NBCUniversal will announce on Tuesday that it will broadcast more than 2,400 hours of coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, the most ever for the Olympic Winter Games. Of particular importance to Olympic viewers: NBC will broadcast live coverage of the PyeongChang Games in all time zones during prime time. Coverage will no longer be delayed in non-Eastern time zones, a traditional criticism of NBC’s coverage. Coverage of over 2,400 hours is almost equivalent to coverage of the Sochi Winter Games (1,600+ hours) and Vancouver (835 hours) combined.
Coverage on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app begins February 7 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with coverage of mixed doubles curling. NBC’s prime-time coverage begins the next day at 8 p.m. ET, with live figure skating, qualifying for the men’s and women’s moguls and qualifying for the men’s ski jumping. NBC will air the opening ceremony on Friday, February 9 in prime time.
The distribution of the network is as follows:
NBC (176 hours)
NBC’s schedule is divided into three daytime parts – daytime, prime time, and prime time plus. Prime time begins each evening at 8 p.m. ET, except Sunday (7 p.m. ET) and will be highlighted with live coverage of alpine skiing, figure skating, snowboarding / freestyle skiing and short track. . Eleven of the 18 prime-time evenings will feature live alpine skiing (presumably starring Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn) and all downhill skiing will be broadcast live either in prime time or prime time plus on NBC. Figure skating will be in the spotlight on NBC’s prime-time coverage, which airs 12 of 18 nights.
NBC’s Olympic daytime coverage will air from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on weekdays and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on weekends in all time zones.
New to these Winter Olympics is NBC’s prime-time and prime-time window. Olympic coverage will be broadcast live in all time zones every evening after prime time and local news. Primetime plus will feature many of the same prime-time events.
NBCSN (369 hours)
The cable network will broadcast live in prime time of the Olympic Winter Games for the first time, along with 10 days of 24-hour programming. Gold medal finals on NBCSN include bobsleigh, hockey, snowboarding, short track and luge.
CNBC (46 hours)
CNBC will broadcast 46 hours of coverage, highlighted by evening curling TV shows.
American network (40.5 hours)
USA Network will broadcast 40.5 hours of hockey and curling coverage throughout the Games, the majority of which will be broadcast live.
NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports app (1,800+)
PyeongChang will be the first Winter Games to offer live streaming from the NBC broadcast network, including prime-time and prime-time plus programming. NBC said its digital coverage will include live streaming of all competitions on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app on desktops, mobile devices, tablets, connected TVs for authenticated users and online coverage. simultaneous broadcast of five television networks. Viewers will also have access to three digital-only programs, live training streams and an information desk with regular Olympic updates throughout the day.
Olympic channel coverage
If your cable system gets “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA”, the channel will broadcast 20 hours of news and highlights provided daily by Olympic Broadcasting Services, live coverage of the award ceremony. Olympic medals from PyeongChang Medal Square and a daily studio show featuring Jimmy Roberts.