NBC Sports Network Plans 330 Hours of Rio Olympic Programming
NBCSN to show 16 hours of programming on most of its 18 days of Olympic coverage. The network’s 18 days of coverage begins on Wednesday, August 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony, with women’s soccer, and concludes on Sunday, August 21, the final day of the Games. (Photo: AP Images)
NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will present 330 hours of programming for the Games of XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August, more than any other linear network, NBC Olympics announced today.
Programming on NBCSN will span 20-plus sports — also more than any other network — including extensive coverage of men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer. Medals will be won every day on NBCSN from Saturday, August 6, through Sunday, August 21. In addition to basketball and soccer, coverage will include track and field, archery, boxing, cycling, fencing, field hockey, judo, open water swimming, rugby, shooting, synchronized swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling and more.
The network’s 18 days of coverage begins on Wednesday, August 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony, with women’s soccer, and concludes on Sunday, August 21, the final day of the Games. On most days, NBCSN will televise 16 hours of coverage, from 8 a.m. to midnight ET.
"NBCSN is the place to watch the hugely popular U.S. Women’s soccer team, the newest edition of the Dream Team, and the remarkable U.S. women’s basketball team, which is going for a sixth straight gold," said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics. "It is the perfect complement to our NBC broadcasts, allowing us to present long-form coverage of many of the Games’ most popular sports and athletes."
Olympic programming information for the NBC broadcast network will be released soon. For previously announced Olympic coverage information on Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Universo, Telemundo, and USA Network, go to NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com, NBC Sports Group’s media-dedicated website.
About NBC Olympics
A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. The 2012 London Olympics were watched by 217 million Americans across the networks of NBCUniversal, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.