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    Is it me...or has Universal Sports brought Figure Skating from....

    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.

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    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.
    And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSWer View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by GarrAarghHrumph View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrAarghHrumph View Post
    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.

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    Universal Sports will be showing the European Championships starting Saturday, 2/25, for those who have US.

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