Mancini unlikely to drop Russia’s Zenit for West Ham — Italian ex-striker VialliSport October 23, 20:05
Volkswagen and Daimler inspected in European Commission’s antimonopoly probesBusiness & Economy October 23, 19:40
Baltic Fleet corvettes on long-distance voyage pass through English ChannelMilitary & Defense October 23, 18:56
South Korean chain to open 33 movie theaters in MoscowBusiness & Economy October 23, 18:41
Russian MP blasts Riga’s educational language reform ploy as ‘linguistic genocide’World October 23, 18:28
Collector robbed of masterpieces by top Russian artists worth over half a million dollarsSociety & Culture October 23, 18:04
Russian expert calls Trump's decicion to quit UNESCO irresponsibleWorld October 23, 18:03
Russian anti-doping agency’s chief says all WADA’s reinstatement criteria metSport October 23, 17:50
Russia to focus on environmental problems at UN AssemblySociety & Culture October 23, 17:29
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.