PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS LIVE FROM MONTREAL IN PRIMETIME THIS SAT., AUG 15, AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Canadian Star Lucian Bute Faces Italy’s Andrea Di Luisa

Coverage Begins With a Bout Between Undefeated Light Heavyweights Eleider Alvarez & Isidro Ranoni Prieto

Coverage Streamed Live on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 13, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions returns in primetime this Saturday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, featuring a super middleweight bout between former world titleholder Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) and Italy’s Andrea Di Luisa (17-2, 13 KOs).

Coverage begins with a bout between undefeated light heavyweights 2008 Colombian Olympian Eleider Alvarez (17-0, 10 KOs) and Paraguayan knockout artist Isidro Ranoni Prieto (24-0-3, 20 KOs).

Kenny Albert handles blow-by-blow for the telecast, joined by analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and BJ Flores, with Kenny Rice reporting from ring-side.

A LOOK AT THE MATCHUPS

After an accomplished amateur career representing his native Romania, Lucian Bute moved to Montreal, Canada and began his pro career in 2003 with 30 straight victories. Among those victories, the 35-year-old won a super middleweight world title over Alejandro Berrio. Bute will be returning to the ring to face Andrea Di Luisa for the first time since Jan. 2014.

A professional since 2008, Di Luisa will be making his North American debut this Saturday. The 33-year-old racked up 12 wins to start his career including victories over previously unbeaten fighters Alessio Rondelli and Giuseppe Brischetto. Fighting out of Lazio, he enters this fight on a four-fight win streak, including his last two by knockout.

A 2008 Colombian Olympian fighting out of Montreal, Eleider Alvarez defeated Anatoliy Dudchenko by second round knockout on June 12. That fight marked the pro debut for the 31-year-old, after recording 15 victories in Canada and one in Monaco. The owner of victories over and Edison Miranda, Alexander Johnson and Ryno Liebenber, he looks to keep his perfect record intact against Isidro Ranoni Prieto on Saturday.

Born in Paraguay but making his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Prieto has never lost as a pro, and has won his last eight fights. The 29-year-old will be making his North American debut and fighting as a pro outside of South America for the first time on Saturday. Prieto has recorded three straight knockouts entering the fight.

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NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage in 2015, including cards on NBC and NBCSN, and NBCSN pre- and post-fight programming for NBC telecasts. The Premier Boxing Champions series is created for television by Haymon Boxing.  The PBC on NBC will feature many of today’s brightest stars, in their most compelling matches.

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBC and NBCSN 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, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

NBC’S “WAITING ALL DAY FOR SUNDAY NIGHT” STARRING CARRIE UNDERWOOD HITS BIG SCREEN IN THEATERS TOMORROW, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

New Cinema Spot to Roll Out on Movie Screens Nationwide

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL -- "Carrie Underwood Promo" -- Pictured: Carrie Underwood -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL — “Carrie Underwood Promo” — Pictured: Carrie Underwood — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

LOS ANGELES – August 13, 2015 – NBC Sports Group today announced a new cinema spot debuting tomorrow, Friday, August 14 starring seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood performing “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC.

The piece, a 2½-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s Sunday Night Football show open featuring Underwood and NFL stars, will debut tomorrow, Friday, August 14 in National CineMedia’s FirstLook pre-show program in AMC, Cinemark, and Regal Entertainment Group – a network of more than 19,000 movie screens.

The announcement was made during NBC Sports Group’s presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, Calif.

“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is set to the original Joan Jett song, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” This marks Underwood’s third season performing the song with NBC Sports.

SNF NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR 4 YEARS RUNNING:

For the fourth consecutive September-May television season, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). This marks the only four times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.  For the 2014-2015 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (12.5 HH rating), most-watched show (21.3 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 program in the key Adults 18-49 demographic (7.7 rating).

ABOUT CARRIE UNDERWOOD:  Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film.  A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold more than 56 million records worldwide, and recorded 21 #1 singles, 11 of which she co-wrote.  The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012.  Her four studio albums, Some HeartsCarnival RidePlay On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Country Album of the Year – tallied 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have been streamed more than 1.4 billion times worldwide.  In 2013, she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers.  In late 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the 25 songs included two new hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the #1 smash “Little Toy Guns.”  On November 4, she’ll return for an eighth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards.  Underwood is currently working on new music for her fifth studio album.

