Industry Press Release

Universal Sports Network Provides Exclusive Live Streaming Coverage of First Tracks the 2012 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Announcement on UniversalSports.com

11/04/2011

Olympic Gold Medalists Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety and Bode Miller will be On-Hand for Announcement this Saturday November 5 in Vail, CO 

Los Angeles, CA ( November 3, 2011) — Universal Sports Network gears up for live streaming of First Tracks the 2012 U.S. Alpine Ski Team announcement this Saturday, November 5 in Vail, CO. UniversalSports.com will provide exclusive live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Alpine skiing’s brightest stars will be on-hand for the announcement, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety and Bode Miller. World Championship medalist and Universal Sports ski analyst Doug Lewis will host the event.

The U.S. Ski Team will compete against international competition throughout the winter ski season, including on Universal Sports Network during its extensive, multiplatform coverage of the 2011-2012 International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup. Next up will be stops in Levi, Finland (Nov. 12-13) and LIVE coverage from Lake Louise, Canada (Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 2-4).

Universal Sports’ comprehensive online coverage will include live streaming of Ski World Cup events for a subscription price of $59.99 for the entire season, or $7.99 for each stop. For more information, go to http://www.universalsports.com/alpine-skiing/index.html

The First Tracks live event and Alpine Ski World Cup coverage will feature Universal Sports Network’s national marketing campaign alerting viewers about its transition from over-the-air distribution to a multi-platform, high definition cable, satellite and IPTV service beginning in 2012.  Viewers can make their voices heard by calling 1-800-55-GET-US to speak with their TV providers, demand access to Universal Sports Network and upgrade their experience through Universal Sports in HD, or by following this link: I Want Universal Sports

Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States.  Universal Sports is currently available over the air in 52 markets nationwide, including all of the nation’s top 10 media markets and 20 of the top 25, and on DIRECTV.  Major world championship sports events aired on Universal Sports include track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, marathons, figure skating, cycling and rugby.  The network’s website, UniversalSports.com, delivers an immersive user experience via live and on-demand competition coverage, interaction with top athletes through interviews and blogs and in-depth access to Olympic sports news and information year-round.  For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.