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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GOLD LAUNCHES 2017-18 “CYCLING PASS” WITH ACCESS TO MORE THAN 25 RACES, INCLUDING EXPANDED COVERAGE OF 2017 TOUR DE FRANCE
Direct-to-Consumer Live Streaming Product NBC Sports Gold to Provide Live, Commercial-Free Coverage of Every Stage of the 2017 Tour de France
New This Season: Expanded Content Including 30+ Bonus Hours of Exclusive HD Tour de France Coverage and Access to More than 15 Additional Races
“Cycling Pass” Includes Vuelta a España, Paris–Roubaix and More
NBC Sports Gold “Cycling Pass” Available Now for $39.99
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 6, 2017 – NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — has launched its “Cycling Pass” for the 2017-18 season, giving fans in the U.S. access to more than 25 races from July 2017 through June 2018, beginning with the Tour de France.
New this season, the “Cycling Pass” features expanded coverage of the Tour de France, including more than 30 bonus hours of exclusive HD coverage (full details below) as well as the addition of more than 15 new races including the Volta a Catalunya, Colorado Classic, UCI Road World Championships, Cyclocross World Cup and Track Cycling World Championships. The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by Playmaker Media, will stream coverage live and on-demand, to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass” includes live streaming coverage, full event replays, and highlights for all 21 stages of the Grand Tour races Tour de France and Vuelta a España, Monument Classics, including Paris–Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and more. The “Cycling Pass” can be purchased in advance of the 2017 Tour de France for $39.99 starting today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. Purchases now through June 18, 2017, will include the remainder of the 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné as well as the 2017 Tour de Suisse.
NBC Sports Gold will present expanded coverage of the 2017 Tour de France, offering viewers live, commercial-free coverage, as well as the ability to pause the video. While streaming live coverage, viewers will also have access to a live GPS tracking map to follow the riders’ progress, an enhanced interactive map for each stage, full stage video replay, highlights, and short‐form video clips.
Additional elements include:
Before the Tour:
- Stage-by-stage descriptions and previews, featuring historical stage and technical information, as well as travelogue vignettes
- Breakdown of top contenders
- The best of the 2016 Tour de France
During the Tour:
- Live streaming video
- More than 30 hours of exclusive bonus HD video coverage
- Full stage video replays including highlights, stage recaps, and rider interviews
- Route and stage previews, course and stage maps, elevation profiles, and stage descriptions
- GPS race tracking presented in three ways: a list of rider groups on the road, a live profile of the stage, and a live map of the stage
- Live stage results and detailed standings
- Rider profiles by country and team
- News feed for each stage providing minute-by-minute updates from the race, and real time commentary feeds from media covering the Tour
The platform will host the data in easy-to-use organized tabs, including “Feed” for news, “Track” for GPS, “Standings” for rider standings in every jersey category, “Riders” for comprehensive rider information, and “More” for additional data about the Tour and NBC Sports Gold’s coverage.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. 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.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Gold’s 2017-18 “Cycling Pass” — * Denotes NEW for 2017-18:
|July 1 – 23 2017||Tour de France|
|July 20 and 22, 2017||La Course by Le Tour*|
|July 29, 2017||Prudential RideLondon Classique*|
|July 30, 2017||Prudential RideLondon Classic*|
|July 29 – 30, 2017||UCI BMX World Championships (Rock Hill, SC, USA)*|
|August 10 – 13, 2017||Colorado Classic*|
|August 19 – September 10, 2017||La Vuelta a España|
|September 8, 2017||UCI Mountain Bike World Championship: Men’s and Women’s Cross Country*|
|September 9, 2017||UCI Mountain Bike World Championship: Men’s and Women’s Cross Country|
|September 9, 2017||UCI Mountain Bike World Championship: Men’s and Women’s Downhill|
|September 10, 2017||Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta*|
|September 17, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Men’s & Women’s TTT*|
|September 18, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Women’s Junior & Men U23 ITT*|
|September 19, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Women’s Elite & Men’s Junior ITT*|
|September 20, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Men’s Elite Time Trial*|
|September 22, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Men’s Under 23 Road Race & Women’s Junior Road Race*|
|September 23, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Junior Road Race*|
|September 23, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Women’s Elite Road Race*|
|September 24, 2017||UCI Road World Championship: Men’s Elite Road Race*|
|October 8, 2017||Paris Tours|
|October 22, 2017||UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Koksijde, Belgium*|
|November 4 & 5, 2017||UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Pruszkow, Poland*|
|November 10 & 12, 2017||UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Manchester, U.K.*|
|November 19, 2017||UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Bogensee, Denmark*|
|November 25, 2017||UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Zeven, Germany*|
|December 2 – 3, 2017||UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Milton, Canada*|
|December 9 – 10, 2017||UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Santiago, Chile*|
|December 17, 2017||UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Namur, Belgium*|
|December 26, 2017||UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Heusden Zolder, Belgium*|
|January 13 – 21, 2018||Santos Tour Down Under|
|January 21, 2018||UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Nommay, France*|
|January 28, 2018||UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Hoogerheide, Netherlands*|
|TBD||UCI Cyclocross World Championships:Women*|
Schedule is subject to change.
NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — launched in 2016 with a “Cycling Pass,” which included the 2016 Tour de France, Vuelta a España, Monument Classics such as the Paris-Roubaix, and more. Earlier this year, NBC Sports Gold expanded its offerings to include a “Track and Field Pass,” which offers access to more than 25 major events, a “Rugby Pass,” which includes access to every Aviva Premiership Rugby match from Round 19 through the 2016-17 season Final, and a “Pro Motocross Pass,” featuring the entire 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season. Click here for more information.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–