The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) today announced a series of programming moves as it continues its coverage of the NFL and the Premier League and gets set for the NHL season.
The big news from the announcement was the cancellation of The Crossover, which was hosted by Michelle Beadle. Beadle was on our Sports Media Weekly program last week talking about how she had hoped for better promotion for her show from the network. Unfortunately for her that will not be needed.
Beginning Monday NBCSN will pro producing a 90-minute block of NFL programming beginning at 5:00p.m. ET. On weekdays with a live Premier League match, that game will be followed by Premier League Goal Zone.
Here are more details from NBC Sports PR:
- Pro Football Talk will be preceded by NFL programming each weekday. On Mondays without a live Premier League match, Pro Football Talk expands with a 90-minute program.
- NBCSN will air an additional Fantasy Football Live on Tuesdays. Fantasy Football Live, in conjunction with Yahoo Sports, will air at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Thursdays, followed by Pro Football Talk at 5:30 p.m. ET, with an encore presentation at 6:30 p.m. ET on evenings when NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre-game show starts at 7 p.m. ET.
- Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker will air on Wednesdays and with an encore presentation on Fridays at5 p.m. ET, followed by Pro Football Talk at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Premier League Programming
- NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Goal Zone expands on weekdays, primarily Mondays at 5 p.m. ET, following Premier League fixtures.
- NBC Sports Group’s 2013 NHL regular-season coverage begins Tues., Oct. 1 with NHL Face-Off as the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks host the Washington Capitals. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NBC Sports Group’s pre-game show, NHL Live.
- New NHL programming to be announced tomorrow on 12 noon ET conference call.
Typical Weekday Programming Schedule – without a Premier League Weekday Fixture (all times ET, subject to change):
|5 p.m.||5 p.m.||5 p.m.||5 p.m.||5 p.m.|
|Pro Football Talk||Fantasy Football Live||Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker||Fantasy Football Live||Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker Encore|
|5:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|Pro Football Talk||Pro Football Talk||Pro Football Talk||Pro Football Talk|
|6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
|New NHL Program||Fantasy Football Live|