NBC Sports to deliver unprecedented television coverage of World Championships

By Andy Hamilton, Trackwrestling | Aug. 16, 2017, 5:52 p.m. (ET)
NBC Sports is set to deliver unprecedented television coverage of the World Championships, showcasing wrestling’s biggest stars to a national audience with more than 20 hours of coverage later this month from Paris.

NBCSN will air 6.5 hours of tape-delayed coverage in the afternoons and evenings —  Aug. 23 (3:30-5 p.m. ET), Aug. 24(4-5 p.m. ET), Aug. 25 (7-9 p.m. ET) and Aug. 27 (3-5 p.m. ET) — while the newly launched Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will televise live medal-round action from 1-3:30 p.m. ET each day of the tournament. Click here for an Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA channel finder.

”NBC Sports’ unprecedented commitment to the sport of wrestling means the 2017 World Championships will reach more fans than any previous wrestling world championship,” United World Wrestling President Nenad Lalovic said. “We look forward to supporting this partnership and providing viewers at home continued access to the world's best wrestlers and top events."

The NBCSN telecasts will give viewers in roughly 85 million homes the opportunity to watch World and Olympic champions Jordan Burroughs, Helen Maroulis and Kyle Snyder pursue more gold at international wrestling’s annual crown jewel tournament.

“USA Wrestling is extremely excited that our Olympic television partner, NBC Sports, has made such a wonderful commitment to wrestling,” USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender said. “We are confident that this coverage will move the needle of relevance for our sport. The coverage will magnify the significance of the World Championships and bring the event into homes of hundreds of thousands of Americans. It’s a great day for wrestling.”

In addition, Trackwrestling, a division of NBC Sports, in partnership with Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, will stream the entire tournament and provide broad coverage of the World Championships at http://www.trackwrestling.com/uww. Fans can watch every match live and on-demand for $9.99.