With CBS airing the game, CBS Sports Network plans to provide dozens of hours of Super Bowl coverage this year. In other news, ESPN will discontinue the “BracketBusters” college hoops event, and the 2013 WNBA Draft will air in primetime.
- CBSSN to Air Super Bowl Shows: CBS Sports Network will televise a live, one-hour postgame show following CBS’ Super Bowl XLVII coverage, the network announced Monday. The telecast will conclude more than 50 hours of Super Bowl-related programming on CBSSN during the week before the game. The network will also televise a pair of daily two-hour shows, including one hosted by Greg Gumbel, and an expanded edition of the “Rome” talk show. (CBS Sports)
- ESPN Ends “BracketBusters”: ESPN has announced that the annual “BracketBusters” college basketball event, a two-day showcase of teams from non-power conferences on the ESPN family of networks, will be discontinued after this season. “BracketBusters” launched in the 2002-03 season. (ESPN.com)
- WNBA Draft to Air in Primetime: The 2013 WNBA Draft will air on ESPN2 at 8 PM ET April 15, the first time the event has ever aired in primetime. Previously, the event has taken place on a weekday afternoon. The 2013 draft will be one of the highest-profile in league history, with Baylor C Brittney Griner, Delaware G/F Elena Della Donne and Notre Dame G Skylar Diggins expected to make up the top three picks. (ESPN Media Zone)