NBCUniversal to Shut Down Sports Network Nbcsn at End of 2021

NBCUniversal to Shut Down Sports Network Nbcsn at End of 2021
Fans of big NBC sports franchises like the NHL and Premier League will have to follow them to a new home.

NBCUniversal will shutter its Nbcsn sports network, and move some of its top sports properties to the USA network in a maneuver executives believe will boost the economics of the general-entertainment cable outlet at a time when new streaming-video hubs are luring bigger audiences. The decision could also push some sports fans to the streaming-video hub Peacock, which has begun to test new kinds of sports-programming opportunities.

NBCUniversal has told its distributors it intends to shut down Nbcsn at the end of 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter.

NBCU’s top sports properties include Nascar racing, National Hockey League contests and English Premier League football. USA is not going to become an all-sports network, this person cautioned, but might function more like WarnerMedia’s TNT, which has
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