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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    NBC Olympics Plan

    NBC Olympics Plan

    Coverage across platforms totals 3,600 hours

    NBC Universal on Tuesday afternoon formally announced the most wide-ranging coverage plan for any Olympics in history, including 225 hours over 17 days on NBC and 3,600 hours total across TV, online and mobile.

    It will be the first time in history that the entire Summer Olympics on TV will be available in high definition. Coverage will appear on seven networks: NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Telemundo, Universal HD and, for the first time, Oxygen. NBC Uni said 75% of the TV coverage will be live, even with the 12-hour difference. There also will be specialty channels for soccer and basketball providing all those games; all 34 Summer Olympics sports will be covered. There also will be coverage in Korean and Mandarin Chinese in separate channels.

    NBC was able to get the Olympics organizers to schedule most of the key finals early in the morning Beijing time -- for live primetime coverage on the East Coast of the U.S. The Olympics run Aug. 8-24. The primetime NBC coverage will include all 32 gold-medal finals for swimming, four nights of gymnastics, beach volleyball and the men's and women's marathons.

    NBC's weekday coverage will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET as well as 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET and midnight-1:30 a.m. ET.

    Telemundo will have 380 hours of the Olympics on the channel, including two men's soccer games that begin the day before the opening ceremony. USA Network will focus its 165 hours primarily on Team USA's basketball and soccer, water polo, tennis and volleyball.

    MSNBC will have 175 hours, including weekday coverage of softball, soccer, beach volleyball, wrestling, weightlifting, basketball and volleyball. CNBC will have just 100 hours of boxing, softball, tennis, wrestling and badminton, after CNBC's "Closing Bell" coverage of the stock market.

    Oxygen, will have 20 hours of coverage that will focus daily on gymnastics and also have equestrian and tennis.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    New Brunswick
    Here is the entire schedule, which is over 60 pages long! I've only got through the first few so far. Beach Volleyball will air at the start of the morning and primetime telecasts. Volleyball will air a lot in the late night broadcast. Live swimming and gymnastics finals in primetime.

    If you want to see the exact start times for live events go to Wikipedia and seach "(name of sport) at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Schedules are on there for team sports, swimming and athletics. Here is another schedule with some information.

    Week 2 is on there as well.

  3. #3

    NBC Olympics Plan

    I would like to know how they expect to pull this off without stepping on everybody's toes? It's hard enough to appease american "morals", and now there's the conflicting chinese morals to take into account AT THE SAME TIME??? best of luck, NBC!
    Last edited by Tripster; 07-15-2008 at 02:39 PM.



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