NBC has announced that their cable channel NBCSN will air 330 hours of events during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the most of any of NBCUniversal’s TV networks.
NBCSN will provide extensive coverage of men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball, including coverage of the U.S. men’s basketball and U.S. women’s soccer.
Other sports included in their coverage will be track and field, archery, boxing, cycling, fencing, field hockey, judo, open-water swimming, rugby, shooting, soccer, synchronized swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling and more. Medals will be won on NBCSN every day of the Olympics.
NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell commented on the coverage NBCSN will provide, calling it “the perfect complement to our NBC broadcasts, allowing us to present long-form coverage of many of the games’ most popular sports and athletes.”
Coverage on NBCSN will begin two days before the Opening Ceremonies with women’s soccer on August 3rd. Their schedule will vary a bit, but on most days they will have coverage for 16 hours a day, 8 AM to 12 AM EDT.
Full programming information for NBC is expected to be announced soon.
Read the full article on the NBC Olympics website here.
Find full Olympic Trials scheduling information for swimming and other sports here.