N.Y. Times NFL reporter Judy Battista is leaving her position at the paper to join NFL.com and the NFL Network, and the move elicited a stream of tweets from her colleagues. N.Y. Times' Christopher Clarey added, "Best to my talented colleague @judybattista as she leaves the NYT for NFL media. Wrote #tennis like an all-pro, too, at Roland Garros." Yahoo Sports' Doug Farrar wrote, "As a writer and reporter, @judybattista sets a standard we'd all do well to follow. Great get, NFL Media." NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal added, "So excited that @judybattista is joining NFL Media. What a great hire." N.Y. Times' Connor Ennis added, "Sad to see @judybattista leaving NYT. A terrific colleague & talented reporter. She'll do great work for NFL.com."
BIG TIME: BROADCASTING & CABLE's Jon Lafayette noted the Big Ten Network announced that "virtually all of its multichannel distributors have agreed to support live streaming on its BTN2Go mobile app." The app was "introduced two years ago, but BTN didn't have a deal with key distributors such as Comcast to authenticate subscribers." The network said that "Comcast is now on its roster" (BROADCASTINGCABLE.com, 7/24).
PACIFIC LIFE: The Pac-12 Network yesterday "announced its football broadcasting teams" for the upcoming season. The "first unit remains" Ted Robinson and Glenn Parker. Kevin Calabro will "team with Yogi Roth." Roxy Bernstein will "be joined" by Anthony Herron, and JB Long will "call games alongside" Jeremy Bloom (AZSTARNET.com, 7/24).
SPEAKING IN SEATTLE: The Seahawks yesterday announced Brock Huard will join play-by-play announcer Curt Menefee for the team's preseason telecasts on KCPQ-Fox (Seahawks).