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Hold up!...NBC's presentation of the Opening Ceremony WILL actually be live on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app!

Yea, that seems to have flown under the radar a bit because of the Katie Couric announcement for the opening ceremony.

It's about bleeping time they did this.  Best part of it.. no commentary!

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We also must mention the return of Joshua Cooper Ramo, Co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, who knows some things about East Asian cultures and geo-politics like what he did with Beijing's ceremonies back in 2008. He also reprises his role there in Pyeongchang. Katie obviously brings some news cred again in it with some entertainment like she has in the past with Sydney, Salt Lake City, and Athens alongside Bob Costas. I think Katie and Mike will make a great tandem with Joshua with her much-needed experience in this, which is much harder than people realize, and how Jim Bell reached out to her a few weeks for this assignment going live on February 9 at 5am; it couldn't be any worse than Matt Lauer, Meredith Viera, and Hoda Kotb in Rio De Janeiro, although just the preceeding two were at least passable. She'll also interview select Olympians and offer some commentary. Not sure if she'll host a broadcast segment, though that will be nice. 

Agreed about time for live OC. Would be nice if NBC would do likewise for TV, but it certainly can't touch its all-important NBC Today cash cow or the local morning news before that.

Her back woes weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics put a tearful end to her Pyeongchang 2018 dream and her 15-year career but alpine skiier Marie Pietilae Holmner will go on to Pyeongchang anyway as Eurosport/Kanal 5/Kanal 9's latest skiing analyst and be with her old Alpine friends Anja Pärson and Therese Borssén from the national team as well as her boyfriend Hans Olsson:

https://www.eurosport.se/alpint/pyeongchang/2018/pietila-holmner-ny-os-expert-for-eurosport_sto6481004/story.shtml

https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/a/Qlxa4x/tararna-i-svt-varit-ett-valdigt-jobbigt-beslut-att-ta

SRF (German), RTS (French), RSI (Italian), and RTR (Romanisch for the first time) all will total a combined 1000 hours on both TV and radio for Switzerland's SRG's Pyeongchang 2018 coverage. Already mentioned is the reduced staff on-location there in comparison to Sochi, but the innovative practice called Remote Production with its relaying back to Zurich, Geneva, and Lugano is what brings it too. All four will share 6 livestreaming channels with options in each of the 4 Swiss languages that Swiss fans can customize their viewing pleasure from online and mobile whenever they want. All four SRG entities will have similar Pyeongchang 2018 programming structures with live broadcasts of the competitions. Also planned are partial records of the most important events of the night, magazine broadcasts, background reports as well as discussions and analyzes from the studio in the House of Switzerland along with producing the OBS alpine skiing world feed again:

https://www.srf.ch/sport/mehr-sport/olympische-spiele/srg-sendet-1000-programm-stunden-aus-pyeongchang

Erik Koren overseas the massive Olympic rights cycle Discovery holds for Norway with TV Norge as sports director starting with Pyeongchang 2018 and represents the new face and generation of Norwegian media leaders that embraces the next-gen media in content and publishing in all platforms and formats after having grown up with the Olympics on public broadcaster NRK and then TV2 Norge. Many Norwegians feared with Discovery taking over much of Europe the Olympic broadcasting rights fees will get expensive with TV2 sending 700 hours free. But new broadcasting rules enacted in 2014 ensured that major public TV events like the Olympic will come on free open Norwegian TV channels at no extra charge:

https://www.dn.no/etterBors/2017/12/15/0959/Tv/han-skal-styre-ol-pa-tvnorge

Did check out the Rogers SportsNet online TV guide to see how the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic programming is shaping up. Turns out it's shaping up very nicely and it's getting some serious live hours as part of the CBC-led Olympic coalition. As I write this, the programming right now goes up to February 15, and as I am doing this, the Rogers SportsNet coverage is largely the home of curling, biathlon, cross country skiing, luge, snowboarding, some alpine skiing, speed skating, ski jumping, and select hockey games mostly during the Olympic Games Primetime, Morning, and Overnight segments just like what the CBC will do. Rogers SportsNet is indeed showing the Opening Ceremony live simulcast from the CBC at 5am Canada/USA/Mexico CT on February 9, which should mean TSN is going to do it too as well as RDS on the French side. It all begins with men's ski jump normal hill qualification on February 8 during Olympic Games Morning at 6:30-8am. SportsNet ONE debuts with women's biathlon on Olympic Games Morning the next day at 6-7:30am. Until there's an official announcement in a matter of days about the full allocation of hours and schedule from the CBC, TSN, and Rogers SportsNet on the English side, we're still guessing about the Rogers SportsNet hours. This is the Rogers SportsNet Pyeongchang 2018 TV schedule so far revealed up to February 15 (all times in CT) with some times still TBD with my personal guesstimates. Although I must note some regions leave the programming earlier for some other things like out of the Western ones with SportsNet One showing other events on some days even during the same segment and sometimes the main regional SportsNets won't cover other things due to NHL/NBA commitments on priemtime while leaving it to SN1:

