NBCSN is an American pay television channel that is owned by the NBC Sports Group division of NBCUniversal.
NBC Sports Group is a division of NBCUniversal that is responsible for NBC Sports' media properties, encompassing the NBC television network's sports division as well as day-to-day operation of the company's sports-oriented cable networks and other properties such as NBC Sports Radio.
Pay television, subscription television, premium television, or premium channels are subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analog and digital cable and satellite television, but also increasingly via digital terrestrial and internet television.
NBC Sports is the programming division of the American broadcast network NBC, owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated national sports cable channels.
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It originally launched on July 1, 1995, as the Outdoor Life Network, which was dedicated to programming primarily involving fishing, hunting, outdoor adventure programs, and outdoor sports.
Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping any animal, or pursuing or tracking it with the intent of doing so.
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By the turn of the 21st century, OLN became better known for its extensive coverage of the Tour de France, but eventually began covering more "mainstream" sporting events – resulting in its relaunch as Versus in September 2006.
The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.
Comcast, the original owner of Versus, acquired a majority stake in NBC Universal in 2011.
Comcast Corporation is an American global telecommunications conglomerate that is the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue.
As a result, Comcast merged the operations of its pay channels with those of NBC.
In particular, it aligned the operation of its sports channels with NBC's sports division, NBC Sports.
On January 2, 2012, Versus was rebranded as the NBC Sports Network to reflect these changes.
As of September 15, 2014, the majority of NBC Sports' operations, including NBCSN, is based in facilities in Stamford, Connecticut.
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.
As of February 2015, NBCSN is available to approximately 81,578,000 pay television households in the United States.