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NBCSN is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBC Sports Group division of NBCUniversal. It originally launched on July 1, 1995, as the Outdoor Life Network , which was dedicated to programming primarily involving fishing, hunting, outdoor adventure programs, and outdoor sports. By the turn of the 21st century, OLN became better known for its extensive coverage of the Tour de France, but eventually began covering more "mainstream" sporting events – resulting in its relaunch as Versus in September 2006.

NBCSN
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Launched July 1, 1995
September 25, 2006
January 2, 2012
August 18, 2013
Owned by NBC Sports Group
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Believe
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut
Formerly called Outdoor Life Network (1995–2006)
Versus (2006–11)
NBC Sports Network (2012–13)
Sister channel(s) NBC
Golf Channel
Comcast SportsNet
Universal HD
Website NBC Sports
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network 159
DirecTV 220
1220 (On Demand)
Cable
Charter Communications 206
54(SD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse 1640
640 (SD)
Google Fiber NBCSN
Verizon Fios 590
90 (SD)
Streaming media
PlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

NBCSN is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBC Sports Group division of NBCUniversal. It originally launched on July 1, 1995, as the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), which was dedicated to programming primarily involving fishing, hunting, outdoor adventure programs, and outdoor sports. By the turn of the 21st century, OLN became better known for its extensive coverage of the Tour de France, but eventually began covering more "mainstream" sporting events – resulting in its relaunch as Versus in September 2006.

Comcast, the original owner of Versus, acquired a majority stake in NBC Universal in 2011. As a result, Comcast merged the operations of its cable channels with those of NBC. In particular, it aligned the operation of its sports channels with NBC's sports division, NBC Sports. On January 2, 2012, Versus was rebranded as the NBC Sports Network (with the on-air branding later shortened to NBCSN) to reflect these changes. As of September 15, 2014, the entirety of NBC Sports' operations, including NBCSN, is based out of facilities in Stamford, Connecticut.

As of February 2015, NBCSN is available to approximately 81,578,000 pay television households (70.1% of households with television) in the United States.