Watch the 2016 Summer Olympics

Get ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

August 5-21, 2016

42 SPORTS  |  306 EVENTS  |  37 VENUES  |  206 COUNTRIES  |  10,000+ ATHLETES

Record numbers of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will take part. With 306 sets of medals, the games will feature 28 Olympic sports — including rugby sevens and golf, which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009. These sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of São Paulo (Brazil’s largest city), Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília (Brazil’s capital), and Manaus.

NBC television coverage will begin with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 5, with primetime coverage on NBC running from Aug. 5-21. Bob Costas returns to host primetime coverage on NBC, with Ryan Seacrest hosting NBC’s late-night coverage.

RIO2016_RGB_Container_GradientHow to Watch:

Download the Olympics Viewing Guide for a list of channels and tips for watching on Cable TV and streaming Olympic coverage online.

Cable TV:

  • KTIV – NBC (ch. 4 or 201 HD)
  • CNBC (ch. 69 or 244 HD)
  • NBCSN (ch. 92 or 264 HD)
  • Golf Channel (ch. 48 or 249 HD)
  • USA (ch. 70 or 250 HD)
  • MSNBC (ch. 57 or 243 HD)
  • Bravo (ch. 89 or 267 HD)

Cable TV “Bonus” Channels:

  • Ch. 277 – features coverage of basketball events
  • Ch. 278 – features special coverage of soccer events

On the web:


NBC has an app “NBC Sports Live Extra” available for Apple and Android devices as well as streaming services (Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku Box etc.). This app features behind the scenes footage, and additional “extras” including olympian profiles and more.

What is on? When is it on? Check out the schedule.

*Must subscribe to Cable TV package that includes applicable NBCUniversal networks.

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