Peacock to Stream Tokyo Olympics Coverage Live Including Gymnastics, Track & Field, and Basketball
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Peacock today announced it will launch a Tokyo Olympics destination on July 15, featuring live coverage of some the Games’ biggest events, including gymnastics, track & field, and the US Men’s Basketball Team’s pursuit of their fourth straight gold.
In addition, Peacock will feature new daily live shows, original programming, Olympics channels, full event replays and curated highlights of NBC Olympics’ coverage. All of Peacock’s Tokyo Olympics programming will be available to stream for free, with exception of USA Men’s Basketball live coverage that will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers.
Peacock will feature live coverage every morning, including major events like Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics and Men’s and Women’s Track and Field. Matt Iseman & Akbar Gbajabiamila will host Peacock’s morning show Tokyo LIVE. Watch Simone Biles and Team USA compete in every single event, live from Tokyo, with expert commentary. Two-time Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez will serve as a studio analyst for gymnastics along with Olympic medalist Bridget Sloan and three-time Olympian John Roethlisberger calling the action live across all Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics events: the Team Finals, the All Around competition, and individual event finals.
Peacock will stream the fastest women and men in the world competing for gold in the 100M on July 31 and August 1, respectively. Track & Field live coverage also includes can’t miss events, including the 4 x 100M relay, 4 x 400M relay, 200M and 400M. Bill Spaulding will call Track & Field play-by-play alongside Olympian analysts Tim Hutchings and Alysia Montano.
As home to Team USA Men’s Basketball, Peacock will stream live coverage of Men’s Basketball throughout the games, beginning with USA vs. France on July 25.
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Peacock will make it easy for fans to catchup and keep up on the Tokyo Games with new hosts and contributors, channels, curated playlists, highlights, and full event replays.
Amber Ruffin, host, writer and executive producer of Peacock’s late-night series The Amber Ruffin Show, will be on the ground in Tokyo providing her own unique, comedic analyses of the competition, as well as a look-back at her own experiences in the world of sports.
Rich Eisen will host Tokyo Gold, a daily, comprehensive look at the most compelling performances of the day including in-depth stories, expert analysis, and athlete interviews.
Lindsay Czarniak, Lolo Jones and MJ Acosta-Ruiz will host On Her Turf at the Olympics, the first NBC Olympics show dedicated to covering women’s sports at the Games. Katie Ledecky, Allyson Felix, Alex Morgan, April Ross, and Alix Klineman will be among athletes featured.
Cari Champion and Kenny Mayne will host Tokyo Tonight, which will bring fans into the Games with quick turnaround highlights as well as interviews and feature stories every evening. Jac Collinsworth will serve as contributor to Tokyo Tonight on-location in Tokyo.
Tokyo LIVE, Tokyo Gold, On Her Turf at the Olympics and Tokyo Tonight all stream daily on Tokyo NOW, which will be complemented by five additional channels, including:
Peacock will curate highlights and full event replays by sport to make it easy for fans to stay current on the 7,000 hours of NBC Olympics coverage.
In addition to Olympics-focused Peacock Originals already available to stream, including: The ’96 Effect, Michael Phelps: Medals Memories and More, The Greatest Race, In Deep with Ryan Lochte, and My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs, Peacock will continue to roll out new original programming leading up to and throughout the Olympics, including:
Peacock is currently available on Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices; Roku; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; Samsung Smart TVs; VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs; and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
More information about the Tokyo Olympics on Peacock is here.