NASCAR has released a statement on the network changes: "We are committed to ensuring that NASCAR and IMSA races are carried and distributed smartly to our broad and loyal fan base. NBC is a best-in-class partner and we will work together to ensure continued high quality delivery of our events now and in the future."
— NASCAR —
Original post: NBC has told distributors and some sports leagues that it plans to shut down its NBCSN sports channel by the end of the year.
The move is in line with the current media trend of consolidating cable channels. Bigger properties, like the NHL, NASCAR and EPL, will move to USA Network while keeping some windows on the broadcast channel. Smaller properties, like car shows, dog shows and some motorsports, will have to find new linear TV outlets.
NBC released the memo NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua sent to staff today on NBCSN shutting down at the end of the year. It says later this year, USA Network will carry or simulcast #NASCAR races. pic.twitter.com/dFH0PJerfB
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) January 22, 2021