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Thursday, October 5th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S MONTH OF MARATHONS CONTINUES WITH THE CHICAGO MARATHON THIS SUNDAY LIVE AT 8 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Chicago Marathon Streamed Live, On Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Presents an Encore of the Chicago Marathon Monday at 5 p.m. ET & Continues Live Coverage with Amsterdam Marathon on October 15
Coverage Streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 5, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues its month of marathons with live coverage of the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 8, at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live, commercial-free coverage of the event is available with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” and NBCSN’s coverage will also be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents encore coverage of the Chicago Marathon on Monday, October 9, at 5 p.m. ET.
More than 40,000 racers will begin in Chicago’s Grant Park this Sunday. Leading the field are 2016 Olympic marathon bronze medalist Galen Rupp of the U.S., as well as world-record-holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya.
Jim Watson calls the race alongside Paul Swangard on NBCSN.
Live marathon coverage continues with the Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday, October 15, at 3 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Live, commercial-free coverage of the Amsterdam Marathon will be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA coverage will be streamed 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 October marathon coverage:
|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 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–