Ever since the USFL/XFL merger news started making the rounds many had wondered who the broadcast partners would be. Well, it looks like we’re closer to an answer. John Ourand (SBJ) reports that NBC will not be a broadcast partner of the new joint venture between the USFL and XFL.
According to NBC it comes down to scheduling conflicts with the new start date.
We enjoyed our relationship with the USFL and Fox, but the new earlier schedule made it impossible for us to continue,” said NBC Sports EVP/Communications Greg Hughes. “We wish them success with the new league and their new partners.”
Ourand states that the games will be split between ABC, ESPN, FOX & FS1.
NBC was a solid partner for the USFL in its first two seasons, even hosting their second Championship game this past July. It feels like a long time ago, but they even simulcast the inaugural USFL game in 2022 with FOX.