FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS ALLYSON FELIX & JUSTIN GATLIN HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ LIVE PREFONTAINE CLASSIC TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE FROM EUGENE, ORE., THIS WEEK
Live coverage Begins This Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Continues Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC
Coverage Streamed Live, On-Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” including Exclusive Bonus Coverage of Field Events
NBC Sports to Present More than 50 Hours of Diamond League Coverage Through September – Full Schedule Below
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 23, 2018 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Prefontaine Classic from Eugene, Oregon, this week, the third stop of the 2018 Diamond League track and field series. Live coverage begins this Friday, May 25, at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues Saturday, May 26, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. Live, commercial-free coverage of the event will be available with direct-to-consumer live streaming product NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”
As a part of its coverage of throughout the season, NBC Sports Gold will present live, commercial-free coverage of every IAAF Diamond League event, including bonus coverage of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of each event. Coverage on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The 2018 Prefontaine Classic will feature a decorated field of Americans, including six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix; five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin; 2018 60m world indoor champion Christian Coleman; reigning world 400m champion Phyllis Francis; 2018 world indoor 400m champion Courtney Okolo; London Olympic 110m hurdles gold medalist Aries Merritt; and 2016 400m hurdles Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad. The women’s 400m highlights this week’s events, as Rio gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Rio silver medalist Felix, Francis, and Okolo are expected to go head-to-head.
Leigh Diffey handles the call, joined by analysts Ato Boldon, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Craig Masback, as well as reporters Todd Harris and Lewis Johnson.
Content will be presented as part of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
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 exclusive bonus coverage of field events, full video replays and highlights.
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, Roku, and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBC and NBCSN 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.
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Diamond League television schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., May 25||10:30 p.m.||Prefontaine Classic (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., May 26||4 p.m.||Prefontaine Classic (LIVE)||NBC, NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., May 31||2 p.m.||Rome (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat. June 2||3 p.m.||Rome||NBC|
|Thurs., June 7||2 p.m.||Oslo (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 9||3 p.m.||Oslo||NBC|
|Sun., June 10||10 a.m.||Stockholm (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., June 10||2 p.m.||Stockholm||NBC|
|Sat., June 30||2 p.m.||Paris (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 30||10 p.m.||Paris||NBCSN|
|Thurs., July 5||2 p.m.||Lausanne (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., July 5||8 p.m.||Lausanne||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 13||3 p.m.||Rabat (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 14||2:30 p.m.||Rabat||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 20||2 p.m.||Monaco (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., July 21||1:30 p.m.||Monaco||NBCSN|
|Sat., July 21||10 a.m.||London (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., July 22||9 a.m.||London (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Mon., July 23||6 p.m.||London||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 18||9 a.m.||Birmingham (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 18||3 p.m.||Birmingham||NBC|
|Thurs., Aug. 30||2 p.m.||Zurich (LIVE)||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., Aug. 31||2 p.m.||Brussels (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., Aug. 31||7 p.m.||Brussels||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 2||1 p.m.||Zurich & Brussels||NBC|