More Links For Your Wednesday

Well, I can provide some more links now that I put out that fire out.

From David Bauder of the Associated Press, we find that CBS is now considering teaming up with Time Warner to bid for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games. If successful, CBS would put the Games on its own network plus have TBS and TNT provide supplemental coverage. It would not be the first time CBS and TNT have teamed up on an Olympics. In the 1990’s, CBS and TNT televised the Winter Olympics three times in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Roger van der Horst of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer says if CBS and Time Warner follow through on a combined bid, it would lead to a battle of media giants for the Olympics.

Newsday’s Neil Best talks about the guest list for tonight’s Costas Now.

Maury Brown’s Biz of Baseball blog has the schedule for the second day of programming on the MLB Network.

Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times says 3-D broadcasts are going to offer a new dimension to sports television.

In Maury’s Biz of Football blog, he writes that Fox and Sony are teaming up to present the BCS National Championship Game in 3-D HD. Wow.

In the Eye on Sports Media blog, Christopher Byrne has put together a list of theaters on Google Maps that will carry the 3-D presentation of the BCS National Championship Game on January 8.

Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun has Deion Sanders’ comments on the Ravens’ chances for the playoffs.

Steve Lepore’s Puck The Media blog says the NHL has found a sponsor for the Winter Classic. And Steve discovers that for last night’s Caps-Islanders game, the press box did not have access to the televised feed because Nassau Coliseum doesn’t get Versus??????

Paul Kelso of the Telegraph in the UK says the English Premier League welcomes ESPN as a potential bidder for TV rights.

And the EPL talk blog says the English Premier League is considering launching its own channel if the bids from ESPN, Setanta Sports, BBC, Sky Sports and others don’t reach its liking.

That will do it for now. I’ll have more stuff tonight.