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FSWer
02-22-2012, 01:26 AM
Say,I was just looking at Heather's Schedule,and she doesn't have March up yet. If there IS indeed Skating on next month. But I DID notice though,that there was no NBC. telecast of Skating for Feb. All of Feb. was taken up by Universal Sports. Does anyone know if NBC. has sold Skating to them? Or is it just an unlucky break that Skating was on a ch. I don't get? BTW. I have Comcast.

GarrAarghHrumph
02-22-2012, 01:38 AM
NBC owns Universal Sports, so they haven't sold skating to them - they own the channel.

I've noticed that the big events tend to appear on NBC - so US Nationals were on NBC. The smaller events, like 4ccs, are often on Universal Sports. I am hoping that some of Worlds will be on NBC, but we'll have to see.

Sylvia
02-22-2012, 01:45 AM
Or is it just an unlucky break that Skating was on a ch. I don't get? BTW. I have Comcast.
Unfortunately, Comcast doesn't carry the Universal Sports channel at this time - there's a long thread titled "Universal Sports going off free tv.." in the TV Alerts forum about this topic/problem.


I am hoping that some of Worlds will be on NBC, but we'll have to see.
According to Heather W's TV skating schedule page, NBC is scheduled to air a taped broadcast of Worlds (1 week later) on April 8 from 3-6 pm Eastern time.

A.H.Black
02-22-2012, 02:51 AM
NBC owns Universal Sports, so they haven't sold skating to them - they own the channel.

I've noticed that the big events tend to appear on NBC - so US Nationals were on NBC. The smaller events, like 4ccs, are often on Universal Sports. I am hoping that some of Worlds will be on NBC, but we'll have to see.

Even though NBC now owns Universal Sports, they didn't own it when Universal acquired the rights to several figure skating events (I'm not exactly sure which ones). So sometimes NBC is broadcasting something for which Universal actually owns the rights and vice versa.

wRECkSk8r
02-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Universal Sports will be showing the European Championships starting Saturday, 2/25, for those who have US.