–NBC Sports Group–

SPORTS EVENTS ON NBC AUG 10 – SEPT 13, 2015

(All times ET unless otherwise noted, subject to change)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

MATCH OF THE DAY (LIVE)

Commentators: Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Mustoe

Site: TBA

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD: JACK TO KING PT 1 (taped)

Commentators: Rebecca Lowe

Site: TBA

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

GLOBAL RALLY CROSS (LIVE)

Commentators: Toby Moody, Townsend Bell, Kristen Kennedy, Will Christien

Site: Washington, D.C.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

RED BULL SIGNATURE SERIES: HARE SCRAMBLE (taped)

Commentators: Sal Masekela, Leigh Diffey, Ricky Johnson, Tina Dixon

Site: Eisenerz, Austria

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

P&G CHAMPIONSHIPS: WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS (LIVE)

Commentators: Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, Nastia Liukin, Andrea Joyce

Site: Indianapolis, Ind.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

USA SWIMMING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (taped)

Commentators: Ted Robinson, Rowdy Gaines, Carolyn Manno

Site: San Antonio, Texas

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

P&G CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S GYMNASTICS (LIVE)

Commentators: Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, Nastia Liukin, Andrea Joyce

Site: Indianapolis, Ind.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

AVP VOLLEYBALL (LIVE)

Commentators: Chris Marlowe, Kevin Wong, Dain Blanton

Site: Manhattan Beach, Calif.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

MATCH OF THE DAY (LIVE)

Commentators: Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Mustoe

Site: TBA

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD: JACK TO KING PT 2 (taped)

Commentators: Rebecca Lowe

Site: TBA

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS (taped)

Commentators: Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, Craig Masback, Todd Harris

Site: Beijing, China

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ASICS WORLD SERIES OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL (LIVE)

Commentators: Chris Marlowe, Kevin Wong, Dain Blanton

Site: Long Beach, Calif.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS (taped)

Commentators: Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, Craig Masback, Todd Harris

Site: Beijing, China

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ASICS WORLD SERIES OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL (LIVE)

Commentators: Chris Marlowe, Kevin Wong, Dain Blanton

Site: Long Beach, Calif.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE: STAGE 7 (LIVE)

Commentators: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Steve Schlanger, Christian Vande Velde

Site: Golden, Colo. to Denver, Colo.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

PREMIER LEAGUE ON NBC: TOTTENHAM V. EVERTON (LIVE)

Commentators: Arlo White, Graeme Le Saux

Site: White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, U.K.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS (taped)

Commentators: Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, Craig Masback, Todd Harris

Site: Beijing, China

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BREEDER’S CUP CHALLENGE SERIES: TRAVERS / SWORD DANCE (LIVE)

Commentators: Laffit Pincay III, Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Donna Brothers, Eddie Olczyk, Bob Neumeier

Site: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

DEW TOUR: LOS ANGELES: SKATE STREET (taped)

Commentators: Todd Richards, Chris Miller, Chris Pastras

Site: Los Angeles, Calif.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS (taped)

Commentators: Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, Craig Masback, Todd Harris

Site: Beijing, China

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

GLOBAL RALLY CROSS: MID SEASON RECAP (taped)

Commentators: TBA

Site: TBA

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

AVP VOLLEYBALL (LIVE)

Commentators: Chris Marlowe, Kevin Wong, Dain Blanton

Site: Chicago, Ill.

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

NFL PRESEASON: ARIZONA CARDINALS @ OAKLAND RAIDERS (LIVE)

Commentators: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

Site: Oakland, Calif.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

DEW TOUR: LOS ANGELES: SKATE STREETSTYLE (taped)

Commentators: Todd Richards, Chris Miller, Chris Pastras

Site: Los Angeles, Calif.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

COUNTDOWN TO GREEN (LIVE)

Commentators: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns

Site: Darlington, S.C.

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACE – DARLINGTON (LIVE)

Commentators: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns

Site: Darlington, S.C.

7:30 p.m. –11:00 p.m.

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL: TEXAS LONGHORNS @ NOTRE DAME (LIVE)

Commentators: Dan Hicks, Doug Flutie, Kathryn Tappen

Site: South Bend, Ind.

SUNDAY, SEPT 6, 2015

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PGA TOUR PLAYOFF SPECIAL (taped)

Commentators: TBA

Site: TBA

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PGA TOUR DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP (LIVE)

Commentators: Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller, Gary Koch, Mark Rolfing, Roger Maltbie, Notah Begay, Peter Jacobsen, Steve Sands

Site: Boston, Mass.

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

COUNTDOWN TO GREEN (LIVE)

Commentators: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns

Site: Darlington, S.C.

7:20 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE – DARLINGTON (LIVE)

Commentators: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns

Site: Darlington, S.C.

MONDAY, SEPT 7, 2015

1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PGA TOUR DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP (LIVE)

Commentators: Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller, Gary Koch, Mark Rolfing, Roger Maltbie, Notah Begay, Peter Jacobsen, Steve Sands

Site: Boston, Mass.

THURSDAY, SEPT 10, 2015

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NFL KICKOFF 2015 (LIVE)

Commentators: Bob Costas, Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Peter King, Mike Florio, Hines Ward

Site: Foxborough, Mass.

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (LIVE)

Commentators: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

Site: Foxborough, Mass.

SATURDAY, SEPT 12, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

PREMIER LEAGUE ON NBC: MANCHESTER UNITED V. LIVERPOOL (LIVE)

Commentators: Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux

Site: Old Trafford, Manchester, U.K.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE (LIVE)

Commentators: Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Mustoe

Site: TBA

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DEW TOUR: LOS ANGELES: SKATE VERT (taped)

Commentators: Todd Richards, Chris Miller, Chris Pastras

Site: Los Angeles, Calif.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS (LIVE)

Commentators: Marv Albert, Liam McHugh, Ray Leonard, BJ Flores, Kenny Rice

Site: Foxwoods, Conn.

