GEICO returns for the second year as title sponsor of the State Champions Bowl Series. For the third time since 2014, this unique event will allow high school football champions from different states to play against each other in post-season bowl games to be televised live on ESPNU. The games will also be available via the ESPN App. Participating teams will play in a single game matchup, with a total of two games to take place at GCU Stadium at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, Dec. 23. Games will kick off at 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. EST.
Terry Gannon Calls the Action Joined by Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Coverage Begins This Friday with Pairs’ Short at 6:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA & Culminates with Ladies’ Free Skate This Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC
Last Stop in 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series Before the Grand Prix Final
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 21, 2017 – The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating makes its last stop before the Grand Prix Final, as NBC Sports Group presents 13 hours of live coverage of Bridgestone Skate America this weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y. Live coverage begins this Friday, November 24, at 6:30 p.m. ET with the pairs’ short program on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and continues throughout the weekend.
NBC will begin live coverage with the men’s free skate this Saturday, November 25, at 4 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present the live ladies’ short program Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. Coverage culminates with the live ladies’ free skate this Sunday, November 26, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
In a preview of the U.S. Championships, 2017 U.S. champion and Grand Prix Russia winner Nathan Chen, the first skater to land five quadruple jumps in a single program, faces his training mate and 2016 U.S. champion Adam Rippon, who finished second at Grand Prix Japan earlier this month, in the men’s field. Both men can qualify for the Grand Prix Final with strong finishes at Skate America.
The ladies’ competition will feature 2016 world silver medalist and three-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner and 18-year-old Karen Chen, who won her first U.S. title and finished fourth at the World Championships last season. After winning the bronze medal at Skate Canada last month, Wagner can qualify for her sixth career Grand Prix Final with a win this week in Lake Placid.
American siblings and three-time world medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani will compete in ice dance, and can earn a trip to the Grand Prix Final with a podium finish. In the pairs’ competition, two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada face off against Germany’s two-time world medalists Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot. The pairs’ field also includes Americans Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, the 2015 U.S. champions.
Terry Gannon handles play-by-play, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir, and reporter Andrea Joyce at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Bill Doleman calls the pairs’ free skate and ice dance short and free programs, joined by 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley for the pairs’ event, and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Ben Agosto for the ice dance competition.
The Grand Prix Series, now in its 23rd season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Each athlete is eligible to score points in up to two of the six scheduled events. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 7-10, in Nagoya, Japan. There are 10 remaining Grand Prix Final spots up for grabs this week in Lake Placid (four in men, one in ladies, three in pairs, and two in ice dance).
Coverage on NBC and NBCSN is live streamed on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
|Fri., Nov. 24||6:30 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Pairs’ Short (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Nov. 24||8 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Men’s Short (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat,, Nov. 25||2 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Pairs’ Free (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat,, Nov. 25||4 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Men’s Free (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat,, Nov. 25||7:30 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Short Dance (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat,, Nov. 25||9 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Ladies’ Short (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun,, Nov. 26||2 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Free Dance (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun,, Nov. 26||4 p.m.||Bridgestone Skate America: Ladies’ Free (LIVE)||NBC|
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NBC Sports Group Has Grown Live F1 Viewership by 65%
“We have elevated Formula One to a level of exposure it has never experienced in the United States.” – Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports Group
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET – Pre-Race Coverage Begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with F1 Countdown
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 21, 2017 – NBC Sports Group concludes its five-year run as Formula One’s exclusive U.S. media rights holder this weekend, while on pace for its most-watched F1 season since acquiring rights prior to the 2013 season. Comprehensive live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix culminates with race coverage on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Sunday’s pre-race coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with F1 Countdown, leading into live grand prix coverage, followed by post-race coverage on F1 Extra at 10 a.m. ET.
NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app will combine to present comprehensive live coverage of all practice, qualifying and race coverage this weekend, beginning Friday at 4 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app with Practice 1.
NBC SPORTS GROUP ON PACE FOR ITS MOST-WATCHED FORMULA ONE SEASON EVER
With one race remaining in the 2017 campaign, NBC Sports Group is on pace to have its most-watched Formula One season since acquiring rights prior to the 2013 season.
