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There’s a lot of hubbub over how much of the Olympics will be online this year. Despite the fact that NBC is delaying the webcasting of popular events until after they air on the Pacific Coast, there’s still so much video that we thought we’d help […]

There’s a lot of hubbub over how much of the Olympics will be online this year. Despite the fact that NBC is delaying the webcasting of popular events until after they air on the Pacific Coast, there’s still so much video that we thought we’d help you out by giving you a handy-dandy guide to what’s available and where.

Here’s where to feed your Olympics coverage addiction:

WHERE TO WATCH THE OLYMPICS
Location Content
NBCOlympics.com Home for all things Olympic:

  • 2,200 hours of streamed video content
  • 20 concurrent streams covering 25 Olympic sports
  • 3,000 hours of on-demand content (full-event replays, highlights, recaps, athlete-specific clips)
  • Personalized viewer guide and schedule to find when events are on TV and online
  • Destination Beijing video about the host city
  • Widget to embed Olympic video on personal pages
  • Vlogs: Olympians provide personally-shot, homes style video of their lives
Telemundo.NBCOlympics.com A Spanish language “near-clone” of the English site with comprehensive coverage including video.
TVTonic Download and watch full-length Olympic events, even when offline (requires Windows Vista).
Mobile Web (http://mobile.nbcolympics.com) Highlights
Daily news
Exclusive mobile on-demand video content
Mobile TV 24/7 channel featuring best of the Beijing Games (available to AT&T MediaFLO subscribers).
VOD Daily highlights and long-form coverage of the games
Exclusive HD content (check with your cable or satellite operator for availability)
Interactive TV Users can access top news stories, updated medal counts, Olympic TV listings and profiles of Team USA (check with local provider for availability)

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  2. I still can’t figure out what the numbers in the gold circles mean on NBC’s guide. Though I did discover much of the content I want to watch (online) is midnight – 4am – hopefully they’ll archive ALL of it for more reasonable viewing hours.

  3. YouTube to Get Olympics, But (Probably) Not for You « NewTeeVee Monday, August 4, 2008

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  4. Daisy Whitney Monday, August 4, 2008

    This is helpful. Is there a link somewhere of the 25 sports that will be carried live online?

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  6. Ok thanks for the official line on where to get authorized sanitized streams .

    Now where are all the Unauthorized ,gritty ,user gen streams like p2p streaming ,mobile video ect that NBC China and the Olympics dont want us to watch

  7. Coming today, Matt!

  8. Yeaah!
    Watch 2008 Beijing Olympics online at THIS
    HIGH QUALITY STREAM

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  10. There are a couple of free olympic streams here. I’m checking out TVUPlayer too to see what I can find on there.

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