Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

NBC looks to make Olympic coverage omnipresent

NBC looks to make Olympic coverage omnipresent

Eastern, you can check out curling if you are so inclined by heading over to the official live stream.

The Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics is 7 p.m. Friday, on NBC. Katie Couric, who is returning to NBC for its Olympic coverage, and Mike Tirico will be in the booth.

Follow along with the colorful festivities from Pyeongchang with our live blog, and see below for all of the info on how to watch.

"For over a decade, Harmonic's media servers and shared storage systems have been a cornerstone of our content acquisition and production workflow during the Olympics", said Miles. Descriptive video will be incorporated into the live broadcasts, as well as NBC's Video On Demand offerings. And even events that aren't being shown on NBC or its cable partners will be streaming live. The Olympic Channel will have medal ceremonies, news and highlights, but not event coverage. You can check that out over here, but remember that you need to be able to validate your cable package.

"We're excited to work with Peloton on this unique immersive experience for riders to train in the glow of our magnificent broadcast studio in PyeongChang", said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics.

The streams will go live on NBC's Snapchat Discover channel and will run for up to six minutes apiece. With as many as 24 skaters racing each other over 16 laps, this event has been described as "NASCAR on ice". Thankfully, NBC will be rebroadcasting the Opening Ceremony tomorrow evening.

It will also feature photo and video montages from the Olympics using NBC content that's produced in part by BuzzFeed.

NBCSN will present 369 hours of coverage, including live primetime and 10 days of 24-hour coverage from February 18 to February 25. You'll be in good company: NordVPN, a VPN service provider, has seen users of its VPN service double during past Olympics.

During the Rio Olympics in 2016, VR coverage typically wasn't live and required Samsung's Gear VR headsets with a Samsung phone. Also, you can like CarterMatt on Facebook for some additional insight regarding the Games and all things TV. So whether a fan is following figure skating on the NBC broadcast channel or tuned into curling online, that person will count the same toward the audience NBC is promising to advertisers - and cost the same for a marketer to reach. It has schedules, news and 3-D and drone views of the venues. Let the games begin. Instead of being locked into the moment you tune in, users can jump forward and back through the playlist.

While I'm not much of a sports fan, I probably will tune in for some of the Winter Olympics-which run from February 9-25.

If you already subscribe to a standalone streaming service - or if you're willing to pay for an account - your best bet will be Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and the online sports streaming service, fuboTV.

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