FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF 2015 DEW TOUR KICKS OFF SATURDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBC Sports Group to Present More Than 10 Hours of Dew Tour Chicago Coverage Across NBC, NBC UNIVERSO and NBC Sports Live Extra
Live Coverage From Grant Park Skate Plaza in Chicago, Ill.
Stamford, Conn. – June 17, 2015 – NBC Sports Group will kick off its coverage of the 2015 Dew Tour season Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, from Chicago, Ill. Featuring many of the world’s best skateboard and BMX athletes, NBC Sports Group will present four hours of coverage on NBC, and more than 10 hours across NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com. In addition, NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, will provide Spanish-language coverage Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The Dew Tour returns to Chicago after a five-year hiatus, and will feature the successful streetstyle competition created by the Dew Tour three years ago. The event will take place at Grant Park Skate Plaza, and will include skate and BMX street and streetstyle competitions.
Curren Caples and Chicago native Chaz Ortiz lead an impressive roster of skaters confirmed for the weekend, while past Dew Tour BMX champions Dennis Enarson and, Garrett Reynolds join Chicago local Brian Kachinsky in a strong field of BMX riders.
TELEVISION AND LIVE STREAM
Dew Tour Chicago will be presented on NBC, NBC UNIVERSO, NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com/live. DewTour.com, the Dew Tour’s dedicated 24/7 digital platform, will stream live competitions and bring consumers exclusive Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access on desktops, mobile device and tablets.
|Saturday, June 20||2:30 p.m.||SKB Streetstyle Final||NBC / NBC UNIVERSO|
|Saturday, June 20||5 p.m.||BMX Street Best Session Final||Live Extra / DewTour.com|
|Sunday, June 21||1 p.m.||BMX Streetstyle Final||Live Extra / DewTour.com|
|Sunday, June 21||5 p.m.||SKB Street Best Session Final||Live Extra / DewTour.com|
|Saturday, June 27||3 p.m.||SKB Street Best Session Final||NBC|
|Saturday, August 1||3 p.m.||Best of Dew Tour Chicago||NBC|
*All times listed are ET
2015 DEW TOUR EVENT SCHEDULE
|June 20-21||Dew Tour Chicago||Grant Park Skate Plaza|
|Aug. 14-16||Dew Tour Los Angeles||ACE Hotel|
|Dec. 10-13||Dew Tour Breckenridge||Breckenridge Ski Resort|
ABOUT DEW TOUR
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on TVA, Fox Sports Australia, Extreme Sports Channel, ProSieben, DR and Sky TV. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, Bud Light, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, MIKE AND IKE® Candy and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–