The NBC Sports Group is expanding its sports news coverage to include a nightly studio show as well as a weekly studio program, both on Versus.
The nightly program will be entitled NBC SportsTalk and tap into the talent on the network’s NBCSports.com franchises of ProFootballTalk, HardballTalk, ProBasketballTalk, ProHockeyTalk, CollegeFootballTalk, InsidetheIrish and ProGolfTalk. The program will air weekdays at 6:00p.m ET and be hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Russ Thaler. Programs on Monday and Friday will be devoted to the NFL with ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio and Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
NBC SportsTalk will debut Thursday, September 8th, just prior to NBC’s NFL Kick-Off coverage of the New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers.
“NBC SportsTalk is the type of nightly, relevant programming that viewers can expect to see as we continue the re-branding process from VERSUS to the NBC Sports Network,” said Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and VERSUS in a press release. “The live nightly shows also give us the opportunity to tap into our stable of top talent across all of our platforms to provide a unique perspective for sports fans.”
NBC Sports Group will also produce a sports business program each Friday at 7:00p.m. called CNBCSports Biz: Game On hosted by CNBC’s Darren Rovell. This program will debut on September 9th