FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
“MARATHON MONTH” KICKS OFF THIS SUN., APRIL 8, AT 2 AM ET WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF THE PARIS MARATHON ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
NBC Sports Group Presents Live Coverage of the 2018 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16 & 2018 London Marathon on Sunday, April 22
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage of the Boston and London Marathons Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track & Field Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 5, 2018 – NBC Sports Group presents “Marathon Month” in April with live coverage of the 2018 Paris, Boston and London marathons. Coverage begins this Sunday, April 8, at 2 a.m. ET with live coverage of the Paris Marathon on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Nearly 145 nationalities and 57,000 runners are expected to participate in Sunday’s race across Paris, with the course beginning at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, running towards the Place de la Concorde to the Rue de Rivoli, the Place de la Bastille, the Bois de Vincennes, and finally Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower.
Live marathon coverage continues with the Boston Marathon Preview Show on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBCSN presents live coverage of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m. ET, and live coverage of the London Marathon on Sunday, April 22, at 3:30 a.m. ET. Live, commercial-free coverage of the Boston and London marathons will be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”
Coverage on NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. 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 the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s April marathon coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., April 7||2 a.m.||Paris Marathon (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., April 15||4 p.m.||Boston Marathon Preview Show||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Mon., April 16||8:30 a.m.||Boston Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., April 20||2 a.m.||Paris Marathon||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 22||3:30 a.m.||London Marathon (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the Boston and London marathons with its “Track and Field Pass.”
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events through December 2018. 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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–