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Event Information: TV Coverage

Live coverage of the 2015 Boston Marathon



CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV is honored again this year to be the exclusive, local broadcast partner of the Boston Marathon and the only local television station providing wire-to-wire coverage of the world-class race for nine consecutive years. WBZ-TV gets you closer to the Boston Marathon offering a full range of coverage, news features and athlete interviews, from the predawn hours in Hopkinton to a complete wrap-up on the WBZ-TV News.

  • Exclusive Live Local Coverage of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20 from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET on WBZ-TV
  • The Re-Run: Race Re-Broadcast on Monday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET on myTV38
  • for Live Streaming, Course Guide, & Finish Line Cam

An award-winning, highly-rated CBS owned and operated television station and Boston’s #1 rated station in prime time, WBZ-TV is the winner of the 2014 duPont-Columbia Award for “exceptional breaking news.”  WBZ-TV combined with sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) reach the Boston market’s largest viewing audience on a day-to-day basis.  Dedicated to serving the community, WBZ-TV is proud of its legacy as the exclusive broadcast partner of the Boston market’s signature events including: the Boston Marathon, and The Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular.  In addition, WBZ-TV is the official television station of Super Bowl champion The New England Patriots.

For more on CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38, go to, like us on Facebook at CBS Boston, and follow us on Twitter @CBSBoston.



Universal Sports Network and are the official exclusive, national television network and digital home of the 2015 Boston Marathon. In addition to the 119th running of Boston’s epic event, Universal Sports will have all of your pre- and post-race coverage LIVE from the finish line on Boylston St. in Boston.

  • Sunday, Apr.19 @ 4:00 p.m. ET: Preview Show
  • Monday, Apr. 20 @ 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET: 2015 Boston Marathon
  • Monday, Apr. 20 @ 4 p.m. ET: Wrap-Up Show
  • Monday, April 20 @ 8:00 p.m. ET: 2015 Boston Marathon Encore Presentation

Universal Sports Network features year-round coverage of Olympic, endurance and action sports events, including four of the World Marathon Majors (WMM).  Among the races aired on Universal Sports are the Tokyo, Paris, Boston, London, Stockholm and Berlin marathons.

Universal Sports Network provides viewers with unparalleled access to a wide range of world-class sporting events, including the most year-round, Olympic-related programming of any network.  The network showcases many of the world’s best athletes competing in more than 40 sports, and in 2015 will be the home to more than 25 world championships including such prestigious competitions as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, FINA World Aquatics Championships, IAAF World Championships, ITU World Triathlon Series, UCI Road Cycling World Championships and the highly-anticipated IRB Rugby World Cup. For video highlights and more, go to

Twitter: @universalsports

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.