FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP CONTINUES IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE THIS WEEK FROM OSLO, NORWAY & STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Live Coverage From Oslo Begins Tomorrow, Thursday, June 15 at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN Presents Live Coverage from Stockholm This Sunday at 10 a.m. ET; NBC Hosts Coverage Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
Coverage Streamed Live & On Demand with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” including Exclusive Bonus Coverage of Field Events
Content will be Presented As Part of Olympic Channel Partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the IAAF Diamond League with two events this week, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 15, from Oslo, Norway, live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and streamed live with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” As part of its coverage, NBC Sports Gold will present exclusive bonus coverage of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of the events in Oslo and Stockholm, Sweden.
NBCSN presents live coverage from Stockholm this Sunday, June 18, at 10 a.m. ET, with coverage moving to NBC Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Universal HD will present primetime encore of the Stockholm event Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. In addition, NBC and NBCSN’s coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product available on mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Content will be presented as part of Olympic Channel partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
Highlighting the field in Oslo is reigning Olympic champion Kerron Clement, who will compete for Team USA in the men’s 400m hurdles; reigning World Champion and Olympic silver medalist Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in the women’s 200m; and a showdown of the gold, silver and bronze medalists from the Rio Olympics – Caster Semenya (South Africa), Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi), and Margaret Wambui (Kenya) – in the women’s 800m.
In Stockholm, the men’s 100m will be headlined by Canada’s Andre de Grasse, who won three medals last summer in Rio. Beijing Olympic medalist Bershawn Jackson will compete for the U.S. in the men’s 400m hurdles. The women’s pole vault field will feature 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Eliza McCartney of New Zealand.
Paul Swangard handles the call for both events, joined by analyst and four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, and analyst and former professional long-distance runner Josh Cox for coverage from Oslo. Swangard will be joined by analyst and Olympic bronze medalist Kellie Wells, and analyst Bill Doleman for coverage from Stockholm.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Following is NBC Sports Group’s schedule for IAAF Diamond League coverage this week:
|Thurs., June 15||2 p.m.||IAAF Diamond League: Oslo (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 15||4 p.m.||IAAF Diamond League:Oslo||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 18||10 a.m.||IAAF Diamond League: Stockholm (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 18||3 p.m.||IAAF Diamond League: Stockholm||NBC|
|Sun., June 18||8 p.m.||IAAF Diamond League: Stockholm||Universal HD|
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the IAAF Diamond League with its “Track and Field Pass.”
In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to exclusive bonus coverage of field events, full stage video replays and highlights. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to more than 25 major marathon, track and field events from April through December 2017. The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by Playmaker Media, offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” available for $69.99, also includes coverage of the top USATF outdoor events, including the Nike Prefontaine Classic, and the USATF Outdoor Championships. Also included are the world’s most anticipated international track and field events, including all 14 Diamond League stops as well as unprecedented coverage of every event from all 10 days of the 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships from London. The “Track and Field Pass” can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” continues NBC Sports’ commitment, along with the IOC and the USOC, to increased access to Olympic-sports programming. As previously announced, during the second half of 2017, a new U.S. television network — Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA — will launch, offering sports fans year-round Olympic-sport programming from around the world, with an emphasis on favorite American athletes and teams. Additional details about the launch of the new linear cable channel will be provided at a later date.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value 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 app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Both the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold are 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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–