PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 14:   Pittsburgh Pirates fans cheer during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs on September 14, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Pirates defeated the Cubs 7-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

MLB local streaming is unlikely for Opening Day

We’re four and a half weeks from MLB’s Opening Day, and if you’re looking for some positive news about in-market streaming…well, I’ve got some bad news for you. According to the Sports Business Journal, no American MLB club will have any in-market streaming ready by Opening Day, and there hasn’t been any progress made on […]

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 19:  Rohit Sharma of Deccan Chargers hits out at Brendon McCullum of Kolkata looks on during the IPL T20 match between Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

ESPN wins media rights to Indian Premier League cricket

ESPN is seeking to reinforce their mantra as the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports.  Bristol is making a significant push into one of the world’s most popular international sports that is still something of a novelty on American shores: cricket. Currently, ESPN has been offering coverage to the ongoing Cricket World Cup through an over-the-top subscription […]

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07:  Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big changes to 2015 NCAA Tournament Announcers for CBS/Turner

March is officially here which means the Madness is just around the corner.  And no, I’m not talking about shoveling out from another blizzard, I’m talking about the NCAA Tournament!  And aside from Selection Sunday, today represents one of the most exciting days at AA HQ – the release of the announcing pairings for the tournament. […]

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ESPN officially announces deal to televise 2016 World Cup of Hockey

After being reported a couple weeks ago, it was made official today.  Top level hockey is returning to ESPN.  Bristol announced a deal with the NHL and NHLPA today to televise the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The tournament will feature a unique lineup of eight teams: the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the […]

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Jon Gruden’s QB Camp returns with Winston and Mariota for 2015

With the sports world obsessing over Johnny Manziel, the fifth season of Jon Gruden’s “QB Camp” aired entirely on ESPN last spring. And although Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston bring high sports Q ratings to the table, that isn’t enough for the Worldwide Leader to keep “QB Camp” on the main network. Although re-runs will air […]

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Rick Neuheisel goes to CBS Sports as a college football analyst

College football analyst Rick Neuheisel is moving from the Pac-12 Networks to CBS Sports, per a CBS announcement Tuesday. Neuheisel will contribute to “College Football Today,” which is the weekly Saturday pregame show prior to the SEC on CBS. He will also appear on the panel of “Inside College Football” on CBS Sports Network. This is […]

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Viewing Picks for March 4, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing PBC: Corner to Corner — NBCSN, 11 p.m. College Basketball Men’s NEC Tournament Quarterfinal Sacred Heart at Bryant — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Ohio State at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. George Washington at George Mason — A-10 Network, 7 p.m. Richmond at UMass — American […]

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Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN, Twitter user over “false and defamatory tweet”

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to […]

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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for 3/3 – 3/8

Tuesday, March 3 Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN 7:30 pm) Rick Peckham, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, March 4 New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings (NBCSN 8 pm) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, March 5 St. Louis Blues at Philadelphia Flyers (NHLN 7 pm) Local Broadcast Saturday, March 7 Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins (NHLN 1 […]

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ESPN Digital sets another new record

ESPN has long been known as the Worldwide Leader in sports. Already in 2015, ESPN has continued to flex its muscles with a record-breaking showing on the digital side of things, reeling in 94 million unique visitors in January, an all-time mark. The digital boom has been going on since June 2014, with the last […]

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ESPN to air something called “The Basketball Tournament”

Summer is normally a dead period for sports networks. Even if the network has baseball, golf, tennis, horse racing, sailing, the WNBA and other sports, there still seems to be a need for more content to bridge the gap until football starts in late August and September. So ESPN has signed a deal to carry […]

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 20:  The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters during to the FIFA Executive Committee Meeting on October 20, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. During this third meeting of the year, held on two days, the FIFA Executive Committee will approve the match schedules for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.  (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

UK TV Networks want to sponsor FIFA presidential debate

Let’s face it. Political debates are usually boring. Whether they involve candidates for governor, mayor, House of Representatives, Senate, President or dogcatcher, debates rarely provide any incite or break news. However, a debate for FIFA president might be the one instance that breaks the mold. That’s right, there could be a debate involving current FIFA […]

HOUSTON - APRIL 29: On an "Orange Out" night, fans as well as Hooters Girls showed up as D.C. United played the Houston Dynamo at Robertson Stadium on April 29, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

News anchor and reporter brawl in Hooters parking lot

Local stations like to promote their news staffs as a team, friendly, neighborly and together as one. So it’s news when we hear of a fistfight between an anchor and a reporter. It’s even more so when it reportedly happens at a Hooters restaurant. According to the Illinois Times, WICS anchor Vince DeMentri and reporter […]

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 2: Former Philadelphia Phillie Curt Schilling is congratulated by the Phillie Phanatic after his induction into the Phillies "Wall of Fame" before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on August 2, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves won 6-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Discipline dished out to Twitter trolls who harassed Curt Schilling’s daughter

This weekend, ESPN analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling blogged about Twitter trolls harassing his daughter after Schilling’s congratulated her for getting accepted to college. Schilling also did some amateur sleuthing of his own, and found some background information on a couple of the trolls. Their Twitter comments have resulted in severe discipline from […]

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Keith Olbermannn says he’s putting an end to Twitter “batting practice”

Keith Olbermann was suspended by ESPN last week after getting into an ugly Twitter War with Penn State students who were raising money for pediatric cancer.  Olbermann’s Twitter persona has been as fiery and combative as the days when he was delivering special comments calling out George W. Bush on MSNBC.  The host has casually […]

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