U.S. Ski & Snowboard and NBC Sports Group Renew Media Rights Agreement Through 2021-22
STAMFORD, Conn. – NBC Sports Group and U.S. Ski & Snowboard have renewed their media rights agreement through the 2021-22 season, both parties announced today. Under the agreement, NBC Sports will present 40+ hours of coverage of U.S. Ski & Snowboard events across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and its subscription service NBC Sports Gold. NBC Sports and U.S. Ski and Snowboard have been partners since 1998.
Coverage will include seven U.S.-based events for the next three seasons: including the FIS Alpine World Cup events at Killington, Vt, for the women, and Beaver Creek, Colo., for the men; FIS Freestyle World Cup events at Copper Mountain, Colo., Mammoth Mountain, Calif., and Deer Valley, Utah; and two new events – the Visa Big Air presented by Land Rover in Atlanta, and the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Minneapolis.
“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with U.S. Ski and Snowboard, featuring some of the world’s fastest, most creative, and gravity-defying athletes,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “And any time these exciting competitions are happening across some of America’s greatest resort destinations, fans will be able to watch whenever, and wherever, they want.”
“We are thrilled to extend our agreement with longstanding partner NBC Sports through the 2021-22 season,” said Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO. “Our relationship with NBC Sports is a valuable platform to be able to share our sports and athletes with fans across the nation as they prepare for Beijing 2022. We have an amazing season ahead and between the HomeLight Killington Cup – which has drawn record numbers on the World Cup circuit in both attendance and viewership – as well as new events on the calendar like the Visa Big Air presented by Land Rover, and the FIS Coop Cross Country World Cup in Minneapolis, we have a big opportunity to share the excitement with the world through the eyes of NBC Sports.”
For the 2019-20 season, 12 hours of coverage will be presented on NBC, 21.5 on NBCSN, and 10 on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Coverage begins on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with a live presentation of the first run of the women’s slalom at the HomeLight Killington Cup in Killington, Vt.. Coverage on NBC begins shortly thereafter with the second women’s slalom run at 3:30 p.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA begins its U.S. Ski & Snowboard coverage on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the Xfinity Birds of Prey men’s downhill from Beaver Creek, Colo., at 1 pm ET.
All coverage on NBC and NBCSN will live stream via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage airing on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will live stream on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer product – will also stream all U.S. Ski & Snowboard events via “Snow Pass,” which provides fans access to live and on-demand domestic and international competitions of seven Olympic winter sports. Click here for more information.
NOTE: NBC Sports’ entire alpine schedule for the 2019-20 season, including international FIS events, will be released soon. Click here for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2019-20 FIS Snowboarding World Cup schedule.
Release courtesy of NBC.