NBC Sports Network Channel Will Be Shut Down By End Of 2021
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NBC has told distributors and some sports leagues that it plans to shut down its NBCSN sports channel by the end of the year...

The move is in line with the current media trend of consolidating cable channels. For NBC, it also is part of a bigger strategy to grow its Peacock streaming service, while, at the same time, bolstering the programming schedule for other NBC channels like USA Network. Bigger properties, like the NHL, NASCAR and EPL, will move to USA Network while keeping some windows on the broadcast channel. Smaller properties, like car shows, dog shows and some motorsports, will have to find new linear TV outlets.

The big question is how a league like the NHL reacts to the shutting down of a network that has carried its games for the past 15 years. The NHL’s deal with NBC ends after this season. The NHL has made it clear that it wants to split its rights between at least two TV outlets. NBC has told the NHL that it would carve out regular windows on its broadcast channel and USA Network, which is in 86.2 million homes, plus Peacock.

NBC’s other sports channels, Golf Channel and the Olympic Channel, will not be affected, sources said. Last year, Golf Channel moved its operations from Orlando to NBC Sports’ headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Last week, NBC announced that Peacock would carry speed skating on a premium tier -- content that in the past would have been on both NBCSN and Olympic Channel.

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rrboy42 months
I hope nbc fails 100%
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Catahoula20LSU42 months
You hate to see it. /sarcasm
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SamGinn Cam42 months
To be replaced by BLM SN
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OchoDedos42 months
They shut down NBCSN and leave the Olympic Channel up and running? NBC needs psychiatric help.
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HogBalls42 months
Trumps fault. Amirite?
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Jag_Warrior42 months
That's too bad. I think they still carry the IndyCar series. Since Penske owns it now, I'm guessing they'll make a place for it over on USA Network (which I didn't know Comcast owned).
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goodgrin42 months
Who's going to broadcast Notre Dame games now? CBSSN?
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TouchdownTony42 months
2 seperate entities. NBC televises Notre dame. NBC sports network is a cable off shoot of nbc. I'm hoping what we are seeing is the beginning and ALL of college football goes back to network tv. Espn has killed it with all of their Memphis vs western Mich bullshite.
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HarveyTunnel42 months
If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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Seeker42 months
Another example of a successful woke strategy. Can’t wait to see the next installment of “you suck whitey”.
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CanebreakCajun42 months
Socialism fails.
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Fightin Okra42 months
Paying for individual channels sux. Cable companies better start planning change or shutdown
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awestruck42 months
Wow... they did sports too?
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I was beginning to get into EPL.
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jbird742 months
I thought it was weird lately how they haven’t been playing the top EPL games. Only doing em on peacock. Was bummed I couldn’t watch the Liverpool/Man U game the other week.
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bengalman42 months
*golf claps
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how33342 months
Good. hehehe
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caleb0742 months
Good, wish the whole company would do the same.
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