NBCUniversal officials declined to comment and Malloy has scheduled a news conference at 11 a.m., with announcement headlined: "Gov. Malloy Makes Major Economic Development Announcement."
The New York Post has reported that NBC Sports was lured from its historic base in Rockefeller Center with tax breaks and perks valued at $35 million.
As part of its deal to acquire a controlling interest in NBC Universal, Comcast transferred ownership of the 24-hour cable sports network Versus and its highly profitable regional sports businesses to the New York entertainment company.
NBC Sports is now folding those former Comcast businesses into its operations. While some thought the operations could stay in Philadelphia, others thought it was a matter of time before they would relocate to New York, or now, apparently, Connecticut.
The head of NBC Sports is businessman Mark Lazarus, who replaced the legendary TV sportsman Dick Ebersol in the spring. Earlier this year, NBC Sports bid $4.4 billion for the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympic Games through 2020.
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