NBC Sports Group’s Entire Premier League Coverage To Originate From U.K. On April 11-13

nbc-epl1Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe Travel to England for Full Weekend of Unprecedented On-Site Premier League Coverage

Coverage Features Two On-Site Studios at Each Stadium, Including Pitch-Side Sets at Old Trafford for Manchester Derby, Anfield for Liverpool-Newcastle & Turf Moor for Burnley-Arsenal

Tim Howard Joins Pitch-Side Studio Team at Anfield on April 13

STAMFORD, Conn. – Mar. 23, 2015 - For the first time since NBC Sports Group kicked off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, the entire Premier League team will work together on-location in the United Kingdom on April 11-13. Host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie EarleKyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will join NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 18 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across three days.

NBC Sports Group’s full overseas coverage features dual on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows, including pitch-side locations for the first time in the history of Premier League coverage in the U.S.

“One of our core principles has been to bridge the trans-Atlantic gap, and with our entire team on-site both in-stadium and pitch-side, we will be able to bring our audience closer to the action than ever before,” said Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage.

Lowe will lead a rotating team of studio analysts from within the stadium, providing the latest news and highlights from around the league. Bower and another team of analysts will be pitch-side at a desk located just a few feet from the playing field, with a front-row view of the action as the backdrop for three days of unprecedented live coverage.

On Saturday, April 11, the entire team will be at historic Turf Moor (hosted its first soccer match in 1883) for eight hours of live coverage, including Burnley v. Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with Lowe, Earle and Martino in the on-site studio; Bower, Dixon and Mustoe pitch-side; and White calling the match alongside Le Saux.

On Sunday, April 12, NBC Sports Group presents seven hours of live coverage from Old Trafford, the site of the Manchester Derby between local rivals Manchester United and Manchester City (11 a.m. ET on NBCSN). Lowe will be joined in the studio by Martino and Mustoe; while Bower, Earle and Le Saux provide the pitch-side perspective; and White calls the match with Dixon.

On Monday, April 13, NBC Sports Group’s announce team travels to Anfield for Liverpool-Newcastle. Just two days after his Everton side face Swansea City (Saturday, April 11 at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN), U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard will join NBC Sports Group’s pitch-side crew of Bower and Martino; with Lowe, Earle and Mustoe in studio at the stadium; and Le Saux re-joining White to commentate on the match.

Former U.K. footballer and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, and Daily Mail columnist Neil Ashton will also contribute to the on-site coverage.

Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage April 11-13 (all times ET):

Date Time (ET) Match Network
Sat., April 11 7 a.m. Premier League Live from Turf Moor NBCSN
Sat., April 11 12:30 p.m. Burnley v. Arsenal NBC
Sun., April 12 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live from Old Trafford NBCSN
Sun., April 12 11 a.m. Manchester United v. Manchester City NBCSN
Mon., April 13 2 p.m. Premier League Live from Anfield NBCSN
Mon., April 13 3 p.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle NBCSN

Additional information, including the full schedule and channel assignments for NBC Sports Group’s match coverage April 11-13, will be announced at a later date.

NBC Sports Group is once again making all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra 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. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

NBCUNIVERSAL’S TELEMUNDO AND NBC UNIVERSO Unveil 2015 Plans For FIFA Soccer Events

 NBCUNIVERSAL’S TELEMUNDO AND NBC UNIVERSO UNVEIL 2015 PLANS FOR FIFA SOCCER EVENTS

FEATURING A RECORD 560 HOURS OF WORLD-CLASS SOCCER ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO to Leverage Storytelling Expertise of Award-Winning Team of Sportscasters Led by Andrés Cantor

Miami – March 23, 2015 – NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO, the official broadcaster for Spanish-language of the FIFA World Cup™ in the U.S. across all video platforms, announced details of their plans to telecast four 2015 FIFA Soccer Events. Both networks will deliver to sports fans throughout the U.S. an unprecedented 560 hours of soccer action in 2015. The extensive coverage will include 344 hours of online and mobile live-streams making it the first time that all the matches of four FIFA Soccer Events are made available in Spanish to a nationwide audience. In addition, coverage and editorial emphasis will be placed on storytelling around the development of the future soccer star players as they captivate audiences around the world on their way to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.

Between May and October of this year, Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO will feature comprehensive FIFA coverage and showcase exclusive content including country and player profiles, behind-the-scenes footage from each venue, pre-match analyses, every play-by-play call and much more. Fans will be able to access every entertaining and action-filled moment on all their devices across multiple platforms including live telecasts, live streams, VOD, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“We are proud to be the first media company to offer such a comprehensive coverage of FIFA World Cup™ events in the United States in Spanish,” said Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content, NBCUniversal. “Starting in May, we will leverage all of our linear and digital platforms to bring to U.S. Hispanics the best soccer in the world presented by an experienced team of talent and professionals with a deep understanding of sports broadcasting and storytelling.”

The first FIFA tournament will feature the Men’s U-20 national teams, hosted by New Zealand from May 30 to June 20. Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO will stream live all 52 matches. In addition, Telemundo will air live 10 matches including all competition involving the Mexican National Team, two Round 16 matches, two Quarter Final matches, one Semifinal and the Championship Final. The NBC UNIVERSO telecasts will include 21 live matches, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup Opening Match, all USA National Team group stage matches, two Mexican National Team simulcasts, four Round 16 matches, two Quarterfinal matches and one Semifinal match. NBC UNIVERSO will also air an encore presentation of the Championship Final.

One week following the start of the FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ will kick off in Canada with matches taking place June 6 through July 5. Again, Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO will stream live all 52 matches. Telemundo also will air 10 women’s matches including the opening game of the tournament, every competition featuring the Mexican National Team, three Round-of-16 matches, one Quarterfinal match and the Championship Final. NBC UNIVERSO will feature 21 live matches, including all USA National Team group stage matches as well as a simulcast of Team USA competition, if it advances to the later rounds; four Round-of-16 matches, two Quarterfinal matches and two Semifinal matches. NBC UNIVERSO will also re-air both the opening and Championship Final matches.

Four days after the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champion is decided, the Men’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup hosted by Portugal will take place July 9 to July 19. It will be followed by the final FIFA World Cup competition of 2015 featuring U-17 national teams, which will take the pitch in Chile from October 17 to November 8. Many of these future soccer superstars will have the opportunity to represent their country and display their skills on the world stage. Additional programming details for these the U-17 and Beach tournaments will be forthcoming.

“Telemundo will take the 2015 FIFA soccer events coverage to an unprecedented level,” said Luis Silberwasser, President of Telemundo Network. “We will broadcast more Women’s and U-20 matches than any other broadcast network in the history of Spanish-language TV, including the final match for the Women’s World Cup, which will return to Spanish-language network TV after eight years. Ultimately, our viewers will enjoy the best soccer in the world with the high quality and expert commentary they have come to expect from us.”

“Soccer has a unique and passionate relationship with Latino sports fans, and as a Spanish-language cable TV home for world-class soccer all summer long, NBC UNIVERSO will immerse our viewers in all of the excitement, drama and heart-pounding action around the ‘beautiful game,” said Rubén Mendiola, President, NBC UNIVERSO. “We continue to evolve as a leading sports and entertainment destination across multiple platforms by delivering the biggest moments, best events and remarkable storytelling that resonate with Hispanics throughout the U.S., as well as connects with our diverse Latin culture.”

Digital content development and programming will be at the forefront of Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO’s 2015 FIFA World Cup competitions coverage. For the first time in the history of Spanish-language TV, all matches of four FIFA World Cup Events will be online and mobile live-streamed for a total of 344 hours. This will also be the first-time that online exclusive content will be produced on-site during the four tournaments. Content will cover both real-time tournament specific data and analysis appealing to the hardcore fan and general interest reports, including color stories, profiles, photo galleries and exclusive interviews and videos.

Award-winner and internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andrés Cantor will bring his unique style and soccer expertise to the broadcast booth for both Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO during the 2015 FIFA World Cup competitions. Cantor, who has made the call during every FIFA World Cup since 1990, will lead a talent roster of sports broadcasters including Emmy-award winner Sammy Sadovnik; and former Mexican soccer players Carlos Hermosillo and Manuel Sol. The broadcast team will deliver a distinctive blend of knowledge, grace and passion that are synonymous with “The Beautiful Game.” Cantor is the only US-based and Spanish-speaking announcer included in FIFA’s Magazine list of the world’s top legendary soccer commentators.

About Telemundo:

Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and www.telemundo.com; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

About NBC UNIVERSO:

NBC UNIVERSO is a modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, bringing the world’s top sports franchises and edgy, emotional programming to more than 40 million households in the U.S. As one of the most widely available modern cable channels for U.S. Latinos, NBC UNIVERSO delivers a thrilling mix of exclusive sports action – including FIFA World Cup™, NASCAR Mexico Series, NFL, Premier League and the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio – along with signature series, blockbuster movies, music, must-see live events and strategic acquisitions, on TV, online and mobile devices. NBC UNIVERSO is part of Hispanic Enterprises and Content, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. For more information, please visit www.NBCUNIVERSO.com.

