RCN BRINGS CUSTOMERS NBCUNIVERSAL’S COVERAGE OF 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES FROM SOCHI, RUSSIA, FEBRUARY 6 - 23
Video Subscribers Gain Access to Live Coverage of Every Event on Multiple Platforms
PRINCETON, NJ – February 5, 2014 – – RCN, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, to commence on Thursday, February 6, and run through Sunday, February 23. RCN’s Digital TV video subscribers will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic programming, including every Olympic competition, live and on-demand and across multiple platforms. In addition to enjoying extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), MSNBC, CNBC, and USA Network, subscribers can stay connected to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games wherever they go via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, America’s premier Olympic digital destinations. Like no other event to date, the Olympic Games have been, and continue to be, a watershed moment for “TV Everywhere,” helping to drive awareness and usage.
“At RCN we’re committed to offering great entertainment to our customers. We’re excited to bring our subscribers NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 1,500+ hours of coverage,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Officer at RCN. "Whether at home or on the go, our customers will be able to keep up with NBCUniversal’s around-the-clock Games content, in HD picture quality, with fast Internet speeds and on multiple devices.”
The following multiplatform offerings from NBCUniversal will allow RCN customers to watch and be a part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games through their televisions, PCs, and mobile and tablet apps.
NBCUniversal’s Olympics Experience on RCN Includes:
Pre-Games: Viewers can access more than 100 pre-Games clips in HD via set-top box and RCN’s website, including select highlights from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
In-Games: Each day during the Sochi Games, NBCUniversal will offer a digital figure skating show called “Olympic Ice”. Also during the Games, NBCUniversal will offer more than 350 highlight clips and 150 full-length event replays available within 24 hours of an event’s completion, all in HD, available both via NBCOlympics.com and set-top box.
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 Feb. 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 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.
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