2014 Sochi Olympics: Viewers Guide
WHERE TO WATCH THE SOCHI OLYMPICS
Comprehensive coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will be presented across NBCUniversal’s broadcast and digital platforms.
Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 6, with preliminary rounds of Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing and Figure Skating, every phase of competition from all 15 sports on the Sochi program, including each medal-winning performance in all 98 events, will be streamed LIVE on NBCOlympics.com and via the NBC Sports Live Extra mobile app (iPhone/iPad | Android).
Every hockey game. Every downhill run. Every figure skating routine. All available for viewing LIVE – with no additional cost to authenticated TV subscribers – as part of NBC Olympics’ digital offering.
Television coverage of the Sochi Games will begin Thursday, Feb. 6, with the first of an unprecedented 18 consecutive NBC primetime shows, continuing with Friday night's Opening Ceremony and concluding Sunday, Feb. 23, with the Closing Ceremony. The Feb. 6 start marks the first time NBC will deliver primetime Olympic programming before the Opening Ceremony.
Live daytime broadcasts in the U.S. begin Saturday, Feb. 8, on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and across the NBCUniversal family of networks.
NBCSN will present more than 230 hours of Olympic coverage from Sochi, the most Winter Olympic coverage ever on a cable network.
NBCSN’s 2014 Sochi Games coverage highlights include:
- The most comprehensive live coverage of the Sochi competition day;
- The network serving as the cable home for Team USA;
- Starting Saturday, Feb. 8, when NBCSN’s Olympic coverage begins, the network will feature complete, live coverage of figure skating;
- In addition to its extensive figure skating coverage, the network will feature live coverage of 10 more sports, including speed skating, bobsled, ski jumping, Nordic combined, and more.
- Team USA vs. Russia in men’s hockey on Saturday, Feb. 15.
NBCSN’s Olympic coverage begins Saturday, Feb. 8 at 3 a.m. ET/Midnight PT, when Team USA faces Finland in women’s hockey, and concludes Sunday, Feb. 23, the final day of the Sochi Games. NBCSN will air at least one gold medal final live each day through its 16 days of coverage. Most days, live coverage on NBCSN will begin at 3 a.m. ET and continue for 12 hours.
NBCSN will complement the Olympic programming airing on NBC, the details of which will be released shortly.
Fully-distributed NBCUniversal cable channels CNBC, MSNBC and USA Network will combine to present an additional 124 hours of competition coverage from Sochi, focusing primarily on hockey and curling. CNBC will carry 36 hours of Olympic curling coverage, MSNBC will host 45 hours of live curling and hockey, including medal rounds, and USA Network will serve up 43 hours of live curling and hockey coverage, including medal rounds.
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