SUNDAY, SEPT 13, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LPGA EVIAN MASTERS (taped)

Commentators: Terry Gannon, Tom Abbott, Judy Rankin, Jerry Foltz, Sandy McKenzie

Site: Evian-Les-Bains, France

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS (taped)

Commentators: Todd Richards

Site: TBA

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

VUELTA A ESPANA (taped)

Commentators: TBA

Site: TBA

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

GLOBAL RALLY CROSS (taped)

Commentators: TBA

Site: Los Angeles, Calif.

7:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (LIVE)

Commentators: Bob Costas, Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Peter King, Mike Florio, Hines Ward, Kathryn Tappen

Site: Dallas, Texas

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: NEW YORK GIANTS @ DALLAS COWBOYS (LIVE)

Commentators: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

Site: Dallas, Texas

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NBCSN PRESENTS COVERAGE OF MECUM AUCTIONS: MONTEREY AND LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP UTAH NATIONAL THIS WEEKEND

NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions Coverage From Monterey Begins Tomorrow, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. ET, Followed by Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis at 10 p.m. ET

NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra Combine to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Utah National

NBCSN’s New Automotive Reality Series – Mobsteel – Premieres Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, Immediately Following Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan

NBC Presents Red Bull Global RallyCross from Washington D.C. Saturday at 3 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 12, 2015 – NBC Sports Group presents more than 40 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend, including more than 15 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage from its Monterey event on NBCSN, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National on NBCSN, and NBC’s coverage of Red Bull Global RallyCross from Washington D.C.

This week’s motorsports slate also features a pair of original programs. NBCSN presents the series premiere of Mobsteel – the new automotive reality series that follows a Detroit-based custom-car shop which transforms vintage American cars into modern-day street machines – this Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following Sprint Cup Series Racing from Michigan. NBCSN will also air a new episode of Mecum Dealmakers, showcasing the top stories and classic cars from its Indianapolis auction, tomorrow, Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

 
NBCSN’S MECUM AUCTIONS COVERAGE FROM MONTEREY BEGINS TOMORROW, AUG. 13 AT 8 P.M. ET, FOLLOWED BY MECUM DEALMAKERS: INDIANAPOLIS AT 10 P.M. ET

NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions presentation from Monterey will be highlighted by more than 25 Ferraris that will cross the auction block this weekend. Featured Ferraris include a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS, formerly owned by casino magnate and Western U.S. Ferrari distributor Bill Harrah, with many expected to earn upwards of $2 million dollars at auction.

Coverage begins Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a five-hour Mecum Auctions: Monterey block on Friday, starting at 7 p.m. ET. NBCSN presents a pair of Mecum Auctions telecasts on Saturday, airing at 12:30 p.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, and concludes its coverage with a four-hour presentation on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.

Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site in Kissimmee, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens.

NBCSN’s presentation of Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis will air Thursday at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following coverage from Monterey. Dealmakers highlights the most interesting stories from this year’s auction at Indianapolis, known as one of the year’s top auctions for muscle cars.

 


NBCSN AND NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COMBINE TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP UTAH NATIONAL ON SATURDAY

The penultimate weekend of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship takes place this Saturday with the Utah National in Tooele, Utah. Ryan Dungey enters the weekend with his third 450 Class championship in sight, holding a commanding 79-point lead, while Jeremy Martin and Marvin Musquin are separated by just two points in the 250 Class standings with two races left.

Saturday’s coverage begins on Live Extra with practice at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by the pre-show at 2 p.m. ET. MAVTV presents Moto 1 coverage at 3 p.m. ET, and NBCSN’s Moto 2 coverage will air at 11 p.m. ET.

Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call the action.

 
NBCSN’S NEW AUTOMOTIVE REALITY SERIES – MOBSTEEL – PREMIERES SUNDAY AT 6 P.M. ET, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SPRINT CUP RACING FROM MICHIGAN

NBCSN’s new automotive reality series – Mobsteel – premieres this Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. The show follows a Detroit-based custom car shop that transforms vintage American cars into modern-day street machines, led by founder Adam Genei, his wife Pam Genei, and their team of custom-car specialists.

Sunday’s series premiere focuses on the restoration of a 1953 Packard, a car that was “reserved for the elite of the elite.” It includes a trip to the old Packard Automotive Plant to search for vintage parts, as well as a meeting with Allan Hill, the custodian of the plant for more than nine years.

New episodes will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN following Sunday’s series premiere, with encore presentations of the prior week’s episode airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.  Next Wednesday’s episode focuses on a 1963 Lincoln Continental that the team works to restore for a second-generation Detroit-area pipefitter who is looking for the Mobsteel car of his dreams. Click here for more information on Mobsteel.

