Bummer! Universal Sports is shutting down its operations. This marks the third network I’ve worked with that is no longer on air. First was the Outdoor Life Network, or OLN. It became Versus and is now NBC Sports. Then a few years back the Mountain West Network folded… now Universal Sports.
There’s some odd similarities with these three networks and their closings. OLN is now NBC Sports. Universal Sports Olympic programming will head over to NBC Sports. The office/studio space that the Mountain West Network used to occupy south of Denver has been occupied for the past few years by… you guessed it, Universal Sports.
I’ve worked with good people at each and every one of these places. Hopefully the Universal Sports staff can find work elsewhere. I am confident they will. They are all very talented and hard working.