Classic TV: week delay 2/7/2011
Although the sport’s still abuzz with energy following the sale of B.A.S.S., there’s one immediate effect of that sale that’s sure to disappoint BassFans: Next week’s Bassmaster Classic TV coverage on ESPN2 will work on a 1-week delay. During the ESPN ownership era, same-day Classic coverage, including some live coverage, was the norm.
The 2010 Classic TV schedule looks like this (all times Eastern):
Friday, Feb. 25: ESPN Classic
7 pm - 2001 Classic Highlight Show
8 pm - 2003 Classic Highlight Show
9 pm - 2004 Classic Highlight Show
10 pm - 2007 Classic Highlight Show
11 pm - 2010 Classic Highlight Show
Saturday, Feb. 26: ESPN2
10 am - 2011 Classic Day 1
Sunday, Feb. 27: ESPN2
5 am - 2011 Classic Day 1
6 am - 2011 Classic Day 2
3 pm - 2011 Classic Day 2
10 pm - 2011 Classic Day 3
There’ll be a rebroadcast from 5-9 am on Sunday, March 6.
It should be noted that while the Classic will air on a 1-week delay, the Forrest Wood Cup typically airs on at least a 1-plus-month delay.