Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tim Brando Show gets TV Simulcast

From CBS Sports Network -

CBS SPORTS NETWORK TO LAUNCH THE “TIM BRANDO SHOW” ON TELEVISION

CBS Sports Network will launch the “Tim Brando Show” live on television, debuting August 2011. The Network will produce for its air the popular nationally-syndicated radio program featuring CBS Sports’ Tim Brando, which also airs on Sporting News Radio. The three-hour show covers the world of sports, with a focus on college athletics, featuring an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary. The show will air live weekdays from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET.

“We're thrilled to be launching ‘The Tim Brando Show’ on CBS Sports Network. This show, along with several other enhancements we’re making, will significantly increase the live, daily, topical programming for our fans,” said David Berson, Executive Vice President, CBS Sports and President, CBS Sports Network. “Tim is a well known and respected sports personality and valued member of the CBS Sports family who adds to our already strong line-up of talent.”

“CBS Sports Network will expose the show to a new audience, and produce a high-quality, entertaining telecast that I know fans will enjoy,” said Tim Brando. “It’s thrilling for me every day to be talking about sports in this format and I’m lucky to now have two great media partners on board.”

“Tim’s show has been a core part of the Sporting News Radio line-up for years, and we are delighted that the reach of his show will be extended onto a new platform with CBS Sports Network,” said David Gow, President of Mission Media Group, LLC.

The show also features co-host Rogers Hampton and will include a CBS Sports Network reporter for hourly updates. The program will originate from a custom-built studio in Shreveport, La., which will be integrated with CBS Sports Network’s operations based in New York City. CBS Sports Network will also air “Best Of” compilation shows, as well as stream daily highlights online at www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

Tim Brando joined CBS Sports in 1995. He serves as the host of COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s college football pre-game and studio show, as well as a play-by-play announcer for coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. He has called play-by-play for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of the NFL and also serves as host of AT THE HALF®, CBS Sports’ college basketball halftime studio show.

The “Tim Brando Show,” now in its tenth year, is part of the Sporting News Radio network and can be heard on affiliate stations across the country, as well as on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208. Sporting News Radio is a product of Mission Media Group LLC., a Houston, TX-based firm that creates and distributes sports audio content. Mission Media content is distributed on a number of platforms, ranging from a network of 180 terrestrial radio stations to mobile and web-based applications.

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