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 […]

NBCUniversal Ramps Up the Winter Olympics Promotion on October 29

Starting on Tuesday, October 29, the networks of NBCUniversal will really get into the promotion for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the warm water port city of Sochi, Russia. And in the 8 p.m. ET/PT hour on October 29, the 20 networks and 65 websites of NBCUniversal will run what NBCUniversal is calling a promotional […]

NBC Renews Ryder Cup Rights Through 2030

In a long-term deal, NBC has retained the Cup, the Ryder Cup that in a contract that keeps at least the weekend portion of the event on the Peacock through 2030. ESPN currently holds the cable rights for the first day of competition through 2014. For this deal, NBC will continue to air Days 2 […]

NBC Sports Group Presents 34.5 Hours of US Winter Olympic Trials Including Curling!

NBC is getting ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The NBC Sports Group will present 34½ hours of coverage of the US Olympic Trials featuring curling, speed skating, short track speed skating, ski jumping, Nordic Combined and women’s hockey. The coverage will be split between NBC and NBCSN. Curling will receive 15 hours […]

NBC Sports Group Obtains Rights to 2014 and 2016 Paralympic Games

After receiving criticism for butchering the 2012 Paralympics in London, NBC Sports Group has signed a new deal with the International Paralympic Committee that significantly increases its commitment to the Games. Announced today, NBC Sports Group will air 116 hours from the 2014 and 2016 Paralympics over NBC and NBCSN and also features live online […]

NBC Sports Group Gets Solid Ratings for EPL Debut

Some quick numbers from NBC Sports on the debut of the English Premier League on Saturday. First, NBC received the highest overnight rating for an opening weekend match, 0.8 for Swansea City vs. Manchester United. Second, Washington, DC was the highest of all markets with a very good 2.2 for the contest. Third, the three […]

NBC Announces Channel Assignments for the 1st 3 Weeks of the English Premier League

NBC Sports Group has announced the channel assignments for the first three weeks of the English Premier League on its NBCUniversal platforms. There will be games on NBC Sports Network, NBC, mun2, Telemundo and its newly created Premier League Extra Time overflow channels. Twelve games will be seen over the first three weeks on the […]

Yahoo and NBC Sports Team Up for Two New Programs

Last year, Yahoo and NBC Sports announced a digital partnership which would include the exchange of talent and also content sharing. Today, we have the announcement of two new shows that will air on NBC Sports Network and will also stream live on both and This will give NBC Sports Network some fresh […]

NBC Unveils First 130 Matches of its 2013-14 English Premier League Schedule

In the first year of its three-year contract with the English Premier League, NBC Sports Group has announced the first three months of its 2013-14 schedule. Overall, 130 matches will be available either on TV or online. There will be 69 available on television through NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, Telemundo and mun2. The remaining […]

NBC Sports Group Announces A 10 Year Deal for NASCAR

Ok, the big news of the day and a huge win for NBC which really needed a win after losing rights to the College Football Playoff, MLB, Wimbledon and various college sports properties. NBC Sports Group has announced a 10 year rights deal for 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup races, 19 Nationwide Series races and select […]


Well, here’s some big news on a Tuesday in a month of big news. Tripp Mickle and John Ourand report in Sports Business Daily that NBC has won the the rights to the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series meaning Turner and ESPN will be out after next season. According to Mickle and […]

Various Monday Linkage

Ok, let’s break out some links for the beginning of the workweek. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch in his Monday column talks with outgoing, but not retiring Fox MLB analyst Tim McCarver and looks at ESPN tinkering with Outside the Lines’ timeslot. Peter King’s MMQB microsite has officially launched today. And Richard Deitsch has a column […]

NBC Sports Group’s Coverage of the English Premier League By the Numbers

As we approach August 17, it marks the debut of Fox Sports 1 and also the premiere of the English Premier League on NBC Sports Network. We have this press release from the NBC Sports Group talking about its upcoming coverage and the numbers that are important to the EPL on NBC/NBC Sports Network. NBC […]

NBC Sports Group Unveils 2013-14 NHL Schedule

The NHL has finally announced its long-awaited schedule for the upcoming season. NBC and NBC Sports Network combine for over 100 games. NBC will air 13 games on Sunday afternoons. NBC Sports Network will air 90 games on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Starting in January, NBCSN will air games on selected Sundays. And as it […]