NBC Sports is an international media division of the broadcasting network NBC, which are operated and managed by NBC Sports Group, part of NBCUniversal, and subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. NBC Sports Network broadcasts to more than 180 countries. Its dedicated sports cable networks are the most popular in the United States and Canada.
The sports channels have been growing in number as of late. This is mainly attributed to their high quality, wide reach and their high-quality productions. In addition, NBC Sports Network also broadcasts to numerous international radio stations, including ESPN Radio and other popular ones like Sirius Radio and iPP Radio.
NBC Sports Network’s NHL, MLB and NBA channels were launched to complement its previous Sports Channel and Golf Channel. Other major sports events broadcasted by NBC are the ATP World Tour tennis tournament, NASCAR racing, the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the ATP World Tour Golf Tournament. Other popular sports events are the FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament, the WBC Boxing World Tour, and the Euroleague Basketball Tournament.
The NHL has the most popular television network. This is the reason why a huge majority of its regular viewers watch it live. Its broadcasts are followed by millions of soccer fans across the world. Major sports events included on this network are the NHL playoffs and Stanley Cup Final. It also broadcasts major American and Canadian teams, including the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The NBA season runs from the end of the second week of May to the beginning of the fifth week of October. This is followed by the NBA All Star Game, the NBA Dunk Contest and the NBA Draft Lottery. Another major event is the NBA All-Star Weekend, which happens every year in New Orleans.
The NHL is by far the largest sports league of all time, with the third-largest market of any major sports league. It is the most famous among the three leagues with a large-sized fan base and a reputation as being one of the most elite sports in the world. With its wide-reaching coverage and its international presence, NBC Sports Network has come up as a leader in sports television.
The NHL season covers all the hockey regions in the United States and Canada including the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Some of the other events that are covered by this channel include the NHL draft lottery and the Winter Classic, both held annually in New Hampshire and New York respectively.
Other major sports channels are the NFL Network, the PGA Tour Channel, the College Football Playoff Subdivision (CFSA) and even the college baseball channels. The former two have a lot more content than the others. Most of the major ones however, are for regional or national coverage.