What’s included in today’s year-opening sports media column (linked here): Predictions for the 2012 sports media year. Focused more on how the time is now to batton down the hatches for Time Warner Cable’s list of intended goals. That creepy logo just won’t stop looking at us.
What’s not included:
== A reminder that the reminted NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) has several reairs of its outstanding 90-minute documentary “Cold War on Ice: Summit Series ’72″ that debuted on Jan. 2, revisiting the eight-game series 40 years ago between the Canadian NHL All Stars and the USSR national team.” Ross Greenburg, the former head of HBO Sports, produced this one for the NBC Sports networks.
== CBS Sports Network will reair of the 90-minute Showtime documentary “A Game of Honor” narrated by Gary Sinise on Sunday at 7 p.m., highlighting the season-long journey of the Army and Navy players leading up to their annual rivalry football game.
== The New York Times reports that the Nov. 4 New York Marathon will announce a new TV deal with ESPN2.
== Daily Variety reports (linked here) that Fox Sports will start its own original programming division.