ESPN Up For MLB Telecasts At Midpoint ESPN Plans Inspirational Special Olympics Coverage Media Notes ESPN's British Open Overnights Finish Lower Media Notes SEC Network Secures Carriage Deal With Comcast CBS' Moonves Discusses NFL Thursday Night Package Erin Andrews Leaving CFB Duties At Fox Showtime Will No Longer Release Boxing PPV Numbers Sinclair To Launch American Sports Network
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/August 17, 2012/Media
Published August 17, 2012
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: In Tampa, Marc Topkin notes the Rays and Angels "are being filmed this week" for an episode of NBC Sports Network's "Caught Looking." While the Rays "are cooperating to a degree," manager Joe Maddon on Thursday said that they "are not offering unfettered access." Maddon: "All the esoteric stuff remains such. We don't unfetter anybody." The show planned to follow Rays 3B Evan Longoria and 2B Ben Zobrist "for some off-field activities" (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 8/17).
JOCKS ON THE MIC: Hockey HOFer Patrick Roy will join French-language Canadian net RDS for its sports talk show "L'antichambre" (Montreal GAZETTE, 8/16)....Former NFLer and CBS analyst Boomer Esiason will serve as Senior NFL Analyst for the CBS Sports Radio Network when it launches next month (CBS).