USA Network will carry a triple header of Premier League games on Jan. 1, the day after NBCSN goes dark. Those games, which start at 7am ET, will begin a year where USA Network will carry more than 1,500 hours of sports programming that formerly had been on NBCSN.
Later this week, NBC Sports Group formally will announce the specific sports properties that will migrate from NBCSN to USA Network, including many NASCAR and IndyCar races, USGA and R&A golf championships and Olympic sports. “
NBC Sports execs believe the move will lead to USA becoming the top-rated sports and entertainment channel on cable.
Sports will be moving to more than just USA. CNBC, E! and Peacock also will carry sports events exclusively.
NBC Sports programming on USA Network in 2022
Atlantic 10 basketball
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series
IndyCar (two races)
NASCAR (Cup and Xfinity Series)
Olympic sports (figure skating, track & field, volleyball, snowboarding/skiing, et al)
The R&A (early rounds/weekend lead-in for British Open, Women’s British Open)
Beijing Winter Olympics
Tour de France
USGA (early rounds/weekend lead-in for U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open)
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