You won't have to be find beIn sports or pay a small sum to universal sports or flotrack to watch the Diamond League in 2017, 2018 and 2019!!
We've long thought the only way the sport can grow is if it's on tv and 58 hours of it will be on the NBC platform this year including 10 hours actually on NBC.
From the Press Release:
NBC Sports Group and the IAAF Diamond League have partnered on a media rights agreement for exclusive television and digital streaming rights to the leagueâ€™s annual track and field events through 2019, both parties announced today. As part of the agreement, which begins Friday, May 5, with the first event of the season in Doha, Qatar, NBC Sports Group will present 58 hours of Diamond League coverage this season, including 10 hours on NBC.
â€œNo Olympic sport so readily conveys the motto of â€˜faster, higher, strongerâ€™ like Track and Field, and we are thrilled to be able to showcase so many of its finest athletes outside of the Games with this prestigious series,â€ said Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming.