By. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has also forced cost-cutting across numerous companies, including NBCUniversal. NBCSN was the No. NBC Sports Network Will Shut Down to Bolster Peacock Streaming Service. The … NBCUniversal is the parent company of both the NBC Sports Group and NBC News. The longstanding USA Network will reap much of the benefits, apparently. NBC is planning to shut down its NBCSN channel by the end of 2021, according to Sports Business Daily.The NBC Sports Network has been home to the NHL, NASCAR, and Premier League for many years in the United States, but now those broadcasts will move elsewhere. An overview of NBCSN possibly shutting down in 12 months time after the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Additionally, the NFLs tv rights, with the exception of MNF, expire in 2022. The announcement comes amid a broader effort at NBC to consolidate its operations, a strategy that could see the closure of other channels. NBC announced this week that fledging channel NBCSN (NBC Sports Network) would be shuttered by the end of 2021. NBCSN is shutting down by year-end by JimmyIrish (2021-01-22 16:01:56) Post Reply Return to Rock's House. NBC says that USA Network will begin "carrying and/or simulcasting certain NBC Sports programming" including NHL and NASCAR." There has been talk on the radar about the possible demise of NBCSN. Peacock will also carry some of NBCSN's programming. 10 2 minutes read. NBCUniversal announced Friday that it will be shut down its sports cable channel, NBCSN, at the end of 2021. Only the smallest leagues have the majority of their programming available on streaming platforms — which, perhaps, makes them the most forward-thinking. NBCUniversal announced that it will be shutting down NBCSN, its sports cable channel. While entertainment programming has moved to streaming services in droves, sports has lagged, with the biggest leagues and events still appearing on traditional network television but the bulk of the games on cable. NBCSN is still quite popular and generates plenty of revenue. Twitter. For the past decade NBCUniversal has paid an average of $200 million annually to be the sole national broadcaster of the N.H.L. And it's no stranger to sports, either, regularly carrying live events like the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and some live PGA Tour golf. The sports world is about to be shaken up. Image Reference: Wikipedia. Comcast has shifted its strategy in recent years to focus on its growing broadband internet business, starting Peacock as part of that effort. NBCSN shutting down Post Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:53 am For the North American viewers who watch F1, IMSA and other sports the channel NBCSN is shutting down at the end of this year. NBC By Joe Lucia on 01/22/2021. This news is significant for motorsports fans because it’s the TV and digital home of NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA. This came in the same article he predicted NBC retaining half of the rights. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Prev; 1; 2; Next; So the news broke/came into light today that NBCSN is most likely going away after 2021. I don't know if NBC will renew Indycar though, I personally hope they would. This Forum is Brought to you by "Ricks Satellite" www.RicksSatelliteUSA.com or www.GoFastMotorsports.com or call 816-228-1801 Your US Supplier for Free To Air Digital Receivers, Feed Horns, LNB's & LNBF's, Venture Made in the USA Actuator Arms and many other products! On January 22, NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, announced that NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will be shutting down by the end of 2021, leaving cycling fans in the U.S. wondering how they’ll watch live coverage of the Tour de France after this year. “We’re all aware of how quickly the media landscape is evolving, and our Company is taking thoughtful steps to stay ahead of these trends wherever possible and, in many instances, help set them,” NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua said in an email to the company. Some of NBCUniversal’s biggest sports franchises will soon appear on USA Network, according to the memo, which was sent by Pete Bevacqua, chairman of the NBC Sports Group. will move to other NBCUniversal properties as more sports coverage shifts to streaming services. Ahiza García-Hodges covers the intersection of media, tech, sports and business. NBCSN’s coverage of the N.H.L. Tim Clayton / Corbis via Getty Images file, holds the rights through the 2021-2022 season. The announcement … NBCSN was founded in 1995 by Comcast as the Outdoor Life Network, and was later renamed Versus. It was the second most viewed cable sports channel in 2020, behind only ESPN and ahead of FS1 and ESPN2. “This will make USA Network an extraordinarily powerful platform in the media marketplace, and gives our sports programming a significant audience boost,” Bevacqua said. The NBC Sports Network studios in Stamford, Conn., in 2013. NBCUniversal will shut down its NBC Sports Network cable channel by the end of the year, according to an