At Comcast, we are dedicated to delivering Xfinity products and services to as many people as possible. Considering the 2012 London Olympics was the most-watched television event in history, we’ve been working to ensure that NBCUniversal’s broadcast and streaming video of this year’s Winter Olympic Games are available to all audiences, including those with disabilities.
For the Sochi Games, Comcast has focused on making it much easier for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience the 1700+ hours of live and On Demand content with more closed captioning than any previous Games.
In addition, NBCUniversal’s primetime and mainstream broadcast coverage from Sochi will be closed captioned, including the Closing Ceremonies as well as:
Live streaming of all events on the NBC Sports Live Extra app and NBCOlympics.com (except the Gold Zone channel and Olympic Ice program)
Clips from the NBC primetime broadcast and coverage from NBCSN on NBCOlympics.com
Broadcasts of Olympics content onNBCUniversal networks: NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC and USA
In-Games full replays of events originally aired on NBCUniversal networks on Xfinity On Demand
Pre-Games content including athlete profiles, Today segments and highlights from the Vancouver 2012 Olympic Games available on Xfinity On Demand, online at Xfinity.com/TV and via the Xfinity TV Go app.
If customers require assistance in activating closed captioning, they can find online help and support at comcast.com/accessibility or contact The Comcast Accessibility Center of Excellence, where our dedicated support team of agents are ready to help.
We are also excited that NBCUniversal, in partnership with the U.S Olympic Committee, will broadcast over 50 hours of the Sochi Paralympics -- more Paralympics coverage than ever before.NBC Sports Network will broadcast 46.5 hours of competition from Sochi, while NBC will air an additional 3.5 hours of coverage. Plus, the full NBC Sports Network Paralympics primetime show will be available on Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/TV and the Xfinity TV Go app the next day. Plus, Xfinity.com/NBCOlympics will refer fans to live streaming on TeamUSA.org, which will be streaming all events for the first time.
Regardless of how Xfinity customers experience the Olympic Games, we’re looking forward to delivering many memorable moments across platforms