 


NBC PRESENTS RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS FROM WASHINGTON D.C. SATURDAY AT 3 P.M. ET

NBC continues its 2015 Red Bull Global RallyCross coverage with action this weekend in Washington D.C. on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Ken Block (Hoonigan Racing Division) continues to lead the driver championship standings (260 points), following a win at the first race in the Detroit doubleheader on July 25.

Toby Moody (play-by-play) will call the action, alongside NBC Sports Group motorsports analyst Townsend Bell, and reporters Kristen Kenney and Will Christien.

 


NBCSN PRESENTS A DOUBLE FEATURE OF NASCAR WITH SPRINT CUP RACING FROM MICHIGAN AND XFINITY SERIES RACING FROM MID-OHIO THIS WEEKEND

Earlier today, NBCSN announced this weekend’s NASCAR coverage, beginning Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET with the XFINITY Series Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio, followed by Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Click here for more info.

Following is this weekend’s motorsports coverage on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra.

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thur., August 13 Mecum Auctions: Monterey* 8 p.m. ET NBCSN
  Mecum Dealmakers: Indianapolis 10 p.m. ET NBCSN
Fri., August 14 Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Michigan 11 a.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series First Practice – Mid-Ohio 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Final Practice – Mid-Ohio 3 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Michigan 5 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR America 6 p.m. NBCSN
  Mecum Auctions: Monterey* 7 p.m NBCSN
Sat., August 15 Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Michigan 8:30 a.m. CNBC
XFINITY Series Qualifying – Mid-Ohio 11 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Michigan 11:30 a.m. CNBC
  Mecum Auctions: Monterey* 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Practice 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
  Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Pre-Show 2 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Red Bull Global RallyCross – Washington D.C.* 3 p.m. NBC
XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 3 p.m. NBCSN
  Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Moto 1 3 p.m. MAVTV
XFINITY Series Race – Mid-Ohio 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
  Mecum Auctions: Monterey* 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Utah National – Moto 2* 11 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., August 16 NASCAR America Sunday 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 2 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Race – Michigan 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Post Race  – Michigan 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mobsteel – Series Premiere 6 p.m. NBCSN
  Mecum Auctions: Monterey* 7 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Victory Lap 11 p.m. NBCSN

*denotes delayed presentation

 

MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this week’s motorsports coverage 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, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.


MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.

MotorSportsTalk’s content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:

 

  • Luke Smith is creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. Smith works alongside Tony DiZinno in providing F1 content on MotorSportsTalk He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.

 

  • Tony DiZinno has most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and provides open wheel coverage on MotorSportsTalk. DiZinno has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.

 

To explore the site, please visit MotorSportsTalk.nbcsports.com or www.NBCSports.com.

SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties.

 

– NBC SPORTS GROUP –

NBCSN PRESENTS A NASCAR DOUBLE FEATURE WITH SPRINT CUP RACING FROM MICHIGAN AND XFINITY SERIES RACING FROM MID-OHIO THIS WEEKEND

NBCSN’S XFINITY Series Race Coverage from Mid-Ohio Begins Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race from Michigan at 2:30 p.m. ET

NBCSN Analyst Jeff Burton and Legendary Owner Jack Roush talk Flying, Driving and Careers in NASCAR

NBCSN’s New Automotive Reality Series – Mobsteel – Premieres Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, Immediately Following Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan

NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra Present Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Utah National and Mecum Auctions: Monterey This Weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 12, 2015 – On the heels of Joey Logano’s sweep at “The Glen,”and a second consecutive race determined by bold fuel mileage calculations and caution flag prediction, NBCSN heads to the Midwest for a full weekend of NASCAR coverage. NBCSN presents the NASCAR XFINITY Series Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, followed by Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

NBCSN’s weekend of NASCAR coverage begins at Michigan International Speedway on Friday with Sprint Cup Series practice presented by DraftKings at 11 a.m. ET. Rick Allen will call the action alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte and 21-time Sprint Cup winner Jeff Burton, while Kelli Stavast and Mike Massaro patrol pit road. Coverage shifts to Mid-Ohio with the first XFINITY Series practice on NBCSN at 1:30 p.m. and the final XFINITY series practice live at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Live Extra. Leigh Diffey handles play-by-play duties and Dale Jarrett joins as lead analyst for XFINITY Series coverage. Reporters Jim Noble, Alex Hayden and Dave Burns handle coverage trackside at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. NASCAR coverage returns to NBCSN at 5 p.m. ET with Sprint Cup Series qualifying from “MIS” announced by Allen, Letarte, Burton, Stavast and Marty Snider. Friday’s coverage concludes with NASCAR America anchored by Krista Voda alongside analysts Kyle Petty and 2009 winner at “MIS” Brian Vickers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Specialty reporter Rutledge Wood and Massaro contribute to the coverage.