internal memo obtained by The New York Times, and move some of its sports programming to USA Network and the Peacock streaming service. Linkedin. NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua acknowledged the move in a Friday email to the company. NBCUniversal's plans to shut down NBC Sports Network at the end of 2021 leaves the TV future of the Bayou Classic in limbo. The ad-supported service, which is free but includes a paid tier, has drawn at least 22 million subscribers and now outpaces Comcast’s more traditional cable video business, which has 19 million subscribers. The company said programming that aired on the cable channel will eventually be broadcast across other platforms within NBCUniversal, including the cable channel USA Network and the streaming platform Peacock. NBCUniversal is going to shut down their main sports channel, NBCSN, at the end of 2021. More of NBC’s sports programming is also likely to end up on Peacock, which launched widely in July 2020 and is already host to much of the company’s Premier League soccer content, for which it holds the rights through the 2021-2022 season. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Facebook Twitter. The decision will have major ramifications for a number of upcoming rights negotiations. The news of NBCUniversal’s plans was first reported by Sports Business Journal and The Wall Street Journal. NBCSN will stay around through the end of the Olympics, which—as of now—are still expected to happen this year. Fred Batiste - January 23, 2021. NBC has multiple sports cable channels, and I've noticed that more content that we like to watch during the off-season is being moved from NBCSN or the Olympics Channel to Peacock. Edit Post; Delete Post; Highlight Poster; Ignore Poster; Report Post; Show All Replies; Looks like a lot of NBCSN content may end up moving to USA Network and NBC's Peacock streaming service. NBCUniversal will shutter its NBCSN sports network, and move some of its top sports properties to the USA network in a maneuver executives believe will boost the economics of the general-entertainment cable outlet at a time when new streaming-video hubs are luring bigger … Not right immediately. But that deal expires after this season, and NBC’s agreement with the English Premier League expires a year later, in 2022. Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by Marchand licked me, Dec 24, 2020. in the United States, with most of those games appearing on NBCSN. NBCSN is shutting down by year-end by JimmyIrish (2021-01-22 16:01:56) Post Reply Return to Rock's House. by Will Shepard January 23, 2021. written by Will Shepard January 23, 2021. National Hockey League and NASCAR programming will move to the USA Network. comcast shutting down nbcsn: is nbc sports philly next? NBCSN shutting down, NHL and other sports being moved to USA Network and Peacock NBCSN shutting down, NHL and other sports being moved to USA Network and Peacock. NBCUniversal has already moved most of its Premier League broadcasts to Peacock, and adding more sports could give the company more leverage when negotiating bundling deals with other broadband services. More Options. For the last two decades, television networks have needed cable sports channels to serve as repositories for the overflow of game broadcasts they have the rights to. Print. The cable operators take a fee from the streaming platforms in this arrangement. The changes signal that the traditional cable bundle, which has lost tens of millions of subscribers over the past decade to cord cutting but has been kept afloat largely by live sports programming, may soon lose some of that ballast, too. What Does This Mean for the Tour de France? NBCSN Shutting Down at the End of 2021: Report. N BCUniversal announced that it will be shutting down NBCSN, its sports cable channel.. NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua acknowledged the move in a Friday email to the company. Most of the sports programming will be moved to USA Network and to Peacock, the company’s streaming service that was launched in 2020, according to NBC News. NBCSN, the sports cable channel for NBCUniversal, will shut down at the end of 2021, according to an announcement on Friday. Dylan Byers is a senior media reporter for NBC News based in Los Angeles. I don't see NBC shutting down NBCSN. One question that is likely to come up in future negotiations is whether NBCUniversal can find enough airtime on NBC and USA Network to ensure those leagues and others plenty of games on traditional television — which retains the widest reach — or if the leagues can be sold on the virtues of Peacock, which is still a relatively niche streaming service. NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua acknowledged the move in a Friday email to the company. As part of the change, USA Network will air NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games and NASCAR races. Bicycling - Jordan Smith • NBCUniversal plans to shut down NBC Sports Network, which is the home of the Tour de France, by the end of the year, according to Sports Business Daily. 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