LAS CADENAS DE NBCUNIVERSAL, TELEMUNDO Y NBC UNIVERSO, PRESENTAN SU PROGRAMACIÓN PARA LOS CAMPEONATOS MUNDIALES DE LA FIFA DE 2015

TRANSMITIRÁN 560 HORAS DE FÚTBOL DE CLASE MUNDIAL EN MÚLTIPLES PLATAFORMAS

Telemundo y NBC UNIVERSO contarán con la narración del galardonado equipo de comentaristas deportivos liderado por Andrés Cantor

Miami –23 de marzo de 2015– Telemundo y NBC UNIVERSO, de NBCUniversal, las cadenas oficiales en español de la Copa mundial de la FIFA™ en todas las plataformas de video en los Estados Unidos, anunció los detalles de las transmisiones de cuatro eventos de fútbol de la FIFA para este año. Ambas cadenas ofrecerán a los fanáticos de los deportes en todo Estados Unidos un número sin precedentes de 560 horas de acción futbolística en 2015. La extensa cobertura incluirá 344 horas de transmisión en vivo, en línea y en dispositivos móviles, siendo esta la primera vez que todos los encuentros de los cuatro eventos de fútbol de la FIFA estén disponibles en español en todo el territorio estadounidense. Además, el énfasis de la cobertura y la parte editorial, estarán enfocadas en la narración del desarrollo de los futuros jugadores estrella del fútbol que cautivarán las audiencias mundiales camino a los Juegos Olímpicos de Río 2016, la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Rusia 2018™ y la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Qatar 2022™.

Entre mayo y octubre de este año, Telemundo y NBC UNIVERSO ofrecerán una amplia cobertura de los torneos de la FIFA y presentarán contenido exclusivo, incluyendo información sobre los países y los jugadores, vistazos detrás de las escenas de cada lugar, análisis previos al partido, narración jugada por jugada y mucho más. Los fans podrán tener acceso a toda la acción en todos sus aparatos a través de plataformas múltiples, incluyendo transmisiones en vivo, streams en vivo, Video on Demand (VOD), Facebook, Instagram y Twitter.

“Estamos orgullosos de ser la primera empresa de medios en ofrecer una cobertura tan amplia de los eventos de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA™ en español en los Estados Unidos”, dijo Joe Uva, Presidente de Empresas Hispanas y Contenido de NBCUniversal. “Comenzando en mayo, emplearemos todas nuestras plataformas en línea y digitales para traerles a los hispanos de Estados Unidos el mejor fútbol del mundo presentado por un experimentado equipo de talentos y profesionales con una gran trayectoria en la transmisión y la narración deportiva”.

El primer torneo de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA™ con sede en Nueva Zelanda, contará con los equipos masculinos nacionales menores de 20 años de edad, U-20, del 30 de mayo al 20 de junio. Telemundo y NBC UNIVERSO presentarán el stream en vivo de los 52 partidos. Además, Telemundo transmitirá en vivo 10 partidos, incluyendo todas las competencias del equipo nacional mexicano, dos partidos de la ronda 16avos de final, dos partidos de cuartos de final, uno semifinal y la gran final del campeonato. Las transmisiones de NBC UNIVERSO incluirán 21 partidos en vivo, incluyendo el partido de la apertura de este evento, todos los partidos del equipo nacional de los Estados Unidos, dos transmisiones simultáneas del equipo nacional mexicano, cuatro partidos de la ronda de 16avos de final, dos partidos de cuartos de final y uno semifinal. NBC UNIVERSO también transmitirá una repetición de la final del campeonato.

Una semana después del comienzo del torneo masculino U-20, dará inicio la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA Canadá 2015™, del 6 de junio al 5 de julio. De nuevo, Telemundo y NBC UNIVERSO presentarán el stream en vivo de los 52 partidos. Telemundo también transmitirá 10 partidos, incluyendo el juego inaugural del torneo, cada encuentro del equipo nacional mexicano, tres partidos de la ronda de 16avos de final, uno de cuartos de final y la gran final del campeonato. NBC UNIVERSO ofrecerá 21 partidos en vivo, incluyendo todos los partidos del equipo nacional de los Estados Unidos, también una transmisión simultánea del equipo estadounidense si avanza a las ronda final; cuatro partidos de la ronda de 16avos, dos partidos de cuartos de final y dos partidos semifinales. NBC UNIVERSO también retransmitirá los partidos de la apertura y la gran final del campeonato.

Cuatro días después que se decida el equipo campeón de la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA Canadá 2015™, comenzará la Copa Mundial de Beach Soccer de la FIFA Portugal 2015™, que será del 9 al 19 de julio. Después de este evento en Portugal, dará inicio la Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA Chile 2015™, del 17 de octubre al 8 de noviembre. Muchas de estas futuras superestrellas del fútbol tendrán la oportunidad de representar a sus países y mostrar sus habilidades en el escenario mundial. Los detalles adicionales de la programación de estos torneos de playa U-17 serán dados a conocer próximamente.

“Telemundo llevará la cobertura del fútbol de la FIFA 2015 a un nivel sin precedentes”, dijo Luis Silberwasser, Presidente de la Cadena Telemundo. “Nosotros transmitiremos más fútbol femenino y torneos U-20 que cualquier otra cadena en la historia de la televisión en español, incluyendo el torneo final de la Copa Mundial Femenina, que regresará a la televisión de habla hispana después de ocho años. Por último, nuestros televidentes disfrutarán del mejor fútbol del mundo con la gran calidad y experiencia que ya esperan de nosotros”.

“El fútbol tiene una relación única y apasionada con los latinos aficionados al deporte, y como la cadena de televisión por cable en español, sede del fútbol de clase mundial para este verano, NBC UNIVERSO también llevará a los televidentes toda la emoción, el drama y la acción que rodea a este ‘hermoso juego’ ”, dijo Rubén Mendiola, Presidente de NBC UNIVERSO. “Nosotros seguimos evolucionando como una fuente líder en deportes y entretenimiento a través de múltiples plataformas, ofreciendo grandes momentos, los mejores eventos y una excelente narración que reconocen los hispanos en los Estados Unidos, al mismo tiempo que nos conecta con nuestra diversa cultura latina”.

El desarrollo del contenido digital y programación estará al frente de la cobertura de las Copas Mundiales de la FIFA 2015 en Telemundo y NBC UNIVERSO. Por primera vez en la historia de la televisión de habla hispana, todos los partidos de los cuatro eventos de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA se transmitirán en línea y en streams en vivo con un total de 344 horas. Esta también será la primera vez que un contenido exclusivo en línea será transmitido durante los cuatro torneos. El contenido cubrirá la información específica en vivo de los torneos y los análisis que serán de interés para los seguidores y el público en general, incluyendo historias locales de color, perfiles, galerías fotográficas, entrevistas y videos exclusivos.

El galardonado y reconocido cronista deportivo internacional, Andrés Cantor, ofrecerá su estilo único y su experiencia en las transmisiones, tanto para Telemundo como para NBC UNIVERSO, durante las competencias de la Copa mundial de la FIFA 2015. Cantor, que ha narrado cada Copa Mundial de la FIFA desde 1990, liderará a un talentoso equipo de narradores deportivos, incluyendo al ganador del Emmy, Sammy Sadovnik y los ex jugadores mexicanos de fútbol, Carlos Hermosillo y Manuel Sol. El equipo de transmisión ofrecerá una distintiva mezcla de conocimiento, originalidad y pasión que es sinónimo del este deporte. Cantor es el único narrador de habla hispana, con sede en los Estados Unidos, incluido en la lista de legendarios comentaristas de fútbol de la revista de la FIFA.

Acerca de Telemundo:

Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and www.telemundo.com; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

Acerca de NBC UNIVERSO:

NBC UNIVERSO is a modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, bringing the world’s top sports franchises and edgy, emotional programming to more than 40 million households in the U.S. As one of the most widely available modern cable channels for U.S. Latinos, NBC UNIVERSO delivers a thrilling mix of exclusive sports action – including FIFA World Cup™, NASCAR Mexico Series, NFL, Premier League and the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio – along with signature series, blockbuster movies, music, must-see live events and strategic acquisitions, on TV, online and mobile devices. NBC UNIVERSO is part of Hispanic Enterprises and Content, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. For more information, please visit www.NBCUNIVERSO.com.

