Thursday, February 3rd, 2022



Winter Olympics-Record 2,800+ Hours Presented Across NBCUniversal Platforms; 2,100+ Hours of Streaming; 18 Nights of Primetime Coverage on NBC; and 84 Commentators

NBCUniversal to Provide Unprecedented Full-Day Coverage of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday. Feb. 4.

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 3, 2021 – NBC Sports’ comprehensive coverage of the Olympic Winter Games from Beijing, China, features a Winter Olympics-record 2,800+ hours of coverage across NBCUniversal platforms, including more than 2,100 hours of streaming coverage, 18 nights of primetime coverage on NBC, and 85 commentators.

Identical to this past summer’s Tokyo Olympics and in a first for a Winter Games, NBCUniversal will provide unprecedented full-day coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Feb. 4. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock with NBCU’s first-ever live morning presentation of a Winter Games Opening Ceremony. The day-long coverage will culminate with an enhanced primetime presentation of the Opening Ceremony, from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, with a special focus on the athletes of Team USA in addition to the traditional performances, pageantry and Parade of Nations that make the Opening Ceremony one of the most-watched events worldwide. Click here for complete programming details.

Below are key metrics about NBC Sports’ coverage of the Winter Olympics:

2,800+: Total programming hours across NBCUniversal

6,793: Miles between Stamford, Conn. and Beijing, China

2,100+: Hours of coverage across NBC Sports Digital platforms ( and the NBC Sports app)

1964: Year that marked NBC’s first-ever coverage of a Olympic Winter Games — for the Tokyo Olympics

91: Number of countries and territories taking part in the Parade of Nations at the Opening Ceremony

85: Number of commentators on NBC Olympics’ talent roster

15: Number of sports that will be contested in Beijing, comprising 109 medal events

18: Nights of primetime coverage on the NBC broadcast network

13: Number of hours Beijing is ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone

7: Medal events making their Olympic debuts in Beijing this winter across five sports: bobsled, freestyle skiing, short track, ski jumping, and snowboarding

First: First time NBCUniversal will provide full-day coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Feb. 4, on NBC and Peacock

First: First time that the host of NBC Olympics’ primetime coverage, Mike Tirico, will complete an unprecedented hosting double by hosting the Winter Olympics from Beijing and Super Bowl pregame show from Los Angeles

First: First time Peacock will live stream all NBCUniversal coverage of Winter Olympics