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Kathryn Tappen Joins NBC Sports

In a very good move, NBC has hired NHL Network host Kathyrn Tappen to become a host/reporter. Tappen got national notice during the 2014 Sochi Olympics when she hosted from the hockey venue for NBC. She’s had quite the meteoric rise since beginning way back when in Providence, RI for WJAR-TV when she was the […]

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Guest Column: A Tale of Two Relationships

Tom Kohler of King of Prussia, PA (I’ve actually been to King of Prussia, PA) has a look at two different sports properties, both on NBC and how on chose to leave its long-time home and the other chose to remain for the foreseeable future: There have been a plethora of sports media deals over […]

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Overnights for Game 1 of NHL Stanley Cup Finals Down From 2013

Last night’s overtime Game 1 between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals resulted in a 3.8 overnight rating for NBC Sports. Compared to last year, it’s down 21% from last year’s Game 1 between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks which went three overtimes and garnered a […]

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NBC Sports Group Doubles the Planned Coverage for The Belmont Stakes

With California Chrome on track to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, NBC is expanding its planned coverage of the Belmont Stakes next week. NBC/NBCSN will provide 16 hours of coverage of the final leg of the Triple Crown. It begins with a documentary next Wednesday, “California Chrome: […]

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The 139th Preakness Stakes Replay

With California Chrome winning the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, we now have our first contender for horse racing’s Triple Crown since Big Brown in 2008. I’ll Have Another won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness two years ago, but was scratched from the Belmont. So California Chrome won today’s Preakness and Larry Collmus […]

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2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Schedule

The Conference Final round for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin right away as Game 1 of the ECF begins on Saturday afternoon as the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. And Game 1 of the Western Conference Final faces off on Sunday afternoon. In the United States, NBC […]

Preakness Stakes 2014

The 139th Preakness Stakes on NBC Sports Group

The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes is on for this Saturday. NBC and NBCSN will be all over California Chrome’s quest to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to complete the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes trifecta. Coverage begins Friday on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET with […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/12 & 05/13/2014

Here are the announcing assignments for the NHL on NBC for tonight and tomorrow. Three out of the four games scheduled are elimination games as Boston can win its series against Montreal at the Bell Centre tonight. Then in Pittsburgh tomorrow, it’s Game 7 of the Rangers-Penguins series and finally in the nightcap on Tuesday, […]

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NBCUnivision Receives Decent Overnight Rating for EPL Championship Sunday

Let’s continue our soccer theme today. NBC Sports has announced that English Premier League Championship Sunday during which all 10 fixtures were aired simultaneously across the networks of NBCUniversal received a 1.56 overnight rating. Fox and ESPN went all balls-to-the-wall in 2011-12 and received a 0.87 over five Nielsen-rated networks when it began this type […]

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Golf Channel Produces Documentary on the Late Payne Stewart

Golfer Payne Stewart was one of the more dynamic personalities in the sport. He always dressed in plus-fours and tam-o’-shanter caps so you could always identify him on the golf course. In 1999, Stewart won the U.S. at Pinehurst and also sparked the US’ win in the Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline, […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/09 — 05/11/2014

Ok, let’s provide the NHL on NBC announcing assignments for the weekend. Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire will call tonight’s Game 5 of the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins series. If Pittsburgh wins tonight, then it would make Game 5 of the Minnesota-Chicago as the only game on Sunday. With NBC airing the Players Championship both […]

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NBC Posts Network Assignments for English Premier League’s Championship Sunday

Whether it’s Championship Sunday or Relegation Sunday, it’s the same. The final day of the English Premier League will be covered by 10 NBCUniversal networks. All ten games will be aired live. And as Manchester City and Liverpool fight it out for first place plus teams fight for positioning in the UEFA Champions and Europa […]

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U.S. Olympics Broadcast Rights Fees Since 1960

Back  in June 2011 when NBC won the bidding over ESPN and Fox for the Olympics, I posted the U.S. broadcast rights fee for the Olympics since 1960. Back then, it was thought that the Peacock had overbid for the four Olympics in the contract, the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the 2016 Games in Rio, […]

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