The NBC Sports Network has announced it will feature 330 hours of programming for the Games of XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August. NBCSN will offer coverage of 20-plus sports, and include extensive programming built around men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer.
The network also plans to provide coverage of track and field, archery, boxing, cycling, fencing, field hockey, judo, open water swimming, rugby, shooting, synchronized swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling. Altogether, NBCSN will provide 18 days of Olympics programming starting on Wednesday, August 3rd, and concluding on Sunday, August 21st. During that period, NBCSN will televise 16 hours of coverage per day, starting at 8am ET and terminating at midnight ET.
“NBCSN is the place to watch the hugely popular U.S. Women’s soccer team, the newest edition of the Dream Team, and the remarkable U.S. women’s basketball team, which is going for a sixth straight gold,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics. “It is the perfect complement to our NBC broadcasts, allowing us to present long-form coverage of many of the Games’ most popular sports and athletes.”