SBD/February 9, 2011/Media

Media Notes

The Lions yesterday announced a new broadcast partnership with Detroit's WXYZ-ABC for the '11 season. The network will carry all four preseason games and pregame shows in HD, as well as an exclusive one-hour weekly pregame show. WXYZ also will air Monday night interviews with Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Thursday night interviews with Lions players. As part of the agreement, the Lions and WXYZ have formed a collaborative sales and marketing effort that allows both parties to provide advertising clients an array of media and in-stadium experiences to reach fans (Lions).

JUST AROUND THE CORNER: The Cubs will have eight Spring Training games "televised by Cubs broadcast partners" -- six by WGN and two by Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Eleven more Spring Training games will air on the Cubs radio network with 19 being broadcast "via internet radio broadcast at" Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for the Double-A Southern League Tennessee Smokies, "for most of the internet radio broadcasts" (, 2/8).

RISE AND FIRE: The Big Ten Network has launched a contest in which fans can pick a clip from a memorable game at and upload a video that includes them calling the game as they imagine announcer Gus Johnson would have called it. The network will select 10 submissions and put them to an Internet vote. The three winners will meet Johnson during the Big Ten men's basketball tournament next month (Big Ten Network).
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