February 8

6:30-8AM  Men's Ski Jump Normal Hill Qualification--Olympic Games Morning   SportsNet, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet East   

February 9

4:30-5AM Olympic Games Overnight (likely a preview show including what to expect from the Opening Ceremony)--SN, SNW, SNO, SNP, SNE

5-8AM       Opening Ceremony live from Pyeongchang--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East

7-8AM       Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet West

6-8PM        Mixed Doubles Curling: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet East   

February 10

5-7:30AM   Mixed Doubles Curling: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West

5-7:30AM   Women's Biathlon: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

7-7:30AM   Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet West

7PM-12:30AM  Men's and Women's Snowboard/Men's Alpine Skiing: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet ONE

February 11

1-5AM        Men's Speed Skating/Men's Luge: Olympic Games Overnight--SportsNet, SportsNet West, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM   Mixed Doubles Curling: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet ONE, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East

7-8:30AM   Olympic Games Morning (??? event/news)--SportsNet West

8-8:30AM   Olympic Games Morning (??? event/news)--SportsNet Pacific

7-9PM         Women's Snowboard: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet ONE

9:30PM-12:30AM Women's Alpine Skiing: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet West, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East

February 12

5-8:30AM    Women's Luge/Women's Ski Jumping: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

3-6PM          Men's and Women's Curling--SportsNet, SportsNet ONE, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

6-8:30PM    Women's Snowboarding: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet ONE, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East, SportsNet West

February 13

2:30-5AM    Men's and Women's Cross Country Skiing: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet ONE, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM    Mixed Doubles Curling Gold Medal: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM    Men's and Women's Cross Country Skiing: Olympic Games Morning: SportsNet ONE

3-7PM          Men's and Women's Curling--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

9PM-1AM    Women's Hockey/Women's Alpine Skiing: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet ONE  

February 14

5-8:30AM     Men's Hockey: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM     Women's Biathlon: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

3-6PM           Men's and Women's Curling--SportsNet, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, Sports East

10:30PM-12:30AM Men's Snowboard Cross: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet ONE

12:30-5AM   Women's Cross Country Skiing: Olympic Games Overnight--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

February 15

5-8:30AM     Men's Speed Skating/Team Luge: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East

5-7:30AM     Men's Biathlon: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

3-6PM           Men's and Women's Curling--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportNet East

http://www.sportsnet.ca/schedule/

Eurosport 1 HD and TLC HD both get dropped from encryption by Discovery Networks Deutschland at Unitymedia in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics. On the same day, Unitymedia will activate the three additional feeds Eurosport 360 1 HD, Eurosport 360 2 HD and Eurosport 360 3 HD offering further camera perspectives and competitions during large sports events:

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/01/17/eurosport-1-hd-and-tlc-hd-unencrypted-at-unitymedia/

As we await for the NOS to officially announce its Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic plans very soon, we know certain things so far stemming from the agreement with Eurosport: NOS' sub-license from Discovery Communications in its free-to-air audio-visual and radio rights for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games allows broadcasting ten hours a day live in 2018 with Discovery keeps the streaming rights exclusively through Eurosport. NOS however can offer its broadcast content, both live and highlights, on its digital platforms, including NOS.nl and the NOS app. Nederland 1 (or NPO1) very likely will serve as the TV channel.

