CBS is getting ready to beef up its football coverage, but without two of its longtime correspondents.
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe will not return for CBS' NFL pre-game show, The NFL Today, next season. The duo will be replaced by ex-Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who just...read more
There's a method to this year's March Madness, and it's based on the number four. The Final Four in Houston will be bookended by the First Four in Dayton, Ohio, an offshoot of the NCAA tournament's expansion to a record 68-team field. And the whole extravaganza will air on four networks. CBS, in its 30th year broadcasting college basketball's premier event, will join forces with Turner Sports on three cable networks — TBS, TNT and truTV — as part of a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal. Here's what to watch for.
Tip-off to buzzer Each of the 67 games will be shown in its entirety for the first time in the tournament's 73-year history, thanks to staggered starts at least 30 minutes apart. But that doesn't mean fans can't...read more
You can't blame broadcast news for having a bad case of cable envy.
Fox News Channel has seen its profits double this year, thanks to growing ratings and higher fees from cable systems. NBC News can share its news-gathering costs with MSNBC, which has also turned into a big moneymaker. Even CNN, beleaguered by declining audiences and under pressure to bolster its program lineup, rakes in ...read more