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SBD/Issue 168/Sports Media
Published May 21, 2008
CBS golf analyst David Feherty will return to his on-air role this weekend at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Ft. Worth. Feherty has appeared only at The Masters since being hit by a car while riding his bike in mid-March. Feherty "doesn't expect to ever regain full use" of his left arm (Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY, 5/21)....ESPN Consumer Products and tvCompass announced the release of ESPN The Ultimate Remote. The Internet-connected Wi-Fi device operates all home entertainment outlets and has access to various sports standings, team information and news (ESPN)....Online chat company KnockNok has partnered with Turner Sports to host NBA Playoffs-focused chat rooms on TNT.tv and TNT OverTime on NBA.com (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 5/21)....The Ski Channel has "targeted August for the launch of the channel" (BROADCASTINGCABLE.com, 5/19).