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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC Sports Group — Day 2

Tonight, four games in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, all Games 1 and three of them in the Western Conference. As with last night when NBC relied on a simulcast, it will do so again for one game. Both CNBC and NBCSN will have doubleheaders. CNBC starts it all with the New York Rangers at […]

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC Sports Group — Day 1

I’ll do my best to post these daily as they come in. The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight starting one of the best postseasons in sports. CNBC and NBCSN will be involved with three games tonight. It begins with Montreal at Tampa Bay on CNBC at 7 p.m. ET. This will be a CBC simulcast […]

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NBC Sports Group Will Be All Over 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

For the third straight year, every NHL Stanley Cup postseason game will be aired nationally across the platforms of the NBC Sports Group. Utilizing NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network as well as streaming on the NBC Sports Live Extra app, fans will be able to watch every single playoff game from the first round […]

NBC Sports Group Obtains Full Rights to 2014 Ryder Cup in Trade with ESPN

This was originally reported back in January when NBC and ESPN were talking about trading the rights to the first day of the 2014 Ryder Cup in exchange for Michelle Beadle. That’s right. As reported by Geoff Shackelford, Beadle was the final piece of the puzzle. So NBC got the first day of this year’s […]

NBC Keeps the Kentucky Derby Through 2025

Also announced this week, NBC Sports has signed a new 10 year agreement with Churchill Downs Group to keep the Kentucky Derby and its affiliated race, the Kentucky Oaks in the fold through 2025. NBC has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 2001. It guarantees that NBC will be the home of the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Comcast to Buy Time Warner Cable

In a move that Americans are trying to wrap their proverbial heads arounds, news broke Wednesday night that the largest U.S. cable provider, Comcast, has entered into an agreement to purchase the second largest, Time Warner Cable. According to CNBC (owned by Comcast), this megadeal is worth $159 per share or somewhere in the neighborhood […]

NBC Kicks Off Super Bowl Week with the Pro Bowl

NBC will air the last Pro Bowl on broadcast television until 2022 at least. Starting in 2015, ESPN will get the Pro Bowl every year like it used to from 1989 until 2006. Since the 2007 game, the Pro Bowl has been on broadcast TV except for 2010 when CBS relinquished the rights to ESPN. […]

NBC Adds Famed Crew Chief Steve Letarte to Its NASCAR Broadcast Team

Just announced by NBC Sports Group, crew chief Steve Letarte will join the network’s NASCAR broadcast team when NBC/NBCSN begins airing the sport in 2015. He’ll join lap-by-lap announcer Rick Allen and fellow analyst Jeff Burton in the broadcast booth for the second half of the Sprint Cup season. Letarte was the crew chief for […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2013

It’s time to look back at the Year in Sports Media. Once again, it was a rather busy year in covering sports media. Since beginning this site in 2007, covering sports media has grown to a 24/7 beat. It’s never enough to cull stories to 10. That’s why I have “The Big Dozen.” Why is […]

NBCSN Gets Ready for the “12 Days of Premier League”

Starting Saturday, December 21 and running through Wednesday, January 1, NBCSN and its Premier League Extra Time channels will air a whole host of EPL matches. Overall, NBC Sports Group will air a total of 40 live matches over its platforms. This includes a slew of games from Saturday through Monday highlighted by first-place Arsenal […]

NBC Sports Group Makes NASCAR On-Air Appointments

This from NBC Sports. Two hires made this week for its NASCAR coverage which begins in 2015. First, NBC announced that Jeff Burton will leave full-time racing to become its on-air analyst. Burton is the 6th driver in NASCAR history to make 1,000 starts spanning a 25 year career and has 21 Sprint Cup wins. […]

NBC Sports Group’s English Premier League Schedule for 11/9 & 11/10/2013

Trying to catch up on some housekeeping that I didn’t get to on Monday as I was out all day. Let’s post what NBC Sports Group will air this weekend for the English Premier League. NBCSN carries one game on Saturday and a rare tripleheader on Sunday. Chelsea vs. West Brom will be its featured […]

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