October 3, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable SportsNet has expanded its on-air Lakers broadcast team to include Byron Scott and Luke Walton. Scott won three NBA titles with the Lakers in the mid-1980s. Walton has two rings from the Lakers' 2009 and 2010 championships. "The addition of Byron Scott and Luke Walton to our on-air team allows Time Warner Cable SportsNet to give fans incredible perspective on the Los Angeles Lakers. Byron is an experienced and respected NBA veteran and Luke is fresh off of an accomplished NBA career," said Larry Meyers, vice president, content and executive producer, Time Warner Cable Sports Regional Networks.
September 10, 2013 |
Keith Jackson has some stories, all right. Of riding his horse four miles to his rural Georgia high school. Of nights carousing with Paul "Bear" Bryant. Of the time Howard Cosell, smelling like a Russian distillery, set Jackson's pants on fire during a telecast of "Monday Night Football. " "He had the cigar, all that vodka," he recalls. "I almost threw him out of the booth myself. " It's not just the stories that are so captivating, either. It's The Voice, the envy of cellos everywhere.
September 9, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable has begun a competition that will allow high school football fans to choose which game will be aired on its game of the week. Fans can vote at www.socal101tv.com from among four games on Oct. 4: Reseda-Van Nuys, La Costa Canyon-Rancho Bernardo, San Fernando-Sylmar, San Pedro-Fairfax. The deadline for voting is Sept. 20. Four games for voting for Oct. 11: Norco-Centennial, Camarillo-Pacifica, Cathedral City-Palm Desert, Quartz Hill-Highland. For Oct. 18, the choices are Dorsey-Crenshaw, Fallbrook-El Camino, Del Norte-Rancho Bernardo and Banning-Gardena.
September 6, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before getting the ratings for the Broncos win. The Skinny: Given that I am sweating as I write this, it seems too early for football. We'll see how the rest of America felt when the Nielsen numbers come in. Friday's headlines include the weekend box office preview and coverage of a big legal win for broadcasters. Also, the latest on Nikki Finke's fight with her owner Jay Penske. Daily Dose: Who says cable companies aren't nice guys? Time Warner Cable is offering its subscribers who lost CBS programing for a month one free movie, which is a value of $5.99.
September 5, 2013 |
Famed Dodgers play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be the grand marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena, officials announced Thursday. Appearing in front of the Tournament of Roses House, Scully - who recently announced plans to call games for the Dodgers for a record 65th season - said he was honored to be chosen. "All my life I've been enamored with the roar of the crowd," he said. Scully, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame broadcasters' wing in 1982, will be leading the 125th Rose Parade through Pasadena on Jan. 1 in front of a worldwide audience of millions.
September 5, 2013 |
After losing ground as recently as two years ago, the number of women working in key behind-the-scenes jobs on prime-time broadcast network programs reached what is thought to be record highs in the 2012-13 season, a new study reports. "Women comprised 28% of all individuals working as creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and directors of photography," according to the report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
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August 24, 2013
Jim Brothers Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S. Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan., where he had been receiving hospice care, said Audrey Bell, a funeral director at Warren McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, Kan. Friends and colleagues said he had cancer. Brothers was best known for two projects: creating a sculpture of Dwight D. Eisenhower that's on display at the Capitol in Washington, and as the chief sculptor for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., said Paul Dorrell, who represented Brothers and owns the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City.
August 23, 2013
In almost unbelievable news for Dodger fans, Koufax and Drysdale are back. Funny thing, they changed their names to Kershaw and Greinke. Cecil Worthington Los Angeles :: While I'm as thrilled as anyone at the return of Vin Scully next year for his 65th season as a Dodgers announcer, I think it's time management took a serious look at finding and grooming his replacement. We don't need a Scully clone, but at least an announcer who doesn't announce every play as if it were the ninth inning with two outs, a la Eric Collins, or announce the game as if you were sitting next to him, a la Charley Steiner.
August 10, 2013 |
When Kyle Martino was growing up in Westport, Conn., it was easier to find tractor pulls and Australian rules football on TV than it was to find the world's most popular sport. If you wanted to watch soccer, you needed access to European broadcasters. "When I was a kid and I fell in love with this game, I was watching games in Italian on Sunday mornings," says Martino, whose understanding of the language remains no deeper than the menu at Olive Garden. "That was my soccer. " But if soccer was once the unwanted stepchild of the television sports family, it's now one of TV's most desirable properties - so much so that NBC is wagering hundreds of millions of dollars and an unprecedented number of broadcast hours on the English Premier League, coverage Martino, a former Major League Soccer All-Star, will help anchor as a studio analyst.
August 5, 2013 |
The management shakeup continues at Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting unit. Turner Broadcasting System Inc. on Monday promoted David Levy to president to oversee channels including TBS and TNT. He had been president of sales, distribution and sports for Turner. The promotion comes a few weeks after Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes picked John Martin as Turner's new chief executive when current CEO Phil Kent steps down in 2014....