Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 27, 2011, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.
The NHL revealed Monday that the Philadelphia Flyers will host the New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, for this year’s 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The game, set for Monday, Jan. 2, at 1p, will be broadcast live on NBC in the US and on CBC and RDS in Canada. League officials also unveiled the official logo for the as well as the special team logos being used by the Flyers and Rangers. The division rivals will become the closest geographic rivals to compete in the annual contest. The 43,500-seat ballpark will become the fifth venue to host the event. The 2011 game averaged 4.5 million viewers.
NFL ratings for the third week of the season saw FOX take the crown for Sunday’s games, with the channel’s Packers/Bears matchup drawing a 15.8 overnight rating, according to Nielsen, which was an 11% boost from the same period in 2010. NBC’s Sunday Night Football was also a winner this week, thanks to a 2% bump to a 13.2 rating for the Steelers/Colts game. SNF ranked as the top broadcast of Sunday night for the third straight week with Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Richmond, Norfolk and New Orleans ranking as the top five markets for the game.
Spike TV isn’t handing over UFC quite that easily. The network, along with MTV2, is slating a night of MMA programming on Saturday, Nov. 12 the same night as UFC on FOX 1. The slate of shows will begin at 7p with a two-hour Bellator fight card on MTV2. Spike TV will then begin a three-hour UFC Unleashed marathon at 9p, featuring Dos Santos vs. Velasquez: Unleashed for the Heavyweight Title. Not so coincidentally, those two fighters are the same names headlining FOX’s broadcast.
The NBC Sports Group is on deck to offer 50½ hours of coverage of The Presidents Cup 2011 from the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. Programming will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and run through Sunday, Nov. 20 on Golf Channel on Thursday and Friday and NBC over the weekend. Golf Channel will deliver 27½ hours of live coverage of all four rounds beginning at 9p on Wednesday, Nov. 16 to mark the first time that all four rounds of a Presidents Cup competition played outside of North America will be presented live. Golf Channel and NBC will also combine to show 23 hours of re-packaged coverage for replay.
Tennis Channel responded to a FCC judge to dispute Comcast’s claim that Verizon and Cablevision’s recent decisions to drop the channel justifies the Comcast’s decision to place on the channel with limited carriage on its tiers. Tennis Channel stated that Comcast’s submission omitted “highly relevant facts” about Tennis Channel’s carriage arrangement with the National Cable Television Cooperative. The judge subsequently rejected Comcast’s supplement yesterday afternoon.
CBS Sports announced its selections for the SEC ON CBS football game on Saturday, Oct. 8, picking the Florida/LSU game for the 3:30p telecast. Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will call the action with Tracy Wolfson reporting.
Potentially stuck in a crippled conference, West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck told The Advertiser that college football is in need to a commissioner/CEO to run the sport. “What this business needs is a commissioner who has the best interest of the game in mind,” he said. “There needs to be somebody who creates a structure in which people just don’t cannibalize each other. There should be proper ways to do it if a team does in fact wants to move that doesn’t involve 6a Sunday conference calls amid threats of teams leaving.”
Chad Ochocinco’s appearance on Spike TV’s college football comedy Blue Mountain State paid dividends for the channel, drawing a 1.71 rating among males 18-34, translating to 1.1 million viewers and up 14% vs. last year’s season premiere.
Asian sports platform One World Sports inked an exclusive agreement with World Sport Group (WSG) to distribute the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC)-PayPal Twenty20 Cricket Tournament on a multi-screen, multi-year basis in North America. The channel will offer the 11-match tournament in its entirety.
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Hip-hop mogul and Nets minority owner Jay-Z is launching a campaign to lure Knicks fans to the new Nets home next fall. The rapper revealed the new name of the team, the Brooklyn Nets on Monday as part of the outreach plan. Jay-Z will open the new Barclays Center in Prospect Heights venue with concerts next year, and push the team via billboards, taxis, and telephone booths throughout the city as part of the campaign. The team has sold more than half of the stadium’s premium seats since sales began in April.
Sports video news agency SNTV is launching SNTV Digital, a new system that allows publishers and broadcasters to integrate premium sports news video content with their existing digital editorial and commercial systems. The system serves as a trio of products covering football, all sports and key events, and will go live on Oct. 1.
Thought Equity Motion locked in a multi-year, exclusive agreement to license US Open tournament footage dating back to the 1960s for the company’s cloud-based video platform and footage licensing services. The deal, made with the USTA will be made available through the company’s website.
Top Social Programs in Sports for the week ending Sept. 25 (games only), according to Socialguide.com’s Social 100:
1. NFL Steelers/Colts NBC 9/25
2. NFL Giants/Eagles FOX 9/25
3. NFL Patriots/Bills CBS 9/25
4. NFL Texans/Saints CBS 9/25
5. NFL Packers/Bears FOX 9/25
The Main Event
In case you missed it, catch up with Edward Burns documentary 1941: Summer of Legends on MLB Network at 1p.
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