FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
NBCSN ADJUSTS PROGRAMMING AS NHL SEASON BEGINS
90-Minute Block of NFL Studio Programming Begins at 5 p.m. ET
Additional Weekly Fantasy Football Live Tuesdays at 5 p.m. ET
Stamford, Conn. – September 25, 2013 – With NBCSN televising three weeknight NHL games each week plus pre- and post-game shows beginning with the October 1 start of the season, NBCSN has adjusted its late-afternoon weekday schedule to create vertical programming blocks around its core sports.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 30, NFL studio programming will be presented in a 90-minute block beginning at 5 p.m. ET. On weekdays with a live Premier League match, that game will be followed by Premier League Goal Zone.
Following is a summary NBCSN’s new late-afternoon weekday programming schedule:
- 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 at 5 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|
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