FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
“NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA” BEGINS LIVE STREAMING NBC SPORTS NETWORK EVENTS TONIGHT VIA TV EVERYWHERE
Cablevision, Comcast Xfinity TV, Suddenlink & Verizon FiOS Customers Are First to Receive NBC Sports Network Content
First Event is Tonight’s Penguins at Lightning NHL Contest
NBC, NBC Sports Network & Golf Channel to Stream More Than 4,000 Hours & 1,000 Events/Programs in 2013
NBC Sports Group’s Live Stream Properties Now Include: 2014 Olympic Winter Games, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, U.S. Open Golf, Notre Dame Football, French Open, Premier League, MLS, Formula One™, IndyCar, Horse Racing’s Triple Crown & More
NEW YORK – April 11, 2013 – NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for digital, mobile and tablets, will begin live streaming NBC Sports Network live-event content to Cablevision, Comcast Xfinity TV, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS customers via TV Everywhere beginning tonight. Additional cable, satellite and telco providers are expected to be added soon.
The 2013 NBC Sports Network live-event programming roster includes the remainder of the NHL regular season, the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final; Premier League and Major League Soccer matche; Formula One™ and IndyCar races; horse racing that surrounds the Triple Crown; and more.
“Today marks a new era as we are truly able to present some of the best content in sports to viewers anywhere and everywhere on a multitude of platforms,” said Rick Cordella, SVP & GM, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “With thousands of hours of compelling sports content now available via TV Everywhere across digital, mobile and tablets, NBC Sports Live Extra is a must-have product for sports fans.”
The first NBC Sports Network event to be live streamed will be tonight’s NHL matchup featuring the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30 p.m. ET). This weekend’s slate of NBC Sports Network events to be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via TV Everywhere includes:
- Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday (2:30 a.m. ET), plus practice and qualifying on Friday (2 a.m. ET) and Saturday (2 a.m. ET), respectively;
- Road to the Kentucky Derby horse racing featuring the Arkansas Derby on Saturday (6-7 p.m. ET);
- MLS matches featuring Los Angeles at Dallas on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET) and San Jose at Portland on Sunday (10:30 p.m. ET);
- NHL Sunday night action featuring the Nashville Predators hosting the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m. ET).
This new initiative adds to NBC Sports Group’s heritage of live streaming premier events. NBC Sports Digital has been streaming select live events that air on NBC for years, including Sunday Night Football – television’s No. 1 primetime show – Notre Dame Football, the NHL Game of the Week, and select Stanley Cup Playoff games. Golf Channel has been live streaming PGA TOUR events since January 2013 via TV Everywhere on Golf Live Extra.
Combined NBC, NBC Sports Network and Golf Channel content is expected to exceed 4,000 hours and 1,000 programs/events in 2013. The vast majority of live streaming content on NBC Sports Live Extra will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite and telco customers via TV Everywhere.
The NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel properties/events that will now stream live include:
- 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
- Sunday Night Football
- NHL Regular-Season, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final
- PGA TOUR
- U.S. Open (golf)
- Notre Dame Football
- French Open (tennis)
- Premier League (soccer)
- Major League Soccer
- Formula One
- Triple Crown horse racing