The Rio Olympics formally begin August 5th with the opening ceremony from the Maracanã stadium. Proceedings start at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, only you won’t be able to watch them on NBC until at least an hour later. At a press conference yesterday, NBC execs announced plans to broadcast the ceremony at 8 p.m. Eastern Time…
The Tampa Bay Lighting hosted a very well-attended viewing party on Sunday for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with Pittsburgh. Thousands went to the public showing (around 8,000 attended an analogous event last year), and the team had planned another official party for tonight’s Game 7, only to…
In a victory for sports fans who have enjoyed their stellar coverage, NBC Sports will hang onto Premier League rights for the next six seasons. [NY Times]
NBC appears to “get” hockey in a way that ESPN never wanted to. That’s apparently mostly thanks to middle management, because the head of NBC Sports thinks one of hockey’s most venerated traditions is just getting in the way of marketing.
Almost two years after leaving ESPN for NBC, television host Michelle Beadle is returning to the mothership.
The tweet has since been deleted, but whoever decided to send it in the first place will be spending the rest of the day in Oof City.
This is amazing. This is Francesa at his best. His best is when he expresses big, powerful opinions on something of no consequence whatsoever. His best is when he does a close reading of "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night," the SNF opening theme song.
NBC Sports Network is dumping the show that featured a guy shooting an elephant in the face. The show—hosted by NRA lobbyist Tony Makris—isn't being canceled for that episode with the elephant shooting, exactly (though that didn't help). Instead it's because Makris compared his critics to Hitler earlier this week. He…
Of course he does. Tony Makris, the gun-humping NRA lobbyist whom we last saw on the NBC Sports Network shooting an elephant in the face, has recently been dealing with some people who are critical of his decision to shoot an elephant in the face. To Makris, those people are just like Hitler.
What is this shit? For some reason, NBC Sports Network has been airing an NRA-sponsored hunting show called Under Wild Skies, on which gun-humping NRA lobbyist Tony Makris shoots elephants in the face.
Alright, so we've now gotten through two weekends of this brave new world where everyday Americans can watch any Premier League soccer match they want across NBC's network of channels or online. It's only been two weeks, but we're ready to call it: NBC Sports' soccer coverage is the shit.
We have our first goal of the 2013/14 Premier League season. After some buildup, Liverpook's Daniel Sturridge received a pass from Iago Aspas at the top of the box and drove a ball with his left across goal, beating Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic and tucking just inside the right post. It was a good goal, but it was…
Fox Sports 1 is launching this week and enjoying an endless parade of good publicity as a self-styled alternative to ESPN, but how are things at yesterday's self-styled alternative to ESPN, 20-month-old NBC Sports Network? NBCSN will have Premier League soccer this weekend, so that's something. But even NBC Sports…
Lesson for NBC, the new holder of the American rights to the Premier League: Don't cut away from soccer during the run of play, like you did here, and miss a goal like the one D.C. United scored. (Transmission error or not, woof.) [NBC Sports]
The final is on ESPN. RT @BillSimmons "Radwanska! Bartoli!!!!! It's the Wimbledon Women's Finals on NBC!"
Here is an ESPN.com story written by ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy about the battle between ESPN and NBC Sports for Big East broadcast rights:
With 7:30 left in the second quarter of an otherwise forgettable October game between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, Cris Collinsworth said the name that had been on Fred Gaudelli's mind for at least five days.