It’s Official! Josh Elliott Joins NBC Sports

After working at Sports Illustrated then joining Disney to work at ESPN from 2004-2011 and ABC News’ Good Morning America from 2011-2014, Josh Elliott now moves to Comcast’s NBCUniversal for a totally new chapter of his career. He moves to NBC Sports where he will be a host on the National Football League, Olympics and […]


Former ESPN’er Josh Elliott Leaves GMA; Joins NBC Sports

In a move that jolted two highly competitive arenas, morning television and sports media, Josh Elliott is leaving ABC’s Good Morning America which he helped vault into the number one slot over NBC’s Today and will be joining NBC Sports. The New York Times’ Bill Carter reports that Elliott will be used across NBC Sports’ […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

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 Unveils Announcing Lineup for 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Starting this Friday, NBC Sports Group and the United States Olympic Committee will present 52 hours of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Several familiar names from NBC’s XXII Winter Olympic Games coverage will be on the roster including Carolyn Manno, Todd Harris, Steve Schlanger, Lewis Johnson and Dave Strader will be hosting or calling […]

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 […]

NBCUniversal’s Programming for Day 16 of the XXII Olympic Games

So we’ve finally reached the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The last medals to be handed out will be the four-man bobsled which will be aired live on NBCSN at 4 a.m. ET, the men’s hockey gold medal to either Canada or Sweden and that game will be seen live on NBC starting with […]

Tara & Johnny Go Primetime

In tonight’s Olympic primetime coverage on NBC, the popular daytime figure skating announcing team of Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir move to the evening hours. They’ll be calling the figure skating exhibition gala that allows the medalists to let their hair down so to speak and give performances that aren’t normally seen during […]

USA-Canada Hockey Semifinal Now the Most-Streamed Event for NBC; Thursday Primetime Ratings Down from ’06 & ’10

Friday’s USA-Canada men’s hockey semifinal game has become NBC’s most-streamed event surpassing Super Bowl XLVI. Overall, 2.122 million unique users streamed the game as compared to the Super Bowl’s 2.105 users. And what makes the more recent numbers more impressive is that the Olympics require authentication of users’ cable and satellite accounts while the Super […]

NBC to Air Three Documentaries During its Weekend Olympic Coverage

As the Olympics wind down, NBC goes into storytelling mode with three fascinating documentaries either related to the host country of Russia or to the Olympics themselves. Two will air on Saturday and the final one, the most anticipated film, Tonya & Nancy will be shown before the Closing Ceremony on Sunday. The first, “Lokomotiv” […]