NBC’s Tokyo Olympic coverage, by the numbers
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This event includes over 5,500 hours of streaming and 17 consecutive nights of primetime coverage.
NBC’s effort includes:
- 8,000: Number of miles that the “Rings Across America” marketing activation will drive across the country
- 7,000: Total programming hours across NBCUniversal
- 6,745: Miles between Stamford, Conn. and Tokyo, Japan
- 5,500+: Hours of coverage across NBC Sports Digital platforms (NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app)
- 1964: Year that marked NBC’s first-ever coverage of an Olympic Games — for the Tokyo Olympics
- 1,800: Approximate number of domestic-based NBC Olympics employees
- 1,600: Approximate number of NBC Olympics employees on-site in Tokyo
- 206: Number of countries and territories taking part in the Parade of Nations at the Opening Ceremony
- 180: Number of commentators on NBC Olympics’ talent roster
- 41: Number of sports that will be contested in Tokyo, comprising 339 medal events
- 28: Broadcast booths located at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
- 17: Consecutive nights of primetime coverage on the NBC broadcast network
- 13: Number of hours Tokyo is ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone
- 4: Production trucks based at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center
- 4: Sports making their Olympic debuts in Tokyo this summer: skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing and karate
Along with some important firsts for the broadcaster:
- First: First time NBC will present a live morning broadcast of an Opening Ceremony
- First: First time that the host of NBC Olympics’ primetime coverage will anchor from an outdoor set
- First: First time Peacock will stream Olympics coverage