Afternoon Music

Good afternoon. I’ve been told there won’t be a TV schedule today. I’m sorry. I’m as disappointed as you. We’ll all hear it soon enough.

Anyway, we’ll keep going here today. Enjoy the day.

More on Shanny Summit Broadcasts

TORONTO (August 16, 2010) – NHL Network and have fans covered for the latest updates, sights, sounds and analysis from the 2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp Fueled By G Series.

NHL Network’s “2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp fueled by G-Series” show will air each night of the Camp (August 18-19) from 9:00 – 9:30p.m. ET and provide a full re-cap and analysis from that day’s testing. Host Brian Duff and Analyst Mike Johnson will take viewers inside the Camp through exclusive interviews with NHL VP of Hockey and Business Operations Brendan Shanahan, veteran NHL coaches Ken Hitchcock and Dave King, prospects from the upcoming 2011 NHL Entry Draft and more. NHL Net also will take a look at Gatorade’s G Series and speak with doctors onsite about the science involved with this product and how it helps players reach their potential. will take fans on-site and behind-the-scenes with updates throughout the day with all the sights, sounds and breaking news coming out of the Camp. Coverage includes exclusive locker room access for the player briefings and audio from Coach Hitchcock and Coach King who will be miked during the testing, along with reactions from NHL hockey operations, general managers, players and coaches.

The 2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp fueled by G Series will gather a talented group of skaters and goaltenders including thirty-three of the top-rated players eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft to test various potential rule changes, rink modifications and strategic innovations. The camp is comprised of four on-ice sessions over two days (August 18-19) at the Toronto Maple Leafs practice facility (400 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke, ON).


Ebersol Says No Super Bowl, Other Major Events to Cable

Sort of related to VERSUS, this piece with Dick Ebersol from MediaPost:

As the Final Four goes to TBS and the Bowl Championship Series to ESPN, it begs the question of whether all premiere sports properties are en route to pay TV? ESPN chief George Bodenheimer stoked the fire recently, saying he “certainly wouldn’t rule it out” as far as the Super Bowl coming to his network.

But Ebersol, who heads NBC Universal’s sports and Olympics programming, sought to assure regulators that the recent past is not prologue.

With the FCC and Department of Justice reviewing the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger, Ebersol (and others from NBCU) effectively promised that the transaction would not bring the World Series to Comcast’s Versus network.

Instead, according to a meeting summary, the NBCU group indicated the merger would bolster NBCU’s ability to acquire sports rights and “would not result in the migration of such major sporting events away from broadcast television.”

That appeared to include prime Olympic events and marquee NFL games.