MLB Advanced Media to power HBO’s Over the Top service

Major League Baseball has a gold mine in MLB Advanced Media. Since it began in 2000, MLBAM generates a lot of money for MLB from online streaming of baseball games, the development of the MLB At Bat app and handling the websites of MLB and all 30 teams, it has become a cash cow. And […]


Viewing Picks for December 12, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Showtime Championship Boxing Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Weigh-In — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Charleston Southern at North Carolina State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Florida — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Iowa State at Iowa […]


Women’s Tennis Association signs a new $525 million TV contract

For tennis fans, keeping track of WTA events hasn’t been easy. First, not all of the tournaments are televised, just 22 tournaments of the 54 events are aired, and when they are shown, unless they’re considered one of the major events on tour, only matches from the quarterfinals through the finals are available. Many early-round […]

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CBS is finally ready to stream NFL games… but for a price

CBS is the lone holdout among the NFL’s TV partners in streaming regular games online. In 2013, it streamed Super Bowl XLVII from New Orleans, then last season, streamed the AFC playoff games. But even though it has online rights for Sunday afternoon games, CBS has elected not to. ESPN, Fox, NBC and even NFL […]

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Fox to air its first PGA Tour event this Saturday

While soccer fans have been targeting Fox as it prepares to air World Cup events next year, one other sport that gets its debut with the network will be golf. And as soccer fans have been vocal about Fox’s efforts with the beautiful game, so have golf fans regarding their sport. Fox will air the […]


Viewing Picks for December 11, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing ESPN Boxing Special, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA Junior Middleweights Austin Trout vs. Luis Grejeda — ESPN2, 10 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Elon at Missouri — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Women’s Iowa State at Iowa — Big Ten Network, 8 p.m. Nebraska at Creighton — Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. […]

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ESPN to auction on-set SportsCenter ads

Since TV began, ads have been sold directly to marketers in advance of a program’s air date and the commercials air at that prescribed time. This has been the model dating back to when radio was the major broadcast medium. Ad agencies rose in power to develop commercials to air on TV, to be heard […]


Viewing Picks for December 10, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s North Carolina Central at Maryland — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Columbia at Kentucky — ESPN2, 7 p.m. High Point at Ohio State — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Kansas at Georgetown — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. URI at Providence — Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Farleigh Dickinson at St. […]


Viewing Picks for December 9, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Jimmy V. Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Villanova vs. Illinois — ESPN, 7 p.m. Indiana vs. Louisville — ESPN, 9:30 p.m. New Hampshire at Rutgers — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Wichita State — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Missouri-Kansas City at Iowa State — ESPNU, […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Fantasy Football Now

As the NFL season winds down, so is the AA Sunday Studio Spectacular. As we end Week 14 and head into Week 15, there are just a few more programs to watch and those that will be next in line for this series will fall on either on a Monday or Thursday, but we’ll get […]


Viewing Picks for December 8, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Fort Wayne at Purdue — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Kennesaw State at Butler — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Yale at Florida — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Cal-Santa Barbara at SMU — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. North Dakota at Minnesota — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Brown at Providence — Fox […]

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ESPN brings arm wrestling back to television

Old school readers and one particular member of the Awful Announcing staff (*raises hand) fondly remember when ABC’s Wide World of Sports used to air a plethora of niche events. One favorite event was arm wrestling and it was regular staple of WWOS especially in the 1960’s through the 1980’s. Here’s a clip of one […]


Viewing Picks for December 7, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football College Football Playoff Selection Show — ESPN, 12:30 p.m. Championship Drive: Who’s In? — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. College Soccer Women’s College Cup, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL National Championship Florida State vs. Virginia — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Wrestling Oklahoma at Oklahoma State — Fox College […]


Milwaukee is watching the Bucks in droves; ratings up over 400%!!!!

The Milwaukee Bucks are one game over .500 at 11-10, but when you compare it to last season’s pitiful record of 15-67 and firmly entrenched in last place in the Central Division, this season is like paradise. With such a bad record, it’s no surprise that ratings for last season fell to low levels. As […]