Television Schedule for the 2012 Summer Olympics - dummies

Television Schedule for the 2012 Summer Olympics

A TV schedule of the 2012 Summer Olympics is your best bet when you want to watch your favorite sport. NBC and the NBC Sports Network are broadcasting the Olympic Games — from preliminary soccer rounds on July 25 and the opening ceremony on July 27 to the closing ceremony on August 12. And you’ll have the best seat of all — your favorite easy chair in front of your widescreen television.

To discover your local viewing opportunities, check out NBC Olympics, a neat little website that lets you plug in your ZIP code and television service provider to find out what station is showing the Olympics Games in your neck of the woods.

Although you might find Olympic coverage on other channels, NBC has the exclusive broadcasting rights for the Olympics through 2020. Over these traditional channels, NBC will broadcast more than 67 hours of Olympic coverage.

You also can watch the Games through streaming video coverage provided by NBC Olympics Live Extra. Live Extra will be offering more than 3,500 hours of Olympic live coverage plus replays, and it’s free if you’re currently a cable or satellite subscriber. You can watch any of the events live without waiting to see if your local NBC affiliate is going to air your favorite sport.

So, if you want to watch fencing or table tennis when your teenage son is loudly cheering on his favorite women’s beach volleyball team, you can do so through your computer, tablet, iPad, or Kindle Fire. The entire Olympic Games will be available!

The schedule might undergo some changes prior to the Games beginning. Check with the London2012 Olympic website for any changes or updates.

Also available from NBC is the ability to add your Olympic live streaming viewing to your Facebook Timeline. If you don’t want to share that much, you can always watch your friends’ timelines to see what they’re watching.