DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

Dionne Miller Could Be Moving To WLS Chicago

DMA 12 (DETROIT)

WXYZ Adds Justin Rose To Sports Team

Justin Rose knew one day he’d be back in Detroit covering the teams that inspired him to become a sports broadcaster. Now, the St. Clair native returns to his Michigan roots, joining Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WXYZ Detroit from Pittsburgh, where as a sports reporter for WTAE he covered the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and sports teams […]

CBS Analyst Phil Simms To Avoid Saying ‘Redskins’

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. The network airs the matchup Thursday night as part of its new NFL package. Simms first told The Associated Press last month that he would call the team “Washington” […]

Stephen Arnold Music Tees Up Ryder Cup Themes

Golf is a sport of deep tradition, but the broadcasting of this historic pastime is experiencing big changes: Golf Channel is broadcasting the Friday matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup for its first-time live coverage of the event. The music that sets the stage for this classic competition is evolving as well, driven by new […]

Network Positioning ESPN2 As Stand-Alone Ch.

Ratings Increase For WNBA Playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA postseason drew its biggest television audience in seven years with a double-digit increase in ratings over last season. The Phoenix Mercury’s three-game sweep of the Chicago Sky, which was seen on ESPN and ABC, saw an increase of 150 percent in the ratings from the previous season. The decisive game between […]

DMA 16 (MIAMI)

WTVJ Sports Anchor Joe Rose To Retire

Tim Tebow Joining ABC’s ‘GMA’ As Contributor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Tebow is taking the field for “Good Morning America.” ABC said Thursday that the Heisman Trophy winner is joining the program as a contributor starting Monday. Tebow will be part of the show’s new “Motivate Me Monday” segment that highlights people and their stories of triumph. ABC says he’ll appear […]

DMA 10 (HOUSTON)

Sports Anchor-Reporter James Starks Joins KPRC

DMA 14 (TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL)

Sports Anchor-Reporter Chris Field Out At WTVT

MARKET SHARE (DMA 56: LITTLE ROCK, AR)

Little Rock’s KTHV Touts Its Four Days Of Football

DMA 27 (BALTIMORE)

WMAR To Launch Live Online Sports Talk Show

On Monday, Sept. 8, E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WMAR Baltimore (DMA 27) will introduce The Nest, a Monday morning interactive sports talk show streamed live through abc2news.com and the ABC2 mobile app. The station says The Nest “will go beyond your typical Monday morning quarterback banter, giving Baltimore [Ravens] fans a true voice on the […]

Fox Sports, Burst Team To Distribute Video

Fox Sports Regional Networks has inked a multiyear licensing agreement with technology platform Burst that will allow the sports programmer to distribute original video content on social and digital platforms, as well as crowdsource user-generated video.

Nickelodeon To Delve Further Into Sports

CBS Innovates With US Open Tennis

On Saturday, CBS Sports will begin its broadcasts of the US Open tennis tournament, culminating with the men’s singles championship on Monday Sept. 8. It’s the beginning of the end — ESPN will take over the rights and production duties next year — but that has not prevented the CBS Sports team from ensuring that its role at the center of the production action is anything but top notch.

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

Colleen Wolfe Out, Keith Russell In At WTXF

Verizon Agrees To Carry SEC Network On FiOS

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WGN To Broadcast Arlington Million Horse Race

DMA 26 (INDIANAPOLIS)

Indy Star Columnist Bob Kravitz Joins WTHR

Dispatch Broadcast Group’s NBC affiliate WTHR Incianapolis (DMA 26) has hired outspoken Indianapolis Star writer Bob Kravitz. WTHR President-GM Larry Delia said: “Bob’s reputation and unique insight into Indiana sports at all levels will be a vital addition to our sports department, both online and on-air. We’re very pleased he’s making the move.” Kravitz joins […]

DMA 42 (LAS VEGAS)

KBLR Taps Frederik Oldenburg As Sports Anchor

Telemundo-owned KBLR Las Vegas (DMA 42) has named Frederik Oldenburg sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas at 6 and 11 p.m. Oldenburg, whose first day on air was Aug. 11, joins news anchor Beatriz Moncayo and weather anchor Leticia Castro. Prior to this position and since 2009, Oldenburg was host and reporter for Anótala, […]

Anchor Makes 23 Robin Williams References In Report

Din Of Sports Talk Includes Few Females

Here’s a question you won’t hear debated by the panelists on sports-talk shows: Why are so few women among the panelists on sports-talk shows? Women have made strides in virtually every area of sports journalism over the past two decades or more. They cover sports for newspapers and Web sites, write columns and host studio programs. They are ubiquitous as sideline reporters on game broadcasts and they’re a growing presence as the sports anchor on local newscasts. But they don’t, generally speaking, get to offer their opinions on the air.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

Gabriel Sotelo Joins KSTS As Sports Anchor

Telemundo affiliate KSTS San Francisco (DMA 6) has added Gabriel Sotelo as sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo 48 at 6 and 11 p.m. and Telemundo Deportivo Edicion Gigantes. Sotelo, whose first day on the air will be Aug. 18, will join co-anchors Blanca Garza and César Bayona, and weather anchor Gabriella Dellán. Sotelo previously was […]

Sinclair Launches American Sports Network

To be carried on many of Sinclair stations, the new program service has rights deals with various NCAA Division I conferences to offer the live, local games from more than 50 schools. Doron Gorshein heads the efforts.

NBC Boosts Buildup For Belmont Stakes

Viewership interest in the Belmont essentially doubles when there’s a horse entered with the chance of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

Blackhawks’ Foley Named To Hockey Hall Of Fame

DMA 5 (DALLAS )

KTVT Sports Reporter Dennis Out After 16 Years

NAB 2014

Quantel Updates Enterprise sQ News-Sports System

DMA 17 (DENVER)

KDEN Adds Paola Varela Rossi To Sports Beat

NBC-owned Telemundo affiliate KDEN Denver (DMA 17) today announced the addition of Paola Varela Rossi as sports anchor-reporter. She reports to News Director Pedro Calderón Michel and will be anchoring the sports segment for both daily newscasts. Varela Rossi brings over 13 years of experience in journalism to KDEN. She was most recently with Caracol TV […]

Reality Check Offers Interactive Cloud Data

Telemundo Promotes Eli Velazquez To SVP, Sports

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Fans May Lose In Fight Over Dodgers’ New TV Home

NAB 2014

ChyronHego To Intro Production Clip Server At NAB

NIELSEN RESEARCH

Sports TV Scores Huge Gains, Dominates TV

Sports on TV — and other screens — continues to dominate. In the last 10 years, the available hours of sports programming have increased by 232%, according to Nielsen. When it comes to actual viewing, Nielsen says there were 33 billion hours of national sports TV programming viewed in 2013, up 27% from the 26 billion hours consumed in 2003.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

Trailblazer Jeannie Morris Wins Ring Lardner Award

FOR-A Providing Slo-Mo, More At Olympics

NFL Goes With TVU For Bonded Cellular Tech

DMA 23 (PITTSBURGH)

WPXI Sports Reporter Rick Walsh Leaving

Bannister Lake Hopes To Make Big Splash At NAB

Bannister Lake Launches Sports Ticker Solution