NBCUniversal today announced that it will provide 5,535 hours of combines coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London over its varied networks. That number is nearly 2,ooo hours above its combined coverage of the 2008 Games in Beijing. The networks will provide coverage of all 32 sports and all 302 medal presentations.
“We are only able to provide this level of coverage to U.S. viewers because of the unmatched array of NBCUniversal assets,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group in a press release. “Whether on television or online, on broadcast or cable, in English or in Spanish, NBCUniversal has the London Olympics covered, providing the American viewer with more choices than ever to watch the Games.”
Here is the breakdown of the amount of coverage each network will provide and projected starting times: (All times ET)
NBC: 272.5 hours (Weekdays 10:00a.m, Weekends 5:00a.m. Primetime 8:00p.m.)
NBC Sports Network: 292.5 hours (Daily 4:00a.m.)
MSNBC: 155.5 hours (Daily 9:00a.m.)
CNBC: 73 hours (Weekdays 5:00p.m.)
Bravo: 56 hours (Daily mid-morning)
Telemundo: 173 hours
NBCOlympics.com will stream online 3,500 total programming hours of events seen on the television networks.
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.”
As we get closer to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, NBC announced plans today for coverage of the Games that will air on MSNBC, CNBC, and Bravo.
Combined the three networks will provide 284.5 hours of coverage during the course of the Games. MSNBC will host 155.5 hours of a wide variety of Olympic sports, CNBC will carry 73 hours of Olympic boxing coverage — including the debut of women’s Olympic boxing — and Bravo will serve as the home of Olympic tennis with 56 hours of coverage.
Each of the networks will have a host dedicated to its coverage of the Games. Longtime Golf Channel host Kelly Tilghman will serve as the studio host for MSNBC, working her first Olympics. Fred Roggin will host the boxing coverage on CNBC. Pat O’Brien returns to the NBC Olympics team hosting coverage on Bravo.
NBCUniversal will be producing more than 173 hours of Spanish language coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.
Telemundo will deliver a complete 360° Olympic experience across its multiple platforms including its broadcast network and its cable network mun2, which will offer a daily half-hour special featuring behind-the-scenes from the Games. Also, for the first time in the network’s history, Telemundo will offer live streaming of broadcast coverage together with exclusive digital-only content of Olympic events, news, announcements and information via www.NBCOLYMPICS.COM/TELEMUNDO, totaling more than 200 hours of digital content.
“In London 2012 we will present the most ambitious Olympic coverage in Telemundo’s history,” said Jorge Hidalgo, Executive Vice President of Sports for Telemundo Media in a press release. “The experience gained by covering the Olympic Games since 2004, the caliber of our sports talent, the complete integration with the NBC Olympics team, and our commitment to our audience will make of London an unforgettable sports feast.”
Telemundo’s Olympic team will be headed by sportscaster Andrés Cantor. Others will include Jessi Losada, Mónica Noguera, Sammy Sadovnik, Edgar Lopez, René Giraldo, Karim Mendiburu, Kaziro Aoyama, Oscar Guzmán, Leti Coo and Verónica Contreras, as well as several former Olympic champions.