FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S SUMMER OF TRACK & FIELD BEGINS AS IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE COVERAGE KICKS OFF THIS WEEK FROM DOHA, QATAR
NBC Sports Group to Present More than 50 Hours of Diamond League Coverage Through September
Coverage begins this Friday, Live at Noon ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA & Saturday at 2:30 pm ET on NBCSN
Coverage Streamed Live, On Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” including Exclusive Bonus Coverage of Field Events
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 2, 2017 –NBC Sports Group begins its summer of IAAF Diamond League track and field coverage, totaling more than 50 hours, this Friday, May 4, with the first event of the season in Doha, Qatar, live at Noon ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and with direct-to-consumer product NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” As a part of its coverage of throughout the season, NBC Sports Gold will present live commercial-free coverage of every IAAF Diamond League event, including bonus coverage of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of each event.
NBCSN presents coverage from Doha this Saturday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Coverage on NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
Highlighting the action in Doha are 2016 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson, 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison, three-time Olympic medalist Kerron Clement, two-time Olympic triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor, and 2016 Olympic pole vault silver medalist Sandi Morris.
Paul Swangard handles the call, joined by analysts Kellie Wells and Josh Cox.
Content will be presented as part of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
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 video replays and highlights.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events through December 2018. The direct-to-consumer pass 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,” is available for $69.99 and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
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, 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.
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Diamond League television schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Date||Time (ET)||IDL 2018||Network|
|Fri., May 4||Noon||Doha (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., May 5||2:30 p.m.||Doha||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 12||7 a.m.||Shanghai (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 25||11 p.m.||Eugene (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 26||4 p.m.||Eugene (LIVE)||NBC|
|Thurs., May 31||2 p.m.||Rome (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat. June 2||3 p.m.||Rome||NBC|
|Thurs., June 7||2 p.m.||Oslo (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 9||3 p.m.||Oslo||NBC|
|Sun., June 10||10 a.m.||Stockholm (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 10||2 p.m.||Stockholm||NBC|
|Sat., June 30||2 p.m.||Paris (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., June 30||10 p.m.||Paris||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 5||2 p.m.||Lausanne (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., July 5||8 p.m.||Lausanne||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 13||3 p.m.||Rabat (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., July 14||2:30 p.m.||Rabat||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 20||2 p.m.||Monaco (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., July 21||1:30 p.m.||Monaco||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 21||10 a.m.||London (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., July 22||9 a.m.||London (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Mon., July 23||6 p.m.||London||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 18||9 a.m.||Birmingham (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., Aug. 18||3 p.m.||Birmingham||NBC|
|Thurs., Aug. 30||2 p.m.||Zurich (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 31||2 p.m.||Brussels (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Aug. 31||7 p.m.||Brussels||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 2||1 p.m.||Zurich & Brussels||NBC|