The Olympics are here! And there’s so much to watch – more than 1,750 hours of television coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal.
If you’re trying to plan your Watch Party or want to set your DVR, here are the channels (along with coverage dates and specialties) you’re looking for in your channel lineup:
- July 27 – Aug 12
- More than 270 hours of coverage featuring swimming, track & field, gymnastics, diving, beach volleyball among other sports
NBC Sports Network
- More than 270 hours of coverage with up to 20 medal rounds & 22 sports
- Home of Team USA including men’s & women’s basketball, women’s soccer and field hockey
- July 28 – Aug 12
- 73 hours of coverage
- 5-8pm weekdays, 6 hours of live coverage on weekends
- Home of boxing
- July 25-26, 28 – August 12
- Up to 18 medal rounds and 20 sports including badminton, basketball, soccer & wrestling
- 9am – 6pm
- July 28 – Aug 3
- 56 hours of coverage
- Home of Tennis
- 7am – 3pm
- July 25 – Aug 12
- More than 173 hours of Spanish-language coverage
- The US Home of the Olympic Games in Spanish featuring boxing, swimming, basketball and soccer
- Daily half hour special featuring behind-the-scenes from the Games
Olympic Soccer HD
- Central Florida & Tampa, Channel 1773
- Bakersfield, Channel 1114
- Birmingham, Channel 1768
- Indiana, Channel 717
- Michigan, Channel 403
Olympic Basketball HD
- Central Florida & Tampa, Channel 1774
- Bakersfield, Channel 1113
- Birmingham, Channel 1769
- Indiana, Channel 718
- Michigan, Channel 402
We’re also carrying NBC’s Olympic coverage in 3D! NBC’s Olympic 3D coverage can be found on channels 1770 in Central Florida, Tampa, Birmingham & Indiana, 1119 in Bakersfield and 401 in Michigan. View schedule. To access 3D content, you will need a 3D TV and a Bright House Networks HD or HD DVR converter, as well as the TV manufacturer’s specified 3D glasses. Find out how to tune your TV to 3D mode.
Note: times are estimated and subject to change.
What will I be watching this weekend?
The Opening Ceremonies are the official start of the London Games & most people consider them a must-watch. The big story for me on Saturday night is the Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte showdown in the men’s 400 IM, assuming nothing goes horribly wrong in the qualifying rounds earlier in the day. If Phelps wins, it’ll be a three-peat for him, as he’s left the last 2 Olympics with the gold medal in this event (one of the toughest ones on the program). Saturday night also marks Missy Franklin’s Olympic debut on the women’s 4×100 relay team. Gymnastics starts this weekend with team qualifying, but the nights that matter will come early next week. On Sunday, my attention is still at the pool for the men’s 4×100 relay. This was one of the more memorable events in Beijing, with Jason Lezak saving the day. This could be the night that Phelps ties Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina for the most all time Olympic medals (assuming of course, he medals in the 400 IM the previous night). Also on Sunday, the US men’s basketball team, led by LeBron James & Kobe Bryant, take the floor for their first Olympic matchup against France.
What events are you watching this weekend? What are your recommendations for what to watch?
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