In 1996, 176.5 hours of the Olympics were broadcast in the U.S. This year? Try 5,535 hours across NBC’s channels and sites alone. Holy crap, how are you going to watch all of that? Don’t worry, there are ways.
This is a guide for U.S. users (I know, I wish we were based in French-Polynesia, too), but a lot of this will apply regardless of where you are. In the U.S., NBC has exclusive rights to live broadcasting the Olympics.
If You Have Cable
If you have a cable or dish subscription that includes MSNBC and CNBC, well, the Olympic world is your Olympic oyster. Congratulations, you have access to everything, and it’s super easy. [read]