NBCU, WCSN Create Universal Sports
NBC Universal, World Championship Sports Network Join Forces on Olympic Games Site
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/16/2008 12:39:00 PM
NBC Universal is looking to put its stamp even deeper on the Olympic Games.
NBC Sports is teaming up with World Championship Sports Network to create Universal Sports.
NBC Sports bought a share of WCSN, which runs an Olympic-sports Web site, which it will jointly control with InterMedia Partners. It also gives NBC access to WCSN's on-demand TV platform.
The result will be the newly christened Universal Sports, which will add NBC's sports programming and production muscle to WCSN's online destination.
NBCU said the current WCSN management team, Claude Ruibal and Carlos Silva, will remain atop the company.
The two companies aren't waiting around to put their partnership in play. This Thursday, Universal Sports will present early round coverage of the Olympic diving trials.
Thank you for the comment. Universal Sports did a live production of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup from Salt Lake City. Our announcing team for the event was Nic Gismondi (play by play) and Andy Gabel (color commentary).
You can find more info our coverage on UniversalSports.com; please visit our Speed Skating channel (or section).
Our 24-hour t.v. network is available in 30 million households including NY, LA, Philly, Chicago, Dallas, SF, SD, Vegas, Hartford / New Haven, Reno, Omaha and more.
Best -- TK
T.K. Gore - 10/27/2008 4:29:00 PM EDT
Who did the announcing for the speed skating world cup in utah this past weekend? They did a great job and we'd like to write them.
Sarah Bell - 10/21/2008 1:45:00 PM EDT
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