or


[09/27/12 - 07:28 AM]
2012 MLB Postseason Begins Exclusively on TBS with First-Ever Wild Card Games on Friday, October 5
The network will also be the exclusive home of up to 18 Division Series games and the entire American League Championship Series.

[via press release from TBS]

2012 MLB Postseason Begins Exclusively on TBS with First-Ever Wild Card Games on Friday, October 5

TBS' Exclusive MLB Postseason Coverage Includes up to 18 Division Series Games and the ALCS

TBS will offer extensive coverage of the 2012 MLB Postseason beginning with the exclusive presentation of the first-ever Wild Card presented by Budweiser on Friday, October 5. The network, in its sixth consecutive year televising the Division Series and one League Championship Series, will also be the exclusive home of up to 18 Division Series games and the entire American League Championship Series coverage on TBS presented by the Capital One Cash Card.

TBS' coverage of the Wild Card, LDS and ALCS will be handled by a deep roster of veteran commentators:

· Ernie Johnson will handle play-by-play alongside analysts John Smoltz and Ron Darling for the network's exclusive coverage of the ALCS.

· For the network's coverage of the Wild Card and Division Series, TBS will feature a pair of three-man commentator teams: play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson, who called Roy Halladay's historic no-hitter on TBS during the 2010 NLDS, will be joined by veteran analysts Darling and Joe Simpson; and Johnson will mark his return to the TBS postseason broadcast booth, handling play-by-play alongside Hall of Famer Cal Ripken and Smoltz.

· Division Series announce teams will also include veteran play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton, joined in the booth once again by former MLB manager and long-time TV analyst Bob Brenly; and Don Orsillo (play-by-play) and Buck Martinez (analyst) will return for their sixth and fifth postseasons, respectively, with TBS.

· Reporters for the LDS will include MLB insider and Sports Illustrated/SI.com senior baseball writer Tom Verducci, who will also provide reports from the National League Championship Series (NLCS). Craig Sager will return to the MLB Postseason on TBS for his sixth year as a reporter and will work the ALCS for the network. Turner Sports veteran David Aldridge, who covered the MLB Postseason on TBS from 2007-2010, will return as a reporter during the LDS. Jaime Maggio, who has served as a reporter for the 2011 MLB Postseason on TBS, NBA Playoffs on TNT and Turner Sports' presentation of the NCAA Tournament, will contribute to the network's LDS coverage.

The MLB On-Deck presented by Dodge Dart pre-game show and Inside MLB presented by Captain Morgan post-game show will have in-depth game reports and post-game interviews from every LDS game, as well as the ALCS and NLCS. Matt Winer will once again serve as studio host alongside returning veteran analysts: Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and two-time World Champion David Wells during the LDS.

In the first year of the new postseason format, two Wild Card teams in each league will play a single-elimination game with each winner advancing to compete with the three division championship from its respective leagues in the Division Series.

The network's production plans will utilize state-of-the-art technology to bring fans unique insights into each game:

· 3D Hologram Imagery: Innovative 3D imagery will illustrate detailed examples of pitch grips while demonstrating the pressure points, release points and rotation. Analysts will use the tool to explain how pitches work and how the hitter approaches each type of pitch.

· Super Slo-Mo: TBS will triple the amount of Super Slow-Motion cameras utilized throughout the network's postseason coverage.

· Bloomberg Stats: TBS will once again utilize Bloomberg Sports' vast resources as they integrate comprehensive statistical information into each telecast. The service allows game and studio analysts to examine every pitch of each game to find patterns and pick out tendencies.

· Pitch Trax: The in-game technology which illustrates pitch location throughout the game will return to TBS for the postseason.

Additionally, Turner Sports will encourage fans interaction across social media platforms:

· Twitter: @MLB_TBS, @PostseasonPete and @TurnerSportsPR will provide game alerts, programming information and key statistical information throughout the postseason. Also, TBS MLB broadcasters will periodically answer questions from fans via Twitter chats. Fans can use #Postseason to join the conversation throughout the Wild Card games, LDS, ALCS and NLCS.

· Facebook: Fans can also check out the MLB on TBS Facebook page to find the latest schedule information, behind-the-scenes photos and other special features.

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports' television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company's digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NASCAR.COM, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

TBS is basic cable's #1 network among young adults in prime time. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the Emmy-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien; and original primetime comedy series like Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Cougar Town, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Wedding Band, King of the Nerds, Who Gets the Last Laugh? (working title) and Deon Cole's Black Box (working title). TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies; Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.





  [september 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/26/15 - 02:01 PM]
HBO Sports Is the Fight Fan's Destination for Mayweather-Pacquiao
The blockbuster welterweight unification title showdown is set for Saturday, May 2 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

[04/26/15 - 08:46 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NHL Playoffs
CBS then is the most-watched broadcast network last night.

[04/26/15 - 08:40 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Saturday Night Live," With Host Chris Hemsworth, Is Its Top Rebroadcast Since February 21
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 25.

[04/25/15 - 06:00 PM]
Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony and Becky G Among Top Winners at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards" airs tomorrow night, Sunday, April 26 at 8:00/7:00c on Disney Channel.

[04/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
"Grimm" Is Steady Week to Week in Adults 18-49, Grows in Men and Women 18-49, Adults, Men and Women 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 24.

[04/25/15 - 08:40 AM]
"20/20: Bruce Jenner - The Interview" Draws 16.9 Million on Friday - Biggest "20/20" in 15 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 24.

[04/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bruce Jenner - The Interview" Posts Big Numbers for ABC
Nearly 17 million viewers on average tune into the two-hour special.

[04/24/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 24
Updates include: Brooklyn Sudano joins Hulu's "11/22/63"; Disney Channel adds trio to "Jessie" spin-off; and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel to run NBC's "The Carmichael Show."

[04/24/15 - 07:43 PM]
E! Announces New Documentary Series Following Bruce Jenner's Life as a Transgender Woman
The eight-part, one-hour series will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm on E! and will also air on the E! channels internationally.

[04/24/15 - 04:25 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee and Multiple Tony(R) Winner Frank Langella to Return to FX's Peabody Award-Winning Drama "The Americans"
Langella will reprise his role as "Gabriel," Philip and Elizabeth's mysterious KGB handler.

[04/24/15 - 03:05 PM]
Whipclip Teams Up with Pop to Offer Fans Easy Access to Create and Share Video Clips from Network's Original Programming Line-Up
Using Whipclip, viewers can create customized clips of their favorite moments and share them instantly on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and via email and SMS.

[04/24/15 - 12:48 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews Hit-Series "Deadliest Catch" for Twelfth Season
From Original Productions, the 13-time Emmy Award-winning series follows the real-life adventures of Alaskan fisherman with one of the most dangerous jobs in the world - crab fishing on the unpredictable Bering Sea.

[04/24/15 - 12:43 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Presents First Ever "U.S. Open Media Day Special"
Originating from the United States Golf Association's Media Day at Chambers Bay, the program, recorded earlier in the day, airs in primetime Monday, April 27, (9:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.

[04/24/15 - 12:32 PM]
Discovery Channel Grabs #1 in Both Persons 25-54 and Persons 18-49 on Cable for the Week
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/24/15 - 11:17 AM]
"Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" Attracts Largest Audience Ever with Total Viewership Over 1.6 Million
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.