FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND MECUM AUCTIONS SIGN MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT TO PRESENT COVERAGE OF MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS
Three-Year Agreement To Feature More Than 425 Hours of Original Programming
Coverage Presented Across NBC, NBCSN and Esquire Network
125 Hours of Mecum Collector Car Auction Programming in 2014
Stamford, Conn. – December 18, 2013 – NBC Sports Group and Mecum Auctions, the world leader in live auctions of collector cars, announced today a multi-year agreement to present coverage of Mecum car auctions across NBC, NBCSN, and the Esquire Network, which is part of the NBCUniversal family of networks. The three-year agreement, which begins in 2014, will provide for more than 425 hours of programming across all three channels.
NBC, NBCSN and Esquire Network will collaborate to feature all 12 of Mecum’s annual car auctions. Live coverage will begin on Esquire Network on January 17 at 1 p.m. ET and on NBCSN January 24 at 1 p.m. ET, with the Kissimmee Car Auction, the largest collector car auction in the world featuring 3,000 collectible cars over 10 days. On Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. ET, NBC will air a one-hour special highlighting the most prestigious and unique cars sold at the auction. In addition to coverage of the cars being sold, specific telecasts will also include spotlight features on the history of vehicles up for auction, and the lifestyles of the buyers and sellers.
NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of all Mecum car auctions will also be streamed online, via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of the Mecum collector car auctions 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.
Coverage airing on 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.
Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:
2014 MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Fri., January 17||Kissimmee||Esquire||1 p.m.|
|Sat., January 18||Kissimmee||Esquire||11 a.m.|
|Sun., January 19||Kissimmee||Esquire||11 a.m.|
|Tues., January 21||Kissimmee||Esquire||1 p.m.|
|Wed., January 22||Kissimmee||Esquire||2 p.m.|
|Thu., January 23||Kissimmee||Esquire||2 p.m.|
|Fri., January 24||Kissimmee||Esquire||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., January 24||Kissimmee||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Sat., January 25||Kissimmee||NBCSN||10 a.m.|
|Sat., January 25||Kissmmee||Esquire||Noon|
|Sun., January 26||Kissimmee||NBCSN||10 a.m.|
|Sun., January 26||Kissimmee||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Thu., April 10||Houston||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Fri., April 11||Houston||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sat., April 12||Houston||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Thu., April 24||Kansas City||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Fri., April 25||Kansas City||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sat., April 26||Kansas City||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Wed., May 14||Indianapolis||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Thu., May 15||Indianapolis||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Thu., May 15||Indianapolis||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Fri., May 16||Indianapolis||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Fri., May 16||Indianapolis||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Sat., May 17||Indianapolis||NBCSN||11 a.m.|
|Sun., May 18||Indianapolis||NBCSN||Noon|
|Thu., June 12||Seattle||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Fri., June 13||Seattle||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Sun., June 15||Seattle||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Thu., July 24||Harrisburg||NBCSN||5:30 p.m.|
|Fri., July 25||Harrisburg||NBCSN||5:30 p.m.|
|Sat., July 26||Harrisburg||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Thu., August 14||Monterey||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., August 15||Monterey||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sat., August 16||Monterey||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., August 16||Monterey||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Thu., September 4||Dallas||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., September 5||Dallas||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sat., September 6||Dallas||NBCSN||Noon|
|Thu., October 9||Chicago||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., October 10||Chicago||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sat., October 11||Chicago||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Thu., November 13||Anaheim||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., November 14||Anaheim||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sat., November 15||Anaheim||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Thu., December 4||Kansas City||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Fri., December 5||Kansas City||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Sat., December 6||Kansas City||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Thu., December 11||Austin||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Fri., December 12||Austin||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sat., December 13||Austin||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, two regional news networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
ABOUT ESQUIRE NETWORK
Esquire Network is a lifestyle and entertainment network featuring programming that speaks to classic and contemporary passions and interests, from fashion and style to food and drink, travel and women and relationships. Building on Esquire’s 80 years of unparalleled insight into what makes men tick, the network debuted September 23, 2013 in 75 million homes nationwide, as well as online, mobile, On Demand, Esquire TV Now (TVE) and other platforms. Esquire Network is a strategic partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines, and is a unit of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. To find Esquire Network, visit: http://esquiretv.com/channelfinder.
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
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