WANT TO WATCH THE BOSTON MARATHON LIVE, WITNESS FAMILY/FRIENDS CROSSING THE FINISH LINE IN REAL TIME, or view an encore presentation? On April 13 the NBC Sports Group repeated it’s earlier announcement that it would be providing live coverage of the 120th Boston Marathon Monday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. “Coverage begins with a Boston Marathon preview show on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. ET on Universal HD."
"FOR THE FIRST TIME, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will offer a dedicated camera at the finish line, allowing fans, and runners’ family and friends, the ability to see all runners cross the finish line on Boylston Street. The Boston Marathon finish line camera feed will be available online for 30 days following the race.“
There will be an “encore” airing of the Boston Marathon coverage, at 8pm ET Monday, available on Universal HD.
“Held annually on the third Monday of April, the Boston Marathon is the oldest (since 1897) and one of the most prestigious marathons in the world. Running from Hopkinton and weaving through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline, 3,000 runners aim to finish in downtown Boston.” Calling the action will be announcer Tom Hammond, with analysts Craig Masback and Tim Hutchings and reporter Carolyn Manno.
NBC Sports Live Extra indicates it will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere.” The network says it’s NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. (Be aware that reviews are not all good for this app). For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
An article about TV Everywhere “Is 'TV Everywhere' Finally Living Up to Its Name?” in Hometheaterreview.com describes what it is and provides some information on how to access this service through the major cable/satellite carriers, and provides links to the sites. “In most cases, you can access the service via any Web browser, or you can download the company's mobile app to your smartphone or tablet.”
This is all new to me BUT something that will be beneficial to know and become comfortable accessing as we get into the Olympic Games in a few months. If it’s new to you also, I suggest looking into it well before the time it will be important to you to view, for example the time you think your special person(s) will finish and cross the Bolyston Street finish line. Perhaps it will be a good move to set your televisions to record the official race coverage also. Good Luck to all who are racing!
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