CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2012) – Universal Sports Network will provide live coverage of all the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament with coverage beginning Friday, Jan. 20 from Vancouver, B.C.
The network’s live exclusive English-language coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Team matches includes all the group games and a semifinal should the Americans advance from group play. The tournament’s championship game will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network with a re-air on Universal Sports Network.
Along with airing all the U.S. matches, Universal Sports Network will provide free online video streaming at UniversalSports.com. CONCACAF.com will also web-stream all the matches live.
The eight-team competition runs from Jan. 19-29 with the top two finishers advancing to participate in the 2012 London Olympics.
Calling the network’s tournament coverage will be Glenn Davis, voice of two World Cups and part of NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup champion Brandi Chastain.
In addition, Universal Sports Network will offer studio coverage with a pre-game, halftime and post-game report, which will feature interviews with members of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
“We look forward to showcasing this exciting event across multiple platforms and featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, who have the well-earned reputation as one of the most dominating teams in international soccer,” said David Sternberg, CEO of Universal Sports. “As momentum builds to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournaments are yet another example of our high-caliber, world class programming that adds to the value of Universal Sports Network."
Universal Sports Network will also have exclusive English-language telecasts of the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, which takes places March 22-April 2. The opening rounds will be played in Carson, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn., with the semifinals and final taking place at the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language television coverage of the tournaments in the U.S.
Universal Sports Network recently transitioned 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 1-800-554-3887 to inquire about access to the network’s coverage of the world’s biggest championships.
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CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Broadcast Schedule
|Jan. 20||USA vs. Dominican Republic||10:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 22||USA vs. Guatemala||7:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 24||UA vs. Mexico||10:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 29||Final (Live on NBCSN)||8 p.m.|
|Jan. 29||Final (Delayed re-air)||11 p.m.|