Saturday’s practice coverage kicks off on CNBC with Sprint Cup Series practice at 8:30 a.m. ET, handled by Allen, Burton, Vickers and Snider with Stavast reporting trackside. XFINITY Series qualifying unfolds on NBC Sports Live Extra at 11 a.m. ET. On CNBC, the final Sprint Cup practice gets rolling at 11:30 a.m. ET with Allen, Letarte and Vickers in the booth, while Snider, Massaro and Wood patrol the track. Saturday’s main event begins on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET with the XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show, followed by XFINITY Series Racing from Mid-Ohio at 3:30 p.m. ET.
NASCAR Sprint Cup racing Sunday begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NASCAR America Sunday presented by DraftKings before transitioning into the Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Served by Sonic Pre-Race Show at 2 p.m. ET. Voda hosts both shows alongside analysts Petty and Vickers. Marty Snider, Massaro, Stavast, Burns and Wood chime in with driver interviews and insights. Burton sits down with his old boss and CEO of Roush Fenway Racing, Jack Roush, in a special pre-race feature. Burton and Roush discuss their memories together, and Roush’s love of flying. At 73-years-old, the “Cat in the Hat” reflects on his passion for racing, his time at Ford Motor Company, and what being at his backyard track, “MIS,” means to him.

Also during Countdown to Green, Burton explores Michigan’s two-mile track from behind the wheel of NBC Sports’ Toyota Camry On Track Car, showcasing what lies ahead for drivers on NASCAR’s fastest track. With only four races left before the 16-driver field is set for the Chase, drivers on the bubble are looking at “MIS” as an opportunity to break through with a win. The green flag drops at 2:46 p.m. ET with Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan.

NBCSN’s weekend of race coverage concludes at 11 p.m. ET with NASCAR Victory Lap hosted by Carolyn Manno and Frank Stoddard. Following a full weekend of NASCAR coverage on NBCSN, NASCAR Victory Lap is the destination for fans each Sunday night. Scanner audio and post-race interviews provide a comprehensive look back at the most compelling stories from the weekend.

NBCSN’S NEW AUTOMOTIVE REALITY SERIES – MOBSTEEL – PREMIERES SUNDAY AT 6 P.M. ET, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SPRINT CUP RACING FROM MICHIGAN

NBCSN presents the series premiere of Mobsteel – the new automotive reality series that follows a Detroit-based custom-car shop which transforms vintage American cars into modern-day street machines – this Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following Sprint Cup Series Racing from Michigan.

Mobsteel follows founder Adam Genei and his team of custom-car specialists, including his wife Pam Genei, as they restore vehicles ranging from the finest relics of the American automotive boom, to an old International Harvester Loadstar, and much more.

In addition, Sunday’s pre-race coverage in Michigan features a conversation with Rutledge Wood and Adam Genei. Genei will talk with Wood about what inspired him to open his own shop, growing up in the Detroit area, and much more. Two of Mobsteel’s custom cars will be on site at Michigan International Speedway and highlighted throughout the broadcast. Click here for more information on Mobsteel.

NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP UTAH NATIONAL AND MECUM AUCTIONS: MONTEREY COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND

NBC Sports Group’s extensive motorsports coverage this weekend includes the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Utah National, as well as comprehensive Mecum Auctions coverage from its Monterey event. A more detailed press release surrounding this weekend’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and Mecum Auctions coverage will be distributed later today.

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Fri., August 14 Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Michigan 11 a.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series First Practice – Mid-Ohio 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Final Practice – Mid-Ohio 3 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Michigan 5 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR America 7 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., August 15 Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Michigan 8:30 a.m. CNBC
XFINITY Series Qualifying – Mid-Ohio 11 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Michigan 11:30 a.m. CNBC
Global Rallycross – Washington, DC* 3 p.m. NBC
XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 3:00 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Race – Mid-Ohio 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Red Bull Series: Hare Scramble** 4:30 p.m. NBC
Lucas Oil Motocross – Salt Lake City* 11 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., August 16 NASCAR America Sunday 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 2 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Race – Michigan 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Michigan 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mobsteel – Series Premiere 6 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Victory Lap 11 p.m. NBCSN
Mon., August 17 NASCAR America 5:30 p.m. NBCSN

*denotes same-day delay
**tape delay

MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA


NBC Sports Live
Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this week’s NASCAR and IndyCar coverage 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, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.

 

NASCAR COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.com and NASCARTALK

NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of NASCAR, including contributions from on-air commentators.

To explore the site, please visit NBCSports.com/NASCAR and NASCARTalk.NBCSports.com/

@NBCSportsPR: @NBCSportsPR Publicity group Twitter account for NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regionals, NBC Sports Radio & all NBC Sports digital properties.

@NASCARonNBC: @NASCARonNBC The official Twitter account of NASCAR coverage on NBC and NBCSN provides exclusive access to drivers, NBC Sports NASCAR experts and behind-the-scenes content, as well up-to-the-minute news and highlights, including video and articles from MotorSportsTalk on NBCSports.com.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

– NBC SPORTS GROUP –

 

TIM HOWARD JOINS ARLO WHITE IN THE BOOTH TO CALL MANCHESTER CITY V. CHELSEA – CLASH OF PAST TWO CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND – THIS SUN., 11 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

Premier League Coverage Begins This Fri., Aug. 14, at 2:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live Followed by Aston Villa v. Manchester United

NBC Presents a New Premier League Download, Jack to a King, This Sat., Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. ET

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Mondays at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 12, 2015 – Defending champions Chelsea face last season’s runners-up, Manchester City, in a match between the past two champions of England this Sun., August 16, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this week. This matchup of two title favorites is loaded with talent, highlighted by last season’s Golden Boot winner (awarded to the league’s leading scorer) Sergio Aguero, who scored 26 goals for Manchester City, and Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League Player of the Year.

