American ski racing fans will have unprecedented coverage of the International Ski Federation’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado, as the result of a media partnership announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network. NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports Network will combine for a record 25-plus hours of coverage, including live coverage of every event for the first time in history. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product, Universal Sports Network and the USSA Network on YouTube will combine to provide comprehensive live streaming coverage of the February 2-15, 2015, event. The World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek are expected to showcase athletes from over 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of 1,500.
“The 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek will be the most significant alpine skiing event in America since the 2002 Olympics. As the host nation, we’ve taken very innovative steps to invest in the best broadcast coverage ever for our sport in America together with our partners, NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports,” says Tiger Shaw, President and CEO, USSA, with Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN, stating: “We’re thrilled to be part of the unprecedented coverage that will bring more hours of the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships to skiing fans on more platforms than ever before.”
This article is republished with permission from Karl-Heinz Huba, the editor and publisher of the Sport Intern.