FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK TO PRESENT 17 HOURS OF ASICS WORLD SERIES OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL FRIDAY – SUNDAY
$1,000,001 Prize Purse; Largest In History of Beach Volleyball
Three Hours of Live Coverage on NBC, Five Hours on NBCSN, Nine Hours on Universal Sports Network
Olympians Kerry Walsh Jennings, April Ross, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal to Compete
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 23, 2014 – NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network will present 17 hours of coverage of the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball this week from Long Beach, Calif., — the richest event in the sport — including three hours of live television coverage on NBC, five hours on NBCSN, and nine hours on Universal Sports Network. Additionally, NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all NBC and NBCSN telecasts.
Featuring the world’s top beach volleyball athletes, including eight Olympians, the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball will bring together the best American teams, along with an array of international talent. Athletes participating in the event include Americans; Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Sean Rosenthal, as well as some of the premier volleyball players from Italy, Brazil and Germany. All athletes will compete for the largest prize purse in the history of beach volleyball, $1,000,001.
NBC, NBCSN, UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK
Television coverage begins Friday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues through the weekend on NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports Network. The World Series of Beach Volleyball will culminate with the women’s gold medal match, live Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Olympic gold medalist and veteran play-by-play commentator Chris Marlowe will call the action from Long Beach, Calif. Marlowe will be joined by beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong, who will serve as an analyst. Julie Donaldson will report from the sideline.
ASICS WORLD SERIES OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Fri., July 25||Women’s Round of 24||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Fri., July 25||Men’s Round of 16||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Fri., July 25||Men’s Quarterfinal||Universal Sports Network||8 p.m.|
|Sat., July 26||Women’s Quarterfinals||Universal Sports Network||2 p.m.|
|Sat., July 26||Men’s Semifinal No. 1||Universal Sports Network||3 p.m.|
|Sat., July 26||Women’s Semifinal No. 1||NBC||4:30 p.m.|
|Sat., July 26||Men’s Semifinal No. 2 *||Universal Sports Network||9 p.m.|
|Sat., July 26||Women’s Semifinal No. 2 *||Universal Sports Network||10 p.m.|
|Sat., July 26||Women’s and Men’s Semifinal – Encore||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Sun., July 27||Women’s Bronze Medal Match||Universal Sports Network||1 p.m.|
|Sun., July 27||Men’s Bronze Medal Match||Universal Sports Network||2 p.m.|
|Sun., July 27||Women’s Gold Medal Match||NBC||3:30 p.m.|
|Sun., July 27||Women’s Gold Medal Match – Encore||Universal Sports Network||8:30 p.m.|
|Sun., July 27||Men’s Gold Medal Match *||Universal Sports Network||9:30 p.m.|
|Mon., July 28||Women’s Gold Medal Match – Encore||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
All times listed are ET.
* Denotes same day delay
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of the World Series of Beach Volleyball for all NBC and NBCSN coverage. The majority of coverage will be provided 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 http://www.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.
Races airing on:
- NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
- 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.
For a full list of confirmed athletes and additional ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball event information, visit www.wsobv.com.
— NBC SPORTS GROUP —