FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
NBCSN TO PRESENT COVERAGE OF 2016 MEN’S FREESTYLE WRESTLING WORLD CUP THIS SUNDAY
Team USA Faces Reigning Freestyle World Cup Champion Iran Live This Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN in Final Qualifying-Round Match
NBCSN Presents Team USA Medal-Round Match Sunday Night at Midnight ET
NBC Sports Live Extra to Provide Streaming Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 8, 2016 – NBCSN presents Team USA’s final qualifying-round and medal-round matches in the 2016 Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup this Sunday from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. NBCSN will showcase live coverage of Team USA against Iran, the 2015 Men’s Freestyle World Cup Champions, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by a presentation of Team USA’s medal-round match Sunday at midnight ET.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage for both of Team USA’s qualifying-round and medal-round matches airing on NBCSN.
“On the heels of our unprecedented Olympic Trials coverage, NBC Sports is showcasing wrestling once again to NBCSN’s nearly 85 million subscribers,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics. “It’s a privilege for us to present wrestling’s best athletes and teams in our lead up to the sport’s pinnacle event, the 2016 Rio Olympics.”
“USA Wrestling is pleased to once again partner with NBCSN to showcase our sport. NBC Sports sets the industry standard for broadcasting Olympic Sports and we are ecstatic with another opportunity to expose our sport to the massive NBCSN subscriber base. Without a doubt, the 2016 Men’s Freestyle World Cup will be an incredible preview of what sports fans can expect to see on the mats in Rio,” said Rich Bender, Executive Director of USA Wrestling.
Members of the U.S. Olympic team in men’s freestyle are slated to compete at the Wrestling World Cup, including 2015 world champion Kyle Snyder. The Americans’ pool includes Iran, Azerbaijan, and India. The U.S. placed second at last year’s Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup.
Earlier this year, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra presented live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials, part of NBC Olympics’ 76 hours of Trials coverage on NBC and NBCSN leading into the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
NBC Sports Live Extra’s streaming coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in April delivered nearly 10.5 million minutes, an increase of more than 1,800% from Live Extra’s U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials streaming traffic in 2012 (579,000 minutes).
NBCSN, now in nearly 85 million homes, is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL) – including two games of the Stanley Cup Final – NASCAR, Premier League, Formula One, IndyCar, Tour de France, and America’s Cup.
Jason Knapp will call the action this weekend from The Forum, alongside analyst John Smith, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream Team USA’s Wrestling World Cup semifinal and medal-round matches 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 powered by Playmaker Media and 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-