FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP BEGINS IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE THIS WEEK FROM DOHA, QATAR
Coverage this Friday, Live at Noon ET on Universal HD & Saturday at 8:30 pm ET on NBCSN
Coverage Streamed Live & On Demand with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” including Exclusive Bonus Coverage of Field Events
Content will be Presented As Part of Recently-Announced Olympic Channel Partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 3, 2017 – NBC Sports Group begins coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Friday, May 5, with the first event of the season in Doha, Qatar, live at Noon ET on Universal HD and streamed live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” As a part of its coverage, NBC Sports Gold will present multiple streams, including every event from Doha, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of the event.
NBCSN presents encore coverage from Doha this Saturday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET. In addition, NBCSN’s coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product available on mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Content will be presented as part of recently-announced Olympic Channel partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
Highlighting the action in Doha are several Americans who won gold at the Rio Olympics: LaShawn Merritt (400m) Michelle Carter (shot put), Kerron Clement (400m hurdles), and Christian Taylor (triple jump). Other notable events in Doha include the men’s 100m, which features five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin of the U.S. against Canada’s Andre de Grasse, who won three medals at the Rio Games; women’s pole vault, where 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris of the U.S. renews her rivalry against Rio gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi of Greece; and the women’s 100m hurdles, which features Americans Keni Harrison, the world record-holder, and Nia Ali, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist.
Rick Allen handles the call on NBCSN, joined by analsy, Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion Sanya Richards-Ross, and analyst Paul Swangard.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.
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 full stage video replays and highlights. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to more than 25 major marathon, track and field events from April through December 2017. The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by Playmaker Media, offers fans unprecedented coverage — much of which cannot be seen on any linear television platform in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” available for $69.99, also includes coverage of the top USATF outdoor events, including the Nike Prefontaine Classic, and the USATF Outdoor Championships. Also included are the world’s most anticipated international track and field events, including all 14 Diamond League stops as well as unprecedented coverage of every event from all 10 days of the 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships from London. The “Track and Field Pass” can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” continues NBC Sports’ commitment, along with the IOC and the USOC, to increased access to Olympic-sports programming. As previously announced, during the second half of 2017, a new U.S. television network — “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” — will launch, offering sports fans year-round Olympic-sport programming from around the world, with an emphasis on favorite American athletes and teams. Additional details about the launch of the new linear cable channel will be provided at a later date.
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, Comcast’s X1, 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.
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