FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
PEACOCK PREMIUM TO EXCLUSIVELY STREAM FIGURE SKATING PROGRAMMING BEGINNING THIS MONTH
Figure Skating Content to Move From the NBC Sports Gold “Figure Skating Pass” to Peacock Premium Beginning With the 2020-21 Season
Figure Skating Programming to Premiere On Peacock Premium With Coverage of Skate America On October 23rd
NBC & NBCSN Continue to Present Extensive Figure Skating Coverage
NEW YORK – October 7, 2020 – Announced today, figure skating coverage will move from the NBC Sports Gold “Figure Skating Pass” to Peacock Premium beginning this month, which complements coverage on NBC and NBCSN. Fans can subscribe to Peacock Premium now ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season this month, beginning by providing access to major domestic and international competitions during the 2020-21 season.
Peacock Premium will feature select live event coverage as well as on-demand replay coverage of figure skating throughout the season. Competition on Peacock Premium will kick off with coverage of ‘Skate America’ on October 23rd with the ladies’ short program from Las Vegas. Programming from Skate America will begin with the Practice Cam, beginning on October 22nd.
In addition to live coverage of the 2020 ISU Championship Events, Peacock Premium will be the home of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series, presented by Toyota. The Championship Series will serve as qualifying for the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which also will be shown live on Peacock Premium. The full library of archived replays that exists on NBC Sports Gold will continue to be accessible to Figure Skating Pass subscribers through the end of the 2020 calendar year. Fans can subscribe to Peacock Premium at https://www.peacocktv.com/skating.
“We are thrilled to be adding Figure Skating coverage to Peacock as we continue to expand our sports offering on the platform. Fans watching NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2020-21 Figure Skating season can expect world-class coverage as these athletes continue to prepare for competition on the world’s biggest stage,” said Rick Cordella, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock.
“This is an exciting move for the sport of figure skating in the United States, especially for our fans who will have even better access to watch their favorite skaters compete at the most prestigious competitions in the World,” said Ramsey Baker, U.S. Figure Skating’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This will increase the reach and exposure that both the sport of figure skating and the World’s best skaters have in reaching a new audience.”
The following events will be part of Peacock Premium’s figure skating coverage:
|Skate Canada International|
|Cup of China|
|Internationaux de France|
|U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series (Senior and Junior)|
|2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships|
|ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2021|
|ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2021|
|2021 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships (Senior and Junior)|
|ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021|
|ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2021|
Figure skating coverage will still be available on both NBC and NBCSN throughout the season, with a full schedule available this month.
Highlights of Peacock Premium’s live sports offerings include Premier League, a new primetime Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game, Olympics and Paralympics coverage, U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and Ryder Cup golf, plus the Peacock Originals Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and In Deep with Ryan Lochte.
Viewers can sign up for Peacock Premium at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
Dan Masonson, NBC Sports
Michael Terry, U.S. Figure Skating
Maggie Tadros, Peacock