It’s hard to believe, but we’re fast approaching the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. If you’ve been watching sports on NBC or NBCSN, you’ve likely seen the promos for the Peacock’s coverage. Now with the Olympic Channel in tow, NBC will have a new network that will have Olympic-related content.
Earlier this month, NBC announced that CNBC, MSNBC and USA Network would be the cable homes of the 2018 Olympics, carrying events such as bobsleigh, curling, hockey, luge and snowboarding.
Olympic Channel will be the home to highlights, news and features from Pyeongchang. NBC launched the network back in June and it’s carried sports like track and field, figure skating, bobsleigh, curling, swimming and other Olympic sports.
Most of the programming, some 20 hours daily, will be produced by the Olympic Channel News Service, which will include news and highlights.
Emmy Award winning journalist Jimmy Roberts will host ”Winter Olympics Daily,” premiering on February 10 and running through February 23. According to NBC, this will showcase Roberts’ style of storytelling including features, commentary and a segment called “Meet the Olympic Press” that will have reporters discussing the biggest news of the day at Pyeongchang.
In addition, Olympic Channel will broadcast the medal ceremonies live starting each day at 5 a.m. ET. NBC says every Olympic medal ceremony from the Pyeongchang Medal Plaza will be aired.
So here’s the daily schedule for the Olympic Channel for the Pyeongchang Winter Games starting on February 10 and running through February 24. All times are Eastern:
5 a.m. — Medal Ceremonies (live)
7 a.m.— Olympic Channel News (produced by Olympic Broadcasting Services)
noon — Winter Olympics Daily (premiere)
12:30 p.m. — Winter Olympics Daily (repeat)
1 p.m. — Olympic Channel News
6 p.m. — Winter Olympics Daily (repeat)
6:30 p.m. — Winter Olympics Daily (repeat)
7 p.m. — Olympic Channel News
NBC is hoping that viewers who may have missed some of the action on its other networks will go to Olympic Channel for any news, highlights and features to catch up.