The 2018 Winter Olympics Have Never Been Easier to Enjoy
Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, NBC has released some pretty exciting news. For all of the enthusiastic viewers who aren’t able to make the trip to see the games live, there will be an impressive amount of coverage to be witnessed: A record 1,800 hours of coverage, to be exact.
Not only will we be able to see even more coverage than ever before for these games, but there will also be a live streaming of events via NBC’s broadcast network. It has been reported that the coverage will include a combination of digital-only streams as well as authenticated TV viewing.
For the authenticated TV-viewing, people who are watching can enjoy live streaming of all events via NBCOlympics.com as well as the NBC Sports app on phones, tablets and desktops. And it’s not going to be all of the sports you didn’t want to see- this coverage includes all 15 sports, and 102 medal events so you know you’ll be able to catch your favorite sport or athlete no matter where you are.
NBC 2018 Winter Olympic Coverage is Breaking Records
In 2014, NBC streamed 1,000 hours of live coverage. Not only was this a big deal for viewers, but it also did a lot for the Olympics themselves, as this was the first time that all Winter Olympics events were live-streamed. The new record will now sit at 1,800 hours of coverage, putting a huge emphasis on the power of the digital world and the foreseen popularity of the Olympics in general.
For cord cutters, NBC plans to let loose a bit of a teaser, allowing them to enjoy a whole 30 minutes of live-streaming on their first visit. After that, those who aren’t paying for the NBC packages will only get a 5-minute taste of the streaming each day …but it might be enough to persuade them.
The intrigue with NBC’s live-streaming options is that you can keep up with the 2018 Winter Olympics no matter where you are, and no matter what tech you’re using. Shopping at the mall? Get your updates on your phone. Taking a peek at work? Bring your tablet to your meeting. NBC’s new plan will help viewers feel like they have full access to all events, even if they can’t be there themselves.
Streaming coverage is accessible on all kinds of platforms, including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Windows 10 and more. Enhanced streaming options are going to be available as well, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to hear about those. Some details have suggested that the extras will include athlete bios and stats and extra streaming.
If you’re going to be signing up for NBC’s programming to get all of the benefits, you can start to enjoy the live streaming on February 7th, 2018!
Are you and your family going to be streaming the 2018 Winter Olympics? Or will you be making the trip? Either way, we’d love to hear what you think of this high-tech coverage!0