Everton and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard joins NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White in the booth to call the match. Howard calls Manchester City-Chelsea just one day after suiting up for Everton’s match against Southampton (Sat., August 15, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN).

This week’s Premier League coverage begins this Friday, August 14, at 2:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Aston Villa v. Manchester United on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Coverage continues on Saturday, August 15, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Southampton v. Everton at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents coverage of Tottenham v. Stoke City, and USA Network presents West Ham v. Leicester City. Leicester City come off a 4-2 win over Sunderland on Saturday, featuring two goals from Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, while West Ham come off a 2-0 away win over Arsenal on Sunday. Matches not featured on NBCSN or USA Network in the Saturday, 10 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

NBC presents a live, 1.5-hour Match of the Day at 12:30 p.m. ET. Rebecca Lowe hosts the program, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.

Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, NBC presents part one of a new, two-part Premier League Download, Jack to a King. Produced by YJB films, Jack to a King is a passionate portrait of the rise of Swansea City Football Club from near oblivion to the world stage of the Premier League. The program tells the story of the people who made the club what it is today, and a city that survives against all odds – through the German Blitzkrieg of World War II, industrial decline and recession. The second part of the program will air on Saturday, August 22, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

Coverage on Sunday, August 16, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Crystal Palace v. Arsenal at 8:30 a.m. ET. Live match coverage wraps up Monday, August 17, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Liverpool v. Bournemouth on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.

Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air at 11 p.m. ET each Monday throughout the Premier League season.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):

Date Time (ET) Match Network
Fri., Aug.14 2:30 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Fri., Aug.14 2:45 p.m. Aston Villa v. Manchester United NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Fri., Aug.14 4:45 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 15 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 15 7:45 a.m. Southampton v. Everton NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Tottenham v. Stoke City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. West Ham v. Leicester City USA
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Sunderland v. Norwich City Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Swansea City v. Newcastle Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 15 10 a.m. Watford v. West Bromwich Albion Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 15 12:30 p.m. Match of the Day NBC
Sat., Aug. 15 2 p.m. Premier League Download: Jack to a King NBC
Sat., Aug. 15 5 p.m. ET The 2 Robbies ‘Football’ Show NBC Sports Radio
Sun., Aug. 16 1 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 16 6 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 16 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 16 8:30 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 16 11 a.m. Manchester City v. Chelsea NBCSN, TELEMUNDO
Sun., Aug. 16 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 16 Midnight Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 17 1 a.m. Match of the Week NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 17 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 17 3 p.m. Liverpool v. Bournemouth NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Mon., Aug. 17 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 17 11 p.m. THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 17 11:30 p.m. Premier League Encore NBCSN

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

NBC SPORTS GROUP TO PRESENT MORE THAN 10 HOURS OF DEW TOUR LOS ANGELES COVERAGE ACROSS NBC, NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA AND DEWTOUR.COM

Coverage of Dew Tour Los Angeles Begins Friday at 7 p.m. ET on DewTour.com

First All-Skateboarding Event Descends on Downtown Los Angeles

Live Coverage of Street and Vert Skateboarding Competitions From Ace Hotel

Stamford, Conn. – August 12, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015 Dew Tour continues Friday at 7 p.m. ET on DewTour.com, when the Dew Tour hits the streets of Los Angeles for three days of skateboarding-only competition. Featuring a strong collection of the world’s best skateboard athletes, NBC Sports Group will present more than six hours of coverage across DewTour.com, and four hours of coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra, beginning August 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Friday’s coverage on DewTour.com will feature skateboard vert, returning for a record 11th consecutive year at the Dew Tour. Five-time Dew Tour Skateboard Vert Champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon will look to defend his 2014 title against all-star veterans Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek and Andy McDonald, as well as a strong collection of young talent including Alex Perelson.

The action continues Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on DewTour.com, with Dew Tour Los Angeles’ skateboard street competition. Mountain Dew athletes Paul Rodriguez, Trevor Colden and Sean Malto lead an impressive roster of athletes that also includes 2014 Dew Tour Champion Louie Lopez.

The epic weekend will culminate with the Dew Tour’s skateboard streetstyle competition at 4 p.m. ET on DewTour.com. Dew Tour Chicago winner Curren Caples looks to cap off an incredible summer with a second streetstyle victory of the season, but will be challenged by two-time streetstyle champion Ryan Sheckler, as well as 2014 Dew Tour Brooklyn winner Trevor Colden.

NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra will present Dew Tour Los Angeles in four one-hour specials airing on Sunday, August 30, at 12:30 p.m. ET (Skateboard Street Final), Saturday, September 5, at 1:30 p.m. ET (Skateboard Streetstyle Final), Saturday, September 12, at 3 p.m. ET (Skateboard Vert Final), and Sunday, October 4, at 1:30 p.m. ET (Best of Dew Tour Los Angeles). DewTour.com, the Dew Tour’s dedicated 24/7 digital platform, will stream live competitions and bring consumers exclusive Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access on desktops, mobile device and tablets.

For the first time ever, the Dew Tour will focus exclusively on the sport, lifestyle, art, music and culture of skateboarding. Centered around the Ace Hotel, Dew Tour Los Angeles will feature competitions in street, vert and the popular streetstyle discipline created by the Dew Tour three years ago. The 2015 streetstyle competition will take place in downtown Los Angeles on Broadway Street between Temple Street and 1st Street.

DEW TOUR LOS ANGELES BROADCAST AND LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE

DATE TIME COVERAGE PLATFORM
Friday, Aug. 14 7 p.m. Skateboard Vert Final DewTour.com
Saturday, Aug. 15 7 p.m. Skateboard Street Final Dew Tour.com
Sunday, Aug. 16 4 p.m. Skateboard Streetstyle Final DewTour.com
Sunday, Aug. 30 12:30 p.m. Skateboard Street Final NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra
Saturday, Sept. 5 1:30 p.m. Skateboard Streetstyle Final NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra
Saturday, Sept. 12 3 p.m. Skateboard Vert Final NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra
Sunday, Oct. 4 1:30 p.m. Best of Dew Tour Los Angeles NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra

*All times listed are ET

ABOUT DEW TOUR

The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle). Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on TVA, Fox Sports Australia, Extreme Sports Channel, ProSieben, DR and Sky TV. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, Bud Light, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, MIKE AND IKE® Candy and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

RYAN SEACREST NAMED LATE NIGHT HOST FOR NBC’S RIO OLYMPICS COVERAGE

Seacrest Returns to NBC Olympics after Serving as Special Correspondent for 2012 London Games

2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS -- Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Seacrest, Bob Costas, Al Michaels -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS — Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Seacrest, Bob Costas, Al Michaels — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 12, 2015 – With just under a year to go until the Opening Ceremony, NBC Olympics announced today that Ryan Seacrest will serve as host for NBC’s late night coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Seacrest served as a correspondent for NBC’s coverage of the 2012 London Games, which was the most-watched television event in U.S. history with more than 217 million viewers. In London, Seacrest interviewed U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and was one of the hosts of the Closing Ceremony.

“The late night atmosphere will be electric,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics. “And we’re thrilled to have Ryan Seacrest in the middle of it all capturing Rio’s unique flavor, talking to Olympic athletes, and telling the stories of the day.”

“Joining the NBC Olympics team at the 2012 London Games was an exhilarating experience,” said Seacrest. “I appreciate Jim Bell’s confidence, along with everyone at NBC Sports. I can’t wait to reunite with the team of broadcasters and producers for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and I look forward to hosting the live late night show.”

Ryan Seacrest is an internationally acclaimed host and producer for some of the most popular shows on broadcast and cable television, as well as on nationally-syndicated radio and local radio.

Seacrest is host of the primetime talent showcase “American Idol” on Fox, as well as host and executive producer of ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve program, “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” He also has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! Networks, including serving as host and producer of the E! Live from the Red Carpet awards programs. On radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as the nationally-syndicated “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest,” and the weekday vignette “Direct from Hollywood.”

Seacrest is also a successful entrepreneur with an Emmy-winning television production company, a men’s tailored clothing and accessories collection (Ryan Seacrest Distinction), and is an investor in several media and technology companies. His philanthropic efforts are focused on youth-oriented initiatives, including serving as Chairman of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation will have 10 broadcast media centers – Seacrest Studios – in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country by the end of 2015. He is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

THE OLYMPICS BEGIN AUGUST 5, 2016

About NBC Olympics

A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. The 2012 London Olympics were watched by 217 million Americans, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

Having produced every Summer Olympics since Seoul in 1988 and every Winter Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002, the networks of NBCUniversal are synonymous with the Games in the United States. NBCUniversal has the U.S. media rights on all platforms to all Olympic Games through 2032. At the conclusion of the 2032 Games, NBCUniversal will have presented 23 total Olympic Games and 17 consecutive, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories.

NBC has won an unprecedented 95 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award for its presentation of the Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008, which USA Today said was “the best overall Olympic experience ever provided by a U.S. network.”

–Rio 2016–

5 DAYS UNTIL PREMIERE OF NEW NBCSN AUTOMOTIVE REALITY SERIES – MOBSTEEL – THIS SUNDAY AT 6 P.M. ET

New Series Follows Detroit-Based Custom Car Shop That Transforms Vintage American Cars into Modern-Day Street Machines

Sunday’s Series Premiere Features 1953 Packard and Detroit’s Iconic Packard Automotive Plant

Mobsteel Debuts Sunday on NBCSN Immediately Following NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Michigan

New Episodes Air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 11, 2015 – In five days, NBCSN will present the series premiere of Mobsteel, the new automotive reality series which follows a Detroit-based custom car shop that transforms vintage American cars into modern-day street machines. The show debuts this Sunday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. ET, immediately following NBCSN’s coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Racing from Michigan International Speedway.