NBCSN Presents Stanley Cup Final Rematches This Week, Including Kings-Rangers Tomorrow Night & Blackhawks-Flyers On Wednesday Night Rivalry

nhl-nbc-rivalry2014 Stanley Cup Rematch – League-Leading New York Rangers Host Los Angeles Kings Tomorrow Night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

2010 Stanley Cup Rematch – Chicago Blackhawks Visit Philadelphia Flyers on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

San Jose Sharks Visit Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 23, 2015 – This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN features a pair of recent Stanley Cup Final matchups, beginning tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, when Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings visit Rick Nash and the league-leading New York Rangers in the Kings’ only visit to Madison Square Garden this season.

NBCSN presents a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks visit Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers.

This week’s coverage concludes on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with NBCSN’s third interconference matchup of the week, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of this week’s NHL matchups.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow and Sunday night, and at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside analysts and former players Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

KINGS-RANGERS – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final tomorrow night, as the league-leading New York Rangers host a Los Angeles Kings club fighting to earn a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Rangers (46-18-7, 99 points) are tied with Montreal and Anaheim for the most points in the NHL, and have games in hand on both teams as they aim to clinch their first Presidents’ Trophy since the 1993-94 season. Last night, New York notched a 7-2 victory against the Ducks on NBCSN, as Derek Stepan and Keith Yandle both posted three-point outings in the game.

Los Angeles (34-23-14, 82 pts) is in the midst of the battle for the final spots in the Western Conference playoff race. The Kings trail Calgary by two points for the third playoff spot in the Pacific Division, and are four points behind Winnipeg for the final Wild Card spot. Eight of the Kings’ final 11 games are on the road, including a visit to New Jersey to face the Devils tonight.

Tomorrow night’s matchup on NBCSN is the Kings’ first visit to Madison Square Garden since Game 4 of last year’s Stanley Cup Final, when the Rangers defeated the Kings by a score of 2-1 to stave off elimination. Earlier this season, the Rangers erased a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Kings 4-3 in Los Angeles on Jan. 8.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York. Tomorrow night’s game will be locally blacked out in New York.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – BLACKHAWKS-FLYERS – WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Chicago visits Philadelphia on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry in a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, as the Blackhawks look to continue their strong play down the stretch. Chicago (43-22-6, 92 pts) has posted a 12-4-4 record since Feb. 6, and sits in third place in the Central Division, four points behind Nashville (96) and five behind St. Louis (97) with two games in hand on both teams. Chicago visits Carolina tonight for a tilt with the Hurricanes, prior to Wednesday night’s matchup in Philadelphia.

The Flyers (29-29-16, 74 pts) return home after a four-game Canadian road trip and face the Blackhawks for the first time since Oct. 21, when Philadelphia suffered a 4-0 shutout loss in Chicago. Wednesday’s game is just the sixth meeting between the Blackhawks and Flyers since Chicago’s victory over Philadelphia in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. The home team has won four of five meetings, and Chicago hasn’t won in Philadelphia since their Game 6 Stanley Cup Final clincher.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk and Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

SHARKS-PENGUINS – SUNDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Penguins host the Sharks on Sunday night on NBCSN, as Pittsburgh continues its march towards a ninth-straight postseason berth. The Penguins (40-22-10, 90 pts) are currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind the New York Islanders. Pittsburgh earned a 3-1 win in Arizona on Saturday night, led by a goal and an assist from Sidney Crosby, who currently leads the league with 74 points.

The Sharks (35-29-8, 78 pts) are in the midst of a seven-game road trip and will need a late-season push to reach the playoffs. Two weeks ago, the Sharks beat the Penguins by a score of 2-1 in a shootout in San Jose.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sunday night’s game will be locally blacked out in Pittsburgh.

Following is this week’s hockey schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., March 24 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Chicago-Philadelphia (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.
Wed., March 25 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Chicago at Philadelphia NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 29 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
San Jose at Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s NHL coverage NBC Sports Live Extra 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. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

Rangers-Red Wings On Wednesday Night Rivalry, Red Wings-Bruins On NBC’S Game Of The Week Highlight NBC Sports Group’s NHL Coverage This Week

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Rick Nash and Rangers Visit Pavel Datsyuk and Red Wings on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

Milan Lucic and Bruins Host Red Wings on NBC’s NHL Game of the Week Sunday at Noon ET

Jonathan Toews and Blackhawks Host Rangers Sunday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Steven Stamkos and Lightning Host Sabres

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 2015 – This week’s NHL coverage on NBC and NBCSN features three Original Six matchups with teams jockeying for playoff positioning, beginning with a Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN between Rick Nash and the New York Rangers, and Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings will be featured on the NHL Game of the Week on NBC at Noon ET on Sunday, when they travel to Boston to face Milan Lucic and the Bruins. Sunday’s coverage also features an interconference Original Six contest at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the Rangers visit Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between the Rangers and Red Wings. Emrick and McGuire will be on the call for Red Wings-Bruins on the NHL Game of the Week on Sunday.

This week’s coverage begins tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning host Tyler Ennis and the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of Sabres-Lightning and Rangers-Red Wings. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – RANGERS-RED WINGS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Rangers and Red Wings face off for their second Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup this season. On Nov. 5, Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored with 7.7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but New York’s Derick Brassard scored 1:50 into the extra session to give the Rangers a 4-3 overtime win. New York (38-17-6, 82 pts) and Detroit (35-15-11, 81 pts) enter this week both battling for positioning in their respective divisions.

The Rangers lost to Philadelphia 4-2 on Saturday night on NBC, their first regulation loss three weeks, and sit two points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders. Detroit trails Tampa Bay by one point for second place in the Atlantic Division, and enters Wednesday night’s game following a 4-1-1 western swing, which included wins at Chicago, San Jose and Nashville.

Rick Nash currently ranks second in the NHL with 37 goals scored, four shy of his career high. In addition, Wednesday night’s matchup will likely feature newly-acquired players for both teams. The Rangers acquired defenseman Keith Yandle, who is tied for second amongst all defensemen in assists (37), from the Arizona Coyotes, while the Red Wings acquired veteran forward Erik Cole, a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes, and veteran defenseman Marek Zidlicky.

NHL GAME OF THE WEEK – RED WINGS-BRUINS – SUNDAY AT NOON ET ON NBC

The Red Wings’ week concludes in Boston on Sunday on NBC, as the Bruins look to hold on to the second and final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston (31-22-9, 71 pts) enters the week following wins in three of its last four games, including back-to-back wins against New Jersey and Arizona last weekend. Boston also made an addition at the trade deadline, acquiring forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins boast eight players with at least 10 goals, including defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug.

Sunday’s game marks the fourth of five matchups between the Red Wings and Bruins this season. Each team has won once in regulation, and Boston earned an extra point in the season series via a 3-2 shootout win on Oct. 15.

RANGERS-BLACKHAWKS – SUNDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Sunday’s coverage continues on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Rangers travel to Chicago to face the Blackhawks. Chicago (37-21-5, 79 pts) earned back-to-back wins in a home-and-home series with the Florida Panthers last week, but fell 4-0 to the Lightning on Friday night. The Blackhawks are in third place in the Central Division, three points ahead of Winnipeg and six points behind St. Louis. The Blackhawks, who face Carolina on Monday night, also made additions prior to the trade deadline, acquiring center Antoine Vermette from Arizona, and defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia. Team captain Jonathan Toews leads all active Blackhawks with 50 points (19g/31a), and has scored a goal in three of his last four games.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will have the call from United Center in Chicago, Ill.

SABRES-LIGHTNING – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Sabres visit the Lightning tomorrow night on NBCSN, as Tampa Bay looks to keep pace in the competitive Atlantic Division. The Lightning (38-20-6, 82 pts) trail Eastern Conference-leading Montreal by five points, and open a three-game homestand tomorrow night against teams currently out of the playoff picture. Tampa Bay bolstered its defensive corps on Monday prior to the trade deadline, adding defenseman Braydon Coburn in a deal with Philadelphia.

Rick Peckham (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Following is this week’s NHL telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., March 3 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Tampa Bay NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Original Six (Encore) NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10s (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., March 4 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – N.Y. Rangers at Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 8 NHL Game of the Week – Detroit at Boston NBC Noon
N.Y. Rangers at Chicago NBCSN 7:30 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s NHL coverage NBC Sports Live Extra 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. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

Broadway vs. Broad Street In Primetime – Philadelphia Flyers Host New York Rangers On NBC In Primetime Saturday Night At 8 P.M. ET

nhl_nbc_2Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh Penguins Visit Alex Ovechkin and Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

League-Leading Nashville Predators Host Minnesota Wild Thursday Night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Coverage Kicks Off Tomorrow Night with Flyers-Hurricanes at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Concludes Sunday with Ducks-Stars at 8 p.m. ET

College Hockey – Notre Dame Hosts No. 9 Boston College in Hockey East Matchups Friday and Saturday on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 23, 2015 – Broad Street meets Broadway this Saturday night in primetime on NBC, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers host Rick Nash and the New York Rangers on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET. Saturday night’s game marks the first regularly-scheduled non-Stadium Series NHL game on NBC in primetime. This week’s hockey coverage on NBCSN features six games, highlighted by a Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, and Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of NBC’s Saturday night primetime matchup between the Rangers and Flyers, and NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry game between the Penguins and Capitals.