- Through 19 races, NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 F1 season has produced a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 558,000 average viewers, up 14% vs. last year’s TAD (20 races; 489,000);
- NBC Sports Group has grown live F1 viewership by 65% (TAD of 558,000 average viewers in 2017 vs. 339,000 average viewers on FOX/SPEED in 2012);
- With one race remaining, NBCSN is on pace to deliver the best F1 viewership for a single cable network in more than 20 years. Through 12 races, NBCSN’s coverage has produced a Total Audience Delivery of 445,000 average viewers, and has grown viewership on the network in each consecutive season of coverage;
- With a TAD of 1.154 million viewers, NBC’s F1 coverage in 2017 (4 races) ranks as its second-best ever, and up 20% vs. 2016 (963,000; 3 races).
“We’re incredibly proud that the programming, production, and marketing plans that we instituted five years ago have grown live F1 viewership nearly 70%,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “We committed to super-serving the dedicated Formula One fan base with comprehensive practice, qualifying, and grand prix coverage each week. We brought the iconic Monaco Grand Prix live to network television for the first time ever, and provided live studio coverage from respected voices in the sport. We surrounded Formula One with extensive promotion across our NBCUniversal platforms, and produced more than 100 hours of shoulder and original programming each year. All of these factors have elevated Formula One to a level of exposure it has never experienced in the United States. The fact that we’re on pace for our most-watched Formula One season ever is another testament to the consistent hard work and dedication of our entire team at NBC Sports over the past five years.”
The 2017 F1 season concludes in Abu Dhabi this weekend – NBC Sports’ 98th F1 grand prix presentation – with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes having already captured the respective Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) have won the last two races in Brazil and Mexico, with Hamilton’s most recent win coming at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Hamilton has performed well in Abu Dhabi, winning two of the last three races (2014 and 2016).
Coverage begins on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app on Friday at 4 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by live coverage of Practice 2 on NBCSN at 8 a.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app provide streaming coverage of Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, with live qualifying airing on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Live pre-race coverage on NBCSN begins Sunday at 7 a.m. ET with F1 Countdown, leading into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and F1 Extra to recap the race at 10 a.m. ET. NBCSN will present an encore presentation of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead F1 commentary team of play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey, veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett will call the action. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the on-site reporter from Yas Marina Circuit.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule:
|Thurs., Nov. 23||Mecum Auctions – Kissimmee (Encore)||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Indianapolis (Encore)||11 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Mecum Auctions – Monterey (Encore)||2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., Nov. 24||F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Practice 1||4 a.m.||Streaming**|
|F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Practice 2||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 25||F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Practice 3||5 a.m.||Streaming**|
|F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying||8 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 26||F2 – Abu Dhabi*||6 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Countdown||7 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Race||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Extra||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
|F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Race (Encore)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
**NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
NBC SPORTS GROUP STREAMING, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL CONTENT
NBC Sports Group will provide comprehensive streaming and digital coverage surrounding its motorsports properties via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – and NASCAR Talk and MotorSportsTalk, NBC Sports Group’s digital home for the latest motorsports news.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will provide season-long live streaming coverage of all Formula One practices, qualifying sessions and Grands Prix, including exclusive coverage of practices that will not air on NBC or NBCSN. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream NASCAR and IndyCar content that will air on NBC and NBCSN (race coverage and some practice and qualifying), as well as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Red Bull Global RallyCross series, and Red Bull Air Race.
MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.
SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties. @NASCARonNBC and@NASCARTalkNBC share the latest NASCAR content, @F1onNBCSports provides the latest news in Formula One, and @IndyCaronNBCSN delivers up-to-the-minute information on the Verizon IndyCar Series.
In addition, the NASCAR on NBC Facebook page will provide users with videos, interactive content and much more. Fans should also “like” NBC Sports on Facebook for the most up-to-date news, videos and commentary about NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties.
For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.
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The women’s college basketball schedule features eight ranked teams across ESPNU, ESPN3, SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra, highlighted by a top-5 matchup between No. 1 UConn and No. 5 UCLA.
