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    Default VERSUS To Be Renamed NBC Sports Network In January 2012

    Versus to become NBC Sports Network on Jan. 2

    By Ken Schott
    Monday, August 1, 2011



    Versus will get a new name starting Jan. 2.

    The Associated Press said early Monday morning that Versus will be renamed NBC Sports Network.

    Comcast, the owner of Versus, took over the NBC Universal earlier this year. NBC Sports' production and programming have already been appearing on Versus.
    Versus, which started as the Outdoor Life Network, televises the NHL, the Tour de France, college football and college basketball. It could also be interested in airing a weekly college hockey package starting in January.

    The change from Versus to NBC Sports Network resembles a change CBS Sports made to its college sports channel earlier this year. The CBS College Sports channel became CBS Sports Network.

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    Default Re: VERSUS To Be Renamed NBC Sports Network In January 2012

    Well, I guess all the major networks now have their own sports networks. You can say that ESPN is ABC's sports network since Disney owns both.

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    Well, I guess all the major networks now have their own sports networks. You can say that ESPN is ABC's sports network since Disney owns both.
    Yeah it's like Record Companies or Movie Companies. There's more "names" out there but much of what we watch on TV is really control by 4 companies.

    I hope that this perhaps can give the network better exposure since the NBC name alone should do that and then I hope that they do something to help improve the sports on that channel which can only help Hockey
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    Default Re: VERSUS To Be Renamed NBC Sports Network In January 2012

    Good. I always thought Versus was so "generic."

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    Yeah it's like Record Companies or Movie Companies. There's more "names" out there but much of what we watch on TV is really control by 4 companies.

    I hope that this perhaps can give the network better exposure since the NBC name alone should do that and then I hope that they do something to help improve the sports on that channel which can only help Hockey
    You are probably right. I think as versus it's pretty much unknown except for hockey fans. I wonder if they will change the number and group it with other NBC stations? That could be big. At least they waited a bit after FSN changed. I would be totally confused lol. Where is the Pens?!

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    I can't help but feel that this is a positive step in the right direction for the NHL. Hopefully the brand recognition will attract new fans to the game in the states.

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    Default Re: VERSUS To Be Renamed NBC Sports Network In January 2012

    good news, i guess? whatev.
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