The NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com will stream a record 4,500 hours of the Rio Games next month, again including comprehensive live streaming of every sport and, for the first time, streaming coverage of all nine NBCUniversal Olympic networks.
NBC broadcast network content, including the primetime show, will be streamed for the first time.
There will be TV simul-stream coverage of NBC, Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBCSN, NBC Universo and USA Network for authenticated pay TV subscribers via TV Everywhere.
Two digital-only programs will also run throughout the Games — “Gold Zone” and “Daily Dismount.”
NBC Olympics offered 3,500 digital hours for the London 2012 Games, the first time that all competition was streamed live. For Rio, coverage expands from desktops, tablets and mobile devices to also include connected TVs for the first time.
“Our digital offering for Rio marries NBC Olympics’ renowned storytelling and live-event coverage with today’s advanced technology to deliver more content across more platforms than ever before,” said Rick Cordella, SVP and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “Whether you’re a core fan of one of the 34 Olympic sports or just want to watch Team USA, we’ll deliver the best digital viewing experiences on your TV, at your desk, or on the go. Our goal is to provide ready access to every second of every event through our digital platforms.”
If an event is not televised on one of the nine networks, it will again be streamed online through Olympic Broadcasting Services feeds, many of which have English and Spanish commentary.
Multiple streams will be offered for sports with multiple fields of play, such as field events for track and field, all gymnastics apparatuses and up to five tennis courts.
When streaming, a temporary pass will allow users to stream 30 minutes of coverage prior to authentication on their first visit, and the first five minutes per day after that.
The NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results app will provide the latest coverage from the Games, including TV listings and extensive video highlights.
Of digital-only programs, “Gold Zone” will guide viewers to the best live action happening at a given moment. Andrew Siciliano, of “NFL Red Zone,” and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will host.
“Daily Dismount” will provide live post-event gymnastics coverage, hosted by Olympic medalists Jonathan Horton and Courtney Kupets.
Julie Donaldson and Jenna Corrado will host a digital news desk, streaming Olympic update segments throughout the day.Follow @nzaccardi