Watch the Olympics on Sling

Don’t have a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription and want to watch NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics in August? Well, Sling TV may have your answer.

The over-the-top (OTT) service has just added NBC itself and three other NBCUniversal-owned cable networks that will be showing Olympics events — NBC Sports Network, USA and Bravo – to its over-the-top (OTT) offerings. They’ll be part of a new $25-per-month “Sling Blue” package, which will also feature NBC’s Syfy. Sling_TV_Logo

But wait! Right now, you’ll only be able to watch your local NBC station live if you live in one of the following 10 markets: Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego and Washington DC. Sling said in a press release that it “expects to add local content from NBC affiliates in the future on a market-by-market basis.”

Also “coming soon” from NBCUniversal for Sling Blue subs:

  • On-demand content
  • Regional sports networks for “select markets.” These were identified as Comcast SportsNet (CSN) California, CSN Bay Area, CSN Chicago and CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Sling said that additional NBCUniversal networks are now available in Sling Blue “Extra” packs, including four more Olympics channels — CNBC, MSNBC, Golf and NBCUniverso – as well as Oxygen and E!

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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