via press release:
NBCSN TO PRESENT 15 HOURS OF LIVE U.S. OLYMPIC CURLING TRIALS COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
Coverage Begins Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET with Match 1 of Men’s and Women’s Curling Trials
Kicks Off NBC Olympics’ Unprecedented 34.5 Hours of Live Coverage of 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials Across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 13, 2013 – NBC Olympics’ unprecedented 34.5 hours of live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials begins this weekend, when NBCSN will present 15 hours of live Trials coverage of the men’s and women’s curling finals from Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream all men’s and women’s curling finals matches via “TV Everywhere.”
Coverage begins on Friday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Match 1 of both men’s and women’s Trials. Coverage of Match 2 of the men’s Trials on NBCSN on Saturday, November 16 will start at 3:30 p.m. ET, followed by Match 2 of the women’s Trials from 8-11 p.m. ET. Match 3 of both Trials, if necessary, will air on Sunday, November 17 starting at noon. The U.S. men’s curling team will have to qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games following the Trials.
Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), John Benton (analyst) and Steve Sands (reporter) will provide live commentary.
|Fri., November 15||Men’s & Women’s Curling Trials – Match 1||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|Sat., November 16||Men’s Curling Trials – Match 2||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|Women’s Curling Trials – Match 2||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sun., November 17||Men’s Curling Trials – Match 3*||NBCSN||Noon|
|Women’s Curling Trials – Match 3*|
*If no Match 3, Match 2 from Saturday will re-air
NBC Olympics will present an unprecedented 34.5 hours of live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra in the months leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Coverage will feature six sports – speed skating, short track, hockey, ski jumping, Nordic combined and curling.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream live, comprehensive coverage of all men’s and women’s curling finals matches 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 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.
Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
THE OLYMPICS BEGIN FEB. 6, 2014
With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, February 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday February 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, February 6, 2014, is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in the slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.