The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature 95 countries, 102 events in 15 sports, making it the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events. Four new disciplines in existing sports were introduced to this year, including big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.
The Games will once again be broadcast by NBC and it’s affiliates. NBC television coverage will begin with Alpine Skiing and Ski Jumping events on Feb. 8, followed by the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, with primetime coverage on NBC running through the closing ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25. Mike Tirico will host primetime coverage for the first time, replacing long-time host Bob Costas who retired last year.
This year NBC announced that it would air most primetime coverage simultaneously in all time zones in the United States, with a minimal amount of tape delay. A wide array of NBC Universal networks will host extensive Olympic coverage throughout the games.
How to Watch:
Here is a list of ways you can watch the Olympics. You can also check out the Olympics Cable TV schedule.
- NBC (Sioux City KTIV) (ch. 4 or 404 HD)
- CNBC (ch. 166 or 566 HD)
- NBCSN (ch. 131 or 531 HD)
- USA (ch. 230 or 630 HD)
On the web:
Live-stream Olympics coverage at nbcolympics.com. Note that you will need Cable TV provider authentication from WatchTVEverywhere (username and password) to access the content. Need create a username and password? It’s easy to set up this tutorial will help.*
Apps & Streaming:
All NBC broadcast content will be available via streaming on the NBC Sports App, during the day and primetime, through the NBC Sports app for Apple and Android devices as well as streaming services (Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire).*
Get the app below:
* In order to access WatchTVEverywhere you need to subscribe to Premier Communications’ Family Plus or Family Prime Cable TV tiers. When using smartphone apps note that standard data rates and surcharges may apply from your mobile carrier.