NBC to Stream 100 Hours of Exclusive Online Sochi Olympics Coverage8 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
In addition to broadcasting more than 1,000 hours of live television coverage of next month’s 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, NBC Jan. 8 said it will stream more than 100 hours of exclusive online coverage to authenticated viewers.
During the Feb. 7-23 Games on NBCOlympics.com, the network will stream whip-around coverage of the most popular live action from the “Gold Zone,” as well as a daily figure skating news and highlights show, “Olympic Ice,” and regular news updates throughout each day via “Olympic News Desk” updates.
“Gold Zone” is hosted by NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano and Golf Channel’s Ryan Burr and streams most days during the Games from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, with up-to-the-minute updates available on Twitter handle @NBC_GoldZone.
NBC SportsTalk’s Russ Thaler and 2002 Winter Olympic Women’s figure skating champion Sarah Hughes will co-host “Olympic Ice,” which airs at 5:30 p.m. ET on most days.
Finally, Julie Donaldson, Miss Florida USA 2001 and anchor for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic network, updates “Olympic News Desk” streams periodically on NBCOlympics.com.
NBC begins its primetime coverage of the Sochi Olympics Feb. 6, the night before the Feb. 7 Opening Ceremony. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony.
The primetime broadcast — hosted by Bob Costas — is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in the slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.