NFL a hot commodity

The National Football League is a hot commodity, as evidenced by the effort by television networks and other entities to already start negotiating new deals, even though current TV contracts have three and four years to run.  That is among the topics we talk about in the latest SMB.  Other itens we discuss:

  • Latest TV sports ratings
  • Sports betting and how TV is handling the topic
  • Major League Soccer wants a piece of the action
  • and so much more.

Kraft in trouble and golf scores well

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is in big trouble for allegedly soliciting a prostitute at a massage parlor in Jupiter, Fl.  Kraft denies the charges.

I talk about the media frenzy that will engulf the owner of the Super Bowl champs in the latest edition of the Sports Media Beat.  Among the other topics under discussion:

  • Golf scores big in TV ratings but hockey does not
  • NBA ratings slide
  • Football ratings solid
  • The Mets and Yahoo team up for a cutting edge approach

And much more.  Thanks for listening.

CBS Wants To Hold on to NFL

CBS wants to start negotiating to keep NFL rights now, even though its contract with the league doesn’t expire for another three seasons. In this podcast I talk about:

  • CBS and the NFL
  • Bob Costas and CBS did not part on the best of terms
  • Chicago Cubs and Sinclair to team up to form Cubs Sports Network
  • Will the Yankees buy back all of YES?
  • Is Amazon getting into the sports broadcast business full speed?

Premier of sports media beat podcast

Sports Media Beat is about to launch, offering my perspective on the latest in sports media news. Everyday, it seems, there is news about the sports media, from broadcast rights, to coverage to social media and much more.

I hope you enjoy the podcast.

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