July 23, 2012 at 13:05 PM EDT
Frontier Communications Brings Customers NBCUniversal’s Coverage of 2012 London Summer Olympic Games July 27 – August 12
Frontier Communications, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games to commence on Friday, July 27 through Sunday, August 12. Designed to provide video subscribers with more than 5,293 hours of access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented Olympic programming, this offering represents the largest number of total Olympics hours ever. FiOS® TV from Frontier will offer NBCUniversal’s Olympic content live and on-demand, across multiple digital, mobile and tablet platforms.
“The Olympic Games is always a must-see event that draws in people to watch the world’s best athletes and most prestigious competitions, and Frontier offers its FiOS TV customers a fantastic way to see NBCUniversal’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games live on every screen,” said Ken Gaffga, Oregon Senior Vice President and General Manager, Frontier Communications. “We’re pleased to deliver NBCUniversal’s around-the-clock Games content to consumers whenever, wherever and how they want to watch. With this access, our Oregon customers will be able to readily follow all of their favorite athletes, as they compete on the world’s biggest stage.”
In addition to extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo and Telemundo, and two HD specialty channels subscribers can stay connected to the London Summer Olympic Games wherever they go exclusively via NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Olympics and NBC Olympics Live Extra apps available to mobile and tablet users.
As part of a FiOS TV from Frontier consumer’s video subscription, which includes all Olympic television content, NBCUniversal is bringing Olympic content to subscribers live and on-demand, online, and on mobile and tablet devices via applications. This additional access to NBCUniversal’s Olympic programming extends customers’ opportunities to watch the Games wherever they are.
Following are multiplatform offerings that will allow FiOS TV from Frontier customers to watch and be a part of the London 2012 Olympic Games, including live streaming, VOD, mobile and tablet apps.
NBCUniversal’s Olympics Experience on FiOS TV from Frontier Includes:
Pre-Games: Viewers can access more than 120, 4-8 minute clips
available in SD and HD.
The 2012 London Olympic Summer Games will run throughout 19 unforgettable days and nights, covering every sport, medal, champion and riveting moment. For more information, visit www.NBCOlympics.com or www.frontierforhome.com.
About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.
Having produced every Summer Olympics since Seoul in 1988 and every Winter Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002, the networks of NBCUniversal are synonymous with the Games in the United States. In 2011, NBCUniversal acquired the U.S. media rights on all platforms to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and the 2020 Summer Olympics. At the conclusion of the 2020 Games, NBCUniversal will have presented 17 total Olympic Games and 11 consecutive, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories.
NBC has won an unprecedented 91 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award for its presentation of the Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008, which USA Today said was “the best overall Olympic experience ever provided by a U.S. network.”
In addition to its unsurpassed heritage and award-winning production, NBCUniversal is known for aggregating large Olympic audiences, as nine of the top 11 most-watched U.S. television events of all time are Olympic Games presented across the networks of NBCUniversal. The Beijing Summer Olympics rank No. 1 with 215 million viewers.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 15,500 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
Steve Crosby, 916-686-3333
NBCUniversal Content Distribution:
Christine Reisner, 201-735-3637
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