The top team in the NHL will face off against the league’s hottest team on Thursday night on NBCSN, when Pekka Rinne and the league-leading Nashville Predators (87 points) host Zach Parise and the upstart Minnesota Wild, 11-1-2 in their last 14 games, at 8:30 p.m. ET. NHL coverage concludes Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, when Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars host Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks. This week’s slate of games begins tomorrow night in Carolina, when Eric Staal and the Hurricanes host the Flyers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In addition to this week’s NHL coverage, NBCSN will present a pair of Hockey East matchups on Friday and Saturday nights, featuring the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 9 Boston College Eagles.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of all games on NBCSN this week, except for tomorrow night’s coverage which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

RANGERS-FLYERS – SATURDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC

The Rangers and Flyers clash Saturday night in primetime on NBC as both teams jockey for positioning in the Metropolitan Division. Saturday’s game is the first regularly-scheduled non-Stadium Series NHL regular-season matchup in primetime on NBC since the network acquired NHL rights in 2006*. The Flyers (26-23-11, 63 pts) enter this week’s action four points behind the Bruins for the final Wild Card playoff spot, boast points in nine of their last 10 games, and look to build off of Sunday’s 3-2 win over Washington on NBC. The Rangers (36-16-6, 78 pts) have also recorded a point nine of 10 games, including a 4-3 shootout win over Columbus on Sunday night.

Saturday night’s game will feature two of the league’s premier offensive forces. Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek has 63 points, one shy of Chicago’s Patrick Kane and Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom for the league lead, while New York’s Rick Nash has netted 37 goals, one behind Alex Ovechkin (38) for tops in the NHL.

*Note: NBC’s presentation of the 2011 NHL Winter Classic was moved to primetime due to weather conditions, and NBC’s presentation of the 2014 Stadium Series game between the Blackhawks and Penguins aired in primetime.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – PENGUINS-CAPITALS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Penguins and Capitals enter their Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup separated by just one point in the Metropolitan Division standings. Pittsburgh (34-17-9, 77 pts) is coming off a 5-1 victory over Florida on Sunday, while the Caps fell to the Flyers in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. Washington has dominated the season series thus far against Pittsburgh, going 3-0 against the Penguins, and outscoring them 10-1 over those three contests.

Ovechkin and Crosby are currently tied for fifth in the NHL in points (61), and Ovechkin boasts the league lead in power play goals (17) and shots on goal (299).

WILD-PREDATORS – THURSDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Thursday night’s Central Division contest between the Wild and Predators pits the hottest team in the NHL against the league leaders. Minnesota (31-21-7, 69 pts) boasts a 13-2-2 record over its last 17 games, led by 16 points from Zach Parise (11g/5a) and strong goaltending from Devan Dubnyk in that span, propelling them at this time into the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Nashville (40-13-7, 87 pts) continues to lead the NHL, six points clear of Anaheim and Montreal, led by goaltender Pekka Rinne, who leads the NHL in wins (34), and ranks second in goals against average and save percentage. This marks Minnesota’s first visit to Nashville with season, where the Predators have gone 25-3-1 this year.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

DUCKS-STARS – SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Ducks face the Stars on Sunday night on NBCSN, as Anaheim looks to build upon its Pacific Division lead, while Dallas continues to battle for playoff contention. Anaheim (37-16-7, 81 pts) leads Vancouver by 10 points for the division lead, and defeated Edmonton 2-1 on Saturday night. Dallas (27-24-9, 63 pts) trails Minnesota by six points, and fell to the Wild 6-2 on Sunday night.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Daryl Reaugh (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

FLYERS-HURRICANES – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

This week’s coverage kicks off tomorrow night in Raleigh, N.C., when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Flyers. The Hurricanes (21-30-7, 49 pts) fell 3-1 to the Devils in New Jersey on Saturday night, but defeated Philadelphia 2-1 in their most recent meeting on Jan. 2.

Jim Jackson (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) and Chris Therien will call the action from PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – NOTRE DAME VS. NO. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents a Hockey East series this Friday and Saturday night between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 9 Boston College Eagles. Puck drop for Friday night is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET, and Saturday night’s coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET. The Eagles are in second place in Hockey East, and feature freshman defenseman and NHL prospect Noah Hanifin, projected to be a top defenseman in the 2015 NHL Draft. Notre Dame enters the final weekend of Hockey East tied for third place in the league, after an impressive weekend at then-No. 3 Boston University, following a 2-2 tie on Friday with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) calls the action for both games. Pierre McGuire (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will be on the call Friday night, and Anson Carter will provide analysis on Saturday night.

Following is this week’s NHL telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., February 24 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Penguins-Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.
NHL Top 10s NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Wed., February 25 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Pittsburgh at Washington NBCSN 8 p.m.
Thurs., February 26 NHL Live NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Nashville NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Fri., February 27 College Hockey – No. 9 Boston College at Notre Dame NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., February 28 College Hockey – No. 9 Boston College at Notre Dame NBCSN 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia NBC 8 p.m.
Sun., March 1 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Dallas NBCSN 8 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s NHL coverage NBC Sports Live Extra 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. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

SUPER BOWL XLIX ON NBC IS MOST-WATCHED SHOW IN U.S. TELEVISION HISTORY

superbowl_nbc-nfl114.4 Million Watched Patriots-Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on NBC, Tops Last Year’s Super Bowl by 2.2 Million

47.5 Household Rating is Best in 30 Seasons, Since Super Bowl XX in January 1986

NBC Sports Live Extra Sets Super Bowl Record Averaging 800,000 Viewers per Minute

Post-Super Bowl Episodes of “The Blacklist” and “Tonight Show” Post Big Numbers

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Feb. 2, 2015 Super Bowl XLIX on NBC, featuring the New England Patriots’ history-making comeback from 10 points behind in the fourth quarter to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24, is the most-watched television program in U.S. history and the highest-rated Super Bowl in 30 seasons, according to fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.

The game was seen by a record 114.4 million viewers (6:31-10:10 p.m. ET), topping by 2.2 million viewers last year’s Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX and is the biggest audience to watch a television program in U.S. history.

“Last night’s Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl ranks among the most exciting sporting events in U.S. history,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group. “Super Bowl XLIX delivered for all of our partners, proving once again that the Super Bowl is the most dominant and consistent property on television.”

MOST-WATCHED PROGRAMS IN U.S. TELEVISION HISTORY*

1. 114.4 Million – Super Bowl XLIX, NBC (Last Night’s Game)

2. 112.2 Million – Super Bowl XLVIII, FOX (Feb. 2014)

3. 111.3 Million – Super Bowl XLVI, NBC (Feb. 2012)

4. 111.0 Million – Super Bowl XLV, FOX (Feb. 2011)

5. 108.7 Million – Super Bowl XLVII, CBS (Feb. 2013)

6. 106.5 Million – Super Bowl XLIV, CBS (Feb. 2010)

7. 106.0 Million – M.A.S.H. Finale, CBS (Feb. 1983)

8. 98.7 Million – Super Bowl XLIII, NBC (Feb. 2009)

*for Super Bowls, includes only full game telecasts

HIGHEST-RATED SUPER BOWL IN 30 SEASONS: The game earned a 47.5 rating and a 71 share, a gain of two percent from last year’s 46.7/69 for Super Bowl XLVIII and is the highest-rated Super Bowl since 1986 (Bears-Patriots, Super Bowl XX, 48.3/70). The 47.5 rating is the 4th highest in Super Bowl history and ranks as 9th highest rated program in television history.

