Universal Sports Moving Production, Broadcast Operations To Denver
Universal Sports yesterday announced that it will move its production and broadcast operations from Southern California to Denver. The move, which will take place next year, will see Universal Sports use Comcast Media Center (CMC) for studio production facilities, distribution and other services. Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, has a minority stake in Universal Sports. The state of Colorado is giving Universal Sports a grant under its Film Incentive program for the move. The cable channel, which has been based in Southern California since its inception in '06, claims it will create 44 new jobs in Colorado. The Southern California production operation currently has approximately 100 employees. About half of them will relocate to Colorado. Universal Sports will keep its marketing, digital and administrative staff of approximately 30 people in L.A.