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Time Warner Cable plans expanded Olympics coverage

February 5th, 2014 | by Matt Solinsky | Comments


The Olympic and the Russian flags wave during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. (Matt Dunham, The Associated Press)

The Olympic and the Russian flags wave during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. (Matt Dunham, The Associated Press)

Time Warner Cable announced Wednesday expanded coverage of the Winter Olympics through the NBC Universal properties as well as access on multiple platforms for video subscribers.

The Winter Olympics begin Thursday, Feb. 6 and continue through Feb. 23 from Sochi, Russia.

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In addition, Time Warner Cable Desert Cities has conveniently grouped the five HD NBC networks broadcasting the Olympics together for easy to navigate viewing.

Here are the channel numbers (in addition to their regular locations on the lineup):

  • 1465  NBC
  • 1466  NBC Sports Network
  • 1467  MSNBC
  • 1468  USA Network
  • 1469  CNBC
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Time Warner Cable’s video subscribers will have access to NBCUniversal’s 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic programming, including every Olympic competition, live and on-demand and across multiple platforms.  In addition to enjoying extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), MSNBC, CNBC, and USA Network, subscribers can stay connected to the Sochi Olympic Winter Games wherever they go via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, America’s premier Olympic digital destinations.

The following multiplatform offerings from NBCUniversal will allow Time Warner Cable customers to watch and be a part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games through their televisions, PCs/Macs, and mobile and tablet apps.

 

NBCUniversal’s Olympics Experience on Time Warner Cable Includes:

  • NBCOlympics.com: NBC Sports Live Extra, the home of Olympic live stream content at NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra, is available now to verified customers who subscribe to a Standard TV package that includes CNBC and MSNBC and who log-in to the site.  NBCOlympics.com will feature, for the first time, live streaming coverage of all Winter Games competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. Customers can easily verify their subscriptions by logging in with their TWC username and password and watch Olympic coverage live online at no additional charge.  Those subscribers, who log in and verify their subscriptions by February 6, the first day of competition at the Sochi Games, can enter the NBC Olympics Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro in 2014, courtesy of NBCUniversal. Time Warner Cable’s video customers should follow the verification process to access NBC Olympics programming via NBCOlympics.com:
  1. Go to NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra
  2. Click the “Verify Now” button
  3. Select Time Warner Cable from the provider list.
  4. Enter the username and password that corresponds with your account. (If you don’t have one, please go to twc.com/account to create a TWC ID.
  5. Upon verification of your subscription to an Olympics-eligible package, you will be signed in throughout the Games on that device!
  • Mobile and Tablet Apps: NBCUniversal will offer two apps for mobile and tablet viewing. The NBC Sports Live Extra app will be available to verified Time Warner Cable customers and will offer the same live streaming and event replays available via NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra. The NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app will include short-form highlights, schedules, results, columns and more and will also link to the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
  • On Demand: NBCUniversal is making      Olympic highlights and full-event rewinds available via Time Warner      Cable’s Video-On-Demand service.

Pre-Games: Beginning now, viewers can access more than 100 pre-Games clips in HD via set-top box, including select highlights from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

In-Games: Each day during the Sochi Games, NBCUniversal will offer a digital figure skating show called “Olympic Ice.”  Also during the Games, NBCUniversal will offer more than 350 highlight clips and 150 full-length event replays available within 24 hours of an event’s completion, all in HD, available both via NBCOlympics.com and set-top box.


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