CBS Sports Chair Sean McManus said CBS Sports Network "intends to continue its simulcast of WFAN’s morning show, even if there is a change in the cast" in the wake of co-host Craig Carton’s arrest and indefinite suspension last week. On Long Island, Neil Best notes CBSSN has "simulcast Boomer Esiason and Carton" since January '14 and the cable net "generally carries WFAN’s morning show even when Esiason or Carton -- or both -- are off and replaced by fill-ins." That has "continued since Carton’s last show on Sept. 5" (NEWSDAY, 9/12).
NESTING PLACE: In Baltimore, Jeff Barker writes the Ravens have "launched the team’s exclusive programming -- including 'Ravens Report' and 'Ravens Wired' -- on a new platform: Apple TV." The Ravens are "one of the first NFL teams to launch an app on Apple TV, the set-top box that streams video." The free app was "launched in partnership" with Texas-based tech company Bottle Rocket. CSN Mid-Atlantic, an "important Ravens outlet" since '10, "no longer carries the team’s weekly in-season programs." Ravens’ programming "still is available" on WBAL-AM (Baltimore SUN, 9/12).
NO SPORTS HERE: The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Amol Sharma cites sources as saying that cable channels owned by Discovery Communications, Viacom, AMC Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive will be "part of a new streaming service expected to have a 'soft launch' in coming weeks." Subscriptions will cost "less than $20 a month." The entertainment-focused service is "meant to appeal to consumers who want a collection of nonsports programming," but leaving out sports "risks excluding a significant audience" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/12).
HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE: Nielsen-owned data outfit Gracenote has debuted app program interfaces and widgets allowing third-party websites, mobile apps and TV shows to embed information regarding the upcoming PyeongChang Games. The available content will include event schedules, medal tables, athlete information and historical data (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).