NBCUniversal’s Olympic programming of 6,755 hours along with all competitions from XXXI Olympiad, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be accessible to the video subscribers of Cox Communications. NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBCSN, Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, USA Network, MSNBC, Telemundo, NBC Universo, and two specialty channels (for basketball and soccer), will be covering the programs. Customers can also follow Olympic Games on NBC Sports app and the NBCOlympics.com website.
NBCUniversal’s multi-platform offering will allow subscribers to watch 2016 Olympic Games on their TV, computer, mobile, or tablets. The new contour device of Cox will list events on television, provide updated medal counts, and will also support voice search by sport, person, nation, and athlete profiles. NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com will provide live streaming of the Olympic events, as well as video highlights and event rewinds. Cox customers can verify their subscriptions and watch events online at no extra charge.
The NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results app will contain schedules, highlights, results and more and will link to NBC Sports app that gives you the live streaming coverage. In addition to that, Cox’s Video-On-Demand service is offering NBCUniversal’s rewinds of selected events and Olympic highlights. More than 200 pre-game HD clips can be accessed via Cox’s website and TV subscription.
NBCUniversal will also offer original digital-only programming every day during the games, to complement linear programming of more than 2,000 hours. From August 6, more than 100 hours of the games will be available in NBC Sports app and Gold Zone, a video channel exclusively available on NBCOlympics.com. For most days, the channel will stream from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm, and will allow MVPD viewers to watch multiple events. You can also watch a gymnastics post-game show called The Daily Dismount on the website, which would feature analysis and highlights of competitions on every day.
Other Service Providers
DirecTV customers can watch an eight-screens-in-one channel with Olympic events from NBC, NBCSN, Bravo, Golf Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Universo, and USA Network. AT&T U-Verse customers, on the other hand, can watch a four-screens-in-one channel with Bravo NBC, NBCSN, and USA.
Dish Network’s Hopper 3 customers can gain access to a four-screens-in-one channel as well. However, Dish is planning to launch an Olympics hub providing navigation through NBCU networks with Olympics coverage. Both DirecTV and Dish customers can watch NBC Olympics’ 83 hours of 4K coverage with Ultra HDTV.