DISH to Present NBCUniversal's Coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics, Including 4K Content and Other Enhancements
Exclusive sports hub eases navigation of NBCUniversal's Olympics
broadcast across 10 NBCUniversal networks
Sports Bar Mode displays four different NBCUniversal channels
simultaneously, on one TV screen at home
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH Network L.L.C. in agreement with NBCUniversal today announced
multiple features that will help viewers get the most out of
NBCUniversal's multi-platform coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including the upcoming availability of a
new, dedicated linear channel broadcast on DISH in 4K. DISH video
subscribers will also have access to NBCUniversal's unprecedented 6,755
hours of Olympic programming, including coverage of all competition
"This summer is a great time to be a DISH customer," said Vivek Khemka,
chief technology officer and executive vice president. "Extensive sports
coverage is a big perk of a pay-TV subscription, and DISH is upping the
ante by releasing a multitude of custom Hopper features tailored to
enhance NBCUniversal's coverage of the Rio Games."
4K linear and on-demand coverage: DISH's Hopper 3 and 4K Joey
customers can watch NBC's coverage in 4K on linear channel 146, as well
as in the video-on-demand catalog. The coverage will be made
available on one-day delay and will include content from swimming, track
and field, basketball, the men's soccer final, judo and the Closing
Ceremony, as well as Rio scenics.
One event from the previous day's competition will be provided daily and
looped on channel 146 in three-hour intervals from August 7 through
August 22, the day after the games conclude. The same 4K video assets
will be available in DISH's on-demand catalog.
Exclusive sports hub on DISH channel 148: DISH's exclusive sports
hub creates an easy means to navigate through NBCUniversal coverage
across 10 networks: NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA
Network, Telemundo, NBC Universo and two linear sport-specific specialty
channels. DISH's channel 148 will be labeled "2016 Rio Olympics"
and, when expanded, it will list these NBCU networks side-by-side in the
"NBC Olympics TV Experience" app: DISH will offer an NBC Olympics
app on its family of Hopper set-top boxes and accompanying 4K Joey,
Wireless Joey, Joey and Super Joey units. The app features real-time
medal counts dynamically provided by NBCUniversal, and will showcase the
complete NBC Olympics TV roster by schedule and network. Viewers can use
the app to tune to any live event or record any upcoming event.
Sports Bar Mode: With NBCUniversal's coverage of the Olympic
Games presented across 11 channels, DISH's Sports Bar Mode will provide
a useful tool to fans interested in watching multiple events airing
simultaneously. Available on the Hopper 3, Sports Bar Mode is a
multi-channel view that divides a 4K or HDTV screen into quadrants, each
with the ability to display a different program. Users can easily toggle
among the four channels to determine which will play audio.
NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com: The NBC Sports app and
NBCOlympics.com will once again feature live streaming coverage of all
competitions, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. DISH
customers can easily verify their subscriptions and watch this coverage
live at no additional charge by following the TV Everywhere verification
process with their DISH username and password.
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About NBC Olympics
A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for
producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It
is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning
production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S.
television history. The 2012 London Olympics were watched by 217 million
Americans across the networks of NBCUniversal, making it the
most-watched event in U.S. television history.
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Source: DISH Network L.L.C.
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