HIGEST-RATED SUPER BOWLS:

1. 49.1/73 – Super Bowl XVI, CBS (Jan. 1982)

2. 48.6/69 – Super Bowl XVII, NBC (Jan. 1983)

3. 48.3/70 – Super Bowl XX, NBC (Jan. 1986)

4. 47.5/71 – Super Bowl XLIX, NBC (Last Night’s Game)

5. 47.2/67 – Super Bowl XII, CBS (Jan. 1978)

6. 47.1/74 – Super Bowl XIII, NBC (Jan. 1979)

7. 47.0/71 – Super Bowl XLVI, NBC (Feb. 2012)

8. 46.7/69 – Super Bowl XLVIII, FOX (Feb. 2014)

T9. 46.4/71 – Super Bowl XVIII, CBS (Jan. 1984)

T9. 46.4/63 – Super Bowl XIX, ABC (Jan. 1985)

T9. 46.4/69 – Super Bowl XLVII, CBS (Feb. 2013)

VIEWERSHIP PEAKS DURING PATRIOTS’ GAME-WINNING DRIVE: The viewership peaked at 120.8 million viewers from9:45-10 p.m. ET during the fourth quarter, when Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady completed 13 of 15 pass attempts for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

HALF HOUR VIEWERSHIP (Times ET):

6:31-7, 99.5 million

7-7:30, 109.7 million

7:30-8, 116.6 million

8-8:30, 118.5 million

8:30-9, 118.1 million

9-9:30, 116.9 million

9:30-10, 119.2 million

10-10:10, 120.3 million

HALF HOUR RATINGS (Times ET):

6:31-7, 42.7/68

7-7:30, 45.9/71

7:30-8, 48.0/72

8-8:30, 48.2/72

8:30-9, 48.2/71

9-9:30, 48.2/70

9:30-10, 50.2/72

10-10:10, 51.3/74

FINAL HALF HOUR OF PRE-GAME SHOW MOST-WATCHED ON RECORD: From 6-6:30 p.m. ET, the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game show averaged 72.7 million viewers, ranking as the most watched pre-kickoff segment on record (since the advent of the People Meter in 1988), and a six percent increase from the similar time period last year (68.6 million).

  • The Super Bowl XLIX Post-Game Show (10:10-10:38) averaged 72.5 million viewers – up 10% from last year’s 65.8 million viewers for Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA SETS SUPER BOWL RECORD: NBC Sports Live Extra’s live stream of Super Bowl XLIX to desktops and tablets delivered record traffic and a high-quality experience for consumers. The live stream of the game set Super Bowl records for average viewers per minute (800,000), concurrent users (1.3 million) and total minutes (213 million), according to Adobe Analytics.

In addition to the record traffic, NBC Sports Live Extra delivered a high-quality stream with a long engagement of 84.2 minute per viewer. According to Akamai, the live stream was the highest quality throughput for any Super Bowl.

“The Super Bowl stream on the NBC Sports Live Extra platform went fantastically well,” said Rick Cordella, SVP and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “We were excited, not only by the record-breaking consumption, but also the quality of the streams we delivered to football fans.”

The 800,000 average viewers per minute was up 52% when compared to FOX’s stream of Super Bowl XLVIII last year, which was believed to be the previous record and averaged 528,000 viewers per minute. Concurrent users peaked at 1.3 million at the moment when Patriots CB Malcolm Butler made his game-winning interception in the final seconds, and is up 18% vs. FOX last year (1.1 million).

Viewers of the live stream consumed 213 million minutes, besting by 86% the previous Super Bowl record set by CBS for Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 (114.4 million minutes). The live stream also produced 2.5 million uniques, up 9% vs. FOX last year and up 19% compared to NBC’s live stream in 2012 (2.1 million), which was the first-ever live stream of a Super Bowl.

NOTE: NBC Sports Digital does not have NFL mobile streaming rights. It streams its NFL content through NBC Sports Live Extra to desktops and tablets only.

HALFTIME SHOW FEATURING KATY PERRY IS MOST-WATCHED & HIGHEST RATED EVER: The halftime performance by Katy Perry during the 8-8:30 p.m. ET half hour, was seen by 118.5 million viewers, 3 million+ viewers more than last year’s halftime featuring Bruno Mars (115.3 million), and is the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show featuring entertainment ever (dating back to 1991).

  • The halftime show earned a 48.2/72 household rating, two percent higher than last year (47.2/70) and is the highest-rated halftime show featuring entertainment ever.

“THE BLACKLIST” AND “TONIGHT SHOW” DELIVER DOMINANT NUMBERS: NBC’s post-Super Bowl telecast of “The Blacklist” set series records of 26.5 million viewers overall and an 8.7 rating in adults 18-49, making it the highest-scoring primetime entertainment telecast on the Big 4 networks in both measures since the Academy Awards last March.  It was also NBC’s most-watched scripted program in more than 10 years, since “ER” averaged 28.3 million viewers on May 6, 2004, the night of the “Friends” finale.

Last night’s special post-Super Bowl edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” delivered 9.8 million viewers overall and a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49, the show’s second-best results to date behind only last February’s series premiere following an Olympics telecast. The 9.8 million viewers makes it the most-watched post-Super Bowl late-night talk show in the history of People Meters (dating back to September 1987).

Note that these preliminary “Blacklist” and “Tonight” ratings are subject to slight change with official nationals to adjust for late starts in the Boston market due to local post-game coverage.

In preliminary results for the night, NBC averaged 104.0 million viewers in primetime (7-11 p.m.) and a 35.8 rating in adults 18-49, making it NBC’s most-watched night in the history of People Meters.

NBC UNIVERSO DEBUTS & TELEVISES ITS FIRST SUPER BOWL: The newly relaunched NBC UNIVERSO (formerly mun2), which debuted yesterday, peaked at 457,000 viewers (with 368,000 average viewers throughout the telecast) for its exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX. This marks its most-viewed program outside of soccer in the channel’s history.

BOSTON & HOST MARKET PHOENIX SET LOCAL MARKET RECORDS: The rating in Boston was the best ever for a Super Bowl in the market (61.0/85), topping the previous high of 56.7/81 for the N.Y. Giants-Patriots Super Bowl XLVI on NBC.

  • The host market of Phoenix registered a 55.6/82 rating, the highest for a Super Bowl in the market, topping the prior Phoenix mark of 51.1 for Packers-Steelers in Super Bowl XLV in Feb. 2011.

TOP 10 METERED MARKETS FOR SUPER BOWL XLIX:

1. Boston, 61.0/85

2. New Orleans, 55.7/72

3. Phoenix, 55.6/82

T4. Detroit, 55.0/71

T4. Norfolk, 55.0/76

6. Chicago, 54.9/72

7. Kansas City, 54.5/75

T8. Denver, 53.7/79

T8. Indianapolis, 53.7/74

10. Buffalo, 53.6/75

*Seattle tied for 17th with a 52.1/89

–SUPER BOWL XLIX–

Tom Brady & AFC Champion New England Patriots Face Russell Wilson & NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX This Sun. on NBC

superbowl_nbc-nflSunday’s Coverage Begins With NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show at Noon ET

Live Stream of Super Bowl XLIX Coverage Available as Part of “Super Stream Sunday

NBC UNIVERSO to Air Super Bowl XLIX to Spanish-Language Homes Across America

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 29, 2015 – NBC presents coverage of Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, Feb. 1, with Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots facing Russell Wilson and the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Super Bowl Sunday coverage begins at Noon ET with NBC Sports’ six-hour Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show.

In defeating Indianapolis, 45-7, in the AFC Championship Game, New England advanced to its eighth Super Bowl – tying for the most in NFL history (Dallas, Pittsburgh). Brady will start in his sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, the most by any quarterback, while Bill Belichick has more postseason wins than any coach in NFL history (21).

Seattle, last year’s Super Bowl champions, won the NFC Championship Game, 28-22, in overtime against Green Bay. The Seahawks are aiming to become the ninth back-to-back Super Bowl champions in NFL history and the first to do so since Brady and the Patriots did it in 2003-04.

New England and Seattle led the NFL in point differential during the regular season, with +155 and +140, respectively.

Al Michaels (play-by-play) calls his ninth Super Bowl alongside 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst), in the Super Bowl booth for the third time. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Michele Tafoya reports from the Super Bowl sidelines for the third time, her second for NBC.

NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.

NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will be joined by NBC Sports’ Football Night in America team of Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony DungyRodney HarrisonHines WardMike Florio and Peter King, and Sunday Night Football’s Michaels, Collinsworth, and Tafoya, contributing to the pre-game coverage with interviews, features, and live on-site commentary and analysis. Liam McHugh will serve as an on-site host at the stadium, Carolyn Manno and Randy Moss will report from the team hotels, and Doug Flutie will appear in on-field segments. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will join NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX coverage as a guest analyst.

The Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show will also feature the events surrounding the Super Bowl, including an interview with halftime headliner Katy Perry; live musical performances from the NFL Experience; reports and interviews by NBC Sports’ popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski with celebrities attending the game; reports from the festive atmosphere at the NFL Experience and Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party; and much more.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie will interview President Barack Obama as part of the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show airing late Sunday afternoon.

Click here for more information on the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/27/nbc-sports-presents-six-hours-of-super-bowl-xlix-pre-game-coverage/

NBC UNIVERSO TO AIR SUPER BOWL XLIX TO SPANISH-LANGUAGE HOMES ACROSS AMERICA

NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network NBC UNIVERSO, debuts on Sun., Feb. 1, as the home of the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX. The network will offer comprehensive football coverage and nine consecutive hours of exciting football action and related entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. ET. NBC UNIVERSO is the evolution of the cable channel mun2.

