NBCUniversal details record Winter Olympic coverage; live hockey finals on NBC

Sochi 2014
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NBCUniversal will present at least 1,539 hours of coverage of the Sochi Olympics, including men’s and women’s hockey finals live on NBC.

The hours, spread across five TV networks and NBCOlympics.com, mark the most ever for a Winter Olympics and more than the previous two Winter Games combined. More details are available here.

NBC will broadcast the men’s and women’s hockey gold-medal games live across all time zones. The men’s final is Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 a.m. ET. The women’s final is Feb. 20 at noon ET.

NBC’s coverage of the Games begins with a primetime telecast Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET, the day before the Opening Ceremony, as competition starts before the cauldron is lit.

NBC’s schedule calls for 185 hours over 18 days with daytime, primetime and late-night broadcasts through the Closing Ceremony.

NBCUniversal’s 539 TV hours surpass its total for Vancouver 2010, which had 436.

NBC primetime coverage will include figure skating, short- and long-track speed skating, Alpine skiing, snowboarding, freestyle skiing and more.

NBC daytime coverage will include gold-medal finals in 11 of 15 sports, including short- and long-track speedskating, snowboarding and hockey.

All 12 new Olympic events will air on NBC.

A show called “Sochi Gold” will precede coverage of the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ET.

NBCSN to present more than 230 hours of Sochi Olympic coverage