The NOS package of rights also includes digital rights to the content it broadcasts on its linear TV channel. As part of the NOS agreement, Eurosport has exclusive live rights to two key sports for both the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games, including ice hockey for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang like in Finland, which is mildly surprising to me (and maybe more likely speed skating then too) though it does have plenty of Dutch fans there. Yet NOS will also be able to broadcast the highlights:

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2016/03/21/nos-secures-olympic-games-with-discovery-deal/

The following brief Dutch article from Adformatie makes note that Eurosport's Pyeongchang 2018 commercials in various languages were filmed in Sweden with Thomas Whitmore directing this commercial with association with Dutch ad agency Iris Amsterdam. Same Make It Yours commercial video like the others only customized with a Dutch bent notably showing footage of Team NL triumphant largely in, though not entirely, speed skating and with a couple of Dutch flag references:

https://www.adformatie.nl/nieuws/eurosport-lanceert-nieuwe-campagne-voor-olympische-winterspelen-2018

There's an 8-part Dutch Eurosport version of Road To Pyeongchang that follows Team NL Pyeongchang 2018 snowboarding hopefuls Cheryl Maas, Michelle Dekker, Glenn de Blois and Niek van der Velden:

http://www.tv-visie.be/inhoud/nederland/road-to-pyeongchang-michelle-dekker-live-op-eurosport_86768/

Bamtech has Eurosport as a client in Amsterdam with Pand Noord building a digital broadcast center in Amsterdam's Meeuwenlaan from which Eurosport will broadcast live events online. Bamtech will also stream all 20 different simultaneous online sports events live via Eurosport Player in 69 nations and 18 languages:

https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/de-winterspelen-komen-straks-online-uit-amsterdam~a4557060/

Quite possible an agreement got reached between Discovery Communications and KPN, Ziggo, Telenet, Delta, Orange, Canal Digitaal, and the M7 Group for the Dutch and Flemish/French parts of The Netherlands and Belgium by now since April for the Olympics like with distribution:

http://www.totaaltv.nl/nieuws/discovery-en-eurosport-blijven-in-aanbod-kpn--ziggo-en-telenet/

https://www.emerce.nl/nieuws/zenders-discovery-weg-delta-canaldigitaal

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I know it's been mentioned already and I'm not one to normally read anything off of FOX "News", but I'm loving the shade in this article, especially the pic they chose of her! :lol:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/17/katie-couric-returning-to-nbc-for-winter-olympics-opening-ceremony.html

Doesn't surprise me at all really. She's made a lot of asinine comments in her short time on Today, and she's still the xenophobic trash that regularly appeals to FOX viewers so she's more than likely going to offend numerous countries if she were to anchor the opening ceremony and rest of the Olympics.

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Belteleradio over in Belarus with the TV News Agency launches a brand new versatile and encyclopedic project known as The Olympic Visa for its Pyeongchang 2018 that TV Channel Belarus 1 started airing this Monday featuring exclusive interviews with future--mostly Belarussians--participants of the Olympics in South Korea, as well as brief reports about the kinds of sports at the Olympics and their history, as well as everything fans will dedicatedly need to know everything about the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the Winter Olympics in general, and Pyeongchang itself. Belteleradio's TV channels' Pyeongchang 2018 transmission plans will include biathlon, ice hockey, ski jumping, freestyle skiing, and short track:

https://www.tvr.by/eng/news/sport/olimpiyskaya_viza_mesto_budushchikh_startov_pkhenchkhan/

https://www.tvr.by/eng/news/sport/s_ponedelnika_agentstvo_telenovostey_zapuskaet_novyy_proekt_olimpiyskaya_viza/

Eurosport is slashing its Eurosport Player price in offering the special Winter Olympic subscription price of just under a euro in the Benelux with similar deals across Europe in  other areas for people can subscribe for just the Winter Olympics up through February. Viewers are free to cancel at anytime even after the first month when Eurosport kicks back in the regular price that's 29.99 euros annually and 6.99 euros monthly:  

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/01/18/eurosport-player-slashes-price-for-winter-olympics/

Mona Vetsch from Thurigau, Switzerland hosts that late night SF2 post-daily competition talk/highlights/news show in Zurich that we've talked about set up as a Korean street restaurant called "Chaempieon" February 9-24 that will also feature fellow Swiss Olympic legends and stars Vreni Schneider, Walter Steiner, Sonny Schönbächler, Christa Rigozzi, Fabian Unteregger, and Hausi Leutenegger while all discuss great Swiss Olympic moments. Comedian Charles Nguela and Radio SRF 3 presenter Philippe Gerber provide the fun elements and competitions like the Ill-Young Kim with prominent experts' help. Cook Eve Angst provide the perfect ambience, introducing both studio guests and TV audiences to the art of local Korean cuisine. Sam Hong accompanies "Chaempieon" as the house musician, and the South Korean was the founder and head of the South Korean show band Arirang Singers that interpreted the world hit "Hand in Hand" at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics as Koreana. In addition, the young Bomi Song brings the Korean society closer to the spectators in their daily closing section with a proverb or wisdom:

https://www.srf.ch/sport/mehr-sport/olympische-spiele/chaempieon-mona-vetsch-moderiert-late-night-talk

