The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are almost here. As usual, there will be wall-to-wall television coverage of everything worth watching over the 18 days of the event. More than 2,800 athletes — representing more than 80 nations — will compete in 98 events. Some 600 medals will be awarded.
It’s been a long stretch since July 4, 2007, when Sochi, Russia, was chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. It’s the first Olympics held in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR.
Television coverage of the Olympics Winter Games will begin with the lighting of the Olympic flame in the newly constructed Fisht Olympic Stadium on Feb. 7 and conclude with the closing ceremony Feb. 23.
BendBroadband will carry the Winter Olympics on the networks of NBC. NBC will be the main hub for all television coverage and will broadcast more than 1,000 hours throughout the games. NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), BendBroadband channels 27 and 627 in HD, will provide more than 230 hours of coverage in addition to more than 124 hours on the networks of CNBC, MSNBC and USA Network. In addition, NBCOlympics.com will live-stream all Sochi Olympics competition.
After the opening ceremony, NBCSN will complement the Olympic programming airing on NBC. NBC Sport Network’s complete live figure skating coverage begins Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 a.m. PST with the team event, which makes its Olympic debut in Sochi. The network will also feature live coverage of 10 more sports, including speed skating, bobsled, ski jumping and Nordic combined.
NBCSN will present 16 men’s live hockey games through the bronze medal game, including qualifying, playoff, quarterfinal and semifinal games. This includes three Team USA qualifying-round games. Team USA will take on Russia on Feb. 15 at 4:30 a.m. PST.
Women’s hockey coverage features seven live games through the semifinal round and the bronze medal game. Qualifying-round coverage is highlighted by three Team USA games, including Team USA vs. Canada on Feb. 12 at 4:30 a.m. PST.
In addition to the NBC and NBCSN coverage, CNBC will carry 36 hours of Olympic curling coverage; MSNBC will host 45 hours of live curling and hockey, including medal rounds; and USA Network will serve up 43 hours of live curling and hockey coverage, including medal rounds.
For more information, please visit bendbroadband.com/Olympics.
- NBC: 5 & 605 HD (Preferred, Essentials, Family and Limited tiers)
- NBC Sports Network: 27 & 627 HD (Preferred tier)
- CNBC: 54 & 654 HD (Preferred, Essentials and Family tiers)
- MSNBC: 59 & 659 HD (Preferred and Essentials tiers)
- USA: 15 & 615 HD (Preferred and Essentials tiers)