Tuesday Afternoon Update

by Ken Fang on July 7, 2009

I have enough links to warrant an update today.

Starting with two links from the Sports Business Daily and thanks to the fine people there for opening these pages to the public.

Comcast-owned Golf Channel and Versus saw the biggest year-to-year viewership gains for a sports network as Austin Karp writes.

Erik Swanson talks to several media writers (all familiar names if you read Fang’s Bites regularly) about NBC’s tape delayed Wimbledon coverage.

Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that Versus is all over the Tour de France. Jim adds that Versus will have Ben Stiller on its Tour de France primetime show this evening.

Thom Weidlich of Bloomberg News reports the City of New York has settled a lawsuit with a Yankees fan. Thanks to Deadspin for the link.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Gatorade is releasing limited edition Michael Jordan bottles to celebrate his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Big Ten Network has quietly started a channel on Hulu.

Ray Frager of Sports Media Journal writes that Nike is timely with its ads.

If you live near the Chicago area or have Comcast SportsNet Chicago on DirecTV, Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business will be on at 6:30 p.m today to talk about the Cubs sale. Ed says the Cubs are still talking to interested parties as the sale to the Ricketts family is not final.

The Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown says all living U.S. Presidents will appear in a video before next week’s MLB All-Star Game with President Clinton throwing out the first pitch.

The Big Lead reviews ESPN2′s SportsNation.

Chris Byrne of Eye on Sports Media has some post-Wimbledon thoughts.

Mimi Turner of the Hollywood Reporter says ESPN will launch its UK channel next month as well as one in HD.

Rick Kissell of Variety writes that golf and tennis led the ratings on Sunday.

Steve Clarke of Variety reports that the Wimbledon men’s final grabbed 50% of all viewers in the UK.

Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that CBS College Sports and the mtn. will get a boost from Cox Communications in Arizona and Orange County, CA.

That’s it from here.

I have enough links to warrant an update today.

Starting with two links from the Sports Business Daily and thanks to the fine people there for opening these pages to the public.

Comcast-owned Golf Channel and Versus saw the biggest year-to-year viewership gains for a sports network as Austin Karp writes.

Erik Swanson talks to several media writers (all familiar names if you read Fang’s Bites regularly) about NBC’s tape delayed Wimbledon coverage.

Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that Versus is all over the Tour de France. Jim adds that Versus will have Ben Stiller on its Tour de France primetime show this evening.

Thom Weidlich of Bloomberg News reports the City of New York has settled a lawsuit with a Yankees fan. Thanks to Deadspin for the link.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Gatorade is releasing limited edition Michael Jordan bottles to celebrate his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Big Ten Network has quietly started a channel on Hulu.

Bruce Allen at the Boston Sports Media Watch has a great post today on some of people who have graced The Hub as sports anchors. They are some great names who have gone national, Dick Stockton, Len Berman, Keith Olbermann, Roger Twibell, Jack Edwards, Jimmy Myers to name a few.

Ray Frager of Sports Media Journa writes that Nike is timely with its ads.

If you live near the Chicago area or have Comcast SportsNet Chicago on DirecTV, Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business will be on at 5:30 p.m CT today to talk about the Cubs sale. Ed says the Cubs are still talking to interested parties as the sale to the Ricketts family is not final.

The Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown says all living U.S. Presidents will appear in a video before next week’s MLB All-Star Game with President Clinton throwing out the first pitch.

Mimi Turner of the Hollywood Reporter says ESPN will launch its UK channel next month as well as one in HD.

Rick Kissell of Variety writes that golf and tennis led the ratings on Sunday.

Steve Clarke of Variety reports that the Wimbledon men’s final grabbed 50% of all viewers in the UK.

Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that CBS College Sports and the mtn. will get a boost from Cox Communications in Arizona and Orange County, CA.

That’s it from here. Press releases coming up later.

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