Here's comes Comcast Xfinity Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics style. With live "instant on demand", You Tube-like virtual channels, and a voice-capable X1 remote:

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/17/comcast-xfinity-2018-winter-olympics-coverage/

NBC's Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics promos crack the top of B&C Promo Mojo weekly charts with just over 479.7 million TV ad impressions as the closest to hitting the billion mark in over a 7-day span last week:

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/currency/winter-olympics-just-got-tv-s-biggest-promo-push/171142

Very little news has emerged in some of the areas like much of Asia where Japanese ad agency Dentsu holds the rights except for South Korea, Japan, and China except for its projection towards Asia/Pacific ad spending growth this year including the Winter Olympics. America Movil with its Claro Sports and Marca Claro newspaper and Kwese Fee Sports already brought forth some initial details of what they're doing in their coverage. Negotiations should be close to winding down to get things ready for free-to-air TV and radio presentations for the rights broadcasters and what the programming schedules would be. I do expect that some of the bigger Latin American nations like Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and the Dominican Republic will definitely have FTA TV coverage. Many of the broadcasters that were FTA holders during the previous Olympic cycle, I expect, will return. For example, Mexico has public/educational TV broadcasters for the Winter Olympics like Mexico City's Canal 22 since the WOG isn't the lucrative media getter in advertising for the likes of behemoths Televisa and TV Azteca, which previously had them but saw declining ad revenues and just focused on popular ones like figure skating. Will ESPN Latin America return and/or the FOX Sports LA version? Smaller Latin American nations like Panama and Costa Rica won't have to have their terrestrial TV channels touching them. SuperSport also in Sub-Saharan Africa but principally in South Africa hasn't made any mention of its Pyeongchang 2018 plans like what and how many of its SS channels it'll use with the amount of channel feeds, the programming blocks, tech innovations, Internet hours, and use of reporters, anchors, and commentators like Kwese Fee Sports. Let's not forget their announcement to showing the last Winter Olympic Games in Sochi came right when the Games started with the press release, cementing a desire to show the Winter Olympics on the South African-based pan-African pay-TV sports juggernaut only have them at a cheaper rate perhaps. With SABC, I expect a daily Winter Olympics highlights show again on SABC2 unless the IOC is really mandating that it shows the 100-hour Winter Olympics TV minimum along with both ceremonies since Africa is relatively recent in starting to become aware about, if not embracing, winter sports. Whether or not if skiier Sive Speelman will be allowed to compete there (but should) by SASCOC. Surely some SABC Radio station will offer Olympic news across the nation. No mention at all about the portuguese SuperSport Maximo. Don't expect much as opposed to the Summer Olympics, where the interest is far higher. Maybe a highlight show with ceremonies too. The Nigerian 3-women bobsled team will help in promotion there. Also, where's any news developing about the French language Winter Olympic coverage since that's a very important language across the African continent along with English? TV5Monde Afrique did--wasn't as comprehensive in sports like SuperSport I must point out. Less certain IMO is Canal+ Afrique. Are they negotiating with the IOC?  

Nothing has emerged from SportsMax in the West Indies now back following losing the Olympics after Vancouver-London. I remember Sportsmax would be on it really quick with coverage news developments in the last few months before Vancouver 2010 started and didn't have to wait too late for them. Maybe next week we'll get the big flurry of news worldwide. 

 

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See and hear the CBC's 1-minute+ Pyeongchang 2018 promo the CBC produced with Polyester Studios using art, animated illustrations, Canada's recent Winter Olympic victory footage from this decade, and B-roll footage showcasing and emphasizing the sights and sounds of the Winter Olympics!

http://www.newscaststudio.com/2018/01/17/cbc-pyeongchang-olympics-trailer/

General NBC proper Pyeongchang 2018 TV programming details, including the live primetime and "Primetime Plus" (formerly late night segment) after the late local news:

https://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2018/01/18/131173/live-in-primetime-from-pyeongchang-its-the-2018-winter-olympics-on-networks-of-nbcuniversal

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Turns out there will be TWO different Olympic Ice presented by Toyota versions at NBC: one on NBC Sports Network that's a live hour-long daily show from February 10-24 at 6pm US/Canada/Mexico CT with live Olympic figure skating competition immediately following that during primetime with Tanith White and Liam McHugh as hosts, Tara Lipinsky, Johnny Weir, Scott Hamilton, and Andrea Joyce and a digital-exclusive version available at NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app back at Stamford, CT with Krista Voda acting as host joined by 1992 Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, 2014 Olympic ice dance gold medalist Charlie White, and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Ben Agosto.

