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Sportscaster Dan Lovallo talks about the latest sports media news, from television to radio and beyond and how it plays out on the field.

Sportscaster Dan Lovallo talks about the latest sports media news, from television to radio and beyond and how it plays out on the field.

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United States

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Sportscaster Dan Lovallo talks about the latest sports media news, from television to radio and beyond and how it plays out on the field.

Twitter:

@DanLovallo

Language:

English

Contact:

8604689382


Episodes

Sports Media Beat podcast comes to an end

9/14/2020
This is the final episode of the Sports Media Beat podcast. Host Dan Lovallo explains why the podcast is coming to an end and what is in store for the future. Links to Dan's other podcasts and websites: The Baseball BeatThe Sportscaster Dan podcastBrad Field WeatherSportscaster Dan Newsletter

Duration:00:02:36

Melanie Newman makes history; PGA ratings solid

8/5/2020
Melanie Newman made history on Aug. 4, becoming the first female to broadcast play-by-play for the Baltimore Orioles in their game against the Miami Marlins. Also, PGA ratings remain solid for CBS. All that and more is discussed in the latest SMB. Below are the show notes for the podcast: PGA Tour on CBSWGC-St. Jude's Classic- Sun., Aug. 2- 2.1/3.2M- Up 31% in ratings and 39% in viewership- Tour on CBS has averaged 2.46M- 3rd round lead in on Golf Channel (.45/635,000 viewers)- 4th round...

Duration:00:14:28

Pac-12 buys coverage; Notre Dame welcomed

7/30/2020
There are reports that the Pac-12 bought coverage for its conference in a deal with the Los Angeles Times. In almost a quid-pro-quo relationship, the flagging conference bought advertising from the newspaper in return for sports coverage. Has this opened a Pandora's Box? Also, among the stories covered: ESPN hires new voiceNotre Dame football joins ACCCBS adding drones and fly cams to PGA coverageDavis Love III leaves CBS golf coverage teamESPN planning record PGA Championship coverageNHL...

Duration:00:09:28

MLB starts strong; Google challenges The Athletic

7/28/2020
After a nearly four-month delay, Major League Baseball began its truncated 2020 season on July 23 and the sport played to record ratings. By the weekend, however, baseball's ratings had weakened. Meanwhile, the Google News Initiative is prepared to challenge the subscription-based sports website, The Athletic. Working in conjunction with newspapers across the USA, Google is looking to breath life into the flagging newspaper industry, by whetting the appetite of sports enthusiasts with access...

Duration:00:13:47

FOX Sports going virtual fans on MLB games

7/23/2020
When the major league baseball season launches its truncated 2020 season on July 23, fans will not be allowed in the stands, because of COVID-19. That is not stopping FOX Sports from being innovative, however. When the network carries the Yankees-Nationals game on Saturday, there will be virtual fans in the stands. FOX will also have broadcasters Joe Buck and John Smoltz in separate studios far away from where the game will be played. Other topics discussed on this podcast: It appears likely...

Duration:00:17:28

MLB goes high tech; Washington hires new football announcer – SMB049

7/21/2020
As they prepare to start a truncated season in the Covid-era, Major League Baseball will take its already high tech television production to the next level. MLB plans to become even more interactive in an effort to appeal to a younger demographic. Meanwhile, shaken to its core over allegations of sexual harassment by 15 former female employees, the Washington NFL franchise is beginning to make changes. The club has announced the hiring of Julie Donaldson to lead its new radio broadcast team....

Duration:00:12:46

No McCarver on baseball broadcasts #48

7/15/2020
Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster Tim McCarver will not broadcast baseball games in 2020. In this latest edition of the Sports Media Beat, host Dan Lovallo explains why McCarver will not be behind the microphone. Lovallo also discusses other sports-related media news, including what happened to the archives of the Mike and the Mad Dog Show on WFAN radio in New York. Ratings for golf and NASCAR continue to rise and the WNBA is going to be televised on CBS. Lovallo has that story too.

Duration:00:13:39

Golic out; radio takes a hit

7/9/2020
Mike Golic is out on ESPN radio and radio takes a major ratings hit. In his latest podcast, host Dan Lovallo explains why radio ratings are down 40% in the Boston market and how it has impacted sports talk radio. That said, the sports ratings war in Boston seems to have take a one-sided turn. Plus the numbers are in for NASCAR and Formula 1 racing and they are encouraging. But what of baseball? Will the games be played? All that, plus NBA media news and more are discussed in the podcast.

