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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 28 / 15

Saints QB Drew Brees will appear on TBS' "Conan" at 11:00pm ET.

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01/28/15
FS Indiana Offering Pacers Games On App

FS Indiana has "started live streaming" Pacers games and the net's pre- and postgame shows to mobile devices on the Fox Sports Go app, according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Pacers officials "are hopeful the viewing option will grow the team’s fan base and increas ...

Tags: Indiana Pacers, NBA, Media

01/28/15
Canadian Viewership Down For NHL ASG

Canadian TV ratings for the NHL All-Star Game are down, as Sunday's game "drew 1.479 million viewers to CBC, nearly one million viewers less than the last all-star game in 2012 when 2.454 million people watched and 2011 when 2.363 million tuned in," according to Kevin McGran of the TORONTO STAR. Rog ...

Tags: Media, Rogers Sportsnet, NHL

01/28/15
Golf Analyst Nobilo Joins CBS Sports

Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo is joining CBS Sports as an analyst for the net's golf coverage beginning this year. He will work select tournaments, including The Masters and the PGA Championship. Nobilo will continue working for Golf Channel in covering the Champions Tour and PGA Tour, where he ...

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01/27/15
John Harbaugh To Serve As SB Analyst

Ravens coach John Harbaugh "will work as a pregame analyst" on NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX, teaming with regular analysts Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and host Dan Patrick "as part of a 'Coach’s Clicker' segment," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The usual cast of NBC’s ...

Tags: Media, Super Bowl, NFL, NBC

01/27/15
Fire Games Moving To CSN Chicago

The Fire have "inked a three-year deal" with CSN Chicago as their "exclusive local TV home, ending a two-year run" on WPWR-MYT, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The deal "will include 21 Fire games" during the '15 season. Play-by-play announcer Dan Kelly and color analyst Kevin ...

Tags: Media, Chicago Fire, MLS

01/26/15
NFL Launches Official YouTube Channel

The NFL has launched its own YouTube channel after years of negotiations in a deal that includes in-game highlights and NFL promotions on Google search pages. NFL Senior VP/Media Strategy, Business Development & Sales Hans Schroeder said, “This has been a long time in the making. We’ ...

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01/26/15
Showtime Creates All-Access College Hoops Show

Showtime “will feature Wichita State men’s basketball, and three other schools, in a five-episode, all-access series that begins in February,” according to Paul Suellentrop of the WICHITA EAGLE. A seven-person production crew “will follow the team in practices, road trips and ...

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01/26/15
Media Notes

USA TODAY's Nina Mandell noted Sarah Spain and Prim Siripipat on Saturday were scheduled to debut their new "Spain and Prim" ESPN Radio show, which is thought to be "one of the first national sports radio shows to be hosted and produced by women" ( USATODAY.com, 1/23 ). SI.com's Richard Deitsch wrot ...

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01/23/15
Network News Shows Continue To Cover Pats

The broadcast networks continue to treat the Patriots’ deflated ball scandal with extreme gravitas, as the story led all the nightly news programs last night and two of the three morning shows today. ABC, CBS and NBC all had reporters live outside of Gillette Stadium. ABC’s David Muir sa ...

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01/23/15
Michaels: I Had Notes On Mueller Report, No Script

NBC's Al Michaels said he had "written out the points" he wanted to make during the Patriots-Ravens AFC Divisional playoff game regarding the Mueller Report because he was "dealing with, in effect, a legal document" and he wanted to be sure he had "everything right." He sat for an extensive Q&A ...

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