In case you paid attention here with this latest example, we're getting closer with heightening anticipation to NBC Olympics releasing its Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics TV schedule with NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, and maybe NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports app and The Olympic Channels with its programming like the medal ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Medal Plaza and Meet The Olympic Press (at least). What I just described is a bit of serious clue but we all figure skating was going to come during our primetime:

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2018/01/19/pyeongchang-2018-nbc-to-present-live-nightly-primetime-coverage-across-all-time-zones/

Turns out also it's not so embarassing at all why Meghan Kelly won't head over to South Korea: her weekday TODAY show is gaining such momentum while tackling sexual harassment issues, and she felt it was best to handle them back in NYC and not "kill that vibe", as Kendrick Lamar would say, if she was in Pyeongchang:

https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/why-megyn-kelly-will-not-travel-to-olympics-with-nbc/

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That was known already about Olympic Ice that there would be 2 versions.  But yes, the newly released information gives info on the hosts.

Also, nbcolympics.com did begin loading some of their TV listings onto the website, but the links are no longer there.  Fortunately, I was able to comb through those listings and create my own spreadsheet.  There are gaps to be filled in here since not all of the info on the website was there, but everyone is free to use this as a reference guide.  I hope to be able to update it throughout the Games..

2018 PyeongChang Olympics - Event and TV Listings

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That's a good thing you did there as we await the big--and official--NBC Olympics 2018 TV schedule. Weren't the links were dropped because of the need to update them in accommodating the likes of Olympic Ice. I also noticed that the Sweden-Japan women's hockey game, the very first hockey game in Pyeongchang, isn't going to be televised. So much for showing everything as I thought NBC would. Maybe NBC eventually will that under either CNBC or USA Network, even if it's tape delayed. I mean, it's basically got all the mixed doubles curling.

Full footage from the ZDF and ARD joint press conference back in December 12 in Berlin at the Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin Mitte die PK announcing again their joint coverage in free-to-air German TV as the two public TV broadcasters continue on their Olympic and Paralympic broadcast tradition after when it was widely and publicly thought it was an end of an era when they couldn't come to terms with Eurosport and Discovery Networks Deutschland: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AA46PpP4KQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN_y4JC54j0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQdMLCBDrac

I'll provide more about both ZDF and ARD next time. Both will alternate again as usual starting with February 9 with ARD doing the Opening Ceremony (it is running the February 8 programming like the men's normal hill ski jumping) and its programming will start somewhere between 1:15-1:30 CET to 17.  

In any case, this is undoubtably, when you combine ZDF's and ARD's TV hours with Eurosport 1's, Eurosport 2's, and TLC's, that this is the biggest coverage in German Winter Olympic TV history ever with the Eurosports and TLC holding some exclusivity on select sports like snowboarding, ice hockey, and figure skating. We can only imagine what it'll be like when they all make its Summer Olympics debut--finally hitting the 1000s in hours for Germany. We now know the breakdown of the Discovery Germany hours breakdown from the latter set: it's over 550 hours there with free-to-airs Eurosport 1 and TLC having 250 and 200 hours, respectively, with pay-TV channel Eurosport 2 carrying 100 hours. It too will start more like midnight with live competition and will carry three studios (in Pyeongchang for live sports and daily highlights, one in Munich for the 2-hour nighttime show, and at the Deutschland Haus):

https://www.presseportal.de/pm/6617/3841529

https://www.infosat.de/digital-tv/olympische-winterspiele-2018-das-eurosport-programm-im-berblick

