NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS THROUGH 2015
Nine Red Bull Global Rallycross Races to Air on NBC in 2014
Race Coverage Begins from Top Gear Festival in Barbados on Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC
Veteran Rallycross Play-by-Play Voice Tes Sewell, NBC Sports Group Motorsports Analyst Townsend Bell to Call Action This Season
STAMFORD, Conn. - April 2, 2014 - NBC Sports Group has announced a multi-year partnership with Red Bull Global Rallycross today through the 2015 season, presenting up to nine Red Bull Global Rallycross races annually the next two years. Coverage begins Saturday, May 24 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC with the first race of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season from the Top Gear Festival in Barbados.
Additional race locations this year include New York, Washington D.C., Daytona, Detroit, Charlotte, Los Angeles Seattle, and the season finale in Las Vegas in November. Red Bull Global Rallycross features some of the world's premier rallycross drivers, including Ken Block, Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
"We are thrilled to partner with Red Bull Global Rallycross and present more than 10 hours of original motorsports content on NBC," said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming and Owned Properties, NBC Sports Group. "NBC Sports Group is one of the premier destinations for motorsports coverage, and the addition of Red Bull Global Rallycross to the NBC Sports family reiterates our commitment to the category."
"Our fan base is growing exponentially, and being on NBC is an important step in meeting the demand out there for our Red Bull Global Rallycross motor sports platform." said Colin Dyne, CEO, Red Bull Global Rallycross. "This partnership gives our fans incredible flexibility in how they view our races and we look forward to introducing the non-stop action of our sport to millions more households this season."
Veteran motorsports play-by-play announcer Tes Sewell will call the action this season, joined by NBC Sports Group motorsports analyst and active driver Townsend Bell.
In addition to NBC's coverage of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, NBCSN will air encore presentations of all nine events this season, and all content will be streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.
2014 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS SCHEDULE ON NBC
Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., May 24 Top Gear Festival - Barbados* NBC 1 p.m.
Sun., June 22 Red Bull Global Rallycross - Washington D.C. NBC 2 p.m.
Sun., July 20 Red Bull Global Rallycross - New York NBC 2 p.m.
Sat., July 26 Red Bull Global Rallycross - Charlotte NBC 2 p.m.
Sun., August 3 Red Bull Global Rallycross - Detroit NBC 2 p.m.
Sat., August 23 Red Bull Global Rallycross - Daytona NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., September 20 Red Bull Global Rallycross - Los Angeles NBC 5 p.m.
Sun., September 28 Red Bull Global Rallycross - Seattle* NBC 2:30 p.m.
Sun., November 16 Red Bull Global Rallycross - Las Vegas* NBC 2 p.m.
*Denotes tape-delayed presentation
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will stream coverage of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season 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.
Games airing on:
· NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
· 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.
ABOUT RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS
Designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com
MOTORSPORTS ON NBC AND NBCSN
NBC Sports Group is one of the premier destinations for motorsports coverage in the U.S., providing more than 500 hours of programming annually across its broadcast, cable and digital platforms. NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive grand prix coverage of all 19 events in the 2014 Formula One season and coverage of 13 events from the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series. Beginning in 2015, NBCUniversal will hold exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional & Touring Series events and other live content. In addition to GP2 and Indy Lights, the developmental series for F1 and IndyCar, NBC Sports Group's extensive motorsports programming includes the Red Bull Signature Series, Red Bull Global Rallycross, AMA Motorcross, ARCA Racing, TORC: The Off-Road Championship, and original programming like NASCAR AMERICA and F1 Countdown.