November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Network television reporters Cris Collinsworth (left) and Bob Costas (right) on the field performing the pre-game broadcast of the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers game at Heinz Field. The Baltimore Ravens won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NBCSN set to debut new Sunday Night sports program

Over the last few years the fledgling NBC Sports Network has seen live shows come and go, but it isn’t giving up hope. Awful Announcing is reporting that NBCSN is set to debut a brand new Sunday Night sports program, live from its headquarters in Connecticut.

According to the report, the show is to be called NBCSN Sunday Sports Report and is set to air at 11:30pm ET every Sunday night starting Aug. 17.

One of the keys to this show is the large amount of access NBCSN has as a rights holder to the NFL, English Premier League, Formula One, NASCAR, NHL and more. Having access like that allows the show to be a showcase for the sports the network covers without having to pay even more fees for rights they don’t have.

“This new program will be a weekly deep dive into the sports and events that NBC Sports Group presents on a regular basis,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports & NBCSN. “Although we will cover must-see moments from other sports, the show’s primary focus is to use our exclusive access and signature voices to go in-depth into the games, matches and races that viewers are accustomed to seeing on NBC and NBCSN.”

It remains to be seen if this show will take off, however it will have attractive lead ins from NFL’s Sunday Night Football on the main NBC network and the popular Sunday night NHL broadcasts later in the year too.

Hosting the show will be Liam McHugh, and one can expect regular appearances from the people who are covering the sports in studio. For example, Hines Ward and Josh Elliot could be giving the show content from the NFL side of things or we could get Rebecca Lowe and the EPL gang to have a package for the show as well.

Given Sunday nights are all about recapping the week that was, this could be a good model for the growing network.

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