NBA TV has Playoff Double Header Tonight- NBA TV will be producing two more NBA Playoff games for their viewers tonight. At 7:00p.m. ET Ian Eagle, Steve Smith and Stephanie Ready will call game 5 of the first round series between the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers. At 10:00p.m. ET NBA TV will have the Philadelphia 76’ers at the Chicago Bulls in game 5 of that series. Kevin Calabro, Greg Anthony and Cheryl Miller will be on the call.
Upcoming Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule on NBC Sports- The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) tomorrow and Thursday. On Wednesday at 7:30p.m. ET NBCSN will have coverage of game 6 between the Rangers and Capitals from Washington. Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire will be on the call. Thursday at 7:30p.m. ET Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire will call game 6 between the Flyers and Devils in New Jersey.
Kentucky Derby on NBC Third Most Watched in 23 Years- NBC Sports reports that Saturday’s Kentucky Derby drew 14.8 million viewers, the third most-watched Kentucky Derby in 23 years, and up two percent from last year’s Derby. The race’s rating of 9.0 is six percent better than 2011. As to be expected, Louisville had the highest rating of the local markets at 31.7. Cincinnati was second with a local rating of 18.3.
ESPN Expands Its Roster of Baseball Analysts- ESPN today announced that Jose Cruz, Jr. has been hired as a basball analyst for the network. Cruz will make his debut on Baseball Tonight on May 16. In addition to appearing on Baseball Tonight throughout the season, Cruz will also contribute to Beisbol Esta Noche on ESPN Deportes.
Comcast Xfinity Customers Get WatchESPN- ESPN and Comcast have announced an agreement which will allow the network to provide its WatchESPN online product to Xfinity TV subscribers. As of now Xfinity TV subscribers can watch ESPN programming online through the WatchESPN.com. Soon the service will also be available as part of Comcast’s XfinityTV.com platform. As is the case with other cable subscribers with the WatchESPN app, Comcast sunscribers will need to enter their Comcast Xfinity credentials to access their favorite ESPN content on their device.
CBS Sports Spectacular Returns Sunday- CBS Sports will provide three hours of action on this weekend’s edition of the CBS Sports Spectacular. It all begins Sunday at 3:00p.m. ET with part two of the NCAA Winter Championships Highlight Show. Tracey Wolfson serves as host. At 4:00p.m. ET it’s off to Boise, Idaho for the PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle, latest event on the Pro Bull Riders Tour. Craig Hummer, Ty Murray and Leah Garcia call all the action. Finally at 5:00p.m. ET Ken Stout, Cameron Steele, Jeremy McGrath, Rob Klepper and Erin Bates will be on hand at the Lucas Oil Off Road Pro2 and Pro4 races from Arizona.