I feel NBC/Universal is having a negative impact on track and field. They are just plain bad for the sport. They reduce accessibility by putting almost all the Diamond League meets on a premium station that a lot of people don't have. Sorry, virtually nobody is going to pay extra to get a cable package with Universal to watch track meets. They they make distance races basically impossible to watch on TV because they show very little of the races. And the coverage they do have, for any race, is terrible because their announcers are terrible.
I pray for the day NBC/Universal stops bidding for rights to Diamond League meets and some other broadcasting comes and gives us a better product. NBC/Universal clearly has NO interest in improving this product.
Agreed, but it's really easy to watch NBCSN for free online.