NBC to Launch Sports Illustrated TV Show

by | July 2, 2012 at 7:03 PM | TV News

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NBC Sports is partnering with Time, Inc. Sports Group to produce a TV show called “Sports Illustrated,” reports The New York Times.

The network announced the program, which will air monthly, on Monday, explaining it will include features and stories pegged to some of the magazine’s articles, as well as feature commentary from SI journalists.

“Sports Illustrated” will premiere on the NBC Sports Network on July 24 at 9/8c — just in time for the Opening Ceremony from the 2012 London Games three days later.

“This programming fits incredibly well with our rich history of storytelling, and partnering with Sports Illustrated for this show adds even more quality programming to NBC Sports Group’s growing portfolio,” said Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network.