Quickie Mid-Week Links

by Ken Fang on August 25, 2010

Let’s give you some links. I have a lot of work to do today.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says it was a good move by ESPN to put the kybosh on Jenn Brown’s beer endorsement deal.

Also from USA Today, Kelly Whiteside mentions that NBC is going to adjust its commercial breaks on Notre Dame football telecasts due to the new no huddle offense installed by new coach Brian Kelly.

Jon Weisman of Variety says a former NBC Sports Executive Producer will produce a webcast backstage at the Emmy Awards this Sunday.

Glen Dickson from Broadcasting & Cable looks at CBS’ plans to air part of the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament in 3-D.

John Eggerton in B&C says NFL Network has renewed its agreement with Cox Communications and gets NFL RedZone picked up in the process.

Barry Janoff from Mediapost talks about why marketers love the US Open.

Joseph Tartakoff in paidContent says Media Bistro is launching a new sports media news site (you know Fang’s Bites is really your only destination, but I digress) to compete with SportsGrid, Sports Business Daily and various blogs.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell tells us why the leak of previously classified financial data of several MLB teams matters.

Darren talks about a new cereal being launched with Chad Ochocinco’s endorsement.

Tim Baysinger of SportsGrid talks about MASN’s Rob Dibble getting on Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg for not playing while hurt. 

NESN has video of Medford, MA native Maria Menounos appearing on NESN Daily.

The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir says MLB is now looking at insurance companies as the possible leak of financial information.

Richard says DirecTV is putting its popular Sunday NFL Ticket pay per view package online. 

Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says a local TV sports anchor will be calling CBS’ 3-D coverage of the US Open.

Pete says CBS is hoping the New York Jets will become America’s Darlings.

Pete says Friend of Fang’s Bites Ian Eagle will replace Dick Enberg on the “C” team for the NFL on CBS.

Over to Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record who has the FIBA World Championships schedule on the ESPN family of networks.

Ken says Fox Soccer Channel will carry a slate of college soccer games including an Army-Navy women’s game.

Ken says there was some minor shuffling with the NFL on CBS announcing teams.

Dan Gross at the Philadelphia Daily News notes a local sports radio host gets a weekend gig with Fox Sports Radio. 

Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun says the Ravens are still looking for a home for a live postgame TV show.

Patrick Lammer of the South Florida Sun Sentinel notes that ESPN’s family of networks will pick up a slate of high school football games. 

Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says ESPN’s rejection Jenn Brown’s beer deal is a step in the right direction.

Jeff Shain of the Orlando Sentinel has a few comments from Carling Coffing, the champion of the 13th season of Golf Channel’s Big Break. 

Sarah Lundy of the Sentinel says talks continue between Bright House cable and ESPN. 

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talks with Fox Sports NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira about new rules being implemented this season.

Don Kausler, Jr. of the Birmingham (AL) News says ESPN’s all-access special on Alabama football has helped the school land a prized recruit.

Mel Bracht in the Daily Oklahoman wants to know what NFL teams his readers want to watch this season.

Tony Krausz from the Fort Wayne (N) Journal-Gazette says NBC and Notre Dame are trying to find middle ground on ad breaks.

Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune says Notre Dame has negotiated fewer commercial breaks with NBC.

To the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where Bob Wolfley talks about Ian Eagle being promoted to the CBS’ “C” team for the NFL.

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star says there’s some shufflin’ goin’ on at TSN and at the Canadian Olympic Broadcasting Consortium.

Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail says viewers are angry at Rogers Sportsnet One as they can’t watch Blue Jays games.

Sports Media Watch has the weekend overnight ratings.

SMW says the first of three NASCAR races on ABC this season garnered good ratings.

SMW has a few ratings news and notes.

And SMW has even more ratings news and notes.

Steve Lepore at Puck The Media has a partial NHL preseason game schedule for the Canadian networks.

Joe Favorito says the US Open continues to score for brand activation.

The Big Lead notes that Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News is remaining steadfast in his reporting that the New York Jets will sign holdout Darelle Revis today.

We’ll be back if anything breaks. Look for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly podcast later today.

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