Universal, NBC Coverage of HSBC Sevens

Universal, NBC Coverage of HSBC Sevens


Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Network Head to New Zealand for Multi-Platform Coverage of HSBC Sevens World Series


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Los Angeles and New York – February 3, 2012 – Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Network will continue multi-platform coverage of the 2011-12 HSBC Sevens World Series with the New Zealand Sevens on Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. ET. During the fourth stop of the World Series, both networks coverage will include several full matches during the two-hour telecast along with highlights from the entire two-day tournament. In addition, UniversalSports.com will provide live streaming of select matches for $4.99 per stop or the full season’s offerings for $29.99.


Universal Sports and NBC Sports Broadcast Schedule


Date                            Time (ET)                  Location                     Network

February 4                  9-11 p.m. ET              New Zealand               Universal Sports Network

February 5                  10 p.m.-12 a.m.          New Zealand               NBC Sports Network


February 11                7-9 p.m.                     USA (Las Vegas)          NBC Sports Network

February 12                12:30-2:30 p.m.          USA (Las Vegas)          Universal Sports Network

February 12                2:30-4:30 p.m.            USA (Las Vegas)          NBC Sports Network


March 24                    7-9 p.m.                      Hong Kong                  NBC Sports Network

March 25                    12-2 p.m.                    Hong Kong                  Universal Sports Network

March 25                    2-4 p.m.                      Hong Kong                  NBC Sports Network


April 1                        9:30-11:30 p.m.          Japan                           Universal Sports Network

April 1                        11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.   Japan                           NBC Sports Network


May 6                         2-4 p.m.                      Scotland                      Universal Sports Network

May 6                         4-6 p.m.                      Scotland                      NBC Sports Network


May 13                       12-2 p.m.                    England                       Universal Sports Network

May 13                       2-4 p.m.                      England                       NBC Sports Network


Universal Sports Network recently transisitioned to a multi-platform, high definition cable, satellite and IPTV service. Currently, DirecTV and several other cable providers offer Universal Sports Network. Viewers whose cable, satellite or IPTV providers are not currently offering the network should call 1-800-55-GET-US or visit www.IWantUniversalSports.com and demand access to the network’s coverage of the world’s biggest championships.


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