Dynamic Format Designed to Deliver a Complete Sports Report, In 20 Minutes
NEW YORK – July 24, 2012 — NBC Sports Group announced today The ‘Lights, a new morning highlights show that will debut Monday, August 13, at 7 a.m. ET. The ‘Lights will use an innovative format to deliver the major scores and highlights from the previous night and will air weekday mornings during a new two-hour programing block. The program will launch NBC Sports Network’s post-Olympics programming schedule.
Designed to serve the busy morning schedule of sports fans, The ‘Lights will be produced as a 20-minute sports report, and will not feature an on-camera anchor or set. The show will use a unique presentation of simultaneous video clips, graphics and voiceovers to deliver the scores and information. The ‘Lights will repeat every 20 minutes, from 7-9 a.m. ET, and will be updated as necessary.
“We are very excited to launch NBC Sports Network’s new programming schedule,” said Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. “The ‘Lights will serve as a catalyst for our new programming lineup, and will quickly provide sports fans all of the scores and highlights they crave as they start their day.”
The ‘Lights will join a lineup of signature programming that will further define the NBC Sports Network’s news, information and entertainment offerings. Programming includes: Sports Illustrated, which will debut tonight at 9 p.m. ET and the re-launch of NBC SportsTalk, Tuesday, August 14 at 6 p.m. ET.
About the NBC Sports Network:
NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans across all platforms. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and 34th America’s Cup. In addition, NBC Sports Network telecasts college football, college basketball, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to Costas Tonight, a monthly interview series featuring Bob Costas; NFL Turning Point, the NBC Sports Network’s program that utilizes NFL Films’ unprecedented access to examine the turning point of high-profile NFL games every week; and NBC Sports Talk, NBC Sports Network’s flagship news and information show, offering breaking news, highlights, features and in-depth analysis from award-winning journalists. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
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