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Musburger, Palmer Named Lead SEC Net Announcers, Given Contract Extensions03 / 12 / 14
Play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger and analyst Jesse Palmer will be the lead announcers for the ESPN-owned SEC Network. Their first assignment will be the Aug. 28 Texas A&M-South Carolina game. Musburger and Palmer also will call multiple college football bowl games on ESPN. Musburger signed...
Media writes continued comment on the low ratings for Tuesday''s MLB All-Star Game. The HOUSTON CHRONICLE''s Ed Fowler notes the game''s ratings ran behind re-runs of "Roseanne" in Houston, but blames
ESPN''s Bob Ley will examine the current state of sports in Russia in an "Outside the Lines" special airing July 18 at 9:30pm (ESPN)...."Baseball, Minnesota," a 22-part, reality-based series on the li
The Jazz signed a multi-year deal with KCNR-Kaysville to be the flagship station of the Jazz Radio Network for all games. The SALT LAKE TRIBUNE''s Jim Fisher notes the deal gives the Jazz "a broader a
TBS added Glenn "Doc" Rivers to its NBA analysts team, replacing Danny Ainge (San Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS, 7/11)... Chris McKendry, formerly of ABC''s D.C. affiliate WJLA, has joined ESPN as a "SportsCen
The FTC will meet July 19 to decide whether to oppose Time Warner''s deal to buy Turner Broadcasting Systems or accept a negotiated settlement that is in the works (David Lieberman, USA TODAY, 7/11).
In a "bid for respectability for his fledgling International Basketball League," Pittsburgh sports exec Paul Murtha announced the signing of former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson as a TV consultant,
Mindscape Inc. of Novato, CA launched "Total Baseball Online" which the S.F. CHRONICLE''s Jon Schwartz describes as a "veritable cornucopia of stats, tidbits and trivia guaranteed to whet the appetite
NBC''s telecast of MLB''s All-Star Game Tuesday gained a final national rating of 13.2/23 share. Viewership was strongest in the 55+ category, with 18-34 year olds the lowest rated of adult viewers. N
Top officials at the FTC have formally recommended blocking Time Warner''s $7.5B purchase of Turner Broadcasting "unless the companies agree on measure to resolve antitrust concerns," according to Gru
Miami''s WQAM-AM will carry a weekly 30-minute talk show with Dolphins Coach Jimmy Johnson between 5-6pm on Thursdays (MIAMI HERALD, 7/10)....Agent Drew Rosenhaus will be featured on the cover of SI''