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Aug 1, 2016

How To Watch 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

How To Watch 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Olympic Games are truly a world stage. If there is one thing that represents the world and tourism it is the games. Competitors come to these games from all over the planet.

Did You Know?
For two weeks during the games, all wars and other things are stopped. It is called the Olympic Truth. "The Olympic Truce is a tradition originating from Ancient Greece that dates back to 778 BC in the 8th century BC. A Truce was announced before and during the Olympic Games to ensure the host city-state (Elis) was not attacked and athletes and spectators could travel safely to the Games and peacefully return to their respective countries. During the Truce period (lasting up to three months), wars were suspended, armies were prohibited from threatening the Games, legal disputes were stopped, and death penalties were forbidden." Wikipedia

Rio is just one hour ahead of the Eastern Time zone, hence the 2016 Summer Games will be as close to live for U.S. viewers as any Olympics have been in the past when viewing outside of the host country.

From NBC:
The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics will air on Friday, August 5, on NBC. Competition begins two days earlier on Wednesday, August 3, with women’s soccer on NBCSN and USA Network, and the Games conclude on Sunday, August 21, with the Closing Ceremony on NBC. and the NBC Sports app will live stream 4,500 total hours for authenticated pay-TV subscribers via TV Everywhere to desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.
However, the majority of these events will air on their cable networks, rather than NBC.

Where to Watch:
Canada will be streaming Olympic events online through their CBC website. Likewise, The Games will be streamed online in The U.K. through the BBC website. To watch the competition on either one of these free channels, your device needs to be located in Canada for the CBC and The U.K. for the BBC. There is a way to accommodate this...

VPN Connection
As mentioned, although NBC has streaming available, only customers with a cable subscription can use the service, which includes the same tape delay as the regular broadcast. To bypass any geo-locked streaming restrictions you can use a VPN service, such as the Private Internet Access, to create a proxy that will let you stream the games. This way you will be able to watch the 2016 Olympics Online through the BBC website or any other international site that is streaming the games without a cable subscription


Another option is SlingTV (Streaming Services)
Sling TV lets you stream your favorite live shows and on-demand entertainment, without the long-term contracts and hidden fees. It costs around $20 per month (higher for different packages).
Other streaming services include Roku and Playstation Vue. More here

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1 comment:

Judson L Moore said...

Excellent timing for this post! I was just looking for how to watch the Olympics from Germany. Thank you for writing this!

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