NBC Sports Said to Weigh Move to Connecticut

By Alex Weprin 

The Associated Press reports that NBC Sports may leave its longtime home at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and move to Connecticut, bringing hundreds of jobs along with it. The move would come about as the result of tax credits offered by the state.

NBC Sports would relocate to Stamford, where it already has an office for its NBC Olympics unit. Stamford is also home to Versus, the cable sports channel now owned by NBCUniversal, as well as a handful of NBCU-produced syndicated shows such as “Jerry Springer” and “The Steve Wilkos Show.” Versus will become the NBC Sports Network early next year.

The move is reminiscent of NBC’s decision to have MSNBC and CNBC be based in New Jersey, in exchange for generous tax credits and grants. MSNBC ended up moving to New York City in 2007, though CNBC remains headquartered in Englewood Cliffs.