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, and for many people, it is also about family, food and football. Quarterback Carson Wentz has given Eagles faithful plenty to be thankful for, and the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine (on newsstands Nov. 24) profiles the charismatic NFL star. Writer Hallie Grossman’s cover story, “Carson Wentz Takes Flight,” examines how his football smarts and rocket arm have led to a red-hot season now stuffed with Super Bowl aspirations.
Coverage of Giant Slalom Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC; Slalom Live on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC
Streaming Coverage Begins Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
Dan Hicks, Bode Miller, Steve Porino and Carolyn Manno Call the Action from Killington, Vt.
Ted Ligety and Travis Ganong Headline Competitors in Men’s FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Event in Lake Louise on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 21, 2017 – NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive coverage of the XFINITY Killington Cup this weekend from Killington, Vt., as U.S. Olympic gold medalist and defending overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin headlines this weekend’s slate of competitors at the latest stop on the FIS World Cup tour.
NBC’s coverage begins Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with Runs 1 and 2 of the women’s giant slalom, followed by live coverage of the women’s slalom on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
NBC, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will combine to present coverage of this weekend’s event.
Dan Hicks will call the action from Killington, Vt., joined by analysts Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier in history, former World Cup skier Steve Porino, and reporter Carolyn Manno.
Shiffrin is in search of her first win of the season after finishing fifth in giant slalom in the World Cup opener in Soelden, Austria, and second in the first slalom race of the season in Levi, Finland. Shiffrin enjoyed success at Killington in 2016, finishing first in the slalom and fifth in the giant slalom, respectively.
The women’s giant slalom field is deep this season, with Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg, France’s Tessa Worley, Italy’s Sofia Goggia and Switzerland’s Lara Gut (who is in the process of returning from an ACL injury) all top contenders, while Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova has beaten Shiffrin in each of her last two slalom starts.
Coverage begins Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app with the first run of the women’s giant slalom, followed by live coverage of Run 2 of the women’s giant slalom at 12:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBC presents coverage of both runs on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream the first run of the women’s slalom on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET, and NBC will present live coverage of Run 2 of the slalom on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP – LAKE LOUISE – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
2013 super-G world champion Ted Ligety is expected to compete in Sunday’s super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta, while 2015 downhill world silver medalist Travis Ganong is likely to headline the American men’s downhill field.
Streaming coverage begins on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. ET with the men’s downhill, which will air on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.
OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app will stream the super-G on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, which will air on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Following is this weekend’s alpine skiing coverage schedule:
|Sat., Nov. 25||10 a.m.||Killington – Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1||NBCSports.com & app|
|12:30 p.m.||Killington – Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|2:15 p.m.||Lake Louise – Men’s Super-G||OlympicChannel.com & app|
|3 p.m.||Killington – Women’s Giant Slalom Runs 1 & 2||NBC*|
|5 p.m.||Lake Louise – Men’s Super-G||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA*|
|Sun., Nov. 26||10 a.m.||Killington – Women’s Slalom Run 1||NBCSports.com & app|
|1 p.m.||Killington – Women’s Slalom Run 2||NBC|
|2 p.m.||Lake Louise – Men’s Downhill||OlympicChannel.com & app|
|4:30 p.m.||Lake Louise – Men’s Downhill||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA*|
STREAMING COVERAGE OF FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide streaming coverage of the 2017-18 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup events airing on NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
All coverage airing on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will stream on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app.
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ESPN’s annual Feast Week presented by Lowe’s continues with 10 special early season events and 175 matchups over Thanksgiving weekend. The men’s college basketball schedule is highlighted by PK80 presented by State Farm – with two eight-team brackets televised across ESPN networks – Thursday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 26. The “Motion” bracket includes No. … Read More
Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe to Host Premier League Live From Fan Festival in New York City This Saturday, Joined by Special Guests Andres Cantor, Lead Voice of Telemundo’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Coverage, Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett & Chelsea Legend Ashley Cole
Mid-Week Match Slate Features Leicester City v. Tottenham Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Manchester City v. Southampton Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
12 Exclusive Matches this Week on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” Feature Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET Featuring Actor and Comedian Paul Reiser
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 21, 2017 – Liverpool host Chelsea in a top-five Premier League clash this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo highlighting NBC Sports Group’s presentation of 20 matches in a six-day span. Third-place Chelsea come off a dominant 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, featuring two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from their top scorer Álvaro Morata (eight PL goals) and Marcos Alonso. The Reds, currently in fifth place, come off a 3-0 win over Southampton, with Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah (nine PL goals) striking twice, followed by a goal from Philippe Coutinho.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux at Anfield.
