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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

TOM BRADY & AFC CHAMPION NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS FACE RUSSELL WILSON & NFC CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS IN SUPER BOWL XLIX THIS SUN. ON NBC

Sunday’s Coverage Begins With NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show at Noon ET

Live Stream of Super Bowl XLIX Coverage Available as Part of “Super Stream Sunday”

NBC UNIVERSO to Air Super Bowl XLIX to Spanish-Language Homes Across America

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 29, 2015 – NBC presents coverage of Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, Feb. 1, with Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots facing Russell Wilson and the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Super Bowl Sunday coverage begins at Noon ET with NBC Sports’ six-hour Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show.

In defeating Indianapolis, 45-7, in the AFC Championship Game, New England advanced to its eighth Super Bowl – tying for the most in NFL history (Dallas, Pittsburgh). Brady will start in his sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, the most by any quarterback, while Bill Belichick has more postseason wins than any coach in NFL history (21).

Seattle, last year’s Super Bowl champions, won the NFC Championship Game, 28-22, in overtime against Green Bay. The Seahawks are aiming to become the ninth back-to-back Super Bowl champions in NFL history and the first to do so since Brady and the Patriots did it in 2003-04.

New England and Seattle led the NFL in point differential during the regular season, with +155 and +140, respectively.

Al Michaels (play-by-play) calls his ninth Super Bowl alongside 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst), in the Super Bowl booth for the third time. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Michele Tafoya reports from the Super Bowl sidelines for the third time, her second for NBC.

NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff

NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will be joined by NBC Sports’ Football Night in America team of Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony DungyRodney HarrisonHines WardMike Florio and Peter King, and Sunday Night Football’s Michaels, Collinsworth, and Tafoya, contributing to the pre-game coverage with interviews, features, and live on-site commentary and analysis. Liam McHugh will serve as an on-site host at the stadium, Carolyn Manno and Randy Moss will report from the team hotels, and Doug Flutie will appear in on-field segments. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will join NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX coverage as a guest analyst. 

The Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show will also feature the events surrounding the Super Bowl, including an interview with halftime headliner Katy Perry; live musical performances from the NFL Experience; reports and interviews by NBC Sports’ popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski with celebrities attending the game; reports from the festive atmosphere at the NFL Experience and Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party; and much more.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie will interview President Barack Obama as part of the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show airing late Sunday afternoon.

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NBC UNIVERSO TO AIR SUPER BOWL XLIX TO SPANISH-LANGUAGE HOMES ACROSS AMERICA

NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network NBC UNIVERSO, debuts on Sun., Feb. 1, as the home of the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX. The network will offer comprehensive football coverage and nine consecutive hours of exciting football action and related entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. ET. NBC UNIVERSO is the evolution of the cable channel mun2.

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“SUPER STREAM SUNDAY”

Following the launch of NBCUniversal’s first ever TV Everywhere consumer campaign titled “Watch TV Without The TV,” NBCUniversal is creating “Super Stream Sunday” on Feb. 1, providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to enjoy 11 continuous hours of NBC streaming content without having to log-in, designed as a way for consumers to trial NBC’s TV Everywhere content offering. “Super Stream Sunday” content will include NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, the Super Bowl XLIX pre- and post-game shows, and NBC’s post-game presentation of The Blacklist.

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DIGITAL & SOCIAL COVERAGE

NBC Sports Digital’s unprecedented coverage of Super Bowl XLIX includes more than 10 hours of live stream programming on Super Bowl Sunday, 24/7 news and analysis on NBCSports.com and ProFootballTalk.com, long-form reporting on NBCSportsWorld.com, and NBC Sports Group’s most comprehensive social media campaign ever across a plethora of platforms.

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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS

The Sunday Night Football bus makes its last stops of the season, returning to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX this weekend after its Week 16 SNF visit. The Sunday Night Football bus gives fans the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities, memorabilia and an interactive 55-inch touch screen housing social media elements, photos and video.

Click here for more information and for a schedule of the Sunday Night Football bus’ stops during Super Bowl week: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/26/sunday-night-football-bus-returns-to-arizona-for-super-bowl-xlix/

NBC SPORTS GROUP AND NBCUNIVERSAL PROGRAMMING

NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal will surround Super Bowl XLIX with their most comprehensive Super Bowl promotional effort ever. Using the “Big Event Strategy,” NBC Sports Group will leverage NBCUniversal’s robust collection of broadcast and cable networks, websites, radio and social media platforms, and additional promotional assets to drive further awareness of the game.

NBC Sports Group’s cross-channel promotional campaign for Super Bowl XLIX will include advertising and editorial support on television, radio, online and on-site, and will include NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, E!, Bravo, Telemundo, Mun2, Golf Channel, Esquire, Oxygen, SyFy, The Weather Channel and the collection of NBCUniversal television, radio and digital networks.

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PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS, 5:30 P.M. ET

Pro Football Talk, which will air weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET during Super Bowl week, is co-hosted by Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister. They will be joined by PFT contributors Jason TaylorKevin Gilbride, and Ross Tucker on-site at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

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NBC SPORTS SUPER BOWL FAN CHALLENGE

NBC Sports is sending two lucky fans to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., with the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge, as part of its multi-platform promotion leading up to the game on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC.

Through Jan. 6, fans visited the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge and completed weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize – VIP access and two (2) tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

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NBCSN SUNDAY SPORTS REPORT – SUNDAY NIGHT AT 10:30 P.M. ET

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report, a weekly, one-hour program that showcases the news and highlights of the sports properties that are carried by NBC Sports Group, will air Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Hosted by Liam McHugh, NBCSN Sunday Sports Report goes in-depth into the high-profile sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, including the Olympics, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Premier League, golf, Triple Crown horse racing, Notre Dame Football, Formula One, IndyCar and more.

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NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio travels to Arizona during Super Bowl week to provide insight and analysis throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio, Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs, Under Center with McNabb & Malone, The Jon Stashower Show, and Going Deep with Amani & Dan will broadcast on-site at “Radio Row,” from the Super Bowl XLIX Media Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com

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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

COMCAST SPORTSNET NEW ENGLAND: Comcast SportsNet New England will bring Patriots fans all the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona, with 13 of its shows originating from Phoenix. Coverage includes Sports SundaySportsNet CentralEarly Edition, Sports Tonight, Felger & MazzQuick SlantsPatriots Wednesday LiveNew England TailgatePatriots Football WeeklyMonday Night Patriots, Pre-Game and Post-Game Live, and signature hockey program Cross-Check with Felger & Milbury.  Talent on-site for Comcast SportsNet will include Ty LawTroy BrownDan KoppenMichael FelgerTom E. CurranMike GiardiKevin WalshKay AdamsFred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie.

COMCAST SPORTSNET NORTHWEST: Comcast SportsNet Northwest will air Hawks Talk Nightly, a half hour special originating from Phoenix each night though Saturday, January 31. The on-site talent consists of legendary Northwest sportswriter Dwight Jaynes, former University of Oregon football star and former Seattle Seahawk Jordan Kent, CSNNW.com football insider Aaron Fentress, and a host of additional guests.

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For more information about NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit the Super Bowl XLIX media guide NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com /super-bowl/.

–SUPER BOWL XLIX–