Three Hours of Live Coverage on NBC, Four Hours on NBCSN, Seven Hours on Universal Sports Network
Olympians Kerry Walsh Jennings, April Ross, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal to Compete
Final Rio Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Qualifier Held in the United States
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2015 – NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network will serve up 14 hours of coverage of the 2015 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball this weekend from Long Beach, Calif., including three hours of live television coverage on NBC, four hours on NBCSN, and seven hours on Universal Sports Network. Additionally, NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all NBC and NBCSN telecasts.
Featuring the world’s top beach volleyball athletes, including 40 Olympians, the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball will serve as the final Rio Olympic Games beach volleyball qualifying event played in the United States. The event will bring together the best American teams, along with a strong collection of international talent. Athletes participating in the 2015 World Series of Beach Volleyball include Americans; Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena, and Sean Rosenthal as well as many of the top beach volleyball players from Brazil, Italy and Germany. All athletes will compete for a prize purse of $800,000.
NBC, NBCSN, UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK
Television coverage begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC, and continues through Tuesday on NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports Network.
Olympic gold medalist and veteran play-by-play commentator Chris Marlowe will call the action from Long Beach. Marlowe will be joined by beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong, who will serve as an analyst. Dain Blanton will report from the sideline.
ASICS WORLD SERIES OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|Saturday||Women’s and Men’s Semifinal||NBC||4:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||Men’s Semi Round 1||Universal Sports||3 a.m.|
|Sunday||Men’s Semi Round 2||Universal Sports||4 a.m.|
|Sunday||Women’s Semi Round 2||Universal Sports||5 a.m.|
|Sunday||Women’s Bronze Medal||Universal Sports||1 p.m.|
|Sunday||Women’s Gold Medal||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||Men’s Bronze Medal||Universal Sports||4:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||Men’s Gold Medal||Universal Sports||6 p.m.|
|Monday||Women’s Gold Medal*||Universal Sports||2 a.m.|
|Tuesday||Women’s and Men’s Gold/Bronze Medal*||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
All times listed are ET. Subject to change.
*Denotes encore presentation
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of the World Series of Beach Volleyball for all NBC and NBCSN telecasts. The majority of coverage will be provided via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/liveextra The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
For a full list of confirmed athletes and additional ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball event information, visit http://www.wsobv.com.
— NBC SPORTS GROUP —