or


[02/05/14 - 11:40 AM]
NBC Olympics Presents Olympic Gold Map to Promote Youth Involvement in Sport Across U.S.
NBC Olympics has created a ground-breaking initiative, the Olympic Gold Map, to promote grassroots youth involvement in Olympic and Paralympic sport.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC OLYMPICS PRESENTS OLYMPIC GOLD MAP TO PROMOTE YOUTH INVOLVEMENT IN SPORT ACROSS U.S.

Grassroots Television and Online Initiative As Part of NBC Olympics' Coverage of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games

NBCOlympics.com/gold-map to Serve as Home of Digital Initiative

SOCHI, Russia - Feb. 5, 2014 - In partnership with the United States Olympic Committee and the winter sport national governing bodies in the United States, NBC Olympics has created a ground-breaking initiative, the Olympic Gold Map, to promote grassroots youth involvement in Olympic and Paralympic sport. The initiative will be integrated into NBC Olympics' multi-platform coverage of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, which begin tomorrow on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

During its broadcast and cable coverage from Sochi, NBC Olympics will integrate a series of short promotional features driving viewers to a special section of NBCOlympics.com, NBCOlympics.com/gold-map, which will host an overview video and provide links to the various U.S. winter sport national governing bodies.

"For years, we have been receiving letters after each Olympics from parents describing the moment when their children, watching our coverage, fell in love with one sport or another," said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics. "We want to capitalize on that moment of maximum inspiration and help kids take the first steps towards turning their own Olympic dreams into reality."

Users will be encouraged to select the sport or sports that have piqued their interest, and the NGB websites, in turn, will provide further information about how children can get involved in their sports, such as contact information on the nearest opportunities for coaching and training.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to join in partnership with NBC and our national governing bodies on the Gold Map initiative to encourage American children to get involved in sport at a young age," said Scott Blackmun, Chief Executive Officer, United States Olympic Committee. "When NBC first surfaced the Gold Map idea during its bid for the rights to the Sochi Games, we were impressed by their visionary thinking, and we are very excited to see the planning put into action."

THE OLYMPICS BEGIN TOMORROW

With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics tomorrow night, Feburary 6 - one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday February 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony, and will feature the Olympic debuts of snowboard slopestyle (men's and women's) and team figure skating, as well as women's freestyle moguls.

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.





  [february 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/24/19 - 09:24 AM]
YouTube Heats up Summer Programming with Full Slate of Free Series and Specials!
Following a record-setting Coachella livestream, YouTube is expanding its 2019 live music festival lineup to include coverage of Lollapalooza this summer.

[05/24/19 - 09:11 AM]
Hulu Picks Up "Untitled Mary Laws Project" Based on "North American Lake Monsters"
Through encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast.

[05/24/19 - 09:00 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Episodes Return for the 2019 NBC Finals
Scheduled guests include Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Chadwick Boseman, Jamie Foxx, Tom Holland, LL Cool J and Adam Sandler.

[05/24/19 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "This Is Farrah Fawcett" Special
The Alphabet wins the night among total viewers, shares the demo crown with CBS.

[05/23/19 - 08:01 PM]
Zach Galifianakis Stars in "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" Produced by Funny or Die to Be Released on September 20, 2019 on Netflix
Directed by Scott Aukerman, the film is a laugh-out-loud comedy that gives new insight into the curmudgeonly, beloved outsider Zach Galifianakis has created over the years.

[05/23/19 - 04:31 PM]
Netflix Announces Live Action Latinx Family Comedy Series "The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia"
The multi-camera comedy series is co-created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland.

[05/23/19 - 02:46 PM]
Lifetime's Provocative New Docuseries "Marrying Millions" Premieres July 10, Exploring the True Intentions of Six Deeply in Love Couples
The series follows six couples who are deeply in love and hoping to marry, but come from completely different worlds.

[05/23/19 - 01:44 PM]
IFC to Air Sing-Along Version of Documentary Now!'s "Original Cast Album: Co-Op" on Friday, June 7
Season 52 of "Documentary Now!" will be available to stream on Netflix starting Monday, June 3.

[05/23/19 - 01:41 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Biggest Military Landings in History with Never-Before Seen Footage
One of the world's foremost experts on World War II archives, Dominique Forget, has identified over 100 hours of previously unseen archival footage, including 20 hours from the battle itself, to reveal the Allies' struggle to liberate Europe.

[05/23/19 - 01:22 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel's Highly Rated, Unforgettable Night of Television Returns with an Encore Presentation of "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons,'" Saturday, May 25
A rebroadcast of "All About 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'" will likewise follow.

[05/23/19 - 01:02 PM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces "Detainee 001" Chronicling Newly Released Prisoner John Walker Lindh
The film gives the definitive account of Lindh's story with never-before-revealed details from his legal case and unpacks challenging truths and shifting allegiances behind one of the most compelling and unresolved mysteries of the post-9/11 age.

[05/23/19 - 12:02 PM]
ESPN Rolls Out Bowl Schedule for 2019-20 College Football Season
The bowl mania will include the College Football Playoff Semifinals and the entire New Year's Six, which will build up to the season's grand finale: The College Football Playoff National Championship from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

[05/23/19 - 12:01 PM]
HBO and BBC Renew "Gentleman Jack" for a Second Season
The series tells the story of Anne Lister, a woman who had a passion for life and a mind for business, and bucked society's expectations at every turn.

[05/23/19 - 11:00 AM]
New Docuseries "Straight Up Steve Austin" to Premiere August 12 on USA Network
The seven-half hour episode series will follow "WWE Raw" on Monday nights at 11:00/10:00c.

[05/23/19 - 10:48 AM]
"Archer After Hours" Launches Following the Premiere of "Archer: 1999"
"Archer After Hours" is part after-show, talk show, sketch show and party.