Thursday, August 13, 2009

NBC, Universal Sports in deal with U.S. Gymnastics

CHICAGO (Reuters) – NBC Sports and the Universal Sports television channel on Wednesday announced the extension of a deal to air the biggest USA Gymnastics events through 2012.

Terms of the NBC and Universal Sports' deal with USA Gymnastics were not disclosed.

Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, focuses on Olympic-related and lifestyle sports. NBC Sports, which has broadcast the Summer Olympics since 1988 and Winter Olympics since 2002, said it would continue covering major USA Gymnastics' events, such as the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

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