SBD/Issue 21/Sports Media
Skate Sharpener: NBC To Air Grand Prix Of Figure Skating Series
Published October 12, 2009
NBC agreed to broadcast the Int'l Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, marking the first time in six years the series will be on broadcast TV. Through a partnership with U.S. Figure Skating, NBC will carry 12 hours of live and taped coverage from five Grand Prix events and the Grand Prix Final. As part of the deal, Universal Sports will carry more than 50 hours of coverage, including rebroadcasts of NBC's telecasts. U.S. Figure Skating picked up the Grand Prix Series rights this summer from the ISU.