FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
EXCHANGE, COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL BRING FREE STREAMING OF PARALYMPIC GAMES TO MILITARY COMMUNITY
DALLAS and STAMFORD, Conn. – March 8, 2018 – Service members and honorably discharged Veterans can enjoy the excitement of the Paralympic Winter Games from their desktops and mobile devices thanks to a partnership between the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Comcast NBCUniversal.
The PyeongChang Paralympics will take place in South Korea starting with the Opening Ceremony on March 9 and running through March 18. Athletes with disabilities will compete in six sports —alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sled, hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling — at many of the same facilities used for the Winter Olympics.
NBC will provide a record 156 hours of streaming coverage through NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app for mobile devices. This benefit is provided to current Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members, including Guard and Reserve members. Honorably discharged Veterans can use the benefit too. The streaming is provided by Comcast NBCUniversal in partnership with local cable, satellite, dMVPD and telco providers.
To get started, military shoppers go to NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app, and when prompted choose the Exchange as their service provider. For more detailed instructions, visit ShopMyExchange.com/winter-olympics.
Due to content rights restrictions, an active ShopMyExchange.com account will be required to verify eligibility. Content rights restrictions will also apply to some outside continental United States locations.
ABOUT THE 2018 PARALYMPIC GAMES
The 2018 Paralympic Games will take place March 9-18, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea, with nearly 700 of the world’s finest Paralympic winter athletes competing for glory in 80 events across six different sports on snow and ice. Team USA will compete in each of the sports contested in PyeongChang with an estimated team of 74 athletes.
ABOUT THE ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE
Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 56th-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.4 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.
Exchange Media Contact – Julie Mitchell email@example.com
NBC Olympics Media Contact – Chuck Kingsbury firstname.lastname@example.org