Mobsteel follows founder Adam Genei and his team of custom-car specialists, including his wife Pam Genei, as they restore vehicles ranging from the finest relics of the American automotive boom, to an old International Harvester Loadstar, and much more. Mobsteel is an existing custom-car shop that was founded more than 10 years ago, using vintage parts and Detroit steel to bring these ancient American cars back to life.

Sunday’s series premiere focuses on the restoration of a 1953 Packard, a car that was “reserved for the elite of the elite.” It includes a trip to the old Packard Automotive Plant to search for vintage parts, as well as a meeting with Allan Hill, the custodian of the plant for more than nine years.

New episodes will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN following Sunday’s series premiere, with encore presentations of the prior week’s episode airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.  Next Wednesday’s episode focuses on a 1963 Lincoln Continental that the team works to restore for a Detroit-area second-generation pipefitter who’s looking for the Mobsteel car of his dreams. Click here to see a preview of what’s coming up this season on Mobsteel.

In addition to Adam and Pam Genei, the Mobsteel team is comprised of Steve “Steve-O” Ryan (The Right Hand Man), Doug “Wheatbread” Hanes (The Builder), and Ron Coan (The Painter). Mobsteel is produced by Hoff Productions. Michael Hoff and Adam Moyer are executive producers.

Mobsteel complements NBC Sports Group’s robust catalogue of motorsports properties that exceeds 1,400 programming hours in 2015, including NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Red Bull Global RallyCross and Mecum Auctions.

Click here for more information on Mobsteel, including cast bios, video content and promotional photos.


ABOUT NBCSN

NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is a 24/7/365 sports network dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 85 million homes, the Emmy Award-winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Premier League, NASCAR, Formula One, IndyCar, Mecum Auctions, Tour de France, and the America’s Cup. In addition, NBCSN features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup, Premier Boxing Champions, Ironman, the Dew Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk, The Dan Patrick Show, Men in Blazers, and NHL Rivals, as well as original motorsports programming, including NASCAR America, Mecum Dealmakers, /DRIVE on NBCSN and Off the Grid.  NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

NBC’S VIKINGS-STEELERS NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME IS MOST-WATCHED NFL PRESEASON GAME IN 5 YEARS

Game Averages 11 Million Viewers – Up 29% From Last Year & Ranks as Most-Watched Sporting Event since Women’s World Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 11, 2015 – NBC’s telecast of the Minnesota Vikings’ 14-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday night’s NFL/Hall of Fame Game averaged 11.0 million viewers, ranking as the most-watched preseason NFL game on any network in five years, since NBC’s telecast of the 2010 NFL/Hall of Fame Game (11.4 million for Bengals-Cowboys), according to official national ratings released today by The Nielsen Company.

Vikings-Steelers topped last year’s NFL/Hall of Fame Game telecast by 29% (8.5 million viewers for Giants-Bills) and ranks as the most-watched sporting event since the Women’s World Cup Final on July 5, which featured the victorious U.S. team (Fox, 22.3 million viewers).

The telecast (8:11-11 p.m. ET), which earned a 6.6/12 U.S. household rating, led NBC to Sunday primetime victories in household rating, viewership and the Adult 18-49 demographic.

NBC’s second preseason game will air on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET and features wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals visiting quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders.

NBC TO BROADCAST 19 NFL GAMES IN 2015: As part of the agreement NBC signed with the NFL in December 2011, NBC, for the fourth straight season, will broadcast 19 regular-season games, including 17 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2015, and the annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC’s original Sunday Night Football agreement, which began in 2006, included 17 regular-season games. It was increased to 18 games in 2010.

SNF IS NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION: For four consecutive full television seasons, NBC’s Sunday Night Football has finished as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). This marks the only four times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.  For the 2014-2015 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (12.5 HH rating), most-watched show (21.3 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 program in the key Adults 18-49 demographic (7.7 rating).

2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thurs. Sept. 10 NFL Kickoff Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Sun. Sept. 13 Week 1 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Sun. Sept. 20 Week 2 Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
Sun. Sept. 27 Week 3 Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions
Sun. Oct. 4 Week 4 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Oct. 11 Week 5 San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
*Sun. Oct. 18 Week 6 New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
*Sun. Oct. 25 Week 7 Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers
*Sun. Nov. 1 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Nov. 8 Week 9 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Nov. 15 Week 10 Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
*Sun. Nov. 22 Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
**Thurs. Nov. 26 Week 12 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Nov. 29 Week 12 New England Patriots at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Dec. 6 Week 13 Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Dec. 13 Week 14 Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 20 Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Dec. 27 Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Jan. 3 Week 17 TBD

*Flex Week

** Thanksgiving Night Game

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–