Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal
SBD/July 21, 2014/Media
Published July 21, 2014
BLEEP BUTTON? In Boston, Dan Shaughnessy wrote it is "fair to say" that WEEI-FM was "slow to react" when host Kirk Minihane called Fox Sports' Erin Andrews a "gutless (expletive)" on the air Wednesday morning. Folks at the station were "so clueless that they re-aired the segment a little later in the morning" (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/20).
ISLAND IN THE SUN: In Honolulu, Ferd Lewis reported Oceanic Time Warner Cable will offer eight Univ. of Hawaii's football games "on pay-per-view this season." It is Oceanic's "largest menu" of UH games since '11 and will "come with a $400 'early bird' rate on Oahu." Packages purchased after the deadline "will cost $450 on Oahu and $270 on the neighbor islands" (HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER, 7/20).
FLAVOR OF THE WEEK: In N.Y., Bob Raissman noted YES Network’s “This Week in Football,” which has been on the RSN for 12 years, "won’t be returning this season." Economics "played a role." Fox, which owns a majority stake in YES, is "looking to trim budgets at all their regional sports networks, making 'TWIF' expendable" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/20).