FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
NBCSN TO AIR FIVE BIG TEN HOCKEY GAMES THIS SEASON
No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 10 Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State to Appear
NBCSN’s Live Coverage of Big Ten Hockey’s Inaugural Season Begins on December 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET with Colorado College at No. 3 Wisconsin
Stamford, Conn. – October 9, 2013 – NBC Sports Group and the Big Ten Conference will collaborate to present five Big Ten hockey games this season on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. NBCSN’s coverage of Big Ten hockey will feature all six member schools with hockey programs. No. 3 Wisconsin will appear three times and Penn State will appear twice. No. 5 Minnesota, No. 10 Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State will also play games on NBCSN.
The network’s coverage of Big Ten hockey’s inaugural season begins on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET when Wisconsin hosts Colorado College at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.
NBCSN’s 2013-14 Big Ten hockey schedule includes Penn State-Michigan State on Saturday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Wisconsin-Michigan on Saturday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Wisconsin-Ohio State on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m. ET, and Penn State-Minnesota on Saturday, March 1.
“NBCSN is the home of professional and college hockey, and we are pleased to be a part of Big Ten hockey’s inaugural season,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming NBC Sports and NBCSN. “The Big Ten features some of the best young talent in the game, and we are excited to deliver five regular-season games featuring top-ranked teams.”
Following is NBCSN’s 2013-14 Big Ten hockey schedule:
|Friday, December 13||Colorado College – Wisconsin||7:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 18||Penn State – Michigan State||6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 1||Wisconsin – Michigan||6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday February 15||Wisconsin – Ohio State||8 p.m.|
|Saturday March 1||Penn State – Minnesota||TBD|
*All times ET and subject to change.
NBCSN will televise more than 24 college hockey games this season. A complete list of the 2013-14 NBCSN college hockey schedule is forthcoming.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream all Big Ten hockey games telecast on NBCSN. All games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
ABOUT THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE
The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based athletic programs of the 12 Big Ten institutions provide in excess of $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletes playing on more than 300 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 26 official conference sports, 13 for men and 13 for women, and will add men’s and women’s lacrosse as the 27th and 28th official sports for the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Premier League, Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, and in 2015, NASCAR. In addition, NBCSN telecasts college football, college basketball, college hockey, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, and Pro Football Talk. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–