Mark Lazarus Aims High At NBC Sports

Dick Ebersol’s replacement is blending NBC Sports with its cable partners, Versus and Golf Channel, among other Comcast sports properties, to build a new TV sports empire. Versus, which becomes the NBC Sports Network on Jan. 2, is the focus of much of his attention.

Tennis Channel Gets No Love From Comcast

Live In-Flight TV Offered To Passengers’ Devices

Row 44 Inc., provider of an in-flight broadband entertainment platform, is launching what it calls “a first-of-its-kind service” with several media partners to deliver live Internet Protocol television (IPTV) in-flight to passengers’ smart phones, laptops and tablet devices. Passengers will be able to watch, on their own Wi-Fi enabled devices in-flight, live news and political […]

Versus Adding Live Weeknight Studio Shows

NEW YORK (AP) —Versus is adding live weeknight studio shows as part of its evolution after the NBC-Comcast merger.The “NBC SportsTalk” programs will air from 6-7 p.m. on Monday through Friday starting Sept. 8. “If we’re going to be important to sports fans, we have to be relevant each day,” NBC Sports Group chair Mark […]

Goodbye Versus, Hello NBC Sports Network

NBCUniversal is expected to announce today that it is renaming Versus, Comcast’s ratings-challenged 24-hour sports channel, as the NBC Sports Network in January 2012.

NBC, Versus Seal New TV Deal With NHL

Comcast and the National Hockey League have announced a new agreement that will give NBC and Versus rights to televise hockey games for the next 10 years at least.