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Universal Sports Network

April 17, 2015 13:21 ET

How to Watch the 2015 Boston Marathon

Universal Sports Network Presents Exclusive National Coverage of Boston's Epic Event on Monday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. ET LIVE

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - April 17, 2015) - Universal Sports Network, the national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, will provide LIVE television and online coverage of the 119th running of Boston's epic event on "Marathon Monday," April 20, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. UniversalSports.com will live stream all of the network's broadcast coverage to authenticated users.     

Prior to the highly anticipated race, Universal Sports will air a special preview show LIVE from the finish line on Boylston Street featuring analysis of the elite field and interviews on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. ET.

In addition to race coverage, UniversalSports.com will once again feature the popular "Finish Line Web Cam" that will show all runners as they cross the finish line. The feature is available to all users regardless of TV provider, and will go LIVE at approximately 10 a.m. ET on Marathon Monday.

"There is no other sporting event like the Boston Marathon, and we are proud to partner with the B.A.A. to showcase the world's oldest and most prestigious marathon to homes across the country," said Dean Walker, Universal Sports' SVP of Production. "Universal Sports' coverage of the elite competition will not only follow American favorites Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan in their quests for victory, but also provide viewers with in-depth interviews and expert analysis before, during and after the race that fans won't want to miss."

TALENT: Calling the elite race for the U.S. broadcast on Universal Sports are veterans Al Trautwig and Larry Rawson. Rounding out the network's broadcast team for all pre- and post-race coverage and shows are Marathon legend Frank Shorter, ultra-marathoner Josh Cox and 1996 Olympian Juli Benson along with host Paul Sunderland. Reporter Nick Gismondi will also be a part of the race day coverage conducting interviews from the start and finish line.

PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: The broadcast will be shown in 175 countries and territories around the world including the Armed Forces Network. There will be a total of 30 cameras, three mobile units, one airplane, two trucks, two motorcycles and 170 production crew utilized to cover the elite competition for both Universal Sports and the world feed commentary.

FINISH LINE WEB CAM: UniversalSports.com will feature a "Finish Line Web Cam" that will allow runners, supporters, friends and family to watch runners cross the finish line. Presented by Saucony, the finish line web cam will be available to everyone live on race day (log in not required.) The web cam will go live on universalsports.com at 10 a.m. ET just prior to the wheelchair division finishers. After April 20, runners can access the video on demand and search their finish line time to relive their marathon finish.

FREE PREVIEW WEEK: Universal Sports Network will be in free preview with many of its distribution partners during the 2015 Boston Marathon. TV providers offering free previews during the month of April include DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Google Fiber, and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. To find Universal Sports by zip code, please visit UniversalSports.com.

WHEN TO WATCH THE 2015 BOSTON MARATHON ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK:

Sunday, April 19  

4 p.m. ET -- 2015 Boston Marathon Preview Show -- LIVE

Monday, April 20  

8:30 a.m. ET -- 2015 Boston Marathon -- LIVE

4 p.m. ET -- 2015 Boston Marathon Wrap-Up Show -- LIVE

8 and 11 p.m. ET -- 2015 Boston Marathon (Encore Presentations)

(All times Eastern -- Subject to Change)

About 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. Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.

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