FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
“MARATHON MONTH” CONTINUES WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF THE BOSTON MARATHON THIS MON., APRIL 18, AT 8:30 AM ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Live Extra to Host Special “Finish Line” Camera Feed
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 13, 2016 – NBC Sports Group continues “Marathon Month” in April with live coverage of the 120th annual Boston marathon this Monday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins with a Boston Marathon preview show on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. ET on Universal HD.
For the first time, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will offer a dedicated camera at the finish line, allowing fans, and runners’ family and friends, the ability to see all runners cross the finish line on Boylston Street. The Boston Marathon finish line camera feed will be available online for 30 days following the race. Encore coverage of the Boston Marathon will be available on Universal HD Monday at 8 p.m. ET.
Held annually on the third Monday of April, the Boston Marathon is the oldest (since 1897) and one of the most prestigious marathons in the world. Running from Hopkinton and weaving through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline, 3,000 runners aim to finish in in downtown Boston.
Tom Hammond calls the action, joined by analysts Craig Masback, Tim Hutchings, and reporter Carolyn Manno.
NBC Sports Group’s April “Marathon Month” concludes with live coverage of the London Marathon on Sunday, April 24, at 3:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN or Universal HD.
Below the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s marathon coverage:
|Sun., April 17||4 p.m.||Boston Marathon Preview Show||Universal HD|
|Mon., April 18||8:30 a.m.||Boston Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Mon., April 18||8 p.m.||Boston Marathon (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Fri., April 22||7 p.m.||Boston Marathon (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Sun., April 24||3:30 a.m.||London Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN or Universal HD|
|Mon., April 25||7 p.m.||London Marathon (Encore)||Universal HD|
|Fri., April 29||6:30 p.m.||Boston Marathon (Encore)||Universal HD|
NBC Sports Live Extra will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–