NBC Sports Network To Carry a Heavy Olympics Load

NBC Sports announced today that the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will telecast 292.5 hours of total coverage from the 2012 London Summer Olympics, 257.2 hours of which will be original programming.

Coverage will begin on Wednesday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m. ET, two days before the Opening Ceremony, when Team USA takes on France in women’s soccer, live from Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

The focus of NBCSN during the Olympics will be to serve as the home of most Team USA events throughout the Games, including Team USA basketball, women’s soccer and field hockey.

“To serve as the home of U.S. team sports throughout the Games, with more Olympic hours than any cable network ever, is a great thrill and honor,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. “With exceptional quality content and more than 250 hours of live competition, NBC Sports Network will be an important destination for Olympic fans this summer as we continue to grow the network.”