Notes: CBS Gives 2013 Pro Bowl to NBC (Also: Olympic Streaming, Music City Bowl)


CBS has again passed up the opportunity to air the NFL Pro Bowl. In other news, NBC will stream every single Olympic event live — though with one caveat — and college football’s Music City Bowl will get its earliest start time ever.

  • CBS Gives Up Pro Bowl to NBC: CBS has passed on televising the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, Fang’s Bites reported Wednesday, allowing NBC to televise the all-star exhibition for the second straight year. CBS was granted the rights to three Pro Bowls under the 2005 NFL television contract, but only aired one (2007). (Fang’s Bites)
  • All Olympic Events to Be Streamed Live: Every single event at the 2012 London Olympics will be streamed live on, according to the New York Times, with the caveat that several marquee events — such as swimming, gymnastics, and track & field — will not be available to rewatch until after the conclusion of NBC’s nightly primetime coverage. NBC is expected to announce the move on Wednesday. (New York Times)
  • Music City Bowl Gets Noon ET Start (CORRECTED): The 2012 Music City Bowl on ESPN will air at 12 PM ET on Monday, December 31, as the first game of a college football bowl tripleheader. Last year’s Music City Bowl aired at 6:30 PM ET on December 30. Based on incorrect information from The Tennessean, a previous version of this post erroneously stated that the 12 PM start time was the earliest ever for the game. (The Tennessean)
  • Andrew Decaro

    WOW That Is A Good Move Thank You CBS For Giving The 2013 NFL Pro Bowl To NBC For The 2nd Straight Year Now That The 2012-13 NFL Season Will Be Extend Now Until They Find A Date And Venue For That Game And I Will Watch It On NBC Again And Now That Gives Me 22 NFL Games This Season For NBC This Upcoming Season It Was Suppose To End On Jan 5 With Wild Card Saturday But It’s Not Going To Happen It Will Be The 2013 NFL Pro Bowl On Jan 27 I Hope It’s That Date And That Will End My Season   

  • bignasty96

    The Music City Bowl was played at noon on New Year’s Eve a few times. I remember the Auburn/Wisconsin version was played at noon (maybe not on New Year’s Eve). Same for whatever year Alabama played in the game. Im too lazy to Google the years but they were definitely noon ET kickoffs.