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Hockey Coverage Expands On NBC Sports Group Station

from Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News,

Looking to establish an evening destination for sports information and analysis, the NBC Sports Group will continue its revamp of Versus by launching a new weeknight block of live studio shows next month.
The NBC SportsTalk block, in the 6 p.m. hour, centers on the NBCSports.com digital franchise that includes ProFootballTalk, HardballTalk, ProBasketballTalk, ProHockeyTalk, CollegeFootballTalk, InsidetheIrish and ProGolfTalk.

The live block of shows, kicking off Sept. 8, will focus on the sports world’s most relevant topics each night and will feature NBC Sports Group talent, who will not only report on sports news, but break down the significance of that news for viewers. Mondays (ProFootballTalk with Mike Florio) and Fridays at 6 p.m. (ET) will be devoted to football, while the rest of the shows during the week will focus on the most topical sports stories. Starting on Oct. 10, Mondays will feature NHL Live at 6:30 p.m., which will serve as a lead-in to the network’s hockey coverage.


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Oh wow, a whole hour of hockey talk each week. Thanks NBC! So glad that’s what we have to look forward to over the next decade.

Can’t wait to find out that the “NHL Live” is just a re-run of whatever “NHL Live” was on NHL Network that same/previous day.

Posted by DrewBehr from Michigan on 08/31/11 at 11:11 AM ET


Folks have been squawking about how hockey should be on ESPN because it is more mainstream. The only way for NBC to make Versus into a full fledges sports network is to go “mainstream”.  You can’t have it both ways, you can’t have hockey 24-7 and also be a full fledged sports network like ESPN. You have to choose one or the other.

Posted by timbits on 08/31/11 at 01:24 PM ET

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