FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S MONTH OF MARATHONS KICKS OFF THIS SUNDAY AT 3 A.M. ET WITH THE BERLIN MARATHON LIVE ON NBCSN
NBCSN & Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Present Coverage of the Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam Marathons over the Next Month
All Three Marathons Streamed Live, On Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
Coverage Streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 21, 2017 – NBC Sports Group presents coverage of three marathons in the next month – Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam – beginning this Sunday, Sept. 24 with live and encore coverage of the Berlin Marathon. Live coverage of the Berlin Marathon begins at 3 a.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN, with an encore presentation of the race Sunday at Noon ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Live, commercial-free coverage of the event will be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” as well as via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The Berlin Marathon features three of the world’s top marathoners on the men’s side, including 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang of Kenya, three-time Olympic gold medalist and reigning Berlin champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, and 2016 Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya.
Paul Swangard calls the race alongside analyst Josh Cox on NBCSN.
Live marathon coverage continues with the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 8, at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and the Amsterdam Marathon Sunday, October 15 at 3 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. In addition, encore coverage of the Chicago and Amsterdam Marathons will be available on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Live, commercial-free coverage of the Chicago and Amsterdam Marathons will also be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” and via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
Content will be presented as part of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
Below is the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s late September/October marathon coverage:
|Sun., Sept. 24||3 a.m.||Berlin Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Sept. 24||Noon||Berlin Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., Oct. 8||8 a.m.||Chicago Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Mon., Oct. 9||5 p.m.||Chicago Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., Oct. 15||3 a.m.||Amsterdam Marathon (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Oct. 15||9 a.m.||Amsterdam Marathon||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 Berlin, Chicago and Amsterdam Marathons with its “Track and Field Pass.”
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to more than 25 major marathons, track and field events from April through December 2017. The direct-to-consumer pass offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” is available for $69.99 and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
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, 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.
ABOUT OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is a partnership between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal. The new TV network will offer fans year-round programming of Olympic Sports from around the world, highlighting their favorite American athletes and teams. Programming will emphasize live events from a broad portfolio of summer and winter Olympic Sports. It will also include Olympic-themed original content produced by all three parties, such as original programs produced by filmmakers from around the world commissioned by the global Olympic Channel; rich archival footage from the IOC and NBCU’s libraries of Olympic features and documentaries; and original Team USA programming produced by the USOC that provides authentic, wide-ranging and athlete-focused coverage of the Olympic Movement in the United States. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights will be available on these digital platforms as well as TeamUSA.org.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–