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Live studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live from its “Premier League Mornings Fan Festival” at South Street Seaport on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Saturday’s Premier League Live will also feature special guests including Andres Cantor, lead voice of Telemundo’s 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage, who will preview the Dec. 1 Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett, Chelsea legend Ashley Cole, and former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg. Clattenburg, who won Best Referee of the Year at the 2016 Globe Soccer Awards, has refereed several notable matches, including the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final and the UEFA Euro 2016 Final.
NBC Sports Group is bringing “Premier League Mornings” to life by transporting the authentic Premier League experience across the pond, and the Premier League Live team will broadcast from the event throughout the day. The fan festival takes place on Thanksgiving weekend as a thank you to loyal Premier League viewers, and will include supporters of many clubs, a turf pitch, match-viewing areas, a special glimpse at the Premier League trophy before it is handed off to this season’s champions, Chelsea youth coaches and the club’s mascot, and more. Click here for more information.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present coverage of second-place Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion, with fourth-place Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion on CNBC. Second-place Manchester United come off a 4-1 win over Newcastle United, while fourth-place Tottenham look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to rivals Arsenal in the North London Derby.
Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” begins its presentation of 12 Premier League matches in a five-day span, with three exclusive matches: Crystal Palace v. Stoke City, Newcastle v. Watford, and Swansea City v. Bournemouth. NBC Sports Gold’s remaining nine Premier League matches will include Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool (full schedule below).
“Premier League Pass” will feature more than 1,000 hours of additional Premier League programs and news shows throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2017-18 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage on Sunday, November 26, begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by Burnley v. Arsenal at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC and Huddersfield Town v. first-place Manchester City at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Manchester City continued their dominant run by beating Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday. City are the only remaining unbeaten team in the Premier League, and have won their last 10 PL matches. Following Sunday’s matches, NBCSN presents a live Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET.
Mid-week match coverage begins Tuesday, November 28, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Leicester City v. Tottenham at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Coverage continues Wednesday, November 29, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester City v. Southampton at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett. Actor and comedian Paul Reiser will appear as a guest on this week’s episode.
This season, NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – introduced “Premier League Pass,” which features 130 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is 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.
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed 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 powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage:
|Fri., Nov. 24||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Nov. 24||3 p.m.||West Ham United v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Nov. 24||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 25||6 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 25||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from South Street Seaport||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 25||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Nov. 25||10 a.m.||Tottenham v. West Bromwich Albion||CNBC|
|Sat., Nov. 25||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Stoke City||NBC Sports Gold,|
|Sat., Nov. 25||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Nov. 25||10 a.m.||Swansea City v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Nov. 25||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Chelsea||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Nov. 25||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone from South Street Seaport||NBC|
|Sat., Nov. 25||Midnight||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 26||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sun., Nov. 26||8:30 a.m.||Southampton v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Nov. 26||9 a.m.||Burnley v. Arsenal||CNBC|
|Sun., Nov. 26||11 a.m.||Huddersfield Town v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Nov. 26||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 26||Midnight||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 27||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Tues., Nov. 28||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Nov. 28||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Tues., Nov. 28||3 p.m.||Watford v. Manchester United||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Nov. 28||2:45 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Nov. 28||3 p.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Nov. 28||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Nov. 29||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Nov. 29||3 p.m.||Manchester City v Southampton||NBCSN|
|Wed., Nov. 29||2:45 p.m.||Chelsea v. Swansea City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Nov. 29||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Nov. 29||2:45 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Nov. 29||3 p.m.||Everton v. West Ham United||NBC Sports Gold, Universo|
|Wed., Nov. 29||3 p.m.||Stoke City v. Liverpool||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Nov. 29||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Nov. 29||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
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Giants Visit Redskins in NFC East Matchup on Thanksgiving Night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo
Sunday’s Coverage of Packers-Steelers Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App to Live Stream Thanksgiving Night & Sunday Night Football to Desktops, Tablets, and Connected TVs
College Football – Grambling State vs. Southern in Bayou Classic Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 21, 2017 – NBC Sports presents a pair of NFL games this holiday week, beginning on Thanksgiving night in Washington, D.C., when Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins host Eli Manning and the New York Giants at FedEx Field at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. Coverage on NBC continues with Sunday Night Football on Nov. 26, when Jordy Nelson and the Green Bay Packers (5-5) travel to Pittsburgh to face Ben Roethlisberger and the AFC-leading Steelers (8-2) at Heinz Field.
