NBC Sports Strengthens Yahoo’s Ties To 2014 Olympics Programming

By | Monday December 16, 2013 @ 1:39pm PST

UPDATE:  I’m told that there’s less than meets the eye to the ballyhooed “access” Yahoo says it will offer to “all of NBCOlympics.com’s exclusive digital video rights.” That simply means Yahoo will have links to the NBC site — not streams of the programming itself.

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NBCU’s Golf Channel Unveils New Logo

By | Monday December 16, 2013 @ 11:22am PST

image004The new logo, which reflects the network’s evolving golf media businesses within the NBC Sports Group, will roll out on Golf Channel’s various platforms in May 2014, the network said today. The roll out will coincide with The Players Championship, … Read More »

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English Premier League Soccer Kicks Off With Record For NBC

By | Sunday August 18, 2013 @ 10:36am PDT

This weekend marked the start of English Premier League soccer with fans on both sides of the pond in a football frenzy. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group kicked off its exclusive coverage on Saturday with … Read More »

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NBC Sports Network To Up Rebranding Effort During Premier League Games

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 6:41am PDT

NBC Sports Network was known as Versus until the beginning of last year, and is about to adopt a new name: NBCSN. It will be a gradual transition, with new graphics and references phased in leading up … Read More »

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NBC Sports Agrees To Carry NASCAR Races Beginning In 2015

By | Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 12:17pm PDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and NEW YORK (July 23, 2013) – NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced today they have reached a comprehensive agreement that grants NBCUniversal exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content beginning in 2015. Financial terms of the agreement, which runs through the 2024 season, were not disclosed.

With this partnership, NBC’s 20 Sprint Cup race schedule includes becoming the exclusive home to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s final 10 races of the season, including its season-ending championship event which will return to network television in 2015 for the first time since 2009. Of NBC Sports Group’s 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, seven will be carried on NBC annually, with 13 airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Four of NBC Sports Group’s 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series races will air on NBC, with 15 airing on NBCSN.

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NBC Sports Group To Air 100-Plus NHL Regular-Season Games In 2013-14

By | Friday July 19, 2013 @ 3:04pm PDT

NBC and NBC Sports Network are putting on the foil before the puck drops on the next National Hockey League season. The same day the league released its 2013-14 schedule, NBC Sports Group announced that the broadcast net and its cable sibling will air a combined 103 regular-season games during the NHL campaign. NBC Sports has fared well with its NHL coverage, with last month’s six-game Stanley Cup Final drawing the championship series’ most viewers since 1994. Overall, this year’s NHL playoffs averaged 1.47 million viewers across 84 games on NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, resulting in the most-watched playoffs since 1997. Read More »

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NBC Sports Lacing Up For NHL Postseason

By | Monday April 29, 2013 @ 8:17am PDT

The coverage of every game in this year’s NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begins tomorrow with three games — including the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis on CNBC — and will feature as many as … Read More »

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NBC Sports Group & Notre Dame Renew Football Partnership

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 7:01pm PDT

NEW YORK – April 18, 2013 – The University of Notre Dame and the NBC Sports Group have renewed their historic football partnership for 10 years, through the 2025 season. The renewal extends the landmark partnership, which

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NBC Sports, ESPN, Turner Lead Sports Emmys Nominations

By | Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 2:40pm PDT

The networks of the NBC Sports Group, which aired the London Olympics over the summer, drew a leading 48 nominations for the 34th annual Sports Emmy Awards, which … Read More »

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NBCU Wins Premiere League Rights

By | Sunday October 28, 2012 @ 5:21pm PDT

NBCUniversal‘s NBC Sports Group has acquired exclusive U.S. media rights to English Premier League soccer matches through a multiyear agreement that begins with the 2013-14 season. NBCUniversal becomes the exclusive English- and Spanish-language media rights holder to all … Read More »

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Fox Retains NASCAR, Formula One To NBC

By | Monday October 15, 2012 @ 12:22pm PDT

Fox’s deal announced today extends its current pact with NASCAR by eight years to 2022 and is worth $2.4 billion, the first fee increase for these racing rights in a decade. The network will pay about $300 million annually beginning in 2015 and keep its Daytona 500 , add TV Everywhere digital rights that had resided within the racing series previously, and air the first third of the Sprint Cup Series. The contract was worked out two years before the old one expired as part of an exclusive negotiating window. ESPN and Turner are next up for non-exclusive talks, which won’t begin until next summer. NASCAR’s current TV package is worth about $4.48 billion. Read More »

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NBC Sports Network To Launch ‘Sports Illustrated’ Magazine Show

By | Monday July 2, 2012 @ 3:29pm PDT

NBC Sports Group and Time Inc. Sports Group are teaming up to produce a monthly TV show titled Sports Illustrated. The announcement was made today by Jon Miller, President of Programming, NBC Sports and … Read More »

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NBC Sports Network Renews ‘Fight Night’

By | Monday July 2, 2012 @ 8:29am PDT

You’ll like this news if you enjoy seeing men try to give each other brain trauma. NBC’s cable sports channel says this morning that it has renewed its Fight Night series of Saturday matches for a second season, … Read More »

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NBC Sports Group Extends Rights Deal For Tour De France

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 11:13am PDT

The new multiplatform agreement goes into effect next year and gives NBC Sports Group the U.S. television, digital and mobile rights to the famed bike race through 2023. The tour was the marquee event on Comcast‘s Versus channel, … Read More »

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NBC Teams With Dial Global To Create NBC Sports Radio Network

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 7:20am PDT

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2012 – The NBC Sports Group and Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) announced a partnership today to create the NBC Sports Radio Network. Beginning in September, the network will be distributed to radio stations nationwide by Dial Global.

The network’s content will include hourly sports news updates, daily features as well as full-length shows.

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NBC Sports Group Ups Princell Hair To SVP News And Talent

By | Thursday March 22, 2012 @ 10:15am PDT

NBC Sports Princell HairNEW YORK – March 22, 2012 – Princell Hair has been promoted to Senior Vice President, News and Talent, for the NBC Sports Group. Hair, who was previously Senior Vice President, News Operations, Comcast Sports Group,

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Colonial Athletic Assoc and NBC Sports Group Reach 5-Year Pacts for National Basketball & Football Rights

By | Monday February 13, 2012 @ 12:07pm PST

RICHMOND, Va. (February 13, 2012) – The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) has reached five-year agreements with the NBC Sports Group that will provide the most extensive and comprehensive exposure of the conference in its history with coverage on NBC Sports Network and across the group’s regional sports networks.

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Ex-HBO Sports Head Ross Greenburg Lands At NBC Sports Group

By | Thursday November 10, 2011 @ 10:09pm PST

Ross Greenburg, who in July departed as president of HBO Sports, has been tapped to produce documentaries for the newly formed NBC Sports Group, which includes the NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel and NBC. He also will produce Costas Read More »

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NBC Sports Group Adds Exec, CFO

By | Monday September 12, 2011 @ 11:04am PDT

Mark Lazarus has bolstered his executive team at NBC Sports Group, hiring former ESPN executive Rob Simmelkjaer at SVP of NBC Sports Ventures, a unit that comprises NBC-owned businesses like the Alliance of Action Sports, the American Century Golf … Read More »

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