NBC Universal’s Coverage Of The Rio Olympics Is Going To Be Insane

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For the upcoming Rio Olympics, NBC Universal is going all out with more coverage than anyone thought possible.

It seems that every Olympics since Philly’s own Comcast purchased NBC Universal in 2009, the coverage has gotten more and more extreme.

Back in the day, you were usually relegated to whatever the TV networks decided to cover that day, which nine times out of ten was gymnastics or track and field, and that was it. What if you were a huge fan of men’s team water polo? Or women’s beach volleyball? Or may be you were really looking forward to weight lifting?

In the past, you were out of luck.

Boy how the times have changed.

This year for the Rio Olympics starting August 5, thanks to NBC Universal and Comcast, you will literally be able to watch whatever you want, whenever you want.

NBC Universal is planning an unprecedented 6,755 hours of programming across 11 networks with 260.5 hours on NBC alone. More than 2000 more will be split up between Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and USA Network with still more on the Spanish language networks TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO.

But here is the really cool part. Let’s say you are crazy for Olympic kayaking. You just can’t get enough of the stuff. But maybe your schedule won’t allow you to see the events on television and you are incredibly bummed out about it.

No problem.

This year, every minute of the 2016 Rio Olympics will be live streamed on the web.

Yes, that’s right. Every single minute of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will be right at your fingertips.

Thanks to NBC Universal and Xfinity’s X1 platform, you will be able to watch any sport you could think of at any time. Watch it live, watch it later, doesn’t matter. It will all be there waiting for you.

Plus, X1 will let you curate your very own Olympic experience. Want to only see events involving water? Can do. How about anything taking place on a beach? It can do that too. Only interested in men’s gymnastics? They have you covered.

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What it boils down to is that if you are an Olympics fan and want to get the most out of the experience, Xfinity’s X1 may be the way to go. But even if that isn’t your thing, NBC Universal is set to bring you more hours of coverage right to your TV screen than ever before.

What a great time to be a fan of Olympic badminton, huh?

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David Goodman has been a Philadelphia sports fan from the moment his father taught him how to say the words "F*ck Dallas". He loved watching the Phillies win the World Series in 2008, but really hopes to see his beloved Sixers win an NBA title before he dies.

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