Every event of the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz will be streamed live on NBCsports.com and the NBC Sports app. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Alexis Boichard)
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 6, 2017) – The 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz begins on Tuesday and every event will be streamed live for American fans on NBCsports.com and the NBC Sports app. Plus, NBCSN is presenting over 12 hours of live coverage throughout the week, while NBC will air weekend coverage.
The extensive coverage across NBC Sports Group is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and NBC. The USSA acquired the domestic broadcast rights to ensure development of the strongest possible live streaming and broadcast exposure for alpine ski racing across America, akin to what it did with the Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships two years ago.
The program lineup will feature live streaming of all events with commentary on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. There will also be live or same day broadcast coverage of all events on a mix of NBCSN and NBC.
NBC Olympic commentator Dan Hicks will anchor the coverage from St. Moritz. Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) will not race at the World Champs, but will commentate alongside Hicks. Former World Cup skier Steve Porino will also be part of the broadcast action, along with reporter Heather Cox.
Coverage began on Tuesday with the women’s super G airing live on NBCSN at 5:55 a.m. ET. NBC coverage starts Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET with the men’s downhill.
The unique partnership came about in 2013 when the USSA made the unprecedented step to acquire the USA domestic rights to the World Championships in alpine and nordic for 2015 and 2017 events.
“Our acquisition of rights has allowed us to create a much bigger broadcast and digital platform for our sport together with NBC Sports Group,” said USSA Chief Marketing Officer Michael Jaquet. “It’s a huge step forward for our sport to be broadcast live across America.”
The USSA and NBC will have a similar partnership for the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, which begin later this month.
BROADCAST + LIVE STREAMING (times EST)
Tuesday, Feb. 7 5:55 a.m. – women’s super G – NBCSN - LIVE
Wednesday, Feb. 8 5:55 a.m. – men’s super G – NBCSN – LIVE 10:30 a.m. – men’s super G (encore) – NBCSN
Friday, Feb. 10 4:00 a.m. – women’s alpine combined, downhill run – nbcsports.com/live – LIVE STREAM 6:30 a.m. – women’s alpine combined – NBCSN – LIVE