As you know, NBC and Versus (soon-to-be the NBC Sports Network starting January 2) have been getting busssssy. In their attempt to reconstruct the sports media landscape, Versus has announced that they will be adding a couple programs in September involving NBC's Pro Football Talk blogger Mike Florio and CNBC's Sports Business guy Darren Rovell.
Here's the gist of it [via Variety]:
[Versus] will go forward with an hourlong NFL roundup show featuring Mike Florio, editor of the popular pigskin website Pro Football Talk. He will offer analysis and assessment on an assortment of games, players and trends. [...]
The still untitled show will air Fridays from 6-7 p.m. throughout the NFL season. It will be followed by a half-hour skein featuring CNBC reporter Darren Rovell, who covers sports for the business cabler.
Rovell, who also has a blog titled "Sports Biz," will look at the off-the-field financial aspects of sports. He has been at the net since 2006, handling sports news on a daily basis for CNBC as well ads anchoring several documentaries.
And get this: Versus is also planning to air an hourlong sports roundup show that will air, yup, you guessed it, 6 p.m., the same time Sportscenter airs. GASP! The doors at the Worldwide Leader are getting chopped down as we speak, all while Colin Cowherd delicately holds a knife and screams helplessly in his little corner ... Here's NBC!