Neil Best Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet in the Northeast shall keep us from producing the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.
I am joined by Ken Fang from Fang’s Bites and our special guest, Neil Best, sports media and business columnist at Newsday.
The three of us lead off the week’s discussion on the record ratings for Super Bowl XLIV, the ads from the game, and whether the success of the NFL will motivate the league and the player’s association to come up with a new deal before a suspected lockout in 2011.
Other topics on the agenda include the news that ESPN is renaming its ESPN360 product to ESPN 3…How will Neil cover the sports media news coming out of the Vancouver Olympics…whether WFAN’s Mike Francesa is still an effective sports radio force…and how regional sports networks like YES and SNY plan to make a journalistic impact on the New York media market.
And yes, we do spend some time with Neil talking about the early effects of Newsday’s decision to place their online content behind the paywall…