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MLB Broadcasters Will Likely Call Games Remotely

“John Fillipelli of the YES Network said last month that their broadcasters are preparing to call all games from a studio.”

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According to Awful Announcing, there is a growing belief that if there is a Major League Baseball season, it won’t just be fans that are missing from the stadiums. Andrew Bucholtz cites reports from multiple sources that say local broadcast teams are unlikely to travel and will call games by watching a live feed in a studio.

Bucholtz’s story cites tweets from 670 the Score’s Bruce Levine and Tony Paul of The Detroit Free Press. Both specify that the remote setup would likely be used for both TV and radio crews.

“Remote broadcasts have expanded significantly in recent years in many sports, but they’ve criticized for both sending a message that certain sports are less important and for missing the atmosphere of stadiums,” Bucholtz writes. “However, with these games likely to be played with no fans, there won’t be much stadium atmosphere to speak of, and this move would likely be billed as being made from a safety perspective rather than a cost-cutting perspective (although you can bet that teams and RSNs are eager to cut costs as much as possible as well given the financial challenges they’re facing at this moment).”

John Fillipelli of the YES Network said last month that their broadcasters are preparing to call all games from a studio.

While this seems like a no-brainer, it isn’t a done deal. NBC’s Jessica Kleinschmidt responded to Levine’s tweet to make it clear not every broadcaster is hearing the same thing.

Of course, the biggest factor here is what happens in negotiations between MLB players and team owners. Earlier this week, the Players Association offered a proposal for a 114 game season. Owners rejected it and are yet to offer a new proposal of their own.

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Cris Collinsworth Wonders If Tom Brady Knows Broadcasting Is a Hard Job

“It’s a seven day a week job. For somebody that has reached where he’s reached in the NFL and made that kind of money, I’m honestly really surprised.”

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Many in the sports media industry were surprised by the news that Tom Brady will join FOX Sports as the lead NFL analyst when he eventually decides to end his playing career. That includes the current lead analyst of NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecasts, Cris Collinsworth. 

“I’m a little surprised,” he said on the latest episode of The Cris Collinsworth Podcast. “There’s no amount of money they could throw at him that would have influenced him. He’s going to still be working weekends for half the year no matter what it is.” 

Collinsworth mentioned that he hears from most people and they ask him what the TV life is like when they are thinking about getting into the industry. Tom Brady was not one of those people. He hopes the GOAT knows what he is in for.

“It’s hard. I’m working on the airplane when I’m flying home from the other game. I’m working on the next game. It’s a seven day a week job. For somebody that has reached where he’s reached in the NFL and made that kind of money, I’m honestly really surprised. I guess the money now has gotten to the point where it’s of interest to everybody.” 

While some might be unsure about how Brady will do in the FOX NFL booth with Kevin Burkhardt, count Collinsworth in as one of those people who think Brady will do a great job.

“I think he’ll be fantastic. Every conversation I have ever had with him about the game of football, you always go oh, I didn’t know. He’s always been pretty open and honest with us. He has a real personal side to the game…He’s got it all, but I’ve got to say I am surprised.”

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Sunday Night Baseball Viewership Up On ESPN

“Telecasts are averaging 1.73 million viewers.”

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The first month of the 2022 MLB regular season has concluded and ESPN is celebrating an uptick in viewership for Sunday Night Baseball.

The network announced on Tuesday that viewership for Sunday Night Baseball is up 4% compared to this time last year. In addition to that, compared to the 2020 full season average, ratings are up 40%.

Telecasts are averaging 1.73 million viewers. The Dodgers/Cubs game on May 8 averaged 1.781 million and peaked at over 2.1 million viewers during the 8-8:15 p.m. window.

Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez and David Cone comprise the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast booth, with Buster Olney contributing reports.

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Nickelodeon Gets Christmas Day NFL Game

“This will be the network’s first regular season game.”

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The NFL’s Christmas triple header will include a little slime this year. The afternoon game between the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos will be simulcast on CBS and Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon has ramped up its NFL presence each year since 2020. The network has aired a kid-friendly broadcast of a Wild Card Round playoff game each of the last two seasons. Last year’s tile between the 49ers and Cowboys drew an audience of 41 million.

Before the start of last season, the studio show NFL Slimetime debuted. This will be the network’s first regular season game.

Kickoff is set for 4:30 pm Eastern on Christmas Day. No details of what Nickelodeon’s coverage may include are available yet. Nate Burleson, Noah Eagle and Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green have been on the call of the network’s previous NFL broadcasts.

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