Episode 12: Anthony Crupi, Advertising Age

July 29, 2017

  Big thanks to Anthony Crupi for coming back on the podcast and for joining me on short notice. Topics discussed include: — TV critics talking about the business of television — How the fall primetime schedule came about — Is ESPN counting on Greeny to deliver a big morning show hit? — potential impact of legalized gambling on sports & sports TV ratings — NFL advertising outlook including scatter…


Off topic: For the love of AirPods

July 23, 2017

AirPods got stolen. Paid the eBay premium to get another pair by Monday. They’re that indispensable. — Ben Thompson (@benthompson) July 21, 2017   Saw the above tweet from Ben Thompson. I had a bad week where I hated pretty much everything in my life besides this podcast with Richard Deitsch and Eric Jackson. And my AirPods! I can’t say I find them as indispensable as Ben Thompson yet, but…


Episode 11: Richard Deitsch (@RichardDeitsch) & Eric Jackson (@EricJackson)

July 21, 2017

A sports media roundtable episode. It was great to have Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch back on the podcast joined by tech and media investor Eric Jackson. New York City was also a vibrant participant on this podcast thanks to Richard. Topics covered: — O.J. Simpson — Heightened interest in the NBA including Summer League ratings, general interest in free agency and Lonzo & LaVar Ball — Report that Fox Sports…


Episode 10: Ahmed Fareed, Co-Anchor for NBC Sports Bay Area SF Giants Pre/Post-Game Coverage

July 12, 2017

I had a great time chatting with Ahmed about his new job co-hosting Giants pre and post-game coverage. Topics covered include: — what it’s like to get such a great gig in a season where the Giants are at or around historically bad levels — what it’s like working with a great, but large cast of rotating color analysts on the pre/post game shows — whether the Pacific time zone…


Episode 9: Aaron Solomon: Producer, ESPN’s ‘Around the Horn’ (@ASolomon6)

July 5, 2017

  As a long time “Around the Horn” fan it was a lot of fun to chat with Aaron Solomon (@Solomon6 on Twitter) who is the show’s producer. Among the topics discussed: – what’s involved in producing the show, including the daily morning conference calls and show tapings – how panelists get into the rotation and are scheduled — I also asked whether panelists bust Frank Isola’s chops for getting…


Episode 8: Bonus with Anthony Crupi of Advertising Age (@CrupiCrupiCrupi)

July 3, 2017

  Happy 4th of  July a day early! Last week I wanted to rush the podcast with Advertising Age’s Anthony Crupi out because Fox had just announced it had signed up for Nielsen’s Out of Home Ratings Measurement service, joining ESPN. So I published a version of the podcast where we went long on out of home measurement and TV rating. But there was some other material, including the fun…