FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
NBCSN ADDS SKY SPORTS NEWS TO WEEKDAY MORNING LINEUP BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 1
NBCSN to Simulcast Sky Sports News on Weekdays From 11 A.M. – Noon ET
Special 4-Hour PFT Live with Mike Florio and Chris Simms Live from NFL Scouting Combine this Friday from 7-11 A.M. ET on NBCSN
Encore of PFT Live with Mike Florio Will Run From 9-11 A.M. ET on NBCSN Beginning, Monday March 4
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 26, 2019 – NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will add a simulcast of Sky Sports News to its programming lineup each weekday from 11 a.m.–Noon ET, beginning this Friday, March 1. Sky Sports News highlights many of the sports properties and leagues that U.S. viewers enjoy on the networks of NBCUniversal, including the Premier League, NFL, Olympic sports, golf, auto racing, horse racing, and rugby.
Leading into the Sky Sports News simulcast this Friday, March 1, NBCSN will present a special four-hour PFT Live with Mike Florio and Chris Simms, live from 7-11 a.m. ET from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Beginning Monday, March 4, NBCSN’s 9-11 a.m. programming block will feature an encore presentation of that day’s episode of PFT Live with Mike Florio, which is televised live from 7-9 a.m. ET every weekday, and is regularly co-hosted by former NFL quarterback and current analyst Chris Simms and Football Morning in America’s Peter King. Sky Sports News and the PFT Live with Mike Florio encore fill the programming block occupied by The Dan Patrick Show, which ends its six-year run on the network on Thursday.
“We look forward to sharing Sky Sports News’ best-in-class coverage and perspective on the world’s most popular sports with our NBCSN viewers each weekday morning,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports & NBCSN. “PFT Live with Mike Florio is the best source of NFL information every weekday, and this new schedule will provide added exposure each morning.”
This is the second major full-program collaboration between NBC Sports and Sky Sports since Comcast acquired Sky TV in October 2018. On January 31, NBC Sports and Sky Sports News combined to present a six-hour “Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Special” for U.S. viewers.