NBCU and InterMedia Partners’ Universal Sports Network announced a multi-year, multi-platform distribution agreement with DISH Network, providing viewers’ access to USN’s exclusive Olympic sports coverage of qualifying, trials and highlights as well as other endurance and adventure sports programming.
Universal Sports launches in DISH’s Multi-Sport, International Basic and Chinese Basic programming packages on 4/25. Until then, Universal Sports is available to nearly all subscribers at no additional charge. In addition to its TV network, Universal Sports’ digital rights to its content will allow authenticated DISH customers to see select content from Universal Sports on the Internet via DISHOnline.com, mobile devices and tablets.
Universal Sports provides access to sporting events including the most year-round Olympic-related programming of any network. In the Olympic year 2012, the channel will feature exclusive English-language coverage of the men’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying soccer tournament in March and the AIBA Americas Olympic boxing qualifying tournament in May. In addition, Universal Sports Network will be the home of 23 World Championships in 2012, and it will once again deliver exclusive U.S. television coverage of such prestigious annual competitions as the Boston Marathon, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España and Kona Ironman.