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    full release on the front page now, which includes this list of telecasts:

    UPCOMING TRACK & FIELD EVENTS ON NBC AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS:
    (All times ET)

    May 8 IAAF Super Grand Prix Doha, Qatar 12 Noon US
    May 30 IAAF Reebok Grand Prix New York 4:30 p.m. NBC
    May 31 IAAF Reebok Grand Prix New York 12 Noon US
    June 7 IAAF Prefontaine Classic Eugene, Ore. 2 p.m. NBC
    June 8 IAAF Prefontaine Classic Eugene, Ore. 8 p.m. US
    June 14 IAAF Golden League Berlin 2 p.m. US
    June 28 US Track & Field Championships Eugene, Ore. 4 p.m. NBC
    June 29 US Track & Field Championships Eugene, Ore. 8 p.m. US
    July 7 IAAF Super Grand Prix Lausanne 12 noon US
    July 10 IAAF Golden League Rome 2 p.m. US
    July 12 IAAF World Youth Championships Bressanone, Italy 8 p.m. US
    July 17 IAAF Golden League Paris 2 p.m. US
    July 24 IAAF Super Grand Prix London 1 p.m. US
    July 25 IAAF Super Grand Prix London 1 p.m. US
    July 28 IAAF Super Grand Prix Monte Carlo, Monaco 3 p.m. US
    July 31 IAAF Super Grand Prix Stockholm 2 p.m. US
    Aug. 15 IAAF World Championships Berlin 1 p.m. NBC
    Aug. 16 IAAF World Championships Berlin 2 p.m. NBC
    Aug. 22 IAAF World Championships Berlin 1 p.m. NBC
    Aug. 23 IAAF World Championships Berlin 2 p.m. NBC
    Aug 28 IAAF Golden League Zurich 2 p.m. US
    Aug. 30 IAAF Golden League Zurich 1 p.m. NBC
    Sept. 4 IAAF Golden League Brussels 2 p.m. US
    Sept. 6 IAAF Golden League Brussels 2 p.m. NBC
    Sept. 12 IAAF World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 7 p.m. US
    Sept. 13 IAAF World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 7 p.m. US
    Oct. 11 IAAF World Half Marathon Champs Birmingham, UK 7 p.m. US

  • #2
    Sounds great. Anyone have word on the high-defness or lack thereof??

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    • #3
      I guess we have to thank Usain Bolt for all this coverage. Never before have we had this much track and field coverage on TV/cable in the United States. Usain brought track and field to the forefront at the Beijing Olympics to make such a deal (NBC/IAAF ) possible.


      As per the USTAF website, ESPN 2 is also scheduled to have US trials coverage on June 26 and 27 (8pm and 6pm respectively) which would either be live or same day tape delay coverage.

      As per the link on the front page, the Universal Sports website will provide live and on demand weekday coverage of the World Championships. NBC's coverage is only on the weekend.
      Cows need love too

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      • #4
        Hey GH,

        I think this website needs to put a link on the front page called “Track on TV” which links to this track schedule . Link should also include other track meets on TV such as the NCAA championships which usually comes on CBS or ESPN
        Cows need love too

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bad hammy
          Sounds great. Anyone have word on the high-defness or lack thereof??
          Almost all of the Universal Sports channels so far have been sub channels of the main NBC channel. Odds of anything being HD are slim and none. Even if they were to try that it would be guaranteed to be bandwidth starved HD if it was a sub channel.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
            Hey GH,

            I think this website needs to put a link on the front page called “Track on TV” which links to this track schedule . Link should also include other track meets on TV such as the NCAA championships which usually comes on CBS or ESPN
            I agree. That would be a big plus for T&F News.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by donley2
              Originally posted by bad hammy
              Sounds great. Anyone have word on the high-defness or lack thereof??
              Almost all of the Universal Sports channels so far have been sub channels of the main NBC channel. Odds of anything being HD are slim and none. Even if they were to try that it would be guaranteed to be bandwidth starved HD if it was a sub channel.
              What about the meets that would be on NBC?
              Cows need love too

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
                Originally posted by donley2
                Originally posted by bad hammy
                Sounds great. Anyone have word on the high-defness or lack thereof??
                Almost all of the Universal Sports channels so far have been sub channels of the main NBC channel. Odds of anything being HD are slim and none. Even if they were to try that it would be guaranteed to be bandwidth starved HD if it was a sub channel.
                What about the meets that would be on NBC?
                Some of them COULD be in high def. Not normally something we know one way or the other until very close to air time. I don't remember ever seeing any Golden League meets in high def in the US.

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                • #9
                  OK...has the PAL / NTSC business been straightened out with the switch to HD? Or will everything that comes from a European feed still look funny even in hi-def?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
                    I guess we have to thank Usain Bolt for all this coverage.
                    LOL - Not quite, but its good to see the coverage. The only event I don't recall seeing in previous years is the youth championship

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TrakFan
                      Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
                      I guess we have to thank Usain Bolt for all this coverage.
                      LOL - Not quite, but its good to see the coverage. The only event I don't recall seeing in previous years is the youth championship
                      Haven't you heard?

                      There was no track and field before Usain Bolt.

                      You know... JA is EASILY my second favorite track team

                      BUT...

                      TrackDaddy's 'bout to regulate. 8-)
                      The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                        Originally posted by TrakFan
                        Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
                        I guess we have to thank Usain Bolt for all this coverage.
                        LOL - Not quite, but its good to see the coverage. The only event I don't recall seeing in previous years is the youth championship
                        Haven't you heard?

                        There was no track and field before Usain Bolt.

                        You know... JA is EASILY my second favorite track team

                        BUT...

                        TrackDaddy's 'bout to regulate. 8-)
                        when was the last time a golden league meet or the wc was on network tv?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by maroon
                          Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                          Originally posted by TrakFan
                          Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
                          I guess we have to thank Usain Bolt for all this coverage.
                          LOL - Not quite, but its good to see the coverage. The only event I don't recall seeing in previous years is the youth championship
                          Haven't you heard?

                          There was no track and field before Usain Bolt.

                          You know... JA is EASILY my second favorite track team

                          BUT...

                          TrackDaddy's 'bout to regulate. 8-)
                          when was the last time a golden league meet or the wc was on network tv?
                          It seems like I've watched and recorded quite a few Golden League meets on TV over the last couple of years.

                          And WC has been on every year since 03 at least I believe.

                          I could be wrong about this though.

                          And FWIW... I was just teasing about Bolt to make a point.

                          Actually I believe 01in Edmonton was on TV too.
                          The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                          • #14
                            network tv, not cable. 2003 wc in paris was last wc on network tv (abc, which was odd given that olympics was on nbc following year).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by maroon
                              Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                              Originally posted by TrakFan
                              Originally posted by jamaicantrackfan
                              I guess we have to thank Usain Bolt for all this coverage.
                              LOL - Not quite, but its good to see the coverage. The only event I don't recall seeing in previous years is the youth championship
                              Haven't you heard?

                              There was no track and field before Usain Bolt.

                              You know... JA is EASILY my second favorite track team

                              BUT...

                              TrackDaddy's 'bout to regulate. 8-)
                              when was the last time a golden league meet or the wc was on network tv?
                              The Golden League(previously the Golden 4) was never on network TV. It has changed cable networks over the year(Versus, ESPN and now Universal Sports)

                              World Champs have been on NBC a few years now with only weekend coverage. One year, they shared coverage with ESPN which showed weekday coverage.
                              Cows need love too

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