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NBC to shut down Olympic Channel in September

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will shut down on Sept. 30. NBC has been notifying cable and satellite operators this morning that the five-year old channel will go dark in three months. “In order to best reach our target audiences, we are reevaluating our programming...

Apple looks to re-enter Big Ten media talks

Morning Buzz / Friday, July 1, 2022
Soon after the news about USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten broke, an Apple exec called the conference with a simple message: It wanted to reengage in media-rights talks. That call was emblematic of a chaotic day where media companies that had spent months finalizing how much they...

UFC shores up Fight Pass with new content

Morning Buzz / Friday, July 1, 2022
UFC is adding original content to its Fight Pass OTT product to add heft to the platform, including a podcast network and a new comedy show. The MMA property later today will announce “The Nosebleeds,” a new six-episode series with comedians Randy and Jason...

Padres' Clevinger peeved by Bally Sports Arizona's Brenly over Citadel comments

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
Padres P Mike Clevinger was “peeved by comments he heard” Bally Sports Arizona color commentator Bob Brenly made during Wednesday's D-backs-Padres broadcast, according to Kevin Acee of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Clevinger said after the game, “He spent half my outing talking about me getting punishments at...

ACC Network ending "Packer & Durham" after this week

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
ACC Network's "Packer & Durham" will be "taken off the air" following this week's shows, according to David Thompson of the FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER. The final show, which will air on Friday, "will be the 1,028th episode from the duo including radio and television." They have "been on the air since...

Columnist: Did CBS pick wrong Immelman brother to succeed Faldo?

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
Trevor Immelman is a “logical successor” to lead CBS golf analyst Nick Faldo, though his brother, Mark, "clearly has been more effective in his part-time responsibilities ... in terms of conveying sheer insight to viewers," according to John Hawkins of MORNING READ. Trevor is an "affable chap whose polished...

TBS' Lauren Shehadi helping shape net's MLB studio shows

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
TBS' Lauren Shehadi for three months has been the "center of gravity of the Tuesday night baseball package" on the network’s "first foray into prime-time, regular-season MLB programming," according to Zach Buchanan of THE ATHLETIC. Shehadi has been a "feature of TBS’s postseason coverage for several years as a sideline...

SBJ Spotlight: Will TikTok disrupt sports media?

Closing Bell / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
While tech companies are consumed with finding ways to compete with TikTok, almost no one in conventional media “spends any time talking about it,” said Recode senior correspondent Peter Kafka in an SBJ Spotlight interview with our John Ourand . “To me, that’s just an obvious...