SBD/Issue 141/Sports Media

Media Notes

SI’s Peter King wrote the Patriots-Colts game November 4 was given an afternoon time slot on CBS and not a primetime slot because CBS “deserved the game.” King: “The last three times the Colts and Pats have met in the regular season, the games were on Monday night, Monday night and Sunday night, respectively. The NFL had to be fair to a network that has been a good partner” (SI.com, 4/16).

NHL IN HD: FSN Pittsburgh has not broadcast the Penguins-Senators series in HD. FSN Pittsburgh Exec Producer Shawn McClintock said the FSN facility in Houston has “limited capacity. Additionally, it can be challenging to find an available truck on such short notice.” But McClintock said if the Penguins advance, “we’re making plans to cover as many games as we can in HD” (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 4/17). Meanwhile, the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER runs a correction today that states, “A hockey notes column in Sunday's sports section incorrectly blamed the Versus network for not carrying the [Rangers- Thrashers] on its HD channel last week. The game was scheduled to be televised on NBC” (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 4/17). The note ran in yesterday’s issue of THE DAILY.

NOTES: Electronic Arts has signed APM Music, which provides music for various media platforms, to produce 10 CDs a year featuring music from videogame soundtracks, including “Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf.” The first batch of CDs will include “EA Sports Rock” (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 4/17)....Cablevision has moved cable music channel Fuse from its Rainbow Media division to its MSG unit, a move “some observers believe may be a prelude to a sell-off of the operator’s cable network portfolio.” Former MTV exec Eric Sherman will become Fuse President (BRANDWEEK, 4/16 issue).

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