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“SUPER STREAM SUNDAY

Following the launch of NBCUniversal’s first ever TV Everywhere consumer campaign titled “Watch TV Without The TV,” NBCUniversal is creating “Super Stream Sunday” on Feb. 1, providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to enjoy 11 continuous hours of NBC streaming content without having to log-in, designed as a way for consumers to trial NBC’s TV Everywhere content offering. “Super Stream Sunday” content will include NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, the Super Bowl XLIX pre- and post-game shows, and NBC’s post-game presentation of The Blacklist.

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DIGITAL & SOCIAL COVERAGE

NBC Sports Digital’s unprecedented coverage of Super Bowl XLIX includes more than 10 hours of live stream programming on Super Bowl Sunday, 24/7 news and analysis on NBCSports.com and ProFootballTalk.com, long-form reporting on NBCSportsWorld.com, and NBC Sports Group’s most comprehensive social media campaign ever across a plethora of platforms.

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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS

The Sunday Night Football bus makes its last stops of the season, returning to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX this weekend after its Week 16 SNF visit. The Sunday Night Football bus gives fans the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities, memorabilia and an interactive 55-inch touch screen housing social media elements, photos and video.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP AND NBCUNIVERSAL PROGRAMMING

NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal will surround Super Bowl XLIX with their most comprehensive Super Bowl promotional effort ever. Using the “Big Event Strategy,” NBC Sports Group will leverage NBCUniversal’s robust collection of broadcast and cable networks, websites, radio and social media platforms, and additional promotional assets to drive further awareness of the game.

NBC Sports Group’s cross-channel promotional campaign for Super Bowl XLIX will include advertising and editorial support on television, radio, online and on-site, and will include NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, E!, Bravo, Telemundo, Mun2, Golf Channel, Esquire, Oxygen, SyFy, The Weather Channel and the collection of NBCUniversal television, radio and digital networks.

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PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS, 5:30 P.M. ET

Pro Football Talk, which will air weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET during Super Bowl week, is co-hosted by Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister. They will be joined by PFT contributors Jason TaylorKevin Gilbride, and Ross Tucker on-site at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

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NBC SPORTS SUPER BOWL FAN CHALLENGE

NBC Sports is sending two lucky fans to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., with the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge, as part of its multi-platform promotion leading up to the game on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC.

Through Jan. 6, fans visited the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge and completed weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize – VIP access and two (2) tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

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NBCSN SUNDAY SPORTS REPORT SUNDAY NIGHT AT 10:30 P.M. ET

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report, a weekly, one-hour program that showcases the news and highlights of the sports properties that are carried by NBC Sports Group, will air Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Hosted by Liam McHugh, NBCSN Sunday Sports Report goes in-depth into the high-profile sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, including the Olympics, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Premier League, golf, Triple Crown horse racing, Notre Dame Football, Formula One, IndyCar and more.

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NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio travels to Arizona during Super Bowl week to provide insight and analysis throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio, Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs, Under Center with McNabb & Malone, The Jon Stashower Show, and Going Deep with Amani & Dan will broadcast on-site at “Radio Row,” from the Super Bowl XLIX Media Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com

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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

COMCAST SPORTSNET NEW ENGLAND: Comcast SportsNet New England will bring Patriots fans all the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona, with 13 of its shows originating from Phoenix. Coverage includes Sports SundaySportsNet CentralEarly Edition, Sports Tonight, Felger & MazzQuick SlantsPatriots Wednesday LiveNew England TailgatePatriots Football WeeklyMonday Night Patriots, Pre-Game and Post-Game Live, and signature hockey program Cross-Check with Felger & Milbury.  Talent on-site for Comcast SportsNet will include Ty LawTroy BrownDan KoppenMichael FelgerTom E. CurranMike GiardiKevin WalshKay AdamsFred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie.

COMCAST SPORTSNET NORTHWEST: Comcast SportsNet Northwest will air Hawks Talk Nightly, a half hour special originating from Phoenix each night though Saturday, January 31. The on-site talent consists of legendary Northwest sportswriter Dwight Jaynes, former University of Oregon football star and former Seattle Seahawk Jordan Kent, CSNNW.com football insider Aaron Fentress, and a host of additional guests.

Follow “Sunday Night Football” on Twitter @SNFonNBC

Become a fan of “Sunday Night Football” on Facebook at: Facebook.com/SNFonNBC

Follow “Sunday Night Football” on Instagram @snfonnbc

Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/

For more information about NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit the Super Bowl XLIX media guide NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com /super-bowl/.

–SUPER BOWL XLIX–

NBC Sports Presents Six Hours Of Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Coverage

superbowl_nbc-nflNBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show Begins on NBC at Noon ET on Sunday, Feb. 1

Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Mike Florio, Peter King, Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya Preview Super Bowl XLIX with Analysis and Commentary

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh Serves As Guest Analyst

NBC Sports Commentators Have Combined to Win 7 Super Bowls

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie Interviews President Barack Obama

Josh Elliott Interviews Katy Perry

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski To Report From Super Bowl Tailgate Party

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jan. 27, 2015Bob Costas will open NBC Sports’ six-hour Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show with a live report from Arizona at Noon ET on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC. In the hours leading up to the game, NBC Sports will surround the Super Bowl with live reports from the team hotels and the stadium, in-depth features and interviews with players and coaches from the Seahawks and Patriots, and X’s and O’s analysis from its roster of expert commentators.

In addition to Costas, NBC Sports’ Football Night in America team of Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Mike Florio and Peter King, and NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya, will contribute to the pre-game coverage with interviews, features, and live on-site commentary and analysis. Liam McHugh will serve as an on-site host at the stadium, Carolyn Manno and Randy Moss will report from the team hotels, and Doug Flutie will appear in on-field segments.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will join NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX coverage as a guest analyst. Harbaugh led the Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, has reached the postseason in five of his six seasons as Baltimore’s head coach, including twice defeating the Patriots in postseason play.

NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX commentator roster has combined to win seven Super Bowls (Dungy-2, Harbaugh-1, Harrison-2, Ward-2) and one Super Bowl MVP award (Ward, Super Bowl XL).

Coverage will also feature the events surrounding the Super Bowl, including an interview with halftime headliner Katy Perry; live musical performances from the NFL Experience; reports and interviews by NBC Sports’ popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski with celebrities attending the game; reports from the festive atmosphere at the NFL Experience and Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party; and much more.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie will interview President Barack Obama as part of the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show airing late Sunday afternoon.

Following is a summary of NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX pre-game coverage:


THE GAME

Football America: Our Teams: Inspired by the season-long “Together We Make Football” campaign, NBC and NFL Films kick off the NBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show with Football America: Our Teams at Noon ET. The film will feature “Together We Make Football” winners Christian Osterhout and the Boron Bobcats High School Football Team, telling their stories of how football has played an integral role in their lives and communities.

Interviews: During the two weeks leading up to the game, NBC Sports conducted extensive interviews with Super Bowl XLIX players and coaches, including:

  • Bob Costas with Patriots QB Tom Brady
  • Dan Patrick with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
  • Josh Elliott with Seahawks WRs Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse
  • Tony Dungy with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and with Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and FS Earl Thomas
  • Rodney Harrison interviews Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and DT Vince Wilfork, and conducts an on-field session with Patriots CB Darrelle Revis

Hotel & Arrival Reports: Randy Moss will provide updates from the Seahawks’ team hotel, while Carolyn Manno will report from the Patriots’ team hotel. They will also report on their respective teams’ arrivals at the stadium.

On-Field X’s and O’s: Hosted by Liam McHugh, former NFL QB Doug Flutie and Tony Dungy will be on-field at University of Phoenix Stadium to walk through different offensive plays, and demonstrate how those plays are executed.

Hometown Hero: How does a player get to the Super Bowl? NBC Sports will visit the hometowns of six of Sunday’s featured players – Tom Brady, Jamie Collins and Patrick Chung of the Patriots, and Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Jon Ryan of the Seahawks. The visits include the people who made an early impact on their lives, including former coaches, teachers and neighborhood friends.

Coach’s Clicker: Throughout the NBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show, John Harbaugh will join Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and Dan Patrick for Coach’s Clicker segments, breaking down specific elements and schemes from both teams. Segments focus on Marshawn Lynch, and Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. In addition, Harbaugh will illustrate how he would attempt to stop New England as coach of the Seahawks, while Dungy will assume the role of Patriots head coach and discuss how to limit the Seattle offense.

Pat Tillman’s Legacy: NBC Sports presents a feature on the legacy of former Arizona Cardinals S Pat Tillman, who left the Cardinals to join the U.S. Army Rangers, and was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. Josh Elliott sits down with Ed Woodward, a recipient of the Pat Tillman Scholarship who was forced to retire from the Air Force due to a medical condition, but has persevered to live out his twin brother’s dream of becoming a doctor.

