SVG Lunchtime Links 5-18-12

Each day, the SVG editorial staff scours dozens of online publications to find the most intriguing storylines facing the sports video industry today. Here’s a roundup of what’s new and what matters:

NBC Sports Network Lines Up Cable-Record 292.5 Hours of Olympic Coverage (Multichannel News)

TV Crews (All Six of ‘Em) Play Nice in Staples Center Sandbox This Weekend (Los Angeles Daily News)

Big 12, SEC Agree to Pit Champions in Bowl, Open Up New Rights Possibliities (Wall Street Journal)

MLB Could Alienate Some Fans with Latest TV Move (USA Today)

How ESPN Gets It Right (Mobiledia)

Hockey Night in Canada’s Days May Be Numbered (The Globe and Mail)

One TV Everywhere Deal Down! (Many More to Go) (paidContent)

Connected TV Becoming Mainstream (Advanced Television)

Can Web-Only Original Programming Finally Stick? (MediaShift)

Big Ten Network Cuts Academics, Citing Low Ratings (Associated Press)

Avail-TVN Jumps Into NBC’s Olympics VOD Ring (Multichannel News)