Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to announce on Tuesday that NBC Sports will consolidate its Philadelphia and New York operations into Stamford.
Consolidating the Comcast Corp. regional sports headquarters and the Versus cable operations could cost Philadelphia more than 100 jobs, according to estimates.
The operations for the local Comcast SportsNet, which airs the Phillies, Flyers and Sixers games, are expected to remain in the city...The New York Post has reported that NBC Sports was lured from its historic base in Rockefeller Center with tax breaks and perks valued at $35 million.
As part of its deal to acquire a controlling interest in NBC Universal, Comcast transferred ownership of the 24-hour cable sports network Versus and its highly profitable regional sports businesses to the New York entertainment company.
NBC Sports is now folding those former Comcast businesses into its operations. While some thought the operations could stay in Philadelphia, others thought it was a matter of time before they would relocate to New York, or now, apparently, Connecticut.