Broadcast News: Sorting Out Round Two On TV
April 28, 2010 9 Comments
(Editor’s Note: You guessed it, this segment’s back.)
Let’s do this as easily as possible, breaking it down by the countries.
It all pretty much boils down to what’s going to happen tonight between the Capitals and Habs in Washington. If it’s Pens/Habs, Bruins/Flyers in the East, chances are NBC loves Detroit enough against an American team over its’ love of Pittsburgh and will even risk a trip out to California to televise a Red Wings/Sharks game to pair the Boston/Philly series with. It’s only a game, so in the end it won’t matter much.
But VERSUS will have some trouble. Both Western series feature a team incapable of showing for double headers. I’d wager the Vancouver/Chicago series will suffer most from this. Or they’ll show VAN/CHI and DET/SJ together and not show one of the Eastern series’ games, like they did last season when they ignored most of Boston/Carolina.
Announcers Available for VERSUS as of Now:
1. Mike Emrick
2. Dave Strader
3. John Forslund
4. Rick Peckham
1. Daryl Reaugh
2. Darren Eliot
3. Billy Jaffe
4. Joe Micheletti
1. Bob Harwood
2. Charissa Thompson
3. Lindsay Soto
Not much of a problem for CBC if the Canadiens win. In fact, CBC is the big winner of Round 2 if they do. They’d get Vancouver and Montreal, and over three million viewers every night. Hughson would probably stick with the Canucks, while Bob Cole would be moving over to a Habs/Pens series, but you never know, they may try to vary things a little bit. The real problem for CBC is if they don’t get that series, what do you take instead?
One figures they’ll ride Sid the Kid again against the Boston Bruins, an original six, northeastern team with a lot of players Canadians are familiar with, over a Detroit/San Jose series or a Philly/Washington series. It’d probably leave CBC with an afternoon game and some rough timeslots, but I’m sure they’d be overjoyed to continue with Crosby’s Penguins. TSN would probably be satisfied in getting Ovechkin. Everyone’s happy in Round 2. I think…