Andrew Marchand and John Ourand review the broadcast booths for CBS’s production of the AFC Championship game and Fox’s NFC Championship telecast. The two hosts also talk about what Diamond Sports Group’s pending bankruptcy means for professional sports teams and what YES Network’s expected streaming service will look like for the upcoming Yankees seasons. Marchand and Ourand also dive into media rights negotiations for both the Pac-12 and NASCAR.
The podcast unveils a new segment this week with Karp’s Korner. SBJ’s Austin Karp joins to put the NFL’s huge championship game TV ratings in perspective. Karp also discusses the NHL’s ratings performance heading into its All-Star break – with ESPN and TNT showing a 22% drop in viewers compared to the previous year.
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