FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP SCHEDULED TO PRESENT MORE THAN 750 HOURS OF FIS WORLD CUP SKIING COVERAGE THIS SEASON
NBCSN to Televise 50 Hours of Coverage, More Than Triple Last Season’s Coverage on the Network
Coverage Highlighted by World Alpine Skiing Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland and World Nordic Skiing Championships in Lahti, Finland
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App to Exclusively Stream Nearly 600 Hours of FIS Coverage
NBCSN Presents Live FIS World Cup Alpine Coverage from Adelboden & Maribor This Weekend, NBC to Air Men’s Downhill in Wengen Next Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 5, 2017 – NBC Sports Group is providing unprecedented FIS World Cup coverage this season, totaling more than 750 hours of linear and digital coverage spanning alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, nordic combined, freestyle skiing, snowboarding and ski jumping.
Coverage this season includes 50 hours on NBCSN, more than triple the amount that aired on the network during the 2015-16 FIS World Cup season, and more than 170 hours of combined coverage across NBC, NBCSN and Universal HD. This year’s schedule is highlighted by the World Alpine Skiing Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from Feb. 7-19, and the World Nordic Skiing Championships in Lahti, Finland, from Feb. 23-March 5.
This weekend’s FIS World Cup skiing action is highlighted by alpine skiing coverage. The men’s event takes place in Adelboden, Switzerland, while the women’s event will be held in Maribor, Slovenia. NBCSN will present live coverage of both events on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 6 a.m. ET. Next weekend, NBC will present same-day delay coverage of the FIS World Cup downhill on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. ET
The FIS World Cup features numerous U.S. Olympians, including gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety, as they and prepare for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — is providing nearly 600 hours of exclusive live-streaming coverage of the 2016-17 FIS World Cup season, and will also stream all content that airs on NBC Sports Group’s linear channels.
Click here for NBC Sports Group’s full 2016-17 FIS World Cup skiing schedule.
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS LIVE FIS WORLD CUP ALPINE COVERAGE FROM MARIBOR AND ADELBODEN THIS WEEKEND
This weekend’s FIS World Cup skiing coverage is highlighted by alpine events from Adelboden, Switzerland, and Maribor, Slovenia. Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin headlines the group expected to compete in Slovenia at this weekend’s women’s event, after seeing her streak of seven consecutive FIS slalom wins snapped in Zagreb this week. Despite the loss, Shiffrin continues to hold a sizable lead in the overall World Cup standings ahead of defending champion Lara Gut of Switzerland.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and former World Cup ski racer Steve Porino (analyst) will call the action.
|Sat., January 7||Maribor – Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1||Streaming*||3:15 a.m.|
|Adelboden – Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1||Streaming*||4:30 a.m.|
|Maribor – Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2||NBCSN||6 a.m.|
|Adelboden – Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
|Sun., January 8||Maribor – Women’s Slalom Run 1||Streaming*||3:15 a.m.|
|Adelboden – Men’s Slalom Run 1||Streaming*||4:30 a.m.|
|Maribor – Women’s Slalom Run 2||NBCSN||6 a.m.|
|Adelboden – Men’s Slalom Run 2||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
*NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
In addition to alpine skiing, NBC Sports Group will provide coverage of this weekend’s Tour de Ski event in Val di Fiemme, Italy, big air snowboarding from Moscow, ski jumping from Oberstdorf, Germany, and nordic combined from Lahti, Finland. Click here for a full streaming and television schedule.
FIS WORLD CUP SKIING ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2016-17 FIS World Cup skiing season 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.
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