Is Keith Olbermann Going to NBC's Versus?
With the Comcast-NBC Merger, there's been talk of NBC beefing up its Versus channel as a competitor to ESPN.
Long story short: NBC Sports and Dick Ebersol will take control of Versus (as well as Comcast's Golf Channel). They'll change the name to a more recognizable NBC brand, use more NBC talent and most importantly, they'll pump money into the network that will allow it to challenge ESPN for television rights deals.
A commenter in our thread on Olbermann's abrupt departure from MSNBC says that's probably where he's headed. Make sense?
Also, Reuters says Keith has two years left on his contract ("The New York Times said he signed a $30 million four-year contract extension in 2008" )and TMZ says he'll continue to be paid his salary (around $7 million a year.)
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