NBC Gives You More Olympics than Ever – Live, On Demand and Online

Posted Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 01:30 PM PST by Mike Attebery

Looking to get your Olympics fix? NBC’s got over eight hundred hours worth of it coming to you. That’s over fifty hours a day.

If you’re one of those people who can’t get enough of Olympic competition, you’ll be glad to know that this year NBC Universal is providing more Olympic coverage than ever. All in all, NBCU says you’ll have access to over eight hundred hours of programming, and in more ways than ever.

Almost two hundred hours worth of programming will be on NBC proper. Things kick off with the opening ceremony on February 12th at 7:00 EST. They’ll be covering it in the afternoon, primetime and late night time slots, and focusing on skiing, speed skating, snowboarding and figure skating.

The USA network will feature, as you may have guessed, Team USA coverage. They’ll hit up a few other sports, but Ice Hockey and Curling will be the go to for USA. It’s all USA, and it’s all live. If you don’t get a chance to see it live, you can swing on over to Universal HD to pick up the replays.

MSNBC picks up hockey as well. Though they’ll be showing other countries primarily, MSNBC’s got the USA v Canada men’s hockey game. You can also find speed skating and figure skating on MSNBC.

CNBC will be a sort of jack-of-all-trades this year. They’ll pick up the sports that other channels didn’t and provide long form coverage instead of the quick hits the other channels will focus on.

Over four hundred hours of live coverage can be viewed online too. NBCOlympics.com will host not only ten work weeks worth of live events, but over a thousand hours worth of on demand access to full event replays. You’ll also find recaps, montages, and athlete-specific reels.

Source: NBC

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