NBC Sports To Provide Massive Coverage of IBU Biathlon World Cup
NBC Sports Group and the International Biathlon Union have reached a comprehensive, four-year media rights agreement beginning in December. NBC Olympics will showcase more than 90 hours of biathlon coverage throughout the 2018-19 season across NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app.
“Biathlon — the art of skiing fast and shooting straight — is one of the most unique and physically demanding winter sports, and it provides iconic moments at every Olympics,” says Jim Bell, President, Production & Programming, NBC Olympics. “So we are very excited to begin this partnership, and present year-round coverage through our expansive range of linear and digital assets.”
NBC Sports’ 2018-19 IBU Biathlon World Cup schedule includes events in Pokljuka, Slovenia (Dec. 2 – 9); Hochfilzen, Austria (Dec. 13 – 16); Oberhof, Germany (Jan. 10 – 13); Salt Lake City, Utah (Feb. 14 – 17); and Oslo, Norway (March 21 – 25). NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2019 IBU World Championships from Östersund, Sweden, begins March 7 and continues through March 17. NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present nearly 20 hours of World Championships programming.
Additional IBU Biathlon coverage will also be available on NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product powered by Playmaker Media — and the Olympic Channel digital platforms. “Snow Pass” is available for purchase now for $69.99 by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. All events can be streamed live via NBC Sports Gold and the Olympic Channel app throughout the season.