FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD FINALS FROM ZURICH & BRUSSELS BEGIN TOMORROW LIVE AT 2 PM ET ON NBCSN
Live Coverage from Brussels this Friday at 2 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Coverage Streamed Live, On-Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” including Exclusive Bonus Coverage of Field Events
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 29, 2018 – NBC Sports concludes its coverage of the 2018 Diamond League track and field series with the two-day Diamond League Finals in Zurich and Brussels, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 30, live at 2 p.m. ET from Zurich on NBCSN, with live coverage on Friday, August 31, at 2 p.m. ET from Brussels on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBCSN will feature an encore presentation from Brussels Friday at 7 p.m. ET, while NBC presents a recap from both sites on Sunday, September 2, at 1 p.m. ET.
The event will be available live and commercial-free with direct-to-consumer live streaming product NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”
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. 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.
Noah Lyles (men’s 200m), who has the fastest 200m time in the world this season, Rio gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad (women’s 400m hurdles) and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris (women’s pole vault) highlight the Americans expected to compete in Zurich. In Brussels, 60m world record holder Christian Coleman (men’s 100m), Rio Olympic champion Brianna McNeal (women’s 100m hurdles), world record holder Keni Harrison (women’s 100m hurdles) and Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn (3000m steeplechase) are expected to lead the Americans. Winners of each final will qualify automatically for the 2019 World Championships without needing to go through their nation’s respective trials or selection process.
Paul Swangard will handle the call, joined by analysts Ato Boldon and Josh Cox.
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, PlayStation 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., 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|