FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
NBC OLYMPICS PARTNERS WITH INTERSECTION TO DELIVER CUSTOM CONTENT OF THE PYEONGCHANG OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
Winter Olympics Content to be Featured Across New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia
Content Includes Olympic Highlights, Medal Counts, Nightly Broadcast Previews, Schedules and More
STAMFORD, CONN. – February 6, 2018 – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has partnered with Intersection, a smart cities technology and media company, to feature exclusive PyeongChang Olympics content across thousands of digital screens in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia during its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 – February 25.
The custom content, specifically created for Intersection’s urban network of digital screens, will keep people up-to-date on the PyeongChang Olympics beginning Feb. 9 and continuing until the conclusion of the Games on Feb. 25. The program will feature morning highlights, primetime previews, an Opening Ceremony teaser, medal counts, real-time alerts, athlete profiles and more, spanning thousands of screens across the LinkNYC network in New York City; digital urban panels and platform displays in the Chicago Transit Authority; and digital bus shelters, urban panels and platform displays throughout SEPTA, PATCO and the streets of Philadelphia.
“Whether walking the streets of New York, riding the Chicago L, or waiting in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, Olympics fans in these three cities will be surrounded by the excitement of the Winter Games,” said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics. “Emerging media platforms like the LinkNYC network in New York City represent another way for NBCUniversal to reassemble the television audience by extending the reach of our Olympic coverage, content and promotion to spaces where the American audience now consumes media.”
“Our content partnership reflects a new approach to storytelling in cities using one of the most inspiring and unifying global events,” said Ari Buchalter, CEO of Intersection. “With thousands of digital screens across our cities and transit hubs, our partnership allows us to bring NBC’s coverage of the Winter Games to fans in entirely new ways, and create unique content and advertising experiences for consumers.”
About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.
For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/
Intersection is at the forefront of the smart cities revolution, improving the experience of public places through technology that provides connectivity, information, and engaging content and experiences. With award-winning products like LinkNYC, the largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network in the world, Intersection connects the digital and physical worlds, enhancing people’s journeys through their cities and offering brands the opportunity to drive more relevant and engaging advertising, rooted in real-world context. Intersection partners with cities, transit systems, airports, and real estate developments around the globe, as well as advertisers seeking to reach audiences on a global, national, or local scale. Learn more at www.intersection.com.