FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH ASO FOR THE VUELTA A ESPAÑA CYCLING RACE THROUGH 2023
NBC Sports Group is Now Exclusive Long-Term Home of Both the Tour de France & Vuelta a España
NBC Sports Group Adds Rights to the Tour Down Under For Next Seven Years
NBC Sports Gold “Cycling Pass” to Offer Complete Coverage of the Vuelta a España & Tour Down Under
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 21, 2017 – NBC Sports Group and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have extended their media rights agreement for the Vuelta a España cycling race through 2023. As part of the agreement, which begins this August, NBC Sports Group will continue as the exclusive U.S. television and live streaming home for the Grand Tour race.
NBC Sports Group will also extend its rights to the Tour Down Under through 2023. Both races will be offered on the 2017-18 “Cycling Pass” on NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product.
In addition to the Vuelta a España, NBC Sports Group is the home of the Tour de France through 2023. NBC Sports Group also presents several other ASO cycling properties, including Paris Nice, Criterium du Dauphine, Paris Roubaix, Fleche Wallonne, and Liége Bastogne Liége.
“We’re proud to extend our partnership with ASO for this prestigious race and further solidify our position as the home of cycling,” said Michael Perman, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group.
Programming information will be announced at a later date.
NBC Sports Gold’s 2017-18 “Cycling Pass” begins with the 104th Tour de France on Saturday, July 1. The 2016-17 “Cycling Pass” continues through June, and is available to purchase for $19.99 by visiting NBCSports.com/gold. NBC Sports Gold is available on desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected devices. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
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