Time to open up the notebook for some stories you may have missed this week.

If Fox doesn't sign carriage agreements with Cablevision, DirecTV and Dish by August 17, there's a distinct possibility that subscribers to each provider could see Fox Sports 2 before they get Fox Sports 1. John Ourand at Sports Business Daily explains. 

Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead reports that two long-time ESPN executives have agreed  to remain in Bristol, CT. Now if they could finally do something about Skip Bayless. 

Jason also notes that a Chicago Tribune columnist is leaving after the paper banned staffers from doing freelance work. 

Could CBC lose Hockey Night in Canada? Steve Ladurantaye of the Toronto Globe and Mail says it's quite possible

Also from Canada, TSN will air six NFL preseason games. 

Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News discusses the DirecTV/Pac-12 Network dispute which is going into its second year. 

John Mahler of Bloomberg says NBC is going to have an issue covering the Olympics if it ignores Russia's anti-gay laws.

Eric Goldschein of SportsGrid notes that NBC and the Dallas Cowboys are partnering to show Matrix-type replays. 

Eric Sandler of Culture Map Houston says two long-time sports radio morning drive hosts have been fired and their website cleansed.

Emmet Ryan of Action81 from across the Atlantic says UK viewers will still be able to watch ESPN's College GameDay. I didn't know that Lee Corso was popular in the UK and Ireland. 

And that's going to close the notebook for today. 

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.