NASCAR and NBC Sports Group reach landmark media rights agreemen - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

NBC Sports Group Press Release

NASCAR and NBC Sports Group reach landmark media rights agreement

Posted: Updated:
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Liberty police purchase new vehicles with forfeited money

    Liberty police purchase new vehicles with forfeited money

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:45:14 GMT
    LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - Liberty police are putting money seized during drug busts back to use for the department by purchasing two new police cruisers.More >>
    LIBERTY TWP., Ohio - Liberty police are putting money seized during drug busts back to use for the department by purchasing two new police cruisers.More >>
  • Union drops pothole grievance

    Union drops pothole grievance

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A grievance, over the use of free labor to patch potholes in Mahoning County, has been dropped in the best interest of the public's health and safety. According to County Engineer PatMore >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A grievance, over the use of free labor to patch potholes in Mahoning County, has been dropped in the best interest of the public's health and safety. According to County Engineer PatMore >>
  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:20:02 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignitionMore >>
    DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignitionMore >>

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and NEW YORK – NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced today they have reached a comprehensive agreement that grants NBCUniversal exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content beginning in 2015. Financial terms of the agreement, which runs through the 2024 season, were not disclosed.

With this partnership, NBC's 20 Sprint Cup race schedule includes becoming the exclusive home to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR's final 10 races of the season, including its season-ending championship event which will return to network television in 2015 for the first time since 2009. Of NBC Sports Group's 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, seven will be carried on NBC annually, with 13 airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Four of NBC Sports Group's 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series races will air on NBC, with 15 airing on NBCSN.

"NBC is known for being an exceptional partner and delivering outstanding production quality and presentation of live sports, as well as its broad portfolio of broadcast and digital properties so we are thrilled with the commitment they have made to NASCAR and its future," said NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brian France. "We know this partnership will yield great value to our entire industry, provide a premium experience to our most important stakeholders, the fans, and help us achieve a number of strategic growth objectives. Our new partnership with NBC and the recent extension by FOX validate the strength of our fan base and the many bold steps we have taken the last several years to provide fans with better, more accessible racing."

 

In addition to rights to NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series races, NBC has also obtained exclusive rights to practice and qualifying sessions for NBC's national series events during their portion of the season, as well as rights to broadcast the NASCAR K&N Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series, the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony and NASCAR's season-ending banquets. Further, NBC has been granted Spanish-language rights, certain video-on-demand rights and exclusive TV Everywhere rights for its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events.

"Acquiring the rights and bringing NASCAR back to NBC comes at an important point in time for NBC Sports Network, NBC, and all of our distributors and affiliates," said NBC Sports Group Chairman, Mark Lazarus. "We look forward to working with Brian and his management team, who have brought a renewed focus to NASCAR's intersection of sports and technology."

"We are excited about the cross-promotional opportunities NBC provides, especially in the timeframes right before NBC's NASCAR schedule and during the Chase," said NASCAR VP of Broadcasting and Productions, Steve Herbst. "We're confident NBC will utilize its powerful Championship Season lineup, including the NHL Playoffs, Premier League, the French Open, the Kentucky Derby and other events, to build interest and excitement for NASCAR. Those opportunities, combined with the opportunity to lead into the number one show on television – NBC's Sunday Night Football – for select Chase races, were both very attractive prospects when considering this partnership."

Summary of key NBC Sports Group Exclusive Rights – 2015-2024:

• Final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races (7 on NBC, 13 on NBCSN)

• Final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series races (4 on NBC, 15 on NBCSN)

• NASCAR K&N Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events

• NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series events

• NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony and season-ending banquets

• ‘TV Everywhere' live-streaming rights for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series

• Spanish-language broadcast rights on Telemundo and Mun2 for national series events and NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series

  • Around the WebMore>>

  • 2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie; 2 more missing

    2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie; 2 more missing

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:49:32 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline. Officials say they recovered the bodies of two females Thursday.More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the bodies of two of four missing boaters in western Lake Erie have been recovered off the Ohio shoreline. Officials say they recovered the bodies of two females Thursday.More >>
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...More >>
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.More >>
  • Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:34:39 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms