The Olympics are almost here and you don’t even need cable OR internet to watch it; all you need is a TV antenna! And lucky for you, that’s where we come in to help.
This year’s Summer Olympics are being held in Rio, which is only one hour ahead of the US Eastern time zone. This allows for much more live coverage for US audiences than in previous years. NBC will be broadcasting over 260 hours of coverage, including the Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 5th, and the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 21st. During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, the last time the Games were in a U.S. friendly time zone, NBC broadcasted 171 hours of coverage as the lone broadcasting network.
NBC will be covering some of the most popular events of the Olympics, which will include swimming, gymnastics, track and field, diving, volleyball, beach volleyball, men’s basketball finals, and women’s basketball finals. You’ll also be able to see segments on the host city and country, as well as athlete features and interviews with newsmakers and medal-winning athletes.
NBC daytime programming will run from 10 am to 5 pm, primetime programming from 8 pm to midnight, late night programming from 12:35 am to 1:35 am, and replays from 1:35 am to 4:30 am ET/PT.
Don’t miss out; catch all of the Rio coverage with an antenna! Check out which antenna will be best for you to watch the Olympics on with our antenna selector here.