We already know about Matthias Bielek, Martin Schmitt , Birgit Nössing, Sven Hannawald, Anni Friesinger, Marco Schreyl, Andre Lange, Fabien Hambuchen, Julia Kleine,  Michael Greis, and Frank Wörndl being part of the Eurosport Germany portion of the sportscasting team. Now the Eurosport Germany completes the sportscasting list this week with the additions of World Cup team sledder and former world junior champ Julian von Schleinitz and Simon Südelin, reporter Marcel Klein, and commentator Ron Ringguth at the luge/skeleton competitions from the Alpensia Sliding Center. Stella Heiß, Curling World Champion of 2010, will expand the sport's commentary team with Uli Kapp and Christopher Bartsch. For the Olympic hockey tournament in Pyeongchang this is completed Patrick Ehelechner and Andreas Renz to capture the emotions and scenes at the rink. Joining Nossing in the studio will be Oliver Sequenz and Simón Albers. All three will go live with in "Your Olympia Live" every day from 0:30-15:00 live on Eurosport 1 and TLC on the air and serve for the German audience the first point of contact between the competitions. Plus, it'll have a doping-expert and sports and politics reporter in Benjamin Best. 

Because between the live transmissions several times daily in the Olympia studio is switched, where the trio summarizes the most exciting scenes, current Olympia news and the highlights of the day. 00:30 to 06:00 o'clock in the night track is Oliver sequence in use, the "Morning Man" from 06:00 to 11:00 clock is Simón Albers while Birgit Nössing for the German audience from 11:00 to 15 : 30 o'clock until the end of the Olympic live day is on the air.

https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/pyeongchang/2018/eurosport-komplettiert-experten-team-fur-olympia-in-pyeongchang-2018_sto6478495/story.shtml

Max Zielke is going to be the Twenty18 show's social media expert, and Fabien Hambuchen and Sascha Kalupke report from the German Haus in Pyeongchang:

https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/pyeongchang/2018/marco-schreyl-und-julia-kleine-moderieren-zwanzig18-die-olympia-show-bei-eurosport-und-tlc_sto6441698/story.shtml

Back to Rogers SportsNet's Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic TV programming schedule (all times Canada/US/Mexico CT):

February 16

5-8AM  Men's Curling: Olympic Games Morning---SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM Women's Skeleton/Men's Ski Jumping: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

3-6PM   Men's and Women's Curling--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

6PM-12AM Women's Curling, Women's Alpine Skiing, Women's Freestyle Skiing, Men's Curling: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

10PM-12AM Women's Freestyle Skiing: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet ONE

February 17

3:30-8:30AM Women's Cross Country Skiing/Women's Curling: Olympic Games Morning---SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East

3:30-8:30AM Women's Cross Country Skiing/Women's Biathlon: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

10PM-1AM    Men's Alpine Skiing: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

February 18

5-8:30AM  Men's and Women's Speed Skating: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM  Men's Curling: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

9:30PM-4:30AM Figure Skating (Ice Dance Short Program) and Men's Curling: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East      

Wondering now who will co-host the CBC's broadcast of both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies with Scott Russell now that Peter Mansbridge has retired and Ron McLean won't be available this time? Like to see Andi Petrillo do it.  

Czech Radio/Ceska Rohzlas presents for the first time an all sports radio station on DAB, Internet download, and on the iRadio mobile app from 9 to 25 February called Radiozurnal Olympic Special, it will be broadcast 24 hours a day. Live and Direct broadcasts of the Czech team's ice hockey matches, interviews with athletes, along with insights and glimpses of the backstage of the games will act as the main attraction along with other Czech Team's competitions and news direct from Brno, Czech Republic studios with the Brno Olympic Festival going on. Olympic News will still appear on regular Czech Radio:

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=cs&u=http://www.rozhlas.cz/radiozurnal/olympijskyrok/_zprava/za-mesic-zacinaji-olympijske-hry-cesky-rozhlas-chysta-specialni-vysilani--1779833&prev=search

25 years after the Czech and Slovak breakup, Slovakia's RTVS announces it will handle a team of 100 people responsible for the broadcast and news of the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics with a third of them on location in Pyeongchang, South Korea. On Slovakian TV, RTVS will present 260 hours for Slovakian viewers on both of its TV channels, Jednotka and Dvojka, with the Jednotka handling both ceremonies, Team Slovakia hockey matches, and other "attractive" hockey games up to the gold medal games. Dvojka will present a daily nighttime summary program at 20:00 Slovakia time loosely translated into English as Summaries of the Finished Olympic Hour Hour Studio 2018 as quickie hourly Olympic news is provided. The two channels will also be present to record and transmit from all 13 Pyeongchang's sports venues.

