FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
BOSTON MARATHON LIVE THIS MON., APRIL 16, AT 8:30 AM ET ON NBCSN AS NBC SPORTS GROUP’S MONTH OF MARATHON COVERAGE CONTINUES
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
The NBC Sports app to Host Special “Finish Line” Camera Feed
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA to Present Encores of 2014-2017 Boston Marathons Starting this Saturday at 9 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 12, 2018 – NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the 122nd annual Boston Marathon this Monday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage will be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” commercial-free. NBCSN’s coverage will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will kick off the weekend with encore presentations of the 2014-2017 Boston Marathons beginning this Saturday, April 14, at 9 a.m. ET, and will present the Boston Marathon Preview Show on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. ET.
In addition, the NBC Sports app will offer a unique finish-line camera during the race, allowing fans, and runners’ family and friends, the ability to see all runners cross the finish line on Boylston Street. The Boston Marathon finish-line camera feed will be available online for 30 days following the race.
Held annually on Patriots’ Day, the Boston Marathon is the oldest (since 1897) and one of the most prestigious marathons in the world. Running from Hopkinton and weaving through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline, 30,000 runners aim to finish in downtown Boston. Americans headlining the field include 2017 New York City Marathon winner and Olympic silver medalist Shalane Flanagan and two-time Olympic medalist and 2017 Chicago Marathon winner Galen Rupp.
Paul Swangard calls the action on NBCSN, joined by analysts Craig Masback, Tim Hutchings, and reporter Trenni Kusnierek.
Swangard will also host the Boston Marathon Preview Show, joined by Masback and Kusnierek.
Live marathon coverage continues with the London marathon on Sunday, April 22, at 3:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live, commercial-free coverage of the London marathon will also be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” NBC Sports Gold also features a 52-minute recap show of the Milan Marathon, available on-demand.
Coverage on NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content 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 14||9 a.m.||2014 Boston Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., April 14||11 a.m.||2015 Boston Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., April 14||1 p.m.||2016 Boston Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., April 14||4 p.m.||2017 Boston Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., April 15||6 a.m.||2014 Boston Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., April 15||8 a.m.||2015 Boston Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., April 15||10 a.m.||2016 Boston Marathon||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., April 15||Noon||2017 Boston Marathon||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 (encore)||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–