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NBCU pulls plug on Olympic Channel

Gable Steveson of Team USA celebrates defeating Geno Petriashvili of Team Georgia during the men’s freestyle 125kg wrestling gold medal match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

US media group NBCUniversal has announced it plans to close its dedicated Olympic Channel on September 30.

The linear channel launched in 2017 after the International Olympic Committee, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and NBCU unveiled a comprehensive Olympic Channel content and distribution partnership in the US market. The USOC became a minority shareholder in the US channel.

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