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NBC Sports to broadcast every AVP beach volleyball final this season

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross celebrate a point during the final against Heather Hughes and Whitney Pavlik at the AVP Championships at Huntington Beach on September 21, 2014 in Huntington Beach, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to broadcast every AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour men’s and women’s final this season, from May through September.

The AVP is the U.S. beach volleyball circuit, featuring three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and 2012 Olympic silver medalist April Ross and two-time Olympians Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal.

Coverage will begin with the season-opening New Orleans Open on Memorial Day weekend (full AVP schedule here). NBC will air 10 hours this season, with 7.5 on NBCSN. NBC Sports Live Extra will also stream the action. Universal Sports will air select encore presentations.

NBC and NBCSN will also feature the finals and early-round coverage of an AVP-run tournament on the international FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour within the United States.

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