Where and How To Watch 'Beijing Winter Olympics 2022'

If you want to watch the winter olympics, below is how and where to.

The XIV Olympic Winter Games will begin in Beijing on Wednesday morning with the mixed doubles round-robin matches, less than six months after the torch was extinguished to end the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics.

From February 2 to 20, NBC and its network siblings USA Network (400 hours of programming anticipated beginning February 2) and CNBC will broadcast a record 2,800 hours of Olympics coverage (80 hours planned). Coverage is also available via authentication at NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app (2,100 hours planned), as well as on the Peacock streaming service, which is ramping up after its Tokyo debut and will air every event from all 15 sports live in real time as well as offer full replays via its premium tier.

On Thursday, February 3, NBC's primary coverage begins in primetime with live team figure skating and men's and women's moguls, leading up to the Opening Ceremony on Friday live in the early morning (6:30 a.m. ET) and again in primetime (5 p.m.; encore at 8 p.m.; replay at 12:38 a.m. PT Saturday). The coverage will be hosted by Mike Tirico from Beijing and Savannah Guthrie from New York.

Beginning at 8 p.m., NBC will broadcast nearly 200 hours of primetime coverage live across all U.S. time zones spanning 18 nights. ET (7 p.m. ET on Sundays); Tirico hosts the first week, followed by Maria Taylor. With NBC Sports Network no longer broadcasting the Games, USA Network will provide 24-hour live coverage, with CNBC picking up the coverage following its market programming, led once again by curling and international hockey.

Because Beijing is 13 hours ahead of Eastern US time and 16 hours ahead of Pacific time, there will be plenty of live coverage options in primetime and on NBC's Primetime Plus, which will return to follow late local news in most time zones. All of this will be available on Peacock's premium tier.

Peacock will broadcast live competition as well as full replays available immediately after the event, as well as daily studio content, medal ceremonies, highlight clips, and simulcasts of NBC's nightly primetime show. It will also broadcast four daily shows on its Olympic Spotlight Channel: The Olympics Show (8-10 a.m. ET); Olympic Ice (10-11 a.m. ET), which will focus on figure skating; Winter Gold (11 a.m.-noon ET), which will provide a comprehensive look at the day's most compelling performances; and Top Highlights, which will provide a recap of the day's most compelling performances (8 p.m.-8:00 a.m. ET).

The Beijing Olympics begin in earnest on Wednesday, when the United States and Australia compete in mixed doubles curling (7:05 a.m. ET, NBCOlympics.com and Peacock). The Closing Ceremony on NBC and Peacock on February 20 will bring the coverage to a close.


Anchors and Commentators

Overall, 84 commentators have been assigned to cover the Beijing Olympics, albeit there aren't many in China because to Covid-19 rules that limit viewers to invited guests only.

NBC's figure skating, Alpine skiing, and snowboarding broadcasting crews were originally supposed to be on site, while the remainder were already set to cover events from NBC's Stamford, Conn. headquarters. The majority of NBC's team stayed at home during the Tokyo Summer Olympics, while several sports, such as gymnastics and swimming, had teams on the ground in Japan.

In addition to Tirico, who will anchor Primetime and the first part of Prime Plus from Beijing (before handing over to Taylor after the Super Bowl), Craig Melvin, NBC's onsite and Prime Plus (middle weekend) host, and daytime host Rebecca Lowe are among the NBC hosts covering the NFL. Ahmed Fareed, Jimmy Roberts, Lindsay Czarniak, and Jac Collinsworth (following the Super Bowl) for USA Network; Carolyn Manno for CNBC; and Kathryn Tappen for Peacock are the hosts on television and Peacock (following Super Bowl). Matt Iseman, Jonny Moseley, Adnan Virk, Brian Boitano, Ashley Wagner, and Scott Hamilton make up the Peacock team.

Gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn, MSNBC Big Board recruit Steve Kornacki, and Sports Desk correspondents Sam Brock and Anne Thompson return from Tokyo.

Jing Tsu, the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Studies Comparative Literature at Yale, and Andy Browne, the editorial director of Bloomberg New Economy Forum, will contribute to coverage of the Opening Ceremony and NBC's first night of primetime coverage on Thursday.

Here's a breakdown of who covers which sports:

Alpine Skiing

Dan Hicks, Play by Play

Ted Ligety, Analyst

Steve Porino, Analyst

Todd Lewis, Reporter


Bill Doleman, Play by Play

Chad Salmela, Analyst

Tom Abbott, Reporter


Leigh Diffey, Play by Play

Erin Hamlin, Luge Analyst

John Morgan, Bobsled Analyst

Bree Schaaf, Skeleton/Bobsled Analyst

Lewis Johnson, Reporter

Cross Country Skiing

Steve Schlanger, Play by Play

Chad Salmela, Analyst

Kikkan Randall, Analyst

Naoko Funayama, Reporter


Jason Knapp, Play by Play

Jim Kozimor, Play by Play

Kenny Rice, Play by Play

Kevin Martin, Analyst

Tyler George, Analyst

Jamie Sinclair, Analyst

Corey Robinson, Reporter

Figure Skating

Terry Gannon, Play by Play

Tara Lipinski, Analyst

Johnny Weir, Analyst

Tanith White, Analyst

Andrea Joyce, Reporter

Freestyle Skiing/Snowboarding/Big Air

Shane Bacon, Play by Play (Big Air)

Todd Harris, Play by Play

Trace Worthington, Play by Play

Kelly Clark, Analyst

Hannah Kearney, Analyst

Todd Richards, Analyst

Tom Wallisch, Analyst

Seth Wescott, Analyst

Tina Dixon, Analyst/Reporter

Hailey Hunter, Reporter

Sam Brock, Reporter (Big Air)

Randy Moss, Reporter


Kenny Albert, Play by Play

Brendan Burke, Play by Play

John Walton, Play by Play

Chris Vosters, Play by Play

Brian Boucher, Analyst

Anson Carter, Analyst

Keith Jones, Analyst

Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Analyst

AJ Mlezcko, Analyst

Dom Moore, analyst

Eddie Olczyk, Analyst

Angela Ruggiero, Analyst

Leila Rahimi, Reporter

Short Track

Ted Robinson, Play by Play

Katherine Adamek, Analyst

Andrea Joyce, Reporter

Ski Jumping

Paul Burmeister, Play by Play

Johnny Spillane, Analyst

Naoko Funayama, Reporter

Speed Skating

Bill Spaulding, Play by Play

Joey Cheek, Analyst



Closed captioning will be accessible for all Olympic and Paralympic events broadcast on NBCUniversal's broadcast and cable networks, as well as digital livestreams, which were made available in full for the first time in Tokyo.

The Secondary Audio Program (SAP) channel, supplied by Descriptive Video Works, will provide audio description services to viewers who are blind or visually impaired. NBC Sports will provide live audio description for all broadcast content during the Paralympic Games, including those telecast outside of primetime hours and on all simulstreams.

On NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, NBCU claims it will improve web content accessibility — keyboard navigation, color contrast, support for screen readers, and so on.

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