Super Bowl XLVI: NBCUniversal Super Bowl programming

The many-headed monster that is NBCUniversal is going all out with its Super Bowl XLVI promotion and programming, enlisting its roster of cable channels and properties to offer Super Bowl features and content. Here’s the rundown in a release from NBCU:

NBCUNIVERSAL SURROUNDS SUPER BOWL XLVI

Features and Segments from NBCUniversal Properties Include CNBC, Golf Channel, Bravo, Telemundo, Access Hollywood, Weather Channel, E!, Style, G4, iVillage

NBC Sports Network to Present More Than 18 Hours of Live Super Bowl Programming including Costas Tonight: Live from the Super Bowl and Daily Editions of NBC SportsTalk: LIVE from the Super Bowl

TODAY Show Segments Live from Indianapolis Start Friday

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to Originate Four Shows from Indianapolis including LIVE Show on Super Bowl Sunday Night

NEW YORK – January 25, 2012 – NBCUniversal will surround its coverage of Super Bowl XLVI with an unprecedented and diverse collection of assets ranging from sports to news to entertainment. It will also utilize Spanish-language programs, kids news services, theme parks and in-flight programming to cover and promote the game.

Coverage of Super Bowl XLVI from Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5 begins at Noon, ET with the Super Bowl XLVI Pre-Game Show.

NBCUNIVERSAL AT THE SUPER BOWL: The following NBCUniversal properties and programs will have live presence in Indianapolis to cover Super Bowl XLVI.
TODAY Show
Weekend TODAY
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
E! News
Access Hollywood
Bravo’s Top Chef
CNBC sports-business reporter Darren Rovell
Weather Channel’s Al Roker, Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams
Style correspondents, Jeannie Mai and Alexa Prisco
Golf Channel’s Feherty Live
Telemundo
NBC SportsTalk
Scholastic Kids press corps reporter

NBC Sports Network: The recently rebranded NBC Sports Network will be live on site in Indianapolis with more than 18 hours of live coverage including the first ever Costas Tonight: Live from the Super Bowl and daily editions of NBC SportsTalk: LIVE from the Super Bowl.
TODAY Show: America’s No. 1 Morning News Program will kick off Super Bowl weekend with a split show from Indianapolis on Friday with Al Roker and Ann Curry. Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie will join TODAY’s coverage on Super Bowl morning.
TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda: The fourth hour of the TODAY Show will feature a Super Bowl-themed “Who Knew” segment on Wednesday of Super Bowl week and a Super Bowl kickoff featuring cuisine and chefs from the two Super Bowl cities Friday of Super Bowl weekend.
Weekend TODAY: Jenna Wolfe will report from Indianapolis for Weekend TODAY for Saturday’s coverage.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: For the first time in the show’s history, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will take the show on the road – to Indianapolis – for a total of four shows; including one first-ever LIVE Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on Sunday night after Super Bowl XLVI.
Weather Channel: Jim Cantore will join NBC’s Super Bowl coverage from Indianapolis, and Wake Up with Al’s Stephanie Abrams and Al Roker will also be on-site reporting the Super Bowl headlines for Weather Channel.
CNBC: Sports business reporter Darren Rovell will do live hits from Indianapolis Thursday-Sunday, and will also tape his NBC Sports Network show, Sports Biz: Game On from Indianapolis on the Friday before the game.
Golf Channel: In anticipation of season two of his critically acclaimed series premiering Feb. 27, David Feherty will host a special Feherty Live stage show from Indianapolis Friday night, which Golf Channel will air as a one-hour special Saturday at 10 p.m. ET. And throughout Super Bowl week, Golf Channel’s popular morning show, Morning Drive, will feature various NFL guests, including former and current players and executives to talk Super Bowl predictions. Friday’s Golf Central show will include look-ins at Feherty’s rehearsals in Indianapolis and promote Sunday’s Super Bowl.
E!: The nation’s premier destination for celebrity and entertainment news will report from Indianapolis Wednesday through Monday with correspondents Catt Sadler and David Burtka.
NewsChannel/Affiliates: NBC’s NewsChannel, which feeds all 235 NBC affiliates nationwide, will have numerous reporters on-site in Indianapolis doing live stand ups for stations and offering technical support for other on-site stations.
Bravo: Top Chef, Bravo’s Emmy-Award winning culinary show, will be on-site in Indianapolis with host Tom Colicchio and two popular former contestants, Richard Blais and Antonia Lofaso, competing to create the perfect tailgate food. Their tailgate preparations and end result will be featured on NBC’s Super Bowl XLVI Pre-Game Show. Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison of Football Night in America will determine the winner.
NBCU Entertainment: Stars of NBC’s primetime line-up will hit the Super Bowl pre-game red carpet with host Nick Cannon. Celebrities from NBC’s new primetime shows include Jessica Simpson (Fashion Star), Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Carson Daly (The Voice) and Katharine McPhee (Smash).
Access Hollywood: The No. 1 entertainment show will be on-site in Indianapolis with reports on all Super Bowl festivities Tuesday through Monday.
Style: The destination for inspiring lifestyle programming will feature a pre-game Super Bowl party-planning segment with Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Throughout Super Bowl week, the couple will offer party tips on Style and through Style’s twitter handle, @mystylequicktip. The segments will pay off in a Super Bowl Party reveal with Bill and Giuliana during Super Bowl pre-game, a few hours before the game kicks off.
iVillage: The largest content-driven community for women online, will feature VIDEOS and profiles on wives of NFL players on how they achieve family balance with the hectic schedule of the NFL. iVillage will also feature stories on Super Bowl community and philanthropic events throughout the week. The iVillage community will participate with their Super Bowl content through activities and discussions on the iVillage social media pages.
Telemundo/mun2: Stars of Telemundo and mun2 will be in Indianapolis all week, covering all the NFL and Super Bowl activities. Telemundo will air a 1 hour special, Sabor Al Super Bowl XLVI, on Saturday at 2pm EST/PST, 1pm CST, highlighting all activities leading up to the big game and providing expert analysis for the US Hispanic audience.
Universal Parks: Universal Parks and Resorts in Los Angeles and Orlando will help promote NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVI by featuring NBC Sports-produced trailers and video on their CityWalk Astrovision screens throughout Super Bowl week. Super Bowl signage on print billboards and other signage throughout the Parks will also be present.
Universal Pictures: Several movies from Universal Pictures will be promoted during Super Bowl pre-game.
NBC News Scholastic Reporter: Kids press corps reporter Grace Ybarra will be on-site in Indianapolis to report on the youth-themed Super Bowl activities for Scholastic News, a youth-oriented news service and NBC News partner.
G4: The gaming and technology network will air a special Super Bowl-themed segment of the popular show, Gadget Pr0n, which will feature all the best gadgets and technology needed to create the ultimate Super Bowl viewing experience. The episode will air Monday, Jan. 30.
NBC Experience Store: The popular Rockefeller Center destination features a window display promoting NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVI.
American Airlines: NBC’s in-flight programming on American Airlines, which reaches 5 million viewers/month is airing Super Bowl features throughout the month of January.
NBC Out-of-Home Platforms: NBC Sports utilized the promotional platforms of NBC’s out-of-home assets to extend the Super Bowl tune-in message. Super Bowl spots ran on the following screens: taxi cabs, universities, arenas, PATH stations and gas pumps.
NBC Retail Store Screens: NBC Sports-produced Super Bowl promos ran in retail stores including Wal-Mart, Costco and Sam’s Club stores nationwide throughout January. Super Bowl promos were seen on 210,000 screens in 6,400 stores, reaching 600 million viewers.