Duration:00:15:55

NFL preseason possibly reduced and no Marv

7/3/2020
There seems to be conjecture the NFL will reduce the number of preseason games from four to two because of Covid-19. If that happens, what will the television impact be? Plus, it appears 79-year-old Marv Albert will not be calling games on Turner Sports, when the NBA resumes. Dan Lovallo explores that and more in his latest podcast.

Duration:00:08:58

NFL preseason cut and no Marv

7/2/2020
Conjecture seems to be growing that the NFL will reduce its preseason from four to two games because of Covid-19. Although no official announcement has been made at the time of this podcast, various stories seem to indicate the NFL could get a later summer start, because of the virus. Such a move would obviously effect the NFL's TV contracts with the major networks. Meanwhile, the virus will impact 79-year-old legendary sportscaster Marv Albert. The long time play-by-play broadcaster of NBA...

Duration:00:08:58

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game

6/26/2020
The effects of COVID-19 continue to be felt, even as Major League Baseball attempts to launch a truncated season. On June 25, the NFL announced it was cancelling its annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, OH. Dan Lovallo talks about that and more on the latest Sports Media Beat.

Duration:00:06:28

No NFL Hall of Fame game in 2020

6/25/2020
The effects of COVID-19 continue to be felt, as the NFL announces it will cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame game scheduled for Canton, OH, along with the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The exhibition game is the first of the NFL season, but the league announced on June 25 there would not be a game on Aug 6. The enshrinement ceremony and game will return in 2021 and the game will feature the same clubs scheduled for 2020, Dallas vs. Pittsburgh. Also in the podcast, I talk about Major League...

Duration:00:06:28

MLB cheating scandal dominates media

6/22/2020
Major League Baseball's cheating scandal, which led to the dismal of three managers, has dominated the sports media landscape this week. But other stories also made news, including high ratings for the college football national championship game between LSU and Clemson. Plus the top 10 advertisers on NFL television coverage in 2019 are revealed. In addition, sportscaster Dan Lovallo covers several other sports media topics.

Duration:00:17:40

No baseball deal yet and golf ratings soar

6/20/2020
Despite what some may say is a deal between Major League Baseball and the players association, there is no agreement yet and that could mean no major league baseball on television for awhile in 2020, if at all. As sports return in the USA, during Covid-19, those that are making it to TV are turning out to be a ratings hit, including the PGA Tour. Dan Lovallo discusses all of this and more on the Sports Media Beat.

Duration:00:05:42

No MLB yet

6/19/2020
Despite what some may say is a deal between Major League Baseball and the players association, there is no agreement yet and that could mean no major league baseball on television for awhile in 2020, if at all. As sports return in the USA, during Covid-19, those that are making it to TV are turning out to be a ratings hit, including the PGA Tour. Dan Lovallo discusses all of this and more on the Sports Media Beat.

Duration:00:18:09

MLB draft a hit, as sports slowly return

6/12/2020
It might not have been the NFL, but the MLB draft was a hit June 10 in the TV ratings. In the return of the Sports Media Beat, I review the ratings and also comment on the unrest that has occurred in the United States. Here is the link to the interview I did with the late, great Buck Leonard. Dan Lovallo interviews Buck Leonard

Duration:00:06:24

MLB draft a hit, as sports slowly return

6/12/2020
It might not have been the NFL, but the MLB draft was a hit June 10 in the TV ratings. In the return of the Sports Media Beat, I review the ratings and also comment on the unrest that has occurred in the United States. Here is the link to the interview I did with the late, great Buck Leonard. Dan Lovallo interviews Buck Leonard

Duration:00:06:24

Corona virus impacts sports

3/12/2020
Covid-19 is impacting sports at all levels and in this podcast I touch on some of the effects. I also look at the latest ratings, the new PGA TV deal and more.

Duration:00:12:54

Corona virus impacts sports

3/12/2020
Covid-19 is impacting sports at all levels and in this podcast I touch on some of the effects. I also look at the latest ratings, the new PGA TV deal and more.

Duration:00:12:56

NBC Sports radio future and Tokyo games

3/5/2020
Is the future of NBC Sports radio hanging in the balance? And what about the Summer Olympic games in Tokyo. I talk about that, plus the latest XFL ratings and much, much more in this podcast. And don’t forget to visit https://sportsmediabeat.com where I link to all of the stories I talk about in the show notes.

Duration:00:09:33