NBC to launch new sports betting division
NBC Sports’ Digital & Consumer Businesses division, part of NBCUniversal Media, has announced the launch of a newly combined team under the brand NBC Sports Next to unify and streamline its three newly named groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting, Gaming & Emerging Media.
“NBC Sports has never shied away from being a leader at the crossroads of sports and technology. We’re proud to bring our top products and teams together under one integrated brand that will serve as a permanent home for opportunities across applications and technologies,” said Will McIntosh, executive vice president, NBC Sports Next. “Wherever sports and technology evolve, our partners and customers can trust that NBC Sports Next will be there.”
The fresh NBC Sports Next brand ties directly to its mission to reach passionate sports fans everywhere, make big events bigger and innovate to make playing sports better, reflecting the division’s ability to scale and harness the powerful platforms of NBCUniversal, as well as achieve accessibility and availability through its apps and digital products.
“We are proud to be a leader in providing the most immersive and engaging sports experiences,” said Jody Vogelaar, chief customer officer, NBC Sports Next. “We were driven to create a name that reflects our ability to go wherever sports and technology evolve. With this brand transformation and unique position within the media industry, NBC Sports Next’s portfolio of mobile and digital applications in the sports and entertainment space provides unparalleled experiences for our partners, advertisers, customers, athletes and fans.”