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2018 Winter Olympics on NBC

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PyeongChang 2018 on NBC
Also known as The 23rd Olympic Winter Games on NBC
Genre Olympics telecasts
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Spanish (Universo, Telemundo Deportes)
No. of seasons 1
Location(s) PyeongChang, Republic of Korea
Various Olympic venues (event telecasts and studio segments)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Varies
Production company(s) NBC Olympics, LLC
(NBC Sports Group)
Original network NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, Universo, Telemundo Deportes, USA, Olympic Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original release February 9 (2018-02-09) – February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25)
Preceded by Rio 2016 on NBC (2016)
Sochi 2014 on NBC (2014)
Followed by Beijing 2022 on NBC (2022)
Tokyo 2020 on NBC (2020)
External links

NBC Sports coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics (the broadcasts being officially titled, as were the games themselves, The 23rd Olympic Winter Games) will be broadcast from February 9 to February 25, 2018 on the various television networks of NBC Universal in the United States. Coverage will be broadcast on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo Deportes, Universo, Olympic Channel, the NBC Sports app, and NBCOlympics.com.

Coverage[edit | edit source]

Primetime[edit | edit source]

It was announced in February 2017 that Mike Tirico will be hosting NBC's Olympic primetime programming.[1] This is the first time since 1988 that someone other than Bob Costas will be hosting NBC's Primetime coverage. NBC Sports announced in March 2017 that NBC's primetime coverage will air live in all times zones in the United States, this will be the first time NBC has not tape-delayed coverage for the west coast.[2]

Opening Ceremony[edit | edit source]

For the first time, NBC Sports announced that the Opening Ceremony will be live streamed online, which was aired at 6 A.M. ET. The decision to live stream the event online was made in response to the criticism of NBC's Tape-delaying practices along with changing "consumer behavior". NBC, however, still aired the Opening Ceremony on Tape-Delay on February 9 at 8 PM Eastern Time, 5 PM Pacific Time, making it the first time where the Opening Ceremony is aired simultaneously at all time zones without an additional tape delay.[3]

Nearly 23 Minutes of the event was cut off from its Tape-Delayed Broadcast, including the processions of the Olympic and South Korean flag, portions of Thomas Bach’s speech, along with the Taking of the Olympic oath by athletes, a montage of the torch relay, and others.[4]

During Japan's entry into the stadium as part of the Parade of Nations, NBC commentator Joshua Cooper Ramo stated: "Now representing Japan, a country which occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945. But every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation."[5] The statement received immediate backlash in South Korea as insensitive and ignorant to the host nation's ongoing dispute against Japan. NBC has issued an on-air apology.[6]

Co-Host Katie Couric was criticized by viewers and angered Dutch viewers of the NBC coverage for her erroneous comments that the Netherlands succeeds in speed skating because the canals in Amsterdam freeze over forcing people to skate to get around. [7]

Closing Ceremony[edit | edit source]

Like the opening ceremony, The closing ceremony was stream in 6 am. ET / 3 am. PT in nbcolympic.com and broadcast on NBC for primetime at 8 pm. ET / 5 pm. PT without additional tape delay.

References[edit | edit source]

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