POSTED: December 19th 2013

NBCUniversal to air more than 1,539 hours of Sochi 2014 coverage

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) NBCUniversal will give the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games the most U.S. coverage in Winter Games history this February with more than 1,539 hours of coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games through NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and

Coverage on NBC will begin one night before the Opening Ceremony, Thursday, Feb. 6. Coverage will continue through the Opening Ceremony Feb. 7 to Feb. 23, the night of the Closing Ceremony. Three dayparts – daytime, primetime and late night – will comprise NBC’s schedule of more than 185 hours in 18 days.

The Sochi 2014 Games will receive more hours of coverage across NBCUniversal’s six platforms than the Vancouver 2010 (835) and Torino 2006 (419) Games combined. NBCUniversal will offer more television coverage with 539 hours than Vancouver’s 436 in 2010.

An average of 85 hours per day on NBCUniversal will double the entire coverage of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics, which was broadcast on ABC. ABC is second in all-time coverage in the U.S. with 10 Olympic Games and four consecutive, compared to NBCUniversal’s 14th and eighth, respectively.

Bob Costas will become the first 10-time Olympic primetime host from the United States when he hosts primetime and late night for NBC’s Sochi Winter Olympics Coverage. NBC will air the Olympic debuts of men’s and women’s snowboard slopestyle and team figure skating, as well as women’s freestyle moguls, Feb. 6. will feature live streaming of all Winter Games competition, with event rewinds and extensive video highlights, for the first time as the exclusive home of Olympic video coverage.

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