NBC SPORTS GROUP TO PROVIDE MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF 2017 WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS COVERAGE

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World Women’s Curling Championship From Beijing Begins Friday at 1 a.m. ET Live on Universal HD – Team USA vs. Scotland in Pool Play

World Men’s Curling Championship From Edmonton Begins Saturday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET Live on NBCSN – Team USA vs. Switzerland in Pool Play

NBCSN to Present Coverage of World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship – New Olympic Event – April 27-29

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 15, 2017 – NBC Sports Group will present comprehensive coverage of the 2017 World Curling Championships over the next month, totaling more than 100 hours of coverage, including more than 80 live hours, across NBCSN, Universal HD, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

The World Women’s Curling Championship will take place March 17-26 in Beijing, China, while the World Men’s Curling Championship will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and will take place April 1-9.

In addition to the World Women’s and Men’s Curling Championships, NBCSN will also present coverage of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, on April 27-29. Mixed doubles curling will make its Olympic debut at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.

Live coverage of the World Women’s Curling Championship begins Friday at 1 a.m. ET on Universal HD, when Team USA faces Scotland in their first match of pool play.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide comprehensive live streaming coverage of the World Curling Championships.

Jason Knapp (play-by-play), Steve Schlanger (play-by-play), 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson (analyst), and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Kevin Martin (analyst) will combine to provide commentary throughout the 2017 World Curling Championships.

Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.


WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – MARCH 17-26

Team USA is led by skip Nina Roth along with Tabitha Peterson (vice skip), Aileen Geving (second), Becca Hamilton (lead), and Cory Christensen (alternate). Last year, Team USA finished sixth at the World Women’s Curling Championships in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Switzerland is the three-time defending champion.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s World Women’s Curling Championship coverage:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., March 17 Pool Play – Team USA vs. Scotland Universal HD 1 a.m.
Sat., March 18 Pool Play – Team USA vs. Sweden Universal HD 7 a.m.
Pool Play – Team USA vs. Sweden (Encore) NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., March 19 Pool Play – Team USA vs. Canada NBCSN 9 p.m.
Mon., March 20 Pool Play – Canada vs. Russia Streaming* 2 a.m.
Pool Play – Canada vs. Switzerland Universal HD 7 a.m.
Pool Play – Canada vs. South Korea Universal HD 9 p.m.
Tues., March 21 Pool Play – Team USA vs. China Universal HD 7 a.m.
Wed., March 22 Pool Play – Canada vs. Sweden Streaming* 2 a.m.
Pool Play – Team USA vs. Russia Universal HD 7 a.m.
Pool Play – Sweden vs. China Universal HD 9 p.m.
Thur., March 23 Pool Play – Team USA vs. South Korea** NBCSN 9 p.m.
Fri., March 24 Playoff Round Universal HD 7 a.m.
Sat., March 25 Playoff Round Streaming* 2 a.m.
Semifinal Round** NBCSN 7 p.m.
Bronze Medal Match Universal HD 10 p.m.
Sun., March 26 Gold Medal Match** NBCSN 3 p.m.

*NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
**Same-day delay


WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – APRIL 1-9

The Team USA men’s team at the World Men’s Curling Championship will be led by 2006 Olympic bronze medalist and three-time Olympian John Shuster. Shuster and his rink of Tyler George (third), Matt Hamilton (second), John Landsteiner (lead), and Joe Polo (alternate) hope to build off of their bronze medal win at the 2016 World Men’s Curling Championship in Switzerland.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s World Men’s Curling Championship coverage: 

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., April 1 Pool Play – Team USA vs. Switzerland NBCSN 9 p.m.
Sun., April 2 Pool Play – Team USA vs. Scotland Universal HD 4 p.m.
Mon., April 3 Pool Play – Scotland vs. China Universal HD 11 a.m.
Pool Play – Team USA vs. Canada NBCSN 9 p.m.
Tues., April 4 Pool Play – Germany vs. China Universal HD 11 a.m.
Pool Play – Team USA vs. Japan Universal HD 9 p.m.
Wed., April 5 Pool Play – Canada vs. Japan Universal HD 4 p.m.
Pool Play – Team USA vs. China Universal HD 9 p.m.
Thur., April 6 Pool Play – Japan vs. Switzerland Streaming* 11 a.m.
Pool Play – USA vs. Sweden Streaming* 4 p.m.
Pool Play – USA vs. Sweden** NBCSN 11:30 p.m.
Fri., April 7 Playoff Match ** NBCSN 11 p.m.
Sat., April 8 Semifinal Match Universal HD 4 p.m.
Semifinal Match Universal HD 9 p.m.
Sun., April 9 Bronze Medal Match Universal HD 2 p.m.
Gold Medal Match Universal HD 8 p.m.
Mon., April 10 Gold Medal Match (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.

*NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
**Same-day delay


WORLD MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – APRIL 27-29 ON NBCSN

NBCSN will present coverage of the World Mixed Doubled Curling Championship on April 27-29, immediately following live coverage of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. The brother-sister tandem of Matt Hamilton and Becca Hamilton will represent Team USA in Lethbridge in April. Times for those telecasts following Stanley Cup Playoff coverage will be determined at a later date


WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the World Women’s and Men’s Curling Championships via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-