Parent company NBCUniversal confirmed to staff in a memo Friday afternoon that many of its shows would be migrated to its sister channel USA Network.
NBC holds US broadcast rights for half of the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series events shared with Fox, and full-time coverage of the NTT IndyCar series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCars, NHRA, and Moto America. It also broadcasts national coverage of the MotoGP event and the Dakar Rally.
Pete Bevacqua, Chairman of the NBC Sports Group, said:
“This makes USA Network a very powerful platform in the media market and can significantly increase the audience for sports programming.”
One of the destinations in the racing series is NBC’s Peacock Streaming Service. This service is already responsible for most of the English Premier League soccer games.
Cable networks such as NBC have recently been hit hard by Netflix-style services, but NBCUniversal’s filmmaking and theme park businesses have also been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The channel, which has more than 80 million households in the United States, was launched in 1995 as the “Outdoor Life Network” and was renamed the NBC Sports Network in 2011.
American sports channel NBCSN closed at the end of 2021
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