FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO SURROUND PRO BOWL AND SUPER BOWL XLVIII WITH ROBUST PROGRAMMING ACROSS BROADCAST, CABLE, DIGITAL AND RADIO PLATFORMS
NFL Pro Bowl Airs Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Pro Bowl Halftime Show to Feature Interviews With Super Bowl XLVIII QBs Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson
Cris Collinsworth Sunday Night Football Special Airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra To Live Stream Pro Bowl
The Dan Patrick Show, Pro Football Talk & NBC Sports Radio to Broadcast from New York City during Super Bowl Week
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 23, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s collection of broadcast, cable, digital and radio platforms will present robust programming during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, including live coverage of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl. NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Radio, NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for digital, mobile and tablets — will combine to present up-to-the-minute coverage, daily news and information, interviews with NFL insiders, players and celebrities, and live original programming surrounding the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.
Live coverage of the Pro Bowl begins Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Calling the Pro Bowl is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), who just completed his 28th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. In addition to Tafoya, former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie will report from the sideline.
Liam McHugh will anchor the 2014 Pro Bowl halftime show, which will originate from Yankee Stadium, the site of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series game that will be played earlier that day between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. Expected during the halftime show are interviews with the two Super Bowl XLVIII quarterbacks. Football Night In America co-host Dan Patrick will speak with QB Peyton Manning of the AFC champion Denver Broncos, while Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio will interview QB Russell Wilson of the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. NBC’s Pro Bowl halftime show will also include a live performance from the band Fall Out Boy from Aloha Stadium.
CRIS COLLINSWORTH SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL – SUNDAY AT 7 P.M. ET
The second annual Cris Collinsworth Sunday Night Football Special will air Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. The 14-time Emmy Award-winner and Sunday Night Football analyst, will look back at the 2013 NFL season, the major highlights from this season’s Sunday Night Football broadcasts, and preview Super Bowl XLVIII.
During the 30-minute special, Collinsworth will announce his selections for the 2013 Collinsworth Awards, in the categories of Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and MVP. Collinsworth will also take an in-depth look at how the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will match-up against each other in the Super Bowl.
In addition, Collinsworth will host a round table discussion with NFL players in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.
SUPER BOWL XLVIII COVERAGE
THE DAN PATRICK SHOW – WEEKDAYS AT 9 A.M. ET
NBCSN’s daily coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII will kick off each morning with The Dan Patrick Show from 9 a.m. – Noon ET. Patrick and the Danettes will feature a lineup of special guests from the NFL and world of sports and entertainment. The week of shows will originate from Pier 40 in New York City.
SPORTSDASH WITH YAHOO SPORTS – WEEKDAYS AT NOON ET
At Noon ET, NBCSN will air SportsDash with Yahoo Sports. Co-host’s Carolyn Manno and Dave Briggs will be joined by former NFL QB Shaun King, OL Ross Tucker, FB John Ritchie, and a variety of guests to discuss Super Bowl XLVIII and the latest news in the world of sports.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK – WEEKDAYS AT 5 AND 5:30 P.M. ET
Mike Florio and co-host Erik Kuselias will welcome a roster of NBC Sports Group analysts, including Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and two-time Super Bowl winner and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward. In addition to featuring all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide array of NFL newsmakers, Pro Football Talk will provide in depth analysis on everything related to Super Bowl XLVIII.
During Super Bowl week, Pro Football Talk will originate from NBC Sports’ studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Special 90-minute episodes of Pro Football Talk will air at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Pro Football Talk will air in its traditional 60-minute format at 5:30 p.m. ET.
In addition, PFT Live will be streamed Monday-Friday at Noon ET exclusively on www.ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround Super Bowl XLVIII with daily coverage on 384 radio affiliates, highlighted by Under Center with McNabb and Malone; an all-sports show that leverages the unique perspective of two former NFL quarterbacks, and Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison.
A collection of NBC Sports Radio programs will originate from the New York City-area leading up to the Super Bowl, including live coverage from Super Bowl Radio Row at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan, and Super Bowl Media Day at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
The Erik Kuselias Show will air live every morning from 6-9 a.m. ET. Kuselias will welcome special guests and NBC Sports Group analysts, including Harrison, Ward and Flutie. The show will originate from the NBC Experience store at NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. On Saturday, February 1, a special Super Bowl Saturday episode of the show will air from Noon – 3 p.m. ET, from the Harmon Kardon/JBL flagship store in New York City. Kuselias will be joined by special guest co-host Mike Tannenbaum.
The Brian Kenny Show will air each day from 9 a.m.– Noon ET., followed by The Newy Scruggs Show from Noon – 3 p.m. ET. Starting Wednesday, both shows will broadcast live from Super Bowl Radio Row in New York.
Under Center with McNabb and Malone will air each day from 3-7 p.m. ET. Beginning on Wednesday, Mark Malone will be live on location in New York, and will report from Radio Row.
The Jon Stashower show will air daily from 7-10 p.m. ET. On Tuesday, the show will be on location at the Trinity Bar in Hoboken, N.J., where NBC Sports Radio will participate in the NFL’s Hoboken Huddle event.
Amani and Eytan, featuring former NFL pro Amani Toomer and co-host Eytan Shander, will air live each evening from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET from the NBC Sports Radio studio in Times Square. On Tuesday, the show will originate from Super Bowl Media Day at the Prudential Center.
Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison, the Football Night In America analyst and two-time Super Bowl champion, will air Saturday morning from 7-9 a.m. ET. A special Super Bowl Sunday episode of the show will air from Noon – 4 p.m. ET, from the Expo Center at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. The show will be co-hosted by Shander and former NFL QB Donovan McNabb. The pair will be joined by guests Tony Dungy and former NFL LB Bart Scott.
NBC Sports Radio will also broadcast two shows live from the Bud Light Hotel, docked at Pier 88 on the West Side of Manhattan. On Saturday, February 1, The Clay Travis Show will air from 9 a.m. – Noon ET, and The Brian Webber Show will air from 3-6 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Radio is a partnership between the NBC Sports Group and WestwoodOne. WestwoodOne is also the radio rights holder for Super Bowl XLVIII. Their broadcast begins on Super Bowl Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.
NFL TURNING POINT – THURSDAY AT 10 P.M. ET
NFL Turning Point will break down how the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks punched their tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII, with a brand new episode debuting tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the show examines last week’s AFC and NFC Championship Games, as Peyton Manning and the Broncos outdueled Tom Brady’s Patriots, and Russell Wilson led the Seahawks past Colin Kaepernick and the division-rival 49ers.
NFL Turning Point features sound from Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and 49ers WR Michael Crabtree, who went toe-to-toe in a heated argument following Sherman’s game-winning play. In addition to Sherman and Crabtree, Russell Wilson, 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks, Patriots RB Shane Vereen and DE Chandler Jones, and Broncos DE Shaun Phillips and WR Demaryius Thomas were also wired for sound.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
For the third consecutive season, NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops and tablets, will stream the NFL Pro Bowl online. The video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of the game, and will include in-game highlights and interactive features.
NBC Sports Live Extra employs a full HD-quality player, which includes a draggable picture-in-picture feature for any of the online-only cameras, plus full DVR functionality, allowing the user to pause, scroll back-and-forth, and review plays in slo-motion.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.
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