The Redskins look to keep their playoff hopes alive on Thursday after suffering a 34-31 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday. At 4-6, Washington sits behind Detroit (6-4), Seattle (6-4), Green Bay (5-5) and Dallas (5-5) in the NFC Playoff standings with four in-conference games remaining. Against the Saints, Cousins completed 22-of-32 passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Cousins has nine career games with at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions, tying Sonny Jurgensen and Joe Theismann for the most such games in team history. The Giants defeated the Chiefs, 12-9, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Running back Orleans Darkwa rushed for 74 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.
The Giants lead the overall series, 99-67-4, and are 11-5-1 all-time against the Redskins in primetime games, including 3-0 in Thursday night games. This marks the first ever Thanksgiving game hosted by Washington.
Pittsburgh enters Sunday Night Football on a five-game winning streak and holds the No. 1 seed in the AFC Playoff hunt with New England (8-2) keeping pace. The Steelers defeated the Titans (6-4), 40-17, on NBC’s Thursday Night Football. Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, and surpassed Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon for the eighth-most passing yards in NFL history. The Steelers have now clinched a record of .500 or better for the 14th consecutive season dating back to 2004, the second-longest active streak behind the Patriots.
Green Bay remains in the NFC Playoff hunt despite losing 23-0 to Baltimore on Sunday. The Packers offense is fueled by a trio of wide receivers led by fourth-year standout Davante Adams, who leads the team in receptions (50), receiving yards (620) and receiving touchdowns (six), respectively.
Two of the most storied franchises in NFL history, the Packers and Steelers will meet for the 38th time and for the first time ever on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Green Bay holds the edge in the all-time series, 22-15, while Pittsburgh has won four of the last five contests, including a 37-36 victory at home in 2009. The Steelers and Packers have combined to win 10 Super Bowls. Green Bay defeated Pittsburgh, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV in 2010.
Calling Giants-Redskins and Packers-Steelers are Al Michaels (play-by-play) and 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.
Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh alongside PFT Live co-host Chris Simms, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison. Kathryn Tappen will report from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the Saints-Rams game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – SOUTHERN VS. GRAMBLING STATE IN BAYOU CLASSIC SATURDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group concludes its 2017 college football coverage this Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Grambling State (9-1) and Southern University (7-3) facing off in the annual Bayou Classic from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. This marks the 27th year NBC Sports will present the Bayou Classic.
Paul Burmeister will handle play-by-play, and will be joined in the booth by analysts Charles Arbuckle and Anthony Herron. Lewis Johnson will report from the sidelines.
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all NBC games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox. (NOTE: NBC Sports does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)
PFT LIVE – WEEKDAYS AT 7 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Mike Florio and co-host Chris Simms bring fans the latest NFL news and interviews with players and coaches every weekday morning with PFT Live on NBCSN at 7 a.m. ET. The two-hour PFT Live provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers. The program is a simulcast of NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live national program that airs daily beginning at 6 a.m. ET.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA
- SNF ON FACEBOOK: – At nearly 3.5 million LIKES strong, the Sunday Night Football Facebook page provides social-first stories, photos and video every week. In addition, the SNF Facebook page will feature weekly Facebook Live interviews with Michele Tafoya and player from each team leading up to the game, and Facebook Live Q&A’s with Tony Dungy on Sundays.
- SNF ON TWITTER: Using tweets, photos, and videos, @SNFonNBC provides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players. Additionally, Michele Tafoya will provide real-time tweets from the sideline to provide followers with updates all game long.
- SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Going into its sixth season, Sunday Night Football gives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look around each SNF city, as well as access inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field and on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time. In addition, SNF on Instagram will utilize Instagram stories to maximize fans’ exposure to the Sunday Night Football footprint.
