TV & Streaming Info for 2015 IAAF Beijing World Track and Field Championships: NBC and Universal Sports Will Provide 35 Hours of Live Coverage – 48 Hours Total

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by LetsRun.com
July 10, 2015. Updated August 17, 2015.

In the US, the 2015 IAAF World Champiopnships will be broadcast on NBC and Universal Sports. According to USATF, “between NBC and Universal Sports, nearly 48 hours of track & field coverage will be aired on broadcast television, including over 35 hours of live action.” The details of that coverage appears in the table below.  UniversalSports.com will live stream all events that air on Universal Sports Network. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets – will stream all programming that airs on NBC.

If you don’t get Universal Sports through your cable provider, we tell you how you can get it on your computer below the table.

In the UK, the Telegraph reports that “the World Championships are one of the few sporting events remaining on the BBC and all the events will be broadcast live on either BBC2 or on the BBC red button. If you don’t like the BBC coverage then you can also watch all the action live on British Eurosport. There will be radio coverage throughout the nine days of competition on BBC Radio Five Live.”

The details of that coverage can be found on the BBC Athletics page here – check it out as they have preview shows and what not.

The Beijing scedule of events can be found here.

IAAF World Championships 2015
Date Session Time (ET) Network
Friday, August 21 Daytime session #1 7:30P – 1A live Universal Sports
Saturday, August 22 Evening session #1* 3P – 4:30P *taped NBC
Evening session #1 (re-air NBC) 7P – 8:30P *taped Universal Sports
Daytime session #2 8:30P – 1A live Universal Sports
Sunday, August 23 Evening session #2 1P – 2:30P *taped NBC
Evening session #2 (re-air NBC) 7P – 8:30P *taped Universal Sports
Daytime session #3 9:30P – 12M live Universal Sports
Monday, August 24 Evening session #3 7A – 10A live Universal Sports
Tuesday, August 25 Evening session #4 7A – 9A live Universal Sports
Daytime session #4 9:30P – 12M live Universal Sports
Wednesday, August 26 Evening session #5 8A – 9:30A live Universal Sports
Daytime session #5 9:30P – 12M live Universal Sports
Thursday, August 27 Evening session #6 7:30A – 9A live Universal Sports
Daytime session #6 8:30P – 1A live Universal Sports
Friday, August 28 Evening session #7 7:30A – 10A live Universal Sports
Daytime session #7 7:30P – 12:30A live Universal Sports
Saturday, August 29 Evening session #8 2:30P – 4P *taped NBC
Evening session #8 (re-air NBC) 5P – 6:30P *taped Universal Sports
Daytime session #8 7:30P – 10:30P live Universal Sports
Sunday, August 30 Evening session #9 2P – 3:30P *taped NBC
Evening session #9 (re-air NBC) 5P – 6:30P *taped Universal Sports

* Same Day Delay Coverage. All other coverage is live.

You can get Universal Sports through Sling TVvia one of two options:

  • Option #1 $10 a month/With a 30-Day Free Trial – Sling International Sports Package You get BeIn Sports (great international soccer including La Liga, and rugby), Universal Sports, One World Sports (Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea channels), Willow Cricket and International News. Click here to try option #1.
  • Option #2 $25 a month/With 7-Day Free Trial – Full Sling Service with $5 Sports Extra Package With this option you’ll get the full $20 Sling Service (ESPN, TNT, TBS, AMC, Adult Swim, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, and others) and add the $5 Sports Extra Package to get Universal Sports, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, the SEC Network, & beIN Sports). If you get this you can cut the cord for $25 a month. If you want to add other channels you can and you can add HBO for $15 a month. Click here to try option #2 (and make sure you select the $5 Sports Extra Package to get beIn Sports)
  • Disclosure: LRC does get a commission if you signup for Sling above, but it is a tremendous service we subscribe to ourselves and watch via phone and Roku. The new Sling interface is top notch. The DVR functionality is amazing (although we understand the DVR does not work for ESPN and a few others, as we only have option #1 above).

To stream the NBC action on our computer, you can stream NBC at http://www.nbc.com/live.


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