Time, TV schedule and how to watch Sunday's events online

Since NBC is the rights holder for the Summer Olympics holder, ESPN will be restricted in the amount of video it can show on its news programs and digital platforms.

The 2016 Olympics officially kick off tonight in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio Olympics were supposed to be the biggest of the four, both because they took place during summer and because Rio is just one hour earlier than the eastern time zone. In Spanish, the Olympics are on Telemundo and NBC Universo.

Primetime coverage will be hosted by Bob Costas; Ryan Seacrest will host late night programming. There are ways you can rewatch the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, because it's 2016 and who watches television in real time anymore? NBC Sports will be the primary backup network, focusing on basketball and soccer. Due to broadcasting regulations, NBCUniversal is only allowed to show NBCUniversal Sports content on the internet in the United States and USA territories.

In the US, NBC will be your headquarters for the next month.

In what is becoming an Olympics tradition, the run-up to the games was filled with foreboding stories: the Zika virus, polluted water, security concerns.

Presumably, watching Olympics highlights won't be an issue for viewers who consume their news and highlights in the morning, whether it's from SportsCenter or a morning news program.

Two-thousand hours will air from traditional television coverage and the other 4,500 by web streaming via NBCOlympics.com - more than any other Olympic games in history.

By doing a short tape-delay of one hour, it allows us to put it in a time period when more people are home to watch, because it is a Friday night and they get out of their commute or home from wherever they are.

PlayStation Vue offers several of the channels that will be covering the Olympics as well. “Were thrilled about the opportunity to build upon our existing alliance with our friends at NBC Sports and cant wait to watch the Games unfold over the next few weeks.”. That's 356 hours of Olympic stuff per day spread over multiple NBC-owned channels.

For some reason, NBC made a decision to telecast Friday night's opening ceremony at 8 pm est, despite having the event kick off at 7pm. In addition to NBC, you'll get CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Bravo, Telemundo, and USA.

Variety also reports that cord-cutters can use a cable recording service called Tablo to watch the games, but at a base cost of $200 (plus extra fees), it sounds like the biggest hassle to us.

Olympics and Yahoo have extended an existing digital alliance that factors in content and promotion surrounding the Summer Olympics in Rio, including links to all of NBCOlympics.com's exclusive live streamed events and video highlights to Yahoo's US audience.

Well, that's problematic. As far as the Olympics is concerned, the deal is: if you have a cable TV subscription, you'll be fine. NBC will provide total audience numbers later this week. NBC is betting, and in fact has advertised the Olympics, on the idea that viewers can use a pick-me-up from a drumbeat of bad news.

That said, maybe your sports bar is also a PokeStop for Pokemon Go!

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