On the radio side, RTVS will offer sports greater enhanced coverage overall and time shifting that will help out in the cases of biathlon competitions when Slovakians are starting their days, particularly when a Slovakian is in serious contention:

http://www.teraz.sk/sport/rtvs-dianiu-na-olympiade-prisposobi/303626-clanok.html

The BBC's Pyeongchang 2018 TV listing. Bare bones for the most part with no specifics of what's going on during these programming blocks save for the ceremonies and the preview that BBC2 has and holds the bulk of the regular TV coverage. As so typically the case with the BBC channels and the Olympics, BBC2 will start off for several hours then off for some hours as BBC1 takes over before reverting to BBC2 to complete the stretch, though it does return for the 1-2-hour The Games Today for news/highlights while BBC Red Button goes on nonstop. BBC1 and BBC Red Button does comes back for live overnight/early morning action--BBC Red Button also does replays for several hours up to 0:00. Good that BBC4 is also involved with the 1-hour Olympics Extra. All starts early February 6 at 0:00-2:00 GMT on the Red Button because of the mixed doubles curling that Team GB is involved in:  

http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/42735569

Eurosport Poland, the exclusive Polish Olympic Committee media partner, announces its sportscasters/experts and its coverage plans this week. Tomasz Sikora, former biathlete who silver in Turin and a 3x World Champion medalist, former ski jumper and Maciej's older brother Jakub Kot, Ewa Bilan-Stoch (Kamil Stoch's wife and her materials will focus, among others on history or local customs in South Korea), Michael Korościel, YouTubers Krzysztof Gonciarz and Kasia Męcińska, and special digital reporter based in Pyeongchang Łukasz Przybyłowicz all headline the announcement in Warsaw with an eye to attract younger Olympic consumers. But that's not all! Ski jumping and biathlon will highlight the coverage as they're big in Poland with Tomasz Jaroński and Krzysztof Wyrzykowski and ski jumping specialists Igor Błachut and Marek Rudziński. Also Kacper Merk will work in Pyeongchang, who, apart from commenting on cross-country skiing, will act as one of the reporters. At least a dozen people from Polish Eurosport head over there with several dozen stationed in both Warsaw and Paris. As a reminder, Eurosport 1's schedule will adapt and devote largely to Polish athletes, their starts, and the popular Polish winter sports ski jumping and biathlon with analysis and summaries. Eurosport 2 Poland will other popular sports like hockey:
http://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/zimowa-olimpiada-pjongczang-w-eurosporcie-plan-transmisji#
http://eurosport.interia.pl/raporty/raport-pjongczang-2018/aktualnosci/news-gwiazdy-ekspertami-eurosportu-podczas-zimowych-igrzysk-olimp,nId,2509009#utm_source=paste&utm_medium=paste&utm_campaign=chrome

TVP Polska announces this week it will transmit 200 hours, an increase of 70 hours from Sochi 2014, next 50 hours are Olympic-themed studies, summaries, and additional programs. Coverage starts February 8 before the Opening Ceremony for the first time because of the popularity of the ski jumping with the men's ski jumping normal hill qualification and competitions (two individual and one team) in men's rivalry, but also all training series. TVP will show and analyze them 24 hours a day. Adam Malysz stars on the 35-person TVP sportscasting team as the ski jumping analyst joining the duo of Przemysław Babiarz - Włodzimierz Szaranowicz; Piotr Sobczyński does figure skating and biathlon; Jarosław Idzi handles cross-country skiing and biathlon; Piotr Dębowski will comment on speed skating. The trio of Dariusz Szpakowski, Mariusz Czerkawski and Jacek Laskowski comment on ice hockey; and Sebastian Szczęsny tackles ski jumping and alpine skiing. Piotr Meissner will comment on cross-country skiing with Idzi. The TVP Olympic studio will be hosted by Maciej Kurzajewski, while the reporters are Justyna Szubert-Kotomska, Aleksandra Rajewska, and Filip Czyszanowski.

