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Posts Tagged ‘Jon Miller’

The Ticker: Rubin, ‘Today,’ BBC

  • MSNBC’s VP of longform programming, Michael Rubin, will be adding oversight of longform programming at The Weather Channel to his duties (NBCU is an owner of TWC). He will manage Weather’s longform development and scheduling, in addition to his MSNBC duties.

  • NBC’s “Today” worked with BuzzFeed to bring the news site’s popular listicles to TV. In a segment called “Today’s BuzzList,” show contributors adapted a BuzzFeed list for a segment on the program.

  • BBC Global News is adding Jon Miller and Rob Norman as non-executive directors. Miller is the former chief digital officer for News Corp., while Norman is the chief digital officer for GroupM Worldwide.

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Giants-Jets Third Highest Preseason Game On NFL Network

Monday’s rescheduled preseason game between the New York Giants and Jets scored an average of 1.78 million viewers on NFL Network, the third highest viewership for a preseason game in the network’s history.

The 2011 NFL preseason has been a hit for NFL Network with six of the top 10 all-time most-watched preseason games on the network airing this year.

Video: Doug Glanville Has Lost His Baseball Touch

It’s been seven years since Baseball Tonight analyst Doug Glanville retired from the Philadelphia Phillies.

The former outfielder threw out the first pitch at the Cubs-Phillies game Wednesday.

Let’s just say Glanville is clearly not tossing the ball around with John Kruk back in Bristol.

[H/T Awful Announcing]

 

ESPN To Reair Rodriguez-Wolak Battle From Friday Night Fights

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is re-airing their July 15 main event between Delvin Rodriguez and Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic. It will be the first non-regularly scheduled reair for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

“These two fighters exemplified what professional boxing athletes should be: conditioned, determined and passionate about their sport,” said Doug Loughrey, ESPN director of programming and acquisitions. “These boxers gave 100% of themselves by consistently over-coming adversity not only for those in attendance, but a worldwide audience on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Their combined performance is exactly what makes this sport so great. We are already looking at schedules for this fall for a potential rematch on ESPN.” Read more

New York Post Basically Ignores World Cup News


(Oh boy, that’s Morgan Freeman’s music.)

On Thursday, FIFA will award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to two separate nations. This is massive news. The New York Times has George Vecsey and Jere Longman on the case. Reuters is covering the proceedings in great detail. Australia’s Herald Sun wants in. Literally thousands of outlets are printing stories about what’s going down in Zurich, Switzerland.

And then there’s the New York Post. Read more

James Brown: Studio Host, Entreprenuer

Fun facts we learned in The New York Times‘s profile of James Brown, who “invested a six-figure sum to start [Brown Technology], which specializes in database management and information security.”

  • He “sold Xerox and Eastman Kodak copiers to federal agencies in the 1970s and ’80s.”
  • He lost 40 pounds after hitting almost 300 on the scales with the help of a good diet: “His lunch of Greek organic yogurt, maple syrup and raw sunflower seeds awaited him in a small black bag.”
  • He leverages his celebrity, and the executives of the company enjoy football metaphors: “When we get the ball inside the 20, we give it to J. B. and he scores,” Reginald Brown said. “If we call one of our customers and say, ‘J. B. is coming to meet with you,’ who would tell him no?”
  • “He wanted to build a company that would hire disadvantaged workers and dispel images about minority-owned businesses.”
  • SB Nation Gets Paid

    Is this the equivalent of a young upstart phenom signing his first big contract?

    All Things D reports that SB Nation raised $10.5 million in Series C funding. Khosla Ventures led the round. The collection of 290 sports and news sites had previously raised $13 million.

    Kara Swisher believes SB Nation will be valued in the $60-$90 million range.

    Markos Moulitsas, of Daily Kos fame, and others founded the startup in 2003 which has thrived recently under the leadership of Jim Bankoff.

    (H/t Fang’s Bits.)

    Gus Johnson To Call 23 Games For Big Ten Network

    Less than a week after losing his gig with the New York Knicks, the Big Ten Network announced that Gus Johnson will call 23 games this winter, twice as many as the previous two seasons.

    Of Johnson’s 23 games, 20 will be regular season or Big Ten Tournament games.His first conference game is scheduled on Dec. 27, when Indiana hosts Penn State.

    In addition, Johnson will work the network’s Super Wednesday doubleheaders beginning in January, along with selected Tuesdays and Thursdays during the conference season. Read more

    Mel Kiper Denies Claims In Sports Illustrated Story

    And here comes the fallout from George Dohrmann‘s Sports Illustrated story.

    ESPN is looking into Mel Kiper’s relationship with NFL agent Gary Wichard as described by Josh Luchs in this week’s SI cover story on agent tampering in college football.

    In the article, Luchs claims Kiper worked with Wichard in order to persuade potential clients by using his NFL draft rankings as incentive for players to sign.

    (No wonder those draft ranking arguments with Todd McShay are always so heated).

    “Conversations with players, which are occasionally facilitated by agents, are a valuable way to get to know the players,” Kiper responded in a statement. “These conversations have never compromised my integrity, and my 32-year record supports that.”

    Luchs stood by his claim of Kiper’s involvement on Mike and Mike in the Morning on Wednesday.

    “What Mel did do in these situations, whether he realizes it or not, he allowed himself to be used in the recruiting process,” Luchs said.

    This will likely be the first of many folks to publicly deny the allegations described in Dohrmann’s story.

    Stay tuned.