Great Super Bowl Moments: NBC Sports reviews some of the most memorable moments in recent Super Bowl history. Flashback segments will include a look back at Super Bowl XL with game MVP Hines Ward, a review of former Giants WR David Tyree’s miraculous catch in Super Bowl XLII with Rodney Harrison, which took place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, and a conversation with Seahawks LB and Super Bowl XLVIII Malcolm Smith about what it will take to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Super Bowl Super Fans: NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts tells the story of the only three fans in the world known to have attended every Super Bowl to date. Patriots fan Don Crisman, San Francisco 49ers fan Larry Jacobson, and Pittsburgh Steelers fan Tom Henschel sit with Roberts to discuss their favorite Super Bowl memories and devotion to one of sports’ biggest spectacles.

Dude Perfect: NBC Sports Group has teamed with trick-shot experts and comedy stars Dude Perfect to create a trick-shot video that will debut during the pre-game show. Participating in the video will be Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. and two-time Super Bowl winner, Super Bowl XL MVP, and NBC NFL analyst Hines Ward. The content will be pushed out on NBC Sports’ social media platforms, and the trick-shot video will be available on NBCSports.com/dudeperfect following its release.

Super Bowl Wives: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will spend a day with wives of Patriots and Seahawks players during Super Bowl week to get a glimpse of spouses of Super Bowl players prepare for Super Bowl XLIX.

NASCAR Gridiron Challenge: NBC News anchor and NASCAR enthusiast Brian Williams and Hines Ward take fans behind the wheel by introducing them to a segment of the NASCAR Gridiron Challenge. The event paired NASCAR drivers, including Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, with former NFL greats, including Ward and Flutie, as they raced around Charlotte Motor Speedway at speeds upwards of 180 mph.


INTERVIEWS

President Barack Obama: NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie will conduct a live interview with President Barack Obama from The White House late in the NBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show.

Thomas Bach: Bob Costas sits down for a one-on-one conversation with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, about the upcoming 2016 Summer Games in Rio, and Boston’s bid for the 2024 Games.

Katy Perry: Josh Elliott interviews global superstar Katy Perry, who will headline Sunday’s Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. Perry cemented her status as a best-selling superstar with the global success of three multi-platinum studio albums. She is currently touring the world on the Prismatic World Tour, which continues to be a hugely successful global spectacle, with 17 sold out arenas in the UK, 66 sold out arenas in North America and 25 sold out arenas in Australia/New Zealand during this year. Click here for more information: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/10/katy-perry-invites-lenny-kravitz-to-join-her-during-pepsi-super-bowl-xlix-halftime-show-february-1-on-nbc/


ENTERTAINMENT 

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon will present special Super Bowl editions of his “Superlatives” segment with Patriots and Seahawks players and NBC on-camera personalities, as well as his “Puppy Predictors” segment to predict the winner of Super Bowl XLIX.

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski: “Johnny and Tara” will be based at the Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party, the official NFL pre-game party for VIP guests. They will be joined by Josh Elliott to interview celebrities who annually attend the NFL’s championship game and will also provide their own Super Bowl observations. Celebrity interviews will include:

  • Elizabeth Banks, who is starring in the upcoming NBCUniversal picture Pitch Perfect 2;
  • Chris Pratt of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, who is starring in the upcoming NBCUniversal film Jurassic World, and;
  • Adriana Lima, internationally recognized model and actress best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret

Men In Blazers and Premier League: Michael Davies and Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW on NBCSN will be featured in a segment of the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show. In addition, Premier League host Rebecca Lowe will join Dan Patrick and Tony Dungy for a quick recap of scores and highlights from “football across the pond.”


COMCAST SPORTSNET REGIONAL COVERAGE

Comcast SportsNet New England, part of the NBC Sports Group, will bring Patriots fans back home all the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona with thirteen (13) of its shows originating from Phoenix beginning Sunday, Jan. 25, including: Sports Sunday, SportsNet Central, Early Edition, Sports Tonight, Felger & Mazz, Quick Slants, Patriots Wednesday Live, New England Tailgate, Patriots Football Weekly, Monday Night Patriots, Pre-Game and Post-Game Live, and signature hockey program Cross-Check with Felger & Milbury.

On-site commentators for Comcast SportsNet will include Ty Law, Troy Brown, Dan Koppen, Michael Felger, Tom E. Curran, Mike Giardi, Kevin Walsh, Kay Adams, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie, who will bring regional viewers all the information in the week leading up to the game.

–SUPER BOWL XLIX–

NBC Sports Digital Surrounds Super Bowl XLIX With Robust Collection Of Digital And Social Media Extensions

nbc-sports-groupProFootballTalk.com to Deliver 24/7 Coverage and Analysis of Super Bowl XLIX News

NBCSports.com National Columnist Joe Posnanski Studies “The Unquantifiable Quality That Sets Super Bowl QBs Apart From Average Players”

Super Stream Sunday to Include Live Stream of Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, and Super Bowl Pre- and Post-Game Shows

NBC Sports Group Rolls Out Its Most Comprehensive Social Media Campaign Ever

Phoenix, Ariz. – January 26, 2015 - NBC Sports Digital’s unprecedented coverage of Super Bowl XLIX includes more than 10 hours of live stream programming on Super Bowl Sunday, 24/7 news and analysis on NBCSports.com and ProFootballTalk.com, long-form reporting on NBCSportsWorld.com, and NBC Sports Group’s most comprehensive social media campaign ever across a plethora of platforms.

“Whether it’s Joe Posnanski’s in-depth look at Super Bowl quarterbacks, Mike Florio’s continuous news updates, the fun and creative efforts by our social team, or the live stream of Super Bowl XLIX itself, NBC Sports Digital has something for every football fan during the best week of the year,” said Rick Cordella, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group.

EDITORIAL

ProFootballTalk.com

Led by creator of ProFootballTalk.com, host of PFT Live and PFT on NBCSN, and Football Night In America contributor Mike Florio, the site will provide on-site coverage from Phoenix all week. ProFootballTalk.com reporters Michael David Smith and Darin Gantt will be on-site at Super Bowl Media Day and provide all-encompassing coverage, as well as in-depth analysis of all the news surrounding the NFL and the biggest game of the season.

PFT Live will stream from Noon-1 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, from NBC Sports’ Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix.

NBCSportsWorld.com

NBCSportsWorld.com, NBC Sports Digital’s franchise dedicated to long-form storytelling, will surround Super Bowl XLIX with two weeks of coverage, from January 19 through February 1.

The site will feature in-depth stories from award-winning writer Joe Posnanski, including Posnanski’s review on “The Unquantifiable Quality That Sets Super Bowl QBs Apart From Average Players”. The story will examine New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, and many other NFL QBs who have played in the big game.

In addition, football writer Tom Gower will have stories comparing and contrasting the construction of the Patriots and Seahawks, plus a story on how New England TE Rob Gronkowski will be the most difficult player to defend during Super Bowl XLIX.

Rotoworld.com

Rotoworld.com, the industry-leading source for fantasy football news and information, will provide comprehensive coverage around Super Bowl XLIX. Fantasy Sports Writer Association award-winner Evan Silva’s “matchups” column will feature player-by-player breakdowns of the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com will provide 24/7 coverage and analysis of all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX.

Digital video correspondent Jenna Corrado will be on-site gathering interviews from players and fans, and will deliver reports from Super Bowl XLIX festivities throughout the week.

In addition, NBCSports.com NFL reporter Corey Griffin will file daily stories from Phoenix; from game analysis to features from Media Day and events around the city. Stories will include “How Michael Bennett became Seattle’s most indispensable defensive player,” “Five Matchups that will define the game” and “49 Things to know about Super Bowl XLIX”.

CSNNewEngland.com

CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran will write about “The culture clash between the button-downed Patriots and the anything-goes Seahawks,” and how this game will continue to define the legacy of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Curran also will have a comprehensive look at whether quarterback Tom Brady and Belichick are the greatest QB/coach combination in NFL history.

SUPER STREAM SUNDAY

As previously announced, following the launch of NBCUniversal’s first ever TV Everywhere consumer campaign titled “Watch TV Without The TV,” NBCUniversal is creating Super Stream Sunday on Feb. 1, providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to enjoy 11 continuous hours of NBC streaming content without having to log-in, designed as a way for consumers to trial NBC’s TV Everywhere content offering. Super Stream Sunday content will include NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, the Super Bowl XLIX pre- and post-game shows, and NBC’s post-game presentation of The Blacklist.

