Ironman has today released the details for the coverage of the 2017 Ironman World Championship both within the U.S and internationally. 

 

NBC Sports Brings All The Action From Kona To U.S Residents

NBC Sports Group and Ironman, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, have announced a partnership to showcase unprecedented coverage of the 2017 Ironman World Championship live from Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on Saturday, October 14, on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app in the United States. Comprehensive coverage of the event begins with the legendary IRONMAN World Championship swim course in Kailua Bay at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and wraps up with the male and female professional finishes at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage also includes live look-ins throughout race day on NBC and NBCSN, and more than nine hours of live streaming race coverage on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as IRONMAN.com, making this the most robust coverage of the Ironman World Championship.

“We are excited to expand our long-standing partnership with NBC to include live coverage of the professional race at the IRONMAN World Championship across multiple networks and digital platforms for the first time ever,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer for IRONMAN. “This is an important step forward for the exposure of IRONMAN, our world championship event, and the amazing professional athletes who compete.”

For years, thousands of spectators have witnessed the awe-inspiring live action of the Ironman World Championship in Hawai`i in person or via streaming on IRONMAN.com. With this partnership with NBC Sports Group, the 2017 race will reach further than ever before and will be accessible to its largest audience ever. The new live coverage options will allow NBC’s audience of over 115,000,000 households to view the iconic event across the country.

NBC Sports Group’s live race coverage of the 2017 Ironman World Championship includes:

  • Live race start coverage on NBCSN from 12:30-2 p.m. ET
  • Live reports on NBC and NBCSN from 2-8:30 p.m. ET
  • Live race finish on NBCSN from 8:30-10 p.m. ET
  • Comprehensive streaming coverage on com, the NBC Sports app, and IRONMAN.com from 12:30-10 p.m. ET.

For nearly 40 years, the Ironman World Championship triathlon has showcased not only the raw power and competitive nature of the top endurance athletes in the world, but also some of the most extraordinary and impactful stories of courage and determination from the age-group athletes and everyday individuals competing alongside them.

Ironman has won 16 Emmy Awards for the production quality and powerful messaging showcased in its annual Ironman World Championship broadcast special. While the 90-minute show highlighting the iconic race and its charismatic participants returns to NBC with the 2017 premiere on December 9, 2017 from 2:30-4 p.m. ET, it is now supported by great new programming that includes the IRONMAN: Quest for Kona Series (October 4 – December 7 on NBCSN), The Kona Preview Show (December 7 and 9 on NBCSN), and the 2017 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship special (October 13 on NBCSN).

For more information about the 2017 Ironman World Championship race day live coverage, the NBC broadcast special, the Kona Preview Show, and the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship special, visit www.ironman.com/tunein. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Media may contact press@ironman.com.

 

Red Bull TV To Deliver International Coverage Of Ironman World Championship

Ironman, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today that the 2017 Ironman World Championship will be broadcast internationally (outside of the United States) on Red Bull TV. Over nine hours of full race coverage from Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14, 2017 will be available across multiple platforms both live and on demand, making the race accessible to a global audience like never before.

“This is an extremely exciting year for our incredible professional athletes and fans of the sport as we broaden the broadcast of this extraordinary event,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer for Ironman. “Through this partnership with Red Bull TV, we have taken another major step forward in bringing the Ironman World Championship event to an international audience.”

The Ironman World Championship broadcast will be hosted by legendary Ironman World Champion and Grand Slam of Triathlon winner Greg Welch (AUS) and multiple Ironman Champion Michael Lovato (USA) and will also feature field reporters Matt Lieto (USA) and Charlie Webster (GBR). The live-action will include new camera angles and aerial imagery and Red Bull TV will have four exclusive 30-minute Facebook Live feeds from varied points on the course. The coverage will put viewers in the heart of the action, while behind-the scenes stories will draw them even closer to the endurance stars chasing the crown on Hawai`i Island’s lava fields. In addition, Ironman: Quest for Kona will now be featured on Red Bull TV internationally (outside of the U.S.).

For years, thousands of spectators have witnessed the awe-inspiring live action of the Ironman World Championship in Hawai`i in person or through streaming on IRONMAN.com. This year with addition of Red Bull TV, the 2017 race will reach its largest international audience ever, bringing the raw power and competitive nature of the top endurance athletes in the world, as well as some of the most extraordinary and impactful stories of courage and determination from the age-group athletes and everyday individuals competing alongside them.

Tune in to www.redbull.tv/ironman for coverage of the 2017 Ironman World Championship including full live coverage on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Red Bull TV is distributed digitally as an app across mobile phones, tablets, consoles, OTT devices and Smart TVs. If you’re in the United States, tune in to www.ironman.com  for live coverage of the event.

For more information about the 2017 Ironman World Championship race day live coverage on Red Bull TV, visit www.ironman.com/tunein. For more information on the Ironman brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Media may contact press@ironman.com.

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Rob Sheeley is the Race Editor for WITSUP

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