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Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm
... Fox and NBC to share rightsBy Tripp Mickle & John Ourand July 23, 2013
ESPN and Turner Sports will be out of the NASCAR business after next season, according to several sources. NASCAR is planning a press conference later today to announce that Fox and NBC will share rights to the sport starting in 2015. Financial terms of NBC’s deal and its broadcast plans aren’t known, but the network had been pitching NASCAR on returning the Sprint Cup series to broadcast TV and could air races on Sunday afternoons on NBC prior to "Sunday Night Football." NBC also picked up rights to the second half of the Nationwide Series. It’s unclear if those races will be on NBC or NBC Sports Network. See today's SportsBusiness Daily for more details. http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/SB-B ... ights.aspx
So if SPEEDTV is becoming Fox Sports 1 next month, what does that mean for all the NASCAR programming that is currently carried on SPEEDTV like Cup practice & qualifying
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:21 pm
thats great i dont have the NBCSC, ill have to pay an extra 10 bucks if i wanna see racing, im really gettin tired of paying extra for crap
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:47 pm
I happen to get NBCSN but I imagine you won't be alone in your cable provider boat come 2015.
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:52 pm
HH this is just a racket, they have to break down channels and make ya purchase them, im soon ready just going to hook my tv to the net and get hula plus for 10 bucks a month
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:01 pm
I agree. Cable provider channel bundling has been a racket since cable came into existence. I still get channels that I have never watched.
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:19 pm
at least nbcsn fills a lot of air time with hockey
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:20 pm
and F1 as well. I never could stand SPEED.
I like espn for the most part
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:11 pm
NBC to take over part of NASCAR TV package in 2015
By JENNA FRYER (AP Auto Racing Writer) | The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR will return to NBC in 2015, ending its eight-year partnership with both ESPN and Turner Sports.
The 10-year deal with NBC Sports Group announced Tuesday begins in 2015 and gives the network the final 20 Sprint Cup Series races of the season and final 19 Nationwide races.
It also makes NBC Sports Group the premier motorsports network with NASCAR, Formula One and IndyCar among its properties.
''With NBC, you're joining a family at NBC Sports where you'll be surrounded by incredible championship-type programming,'' said Steve Herbst, NASCAR's vice president of broadcasting and production. ''Their football package on Sunday night is the No. 1 show on television ... they are the home to championship programming and we'll be promoted and marketed and shown alongside those top-tier events.''
NBC will air seven Cup races, while 13 will be on the NBC Sports Network. The Nationwide Series will have four events on NBC and 15 on NBC Sports Network.
Herbst said some of the Cup events will be a lead-in to ''Sunday Night Football.''
''We're going to have the opportunity as we get into the fall season and the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup to be on Sunday afternoons leading into NFL football, and that's an exciting opportunity for us, given the obvious power of the NFL,'' he said. ''We still have a ways to go to figure out what races and when, but it will be select races that go into Sunday Night Football.''
The deal also gave NBC Sports Group rights to the K&N Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events, NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series events, the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony and season-ending banquets, live-streaming rights for Cup and Nationwide, and Spanish-language broadcast rights on Telemundo and Mun2 for national series events and NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series.
NBC Sports Group replaces ESPN, which carries 17 events and picks up its portion of the schedule this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Turner, which currently has six races on the schedule.
NBC shared the television contract with Fox from 2001-06 in the first national TV deal for NASCAR. NBC pulled out of negotiations on an extension, and ESPN picked up that portion of the schedule in 2007.
John Skipper, president of ESPN, said the network will continue to cover NASCAR when its deal expires.
''ESPN has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with NASCAR. We have tremendous respect for the France family, the drivers and all in the sport and wish them well,'' he said. ''We will continue to serve NASCAR fans through SportsCenter and our other news platforms as we continue to enhance our industry-leading collection of quality assets. We are looking forward to the start of our Sprint Cup season and will continue with our deep commitment to the highest quality coverage.''
Turner indicated earlier Tuesday it could not compete financially in the negotiations to extend its 31-year relationship with NASCAR.
''We think NASCAR is an attractive property, but we are disciplined in our approach to negotiating sports rights and could not come up with a business model that was financially prudent for our company,'' said David Levy, president of sales, distribution and sports at Turner.
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:29 pm
The only thing I see is the cable bill going up.... Fox Sports One wants more money too... Absolutely ridiculous.
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:46 pm
I will have to wait and see on the Fox Sports One end of things, but I already have NBCSN.
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:20 pm
Yes, I have been wondering how this is all going to work out with my cable provider, too. Haven't been crazy about them to begin with, but they are good for my internet. I get the sports "bundle", but with these new channels, they will probably create some new bundling. Something else to pay for. Guess I shouldn't pre-judge.........but that has been the usual way they operate.
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:33 am
I don't have any sports package, it is part of the basic package for me.
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:56 am
I don't have a sports package either but get those channels..... Wonder who will be commentating for NBCSN???
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am
If we could keep Kyle Petty and the Waltrip brothers away from this, I would be ecstatic...I would throw the largest party we have seen yet.
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:06 pm
beaverpond wrote:If we could keep Kyle Petty and the Waltrip brothers away from this, I would be ecstatic...I would throw the largest party we have seen yet.
hahahaha! I can take them in small doses and at different times, not together. MW hasn't bothered me too much in the commentating for the Eldora truck race practice.......yet. It will be interesting to see who shows up on both the new Fox1 this August and then NBC. Can't decide if professional announcers or people who know about racing are better. Maybe a little bit of both.