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Sources: Jamie Davis Out At Versus As NBC Sports Shuffles Talent
Published February 1, 2011
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It is not known where Davis will land or if he will take another job within Comcast. But Davis, who joined the channel in September '08 after a stint as ESPN Star Sports Managing Dir, is well-liked by Comcast brass. It is believed that Davis' responsibilities will be shared by NBC's coordinating producer Sam Flood (production) and Exec VP Jon Miller (programming). Sources say Jon Litner, who will remain Comcast SportsNet President, also will assume some responsibility at Versus.
Sources also have said that Dick Ebersol has settled on Mike McCarley as the new head of Golf Channel. McCarley, who has run communications and marketing for NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, has been with NBC since the late '90s. In September, Page Thompson left Golf Channel, stepping down after a three-year run as President. Both Versus and Golf posted record revenues in '10, a growth trend that was expected to continue this year. Versus posted $60M in revenue in '10; and Golf brought in $100M in revenue in '10, sources said.