FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 5th, 2020
NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST TO DELIVER EXPANDED OREGON DUCKS AND OREGON STATE BEAVERS MULTIPLATFORM CONTENT COVERAGE BEGINNING THIS WEEK
Season Premiere: “Talkin’ Ducks” presented by Toyota – Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 6) at 6 p.m. PT
Season Premiere: “Talkin’ Beavers” – Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m. PT
The NEW NBCSportsNorthwest.com to Deliver Extensive Daily Ducks & Beavers News, Analysis and Exclusive Video Content
PORTLAND, Ore. – October 5, 2020 – NBC Sports Northwest – THE destination for the most comprehensive coverage of the Pac-12’s OREGON DUCKS and OREGON STATE BEAVERS – has announced its extensive Ducks/Beavers multiplatform coverage details featuring an all-new lineup of its signature linear programs, Talkin’ Ducks and Talkin’ Beavers, along with 24/7 digital coverage via the NEW NBCSportsNorthwest.com. Talkin’ Ducks and Talkin’ Beavers will feature candid, revealing conversations tackling socially-relevant topics that matter most to the Ducks and Beavers fan communities. In addition, each program will also be highlighted by special “theme weeks” ranging from Ducks/Beavs in the pro leagues, NBA and WNBA Draft previews, plus social justice and mental health spotlight discussions among others. Please note NBC Sports Northwest’s multiplatform Ducks/Beavers coverage details for the upcoming Pac-12 season:
TALKIN’ DUCKS presented by Toyota – (SEASON PREMIERE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 at 6:00 PM PT)
Hosted by former Ducks/Seahawks wide receiver Jordan Kent, Talkin’ Ducks presented by Toyota will deliver topical, weekly themed content, along with in-depth features, highlights and interviews Ducks fans fondly associate with the show. Talkin’ Ducks will make its return to the network with the 2020/21 Season Premiere TOMORROW (Tuesday, October 6) at 6:00 p.m. presenting new, weekly airings every Tuesday at 6 p.m. throughout the scholastic year. Each week on Talkin’ Ducks, Kent will be joined by a rotation of Ducks personalities, including former Ducks/Lions standout quarterback Joey Harrington, former Ducks/NFL safety Anthony Newman, legendary Ducks head basketball coach Ernie Kent and renowned Ducks head football coach/College Football Hall of Fame inductee Mike Bellotti.
TALKIN’ BEAVERS – (SEASON PREMIERE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 6:00 PM PT)
Talkin’ Beavers, hosted by Beaver Sports Network announcer Ron Callan, returns to NBC Sports Northwest on Thursday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. New episodes will air every Thursday at 6 p.m. highlighted by Talkin’ Beavers guest contributors: the “Voice of the “Beavers” Mike Parker, former Stamford/Seattle Storm forward Joslyn Tinkle and NBC Sports Northwest “Insider” Dwight Jaynes. Featuring special guest interviews and timely conversations, Talkin’ Beavers will highlight the latest Beavers Athletics news, game previews and recaps, plus unique content surrounding all themed shows.
DIGITAL CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS
The NEW NBCSportsNorthwest.com’s dedicated DUCKS and BEAVERS sections will deliver comprehensive 24/7 coverage all year long. Powered by exclusive and original content, NBC Sports Northwest’s digital platforms will provide fans with a layered, in-depth look at athletes/coaches/alumni, memorable moments that have defined each program and features that spotlight Pacific Northwest inspirations among the Ducks and Beavs communities. Additional highlights include comprehensive game previews/recaps, topical commentary, extensive analysis, special video-on-demand feature content, theme-week articles and much more.
LINEAR TV CONTENT INTEGRATION
- “THE BRIDGE presented by Toyota” (Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. PT) – NBC Sports Northwest’s local sports, pop culture and lifestyle show will provide topical Ducks/Beavers discussion via interviews with current/former athletes, coaches and special guests.
- NBCSNW/Rip City Radio 620 weekday radio show simulcasts (“The Brian Noe Show” 12-3 p.m.; “Rip City Mornings” 6-9 a.m.; “Rip City Drive” 3-6 p.m.) – Fans can look forward to special weekly Ducks/Beavers segments and interviews on a variety of NBCSNW/Rip City Radio 620 programs throughout the year.
SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Northwest will also provide Ducks and Beavers fans with numerous social media content offerings throughout year, including in-game updates, game previews/recaps, game day facts & metrics, breaking news, interactive polls, exclusive video and much more on Facebook (Facebook.com/NBCSNorthwest), Twitter (@NBCSNorthwest) and Instagram (‘NBCSNorthwest’).
ABOUT NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST
NBC Sports Northwest is the Official Network of the Portland Trail Blazers and your source for in-depth regional sports content covering the Seattle Seahawks, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Storm and outdoors programming. In addition to live event coverage, NBC Sports Northwest offers Emmy Award-winning original programming, news, analysis, and compelling digital content offering fans a comprehensive look at the teams and players that matter most in the region. NBC Sports Northwest is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit NBCSportsNorthwest.com for local listings and where to watch, listen and follow @NBCSNorthwest.
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