The special access event kicks off at noon ET with NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game coverage and concludes with The Blacklist, which follows post-game coverage at approximately 10 p.m. ET. Consumers accessing NBC Sports Live Extra and NBC.com during Super Stream Sunday will not be prompted to log-in with their cable/satellite/telco credentials; however, as part of this special access, they will receive consistent messaging in and around the experience about the ease in authenticating after the end of The Blacklist.

All Super Bowl content will be live streamed to desktops and tablets via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Digital’s live streaming product. The Blacklist will also be streamed to desktops through NBC.com. (NOTE: NBC Sports Digital does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)

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In addition, NBC UNIVERSO is home to the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in the U.S., and will present live coverage on television and online. On Super Bowl Sunday, NBC UNIVERSO will present four hours of pre-game coverage and football-related entertainment, including Sabor Al Super Bowl, Estrellas del Medio Tiempo and La NFL en NBC UNIVERSO Super Bowl XLIX Pre-game Show and online at nbcuniverso.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Announced last Thursday, NBC Sports Group will present its most comprehensive social media campaign ever to promote NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, including around-the-clock coverage across all of NBC Sports’ social media platforms.

NBC SPORTS SOCIAL CENTRAL: During Super Bowl week, the NBC Sports social media team will be everywhere from Media Day to the sidelines on Super Bowl Sunday, covering every moment and play of #SB49. During gameday, NBC Sports’ Social Central will be a communications hub for all things social, spanning from Super Bowl Central, NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programming during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix, and University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, to NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Members of the NBC Sports social, digital, and marketing teams will be primed and ready to cover and react to any moment from pre-game through the final whistle and trophy presentation, including a social team member embedded with on-air production to relay any breaking news. Social media and digital content will be updated in real time.

PATRICK PETERSON TO SERVE AS SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL CORRESPONDENT: Arizona Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson, a four-time Pro Bowler, will serve as NBC Sports Group’s social and digital media correspondent during Super Bowl week. As a member of the hometown Cardinals, Peterson will document his Super Bowl week on behalf of NBC Sports through his social media accounts. He will also film several videos around the city that will be pushed out through the SNF social media accounts and on NBCSports.com, including attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for most selfies taken in one hour.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® ATTEMPT: NBC Sports Social will be at Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Tuesday, January 27, as Patrick Peterson attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the most selfies taken in one hour. Peterson will snap as many selfies as he can with the students from Deer Valley High School to break the current record of 657 selfies. In addition, the Sunday Night Football bus will be at the school and open to students after the record attempt. Fans can follow GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® on Twitter: @GWR and Instagram:Guinnessworldrecords.

DUDE PERFECT: NBC Sports Group has teamed with trick-shot experts and comedy stars Dude Perfect to create a trick shot video that will debut Sunday, February 1, during NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game show. Participating in the trick shot video will be Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. and two-time Super Bowl winner, Super Bowl XL MVP, and NBC NFL analyst Hines Ward. The content will be pushed out on NBC Sports’ social media platforms, and the trick-shot video will be available on NBCSports.com/dudeperfect following its release.

TUMBLR: As announced yesterday, NBC Sports Digital recently launched a Super Bowl-centric NBC Sports Tumblr page that will showcase Super Bowl XLIX’s television advertisements immediately after they air on NBC. Prior to Super Bowl Sunday, the page will be populated with original content created by NBC Sports’ marketing media team, as well as from re-blogging NFL-related Tumblr posts. On game day, the new page will transform into a hub for Super Bowl TV ads, and can be accessed at NBCSports.com/Ads.

#MYSUPERBOWLPICK: NBC Sports will ask influencers, celebrities, athletes and fans to tweet and post who they anticipate will win the game using #MySuperBowlPick to help drive the conversation around game day. In addition, social media handles from various NBCUniversal properties and celebrities will offer their picks.

Using the “Twitter Mirror,” NBC Sports will collect photos and picks from celebrities and athletes on-site at “Super Bowl Central” and at University of Phoenix Stadium to be featured on-air. TheSNF social media accounts will also be tracking fan picks to see which team is leading the social vote.

  • AROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE: NBC Sports will cover Super Bowl XLIX from various Sunday Night Football and NBC Sports social media accounts to make sure every fan has access to the content they want leading up to the game.
  • Facebook: The NBC Sports and Sunday Night Football Facebook accounts will provide users with news from ProFootballTalk, shareable images, videos, and chats with NBC Sports Group commentators.
  • Twitter: @SNFonNBC will provide real-time news and photos from Phoenix as well as #MySuperBowlPick content through the “Twitter Mirror.” @ProFootballTalk and @NBCSports will post news and information on the game, and behind-the-scenes content from PFT Live.
  • Instagram: SNF on NBC and NBC Sports Instagram accounts will be one-stop shopping for photos throughout Super Bowl week with behind-the-scenes access to NBC’s production, including photos of NBC Sports Group commentators and sideline coverage documenting the game from kickoff through the celebratory confetti.
  • Vine: The NBC Sports social team will create content around Phoenix with on-site Vine influencers that will be posted on the Sunday Night Football and NBC Sports Vine accounts throughout Super Bowl week.
  • Pinterest: For fans on Pinterest, Pinterest.com/NBCSports has Super Bowl themed boards to help plan the best Super Bowl party. On-site content from NBCSports.com will also be housed on Pinterest during Super Bowl week.

– NBC SPORTS GROUP –

NBC Sports Announces Super Bowl Week Media Schedule

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NBC Sports Super Bowl XLIX Press Conference – Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. ET/3 p.m. MT at Super Bowl Media Center in Phoenix

Super Bowl XLIX Conference Call – Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT

Super Bowl Pre-Game Show Conference Call – Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. ET/1 p.m. MT

NBC Sports Super Bowl XLIX Media Guide Now Available

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 22, 2015 – NBC Sports has announced its media schedule for Super Bowl week, leading into NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1 from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. In addition, the NBC Sports Super Bowl XLIX Media Guide is now available with information on NBC’s coverage, production, broadcast talent, and much more.

Following is NBC Sports’ media schedule for Super Bowl week:

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Date NBC Sports Media Event Time (ET) Time (MT) Location/Phone & Passcode
Tues., Jan. 27 SB XLIX Conf. Call 2:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 785-830-1926; 8679918
Tues., Jan. 27 SB XLIX Press Conference 5 p.m. 3 p.m. Super Bowl Media Center
Wed., Jan. 28 SB Pre-Game Show Conf. Call 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 719-457-2646; 5988356

**NOTE: Glendale is located in the Mountain Time Zone. All times are listed in both Mountain Standard Time and Eastern Standard Time. Mountain Standard Time is two hours behind Eastern Standard Time.**

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NBC SPORTS SUPER BOWL XLIX PRESS CONFERENCE – TUESDAY, JAN. 27 AT 5 P.M. ET/3 P.M. MT

NBC Sports Group executives and producers will join members of the Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl Pre-Game Show broadcast teams for the NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. ET/3 p.m. MT at the Super Bowl Media Center in Phoenix.

  • WHO:
    • o   NBC Sports Group Executives and Producers (Mark Lazarus, Chairman; Sam Flood, Executive Producer; Fred Gaudelli, Super Bowl XLIX Producer; Drew Esocoff, Super Bowl XLIX Director)
    • o   Super Bowl XLIX Broadcast Team (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya)
    • o   Members of the Super Bowl Pre-Game Show Broadcast Team (Bob Costas, Josh Elliott, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and Hines Ward)
    • WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. ET/3 p.m. MT
    • WHERE: Super Bowl Media Center, Press Conference Room “B”

SUPER BOWL XLIX CONFERENCE CALL – TUESDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET/12:30 P.M. MT

NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX broadcast team of Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter), and Super Bowl XLIX producer Fred Gaudelli will preview Super Bowl XLIX on a media conference call, Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT.

  • WHO: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya, producer Fred Gaudelli
  • WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT
  • NUMBER: 785-830-1926
  • PASSCODE: 8679918

SUPER BOWL PRE-GAME SHOW CONFERENCE CALL – WEDNESDAY AT 3 P.M. ET/1 P.M. MT

Members of NBC Sports’ Super Bowl Pre-Game Show broadcast team, featuring Dan Patrick (co-host), Tony Dungy (analyst), Rodney Harrison (analyst), and executive producer Sam Flood will preview Super Bowl XLIX on a media conference call on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m.  ET/1 p.m. MT.

  • WHO: Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, executive producer Sam Flood
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. ET/1 p.m. MT
  • NUMBER: 719-457-2646
  • PASSCODE: 5988356

NBC SPORTS SUPER BOWL XLIX MEDIA GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

The NBC Sports Super Bowl XLIX Media Guide is now available online, with comprehensive information on broadcasters and executives, as well as details regarding NBC’s broadcast of the game

Click here for NBC Sports Super Bowl XLIX Media Guide: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/super-bowl/

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