We gave you an idea of NBC’s tonnage of content for next month’s Olympics. With NBC providing some 6,700 total hours, most of it will be online, some 4,500 will be available to those who won’t be able to watch on TV. The content will be available at NBCOlympics.com for computers, the NBC Sports app for mobiles, tablets and for the first time, connected TV’s (Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku and Win10). More connected TV agreements are expected to be announced later.
The amount of online hours, 4,500 surpasses the 2012 London Games which had 3,500 hours available online.
NBC will stream all coverage seen on the nine networks that are airing Olympic action. This includes NBC for the first time. All of NBC’s dayparts from afternoon, primetime and late night will be streamed. In addition, coverage shown on Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBCSN, NBC Universo, Telemundo and USA Network will be available online. You will be required to authenticate with your cable or satellite provider to watch everything.
NBC will also stream every event that is not televised. Utilizing the world feed and the announcers provided by Olympic Broadcasting Services, fans can access these feeds as well by clicking on the icon pertaining to each sport. Many of the feeds will have both English and Spanish-language announcers.
For sports like gymnastics, tennis, and track and field that have multiple events or matches going on at once, there will be multiple concurrent streams that can be accessed. All gymnastic apparatuses, field events in track and field plus up to five courts in tennis will be available simulaneously.
There will be a temporary pass available for those viewers who don’t have a cable subscription. They’ll be able to stream 30 minutes on their first visit and then 5 minutes each day after that.
NBC will provide two online-only programs. “Gold Zone” returns for its third Olympics. The Red Zone-type program will bounce viewers from venue to venue to show the best live action happening at that time. Andrew Siciliano who hosts DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel and 2006 Ice Dancing Silver Medalist Tanith White will anchor the show.
“Daily Dismount” will provide daily post-event analysis of the gymnastics competition. Tanith White will host this show and she’ll be joined by Jonathan Horton who medaled twice in the Communist China Olympics and Courtney Kupets who won two medals in Athens.
Julie Donaldson and Jenna Corrado will host the Olympic News Desk providing updates throughout the day.
Most everything will be live in what NBC is promoting as the “Most Live Ever” Olympics. Most everything will be live except for the Opening Ceremony which will be inexplicably broadcast AND streamed on a one-hour delay.
Excepting the Opening Ceremony, Olympic fans should be able to find all of the 34 sports live whether it be through one of the nine NBCUniversal networks or via the many Olympic Broadcasting Services feeds. The 4,500 hours are quite a hefty number and you definitely won’t able to watch them all, but you could try.