NBC Olympic Basketball & Soccer Channels
Due to the popularity of Olympic Soccer and Basketball, NBC has dedicated two entire channels to covering the numerous live high definition games that these two sports have to offer. The NBC Olympic Basketball Channel will air 47 live games, and the Olympic Soccer Channel will air 16 live matches through August 23rd.
Despite NBC’s dedication to two of the more popular sports of the Olympics, their popularity in the US may not be enough to overcome the vast time differences between Beijing the the US East Coast, as most live events are airing live in the US between 2 AM and 10:15 AM EST. Some of the matches will be re-broadcast on their respective channels, and some games will be taped and aired at a later time, but many games only air once.
These channels have varying availability, determined by cable or satellite carrier. The press release provided by NBC says it is available on ‘most major satellite and cable providers,’ but we are only aware of the HD channels being live on Dish and DirecTV right now. Post below if you are receiving the HD feed through your cable provider.
Thanks to BJ Mora for the tip.
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