- SNF ON SNAPCHAT: For the second season, NBC Sports’ Snapchat account will be creating content on the platform at each Sunday Night Football game, including Kickoff and from the SNF The NBC Sports Snapchat account will take fans behind the scenes to the FNIA set and around cities where Sunday Night Football comes to town, utilizing lenses and filters to customize content specifically for the Snapchat audience.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS RETURNS FOR 2017 NFL SEASON
NBC Sports Group’s Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country, visiting the host cities of select Sunday Night Football games. The bus will bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations, before arriving at its final destination, Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn., in February. Fans will get a closer look at behind-the-scenes action of SNF broadcasts on the bus, which will take fans from the field, to the studio and in the production trucks. Features of the bus include an, a replica of the Football Night in America desk, highlights wall, the ability to see what it’s like to be a camera person through four different camera views, and more.
The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the Sunday Night Football bus will give fans the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2017 NFL season with daily coverage across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by PFT Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio daily from 6-9 a.m. ET; Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; Going Deep with Amani and Dan, featuring former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer; and NFL Insider Michele Tafoya.
To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco, will surround the 2017 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 35 million U.S. households.
SNF IS NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION, WITH NBC/NFLN TNF RANKING NO. 2
NBC Sunday Night Football finished the 2016-17 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for a record sixth consecutive year – tying American Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on live plus same day data provided by The Nielsen Company. NBC Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the seventh consecutive TV season. SNF’s six-year run at the top marks the only six times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season In addition, NBC/NFL Network Thursday Night Football ranked as primetime TV’s No. 2 show in average viewers and household rating, and No. 3 among Adults 18-49.
|REMAINING 2017 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|**Thurs. Nov. 23||Week 12||New York Giants at Washington Redskins|
|*Sun. Nov. 26||Week 12||Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 3||Week 13||Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Dec. 10||Week 14||Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 17||Week 15||Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders|
|Sat. Dec. 23||Week 16||Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 31||Week 17||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
|REMAINING 2017 NBC THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*|
|Thurs. Nov. 30||Week 13||Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys|
|Thurs. Dec. 7||Week 14||New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons|
|Thurs. Dec. 14||Week 15||Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts|
|**Mon. Dec. 25||Week 16||Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans|
*Games will be simulcast on NFL Network and streamed live on Amazon Prime
**Game at 4:30 p.m. ET
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.
A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 1. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.
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Four NBC SNF games Have Topped 20 Million Viewers This Season – Doubling the Combined Total of All Other Primetime Shows This Fall
Total Audience Delivery (TAD) for Eagles-Cowboys – Averages 21.2 Million Viewers across NBC TV Broadcast, NBC Sports Digital & NFL Mobile from Verizon
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 21, 2017 – The Philadelphia Eagles’ runaway 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on NBC Sunday Night Football last weekend averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 21.2 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms – ranking as the most-watched NFL primetime game since Week 1 (Giants-Cowboys, 24.7 million on NBC), according to National data released today by The Nielsen Company, and digital data from Adobe Analytics. In addition:
- Total Audience Delivery for Eagles-Cowboys topped by 12% last year’s Week 11 SNF matchup (18.9 million viewers for Packers-Redskins).
- The TAD of 21.2 million viewers for Philadelphia-Dallas is the largest audience for the 22 blowouts of 28-or-more points in the history of NBC’s SNF package (since ’06).
- Eagles-Cowboys averaged 21.1 million TV viewers on NBC, marking the fourth NBC Sunday Night Football game this season to top 20 million viewers – doubling the combined total of all other primetime TV shows this fall (Games 6 and 7 of the World Series).
The Average Minute Audience (AMA) for Sunday’s live stream via the NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com, NBC.com ‘TV Everywhere,’ and NFL Mobile from Verizon was 189,000 viewers.
Fans consumed 40.3 million live streaming minutes of SNF across 766,000 unique devices, up 40% and 38%, respectively, from last year. The game’s Average Minute Audience of 189,000 is up 33% from last year (142,000).
NBC viewership for Eagles-Cowboys (not including digital) peaked at 22.8 million from 9:45-10 p.m. ET. Sunday’s game (8:31-11:17 p.m. ET) registered a national TV household rating of 11.9/21 – up 10% from last year.
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