NBC Universal will broadcast 1,539 hours of Olympic coverage across its six platforms: NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and NBCOlympics.com. That total is more than the Games in Vancouver (2010) and Turin (2006) combined. Of the 1,539 hours, 539 will be on television; in 2010, NBC and its affiliated stations aired 436 hours of Olympic coverage. NBC broadcast its first Olympics 50 years ago in the summer in Tokyo. NBC Universal paid $775 million for the rights to broadcast the Sochi Games.
Highlights: opening and closing ceremonies, figure skating, speedskating, short-track, Alpine skiing, snowboarding (freestyle in prime time), plus gold-medal finals in 11 of 15 sports, including speedskating, short-track, hockey and snowboarding (daytime).
Highlights: live figure skating, speedskating, hockey, bobsled, Nordic combined, ski jumping.
Highlights: live hockey and curling, including medal-round games.
USA Network 43
Highlights: live hockey and curling.
Highlights: curling, including mens and womens gold-medal finals.
NBCOlympics.com: More than 1,000 hours of live streaming of events from Sochi, as well as video highlights.
Note: The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) will offer coverage of more than 1,500 hours of ceremonies and competition on the network and on TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet One. Every event will be shown live on Canadian television among the networks. Locally, CBC airs on its Kingston affiliate, CKWS, Channel 11. Air times on CBC, beginning Saturday, are midnight to 5 p.m., with additional coverage from 7-11 p.m. CBC will show the opening ceremonies live today at 10 a.m.
Sources: www.NBCOlympics.com, www.CBC.ca