NBC to Launch New Channel

Dec 15, 2016  •  Post A Comment

NBC is creating a new U.S. TV channel, which is due to launch in the second half of 2017. The AP reports that the channel will feature year-round Olympics programming.

The new channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, is the result of a deal announced today involving NBC and the U.S. and International Olympic Committees, which have reportedly been trying to make it happen for years.

The channel is seen as a complement to the IOC’s Olympic Channel, a worldwide digital platform that was set up following the Summer Olympics in Rio.

“About 10 years ago, the USOC proposed launching its own version of an Olympic channel but got a tepid response from both NBC and the IOC, which didn’t want outside competition to their own programing,” the AP notes. “NBC owns U.S. rights to televise the games through 2032.”



  2. anyone for Chinese Netball ?

  3. Glenn Norman (Ticket2Sports.com) tried to put this together nearly 20 years ago! If only the USOC/NBC bigwigs had been supportive…

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