FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
NBC SPORTS’ DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW, THURS., MAY 31, LIVE AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBCSN FROM ROME, ITALY
Encore Presentation of the Event Airs This Saturday at 3 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 30, 2018 – NBC Sports continues live coverage of the 2018 Diamond League track and field series with the fourth stop in Rome, Italy, tomorrow, Thursday, May 31, live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Live, commercial-free coverage of the event will also be available with direct-to-consumer live streaming product NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” In addition, encore coverage of the event will air this Saturday, June 2, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
As a part of its track and field coverage throughout the season, NBC Sports Gold will present live, commercial-free coverage of every IAAF Diamond League event, including bonus programming of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of each event. Events on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Highlighting the action in Rome are rising sprint star Christian Coleman (men’s 100m), Rio Olympian Vashti Cunningham (women’s high jump) and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn (women’s steeplechase), who are expected to headline the American contingent. U.S. Olympic medalists Brianna (Rollins) McNeal, who won the women’s 100m hurdles at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai earlier this month, Sam Kendricks (men’s pole vault), and Kerron Clement (men’s 400m hurdles) are also expected to compete. The men’s 100m will feature a rematch between two U.S. sprinters – Ronnie Baker, who won the 100m at last weekend’s Prefontaine Classic, and Coleman, who was second.
Paul Swangard handles the call, joined by analysts Ato Boldon and Josh Cox.
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):
|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|