Peacock Premium Becomes Exclusive Live Streaming Home of NBC’s Figure Skating Coverage
Figure skating coverage will move from the NBC Sports Gold “Figure Skating Pass” to Peacock Premium beginning this month, which complements coverage on NBC and NBCSN. Fans can subscribe to Peacock Premium now ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season this month, beginning by providing access to major domestic and international competitions during the 2020-21 season.
Peacock Premium will feature select live event coverage as well as on-demand replay coverage of figure skating throughout the season. Competition on Peacock Premium will kick off with coverage of ‘Skate America’ on October 23 with the ladies’ short program from Las Vegas. Programming from Skate America will begin with the Practice Cam, beginning on October 22. In addition to live coverage of the 2020 ISU Championship Events, Peacock Premium will be the home of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series, presented by Toyota. The Championship Series will serve as qualifying for the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which also will be shown live on Peacock Premium. The full library of archived replays that exists on NBC Sports Gold will continue to be accessible to Figure Skating Pass subscribers through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
“We are thrilled to be adding Figure Skating coverage to Peacock as we continue to expand our sports offering on the platform. Fans watching NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2020-21 Figure Skating season can expect world-class coverage as these athletes continue to prepare for competition on the world’s biggest stage,” said Rick Cordella, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock. “This is an exciting move for the sport of figure skating in the United States, especially for our fans who will have even better access to watch their favorite skaters compete at the most prestigious competitions in the World,” said Ramsey Baker, U.S. Figure Skating’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This will increase the reach and exposure that both the sport of figure skating and the World’s best skaters have in reaching a new audience.”
The following events will be part of Peacock Premium’s figure skating coverage:
- Skate America
- Skate Canada International
- Cup of China
- Internationaux de France
- Rostelecom Cup
- NHK Trophy
- U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series (Senior and Junior)
- 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships
- ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2021
- ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2021
- 2021 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships (Senior and Junior)
- ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021
- ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2021
Figure skating coverage will still be available on both NBC and NBCSN throughout the season, with a full schedule available this month.