit Boston Collage and Minnesota.  Gary Thorne and and Barry Melrose will call the action.  The championship game will be Saturday night at 7:00p.m. on ESPN2.

ESPN to Telecast Family Circle Cup-  The women’s tennis tour heads to Charleston, SC for the WTA Family Circle Cup.  Both Serena and Venus Williams are expected to take part.  Action begins tomorrow at 1:00p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN3.  The finals are this Sunday at 1:00p.m. ET.

NBC Has 11 NHL Games in the Last Seven Days of the Regular Season

The NHL Regular season is winding down…and NBC and the NBC Sports Network will be televising 11 games over the last week of the season.

NBC kicks-off coverage Sunday at 12:30p.m. ET as the Philadelphia Flyers travel to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.  NBC will also telecast next Saturday’s match-up between the Blackhawks and Red Wings.  NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will televise the rest of the schedule, beginning Sunday night.  Here is the upcoming NBC Sports NHL schedule:

Sun., April 1 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Boston at New York Rangers 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Mon., April 2 Washington at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tues., April 3 Pittsburgh at Boston 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Anaheim at Vancouver 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
Wed., April 4 Detroit at St. Louis 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Thurs., April 5 New York Rangers at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Fri., April 6 Phoenix at St. Louis 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sat., April 7 Chicago at Detroit 1 p.m. (NBC)
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 4 p.m. (NBCSN)
Washington at New York Rangers 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)