NBCUNIVERSAL SUPER BOWL PROGRAMMING
Sunday, January 29
NFL Pro Bowl, 7 p.m. ET — NBC
Monday, January 30
NBC SportsTalk, LIVE from the Super Bowl, 4-7 p.m. ET — NBCSN
Tuesday, January 31
NBC SportsTalk, LIVE from the Super Bowl, 4-7 p.m. ET — NBCSN
Wednesday, February 1
NBC SportsTalk, LIVE from the Super Bowl, 4-7 p.m. ET — NBCSN
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m. ET (Thurs.) — NBC
Thursday, February 2
NBC SportsTalk, LIVE from the Super Bowl, 4-8 p.m. ET — NBCSN
Costas Tonight: Live from the Super Bowl, 8-10 p.m. ET — NBCSN
NFL Turning Point, 10 p.m. ET — NBCSN
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m. ET (Fri.) — NBC
Friday, February 3
Wake up with Al (from Ind.), 6-7 a.m. ET — The Weather Channel
Your Weather Today with Stephanie Abrams (from Ind.), 7-10 a.m. ET — The Weather Channel
TODAY at the Super Bowl, 7-10 a.m. ET — NBC
NBC SportsTalk, LIVE from the Super Bowl, 4-7 p.m. ET — NBCSN
CNBC Sports Biz: Game On! (from Ind.), 7-7:30 p.m. ET — NBCSN
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m. ET (Sat.) — NBC
Saturday, February 4
TODAY at the Super Bowl, 7-9 a.m. ET — NBC
NFL Honors, 9-11 p.m. ET — NBC
Feherty Live (from Ind.), 10-11 p.m. ET — Golf Channel
Sabor al Super Bowl XLVI, TBD — Telemundo
Sunday, February 5
Wake up with Al (from Ind.), 6-7 a.m. ET — The Weather Channel
Your Weather Today with Stephanie Abrams (from Ind.), 7-10 a.m. ET — The Weather Channel
TODAY at the Super Bowl, 8-9 a.m. ET — NBC
Road to the Super Bowl, Noon-6 p.m. ET — NBC
Super Bowl XLVI, 6 p.m. ET-Conclusion — NBC
The Voice, Post-Super Bowl — NBC
Jimmy Fallon’s Super Bowl Special, Post-Local News — NBC
Monday, February 6
Wake up with Al (from Ind.), 6-7 a.m. ET — The Weather Channel
Your Weather Today with Stephanie Abrams (from Ind.), 7-10 a.m. ET — The Weather Channel

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