More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
LIVE: Donald Trump's inaugurationWorld January 20, 18:21
Photos of the week: Trump in front of Lincoln, Miss Universe beauties and icy plungesSociety & Culture January 20, 18:21
Kremlin spokesman shrugs off cabinet shake-up rumors as ‘usual fun and games’Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 18:17
Kremlin not stricken by any 'horror' from Trump's inaugurationRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 18:08
Russian Foreign Ministry says situation in Venezuela may lead to color revolutionRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 17:47
Germany’s ARD set to broadcast this Sunday another documentary on doping abuse in sportsSport January 20, 17:10
Number of Italy avalanche survivors rises to eightWorld January 20, 16:52
Moscow cements deal with Damascus to keep 49-year presence at Syrian naval and air basesMilitary & Defense January 20, 16:51
NEW YORK, December 18. /ITAR-TASS/. NBC TV broadcaster, which owns exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympic Games in Sochi in the United States, announced Tuesday its decision to show the event live not only on its website, but also on TV.
Initially, NBC planned to broadcast during evening prime time on TV only the most memorable events of the day in tape delay. This was the mode NBC worked on the Summer Olympics in London, and came under strong criticism, since many popular sporting events remained uncovered.
As told by the broadcaster’s representatives, live streams from Sochi will be broadcast on NBCSN cable channel, which forms part of NBC Sports. TV viewers will be able to watch live competitions at least in 11 sports. Among them are skating, hockey, speed skating, bobsleigh, ski jumping, biathlon and cross-country skiing. Taking into account the time lag, the broadcasts will begin at 03:00 EST.
All in all, NBCSN, to which are subscribed about 80 million out of 114 million households connected to cable TV, will show 230 hours of broadcasts from Sochi.
In 2011, NBC paid to the International Olympic Committee $775 million for the right to cover Sochi Olympics.
On Monday, NBC announced that live broadcasts of sporting competitions in Sochi would be available for Yahoo users.