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WRC Sports Director Dan Hellie to Join NFL Network

WRC sports director Dan Hellie is leaving the NBC owned station in Washington, D.C. to join the NFL Network. He will begin next month as the host of “NFL Total Access,” the network’s signature show.

“Coming from the D.C. market where he covered one of the league’s most storied franchises for a number of years, Dan brings a unique perspective along with his reporting skills and on-camera presence,” NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger said in a statement.

Hellie joined WRC in 2006. He has previously worked in Orlando, West Palm Beach and Florence, S.C.

“It’s been an unbelievable ride spending seven years in my hometown covering the teams I grew up rooting for,” Hellie said. “I never thought I was going to leave, but the opportunity to be a part of the NFL Network and be able to cover the NFL on a daily basis was impossible to pass up.”

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TVB Study: Viewers Prefer to Watch NFL Games on Local Stations

In the run up to Super Bowl Sunday, TVB has released a study that shows when viewers were given a choice between watching their hometown NFL team on their local broadcast TV station or on a cable network, they overwhelmingly chose local TV.

The study compared ratings for games airing on cable networks ESPN and the NFL network with the simulcast on the team’s local broadcast stations. When ESPN or the NFL network air a national presentation of a game, they are required to provide a live feed to each team’s local broadcast TV partner.

In the 30 markets where a local station simulcast a game airing on a cable network, the local station drew 75 percent more households than the cable outlet. Read more