TVP1 and TVP2 will carry Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic coverage very much simultaneously and will be present whenever there's Polish representation, " show the opening of the games, closing, the most important events and behind the scenes - nothing escapes our viewers", says Marek Szkolnikowski. Their daily broadcasting start for live competitions will take place after midnight and lasting until 4pm. Afterwards, it's the programming "Hello, it's PjongCzang" (TVP1 around 16.20), "Abbreviation of events" (TVP1, about 16:30) and "Day at the Olympics", in which the most important moments of the day will be shown (TVP1 right before Messages at 19.30). Both ceremonies will be jointly commentated by Szaranowicz, Babiarz and Sobczyński. TVP's presence on the digital side sport.tvp.pl and in the mobile application TVP Sport will be shown after several hours of transmission per day. There is also a special team for Pyeongchang that will create content dedicated to Facebook users, Twitter and sport.tvp.pl.
http://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/zimowe-igrzyska-olimpijskie-w-tvp-plan-transmisji-ekspertem-adam-malysz

TVP's Pyeongchang 2018 promo highlights Poland's greatest Winter Olympic moments from Sochi 2014 including Kamil Stoch, Justyna Kowalczyk, Zbigniew Bródka, and the speed skating teams of silver medalists Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś, Natalia Czerwonka, Luiza Złotkowska, Katarzyna Woźniak (Women's team pursuit) and bronze medalists Zbigniew Bródka, Konrad Niedźwiedzki, and Jan Szymański (Men's team pursuit) with the TVP Polska commentary:

Another skiier joining the broadcasting ranks for this Olympics after injuries halted her career is Julia Mancuso. The free spirit retired in style yesterday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy in a Wonder Woman getup on her skiing final run yesterday and joins NBC as a reporter and for the Olympic Zone:

http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2018/01/19/julia-mancuso-retires-alpine-skiing/

http://www.espn.com/olympics/skiing/story/_/id/22149539/julia-mancuso-retire-world-cup-downhill-racing-cortina

Also I hope NBC improves greatly on the upcoming Olympic media guide...

Can't and shouldn't forget about the print side of things. Lately, I've seen magazines as we approach closer to the next Winter Olympic Games with skiier Mikeala Schifferin (Outside Magazine), hockey player Hilary Knight (Red Bulletin) on covers. There's also an SI article on Lindsay Vonn looking into Pyeongchang.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Conor15 said:

The BBC have just revealed their official promo for the 2018 Winter Olympics and it's brilliant!

https://theident.gallery/bbc1/olympics2018/BBC-2018-PROMO-OLYMPICS-FEARLESS-1.mp4

They also revealed info on their schedules. Events from night to mid-morning will be on BBC One and then will switch over to BBC Two as BBC One has their breakfast show, BBC Breakfast from 6 to 9am every day.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/42735569#

More info here on the BBC Sport website. The opening ceremony will have live coverage on BBC One from 10:30am to 2:00pm. The Closing Ceremony and the final events of the Games will be on BBC Two from 6am all the way to 2pm as BBC One will be showing Breakfast at the same time.

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On 1/18/2018 at 5:16 PM, LatinXTC said:

I know it's been mentioned already and I'm not one to normally read anything off of FOX "News", but I'm loving the shade in this article, especially the pic they chose of her! :lol:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/17/katie-couric-returning-to-nbc-for-winter-olympics-opening-ceremony.html

Doesn't surprise me at all really. She's made a lot of asinine comments in her short time on Today, and she's still the xenophobic trash that regularly appeals to FOX viewers so she's more than likely going to offend numerous countries if she were to anchor the opening ceremony and rest of the Olympics.

One has to wonder if Couric wanted to do this and she pulled some weight to get the gig. It would really make more sense to bring in a female sportscaster.

Personally, if I was watching NBC , that is what I would want.

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2 hours ago, Durban Sandshark said:

That's a good thing you did there as we await the big--and official--NBC Olympics 2018 TV schedule. Weren't the links were dropped because of the need to update them in accommodating the likes of Olympic Ice. I also noticed that the Sweden-Japan women's hockey game, the very first hockey game in Pyeongchang, isn't going to be televised. So much for showing everything as I thought NBC would. Maybe NBC eventually will that under either CNBC or USA Network, even if it's tape delayed. I mean, it's basically got all the mixed doubles curling.

Olympic Ice is noted on my schedule.  They had it on the website until they pulled all the links.

And there's usually a women's hockey game or 2 that doesn't make it onto TV, although.  If it airs on tape delay, it will be later on NBCSN.  Zero chance it winds up on CNBC or USA

3 hours ago, Durban Sandshark said:

Also I hope NBC improves greatly on the upcoming Olympic media guide...

There are more important things that NBC needs to improve greatly on than that, IMO

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On 1/19/2018 at 5:04 PM, Quaker2001 said:

That was known already about Olympic Ice that there would be 2 versions.  But yes, the newly released information gives info on the hosts.

Also, nbcolympics.com did begin loading some of their TV listings onto the website, but the links are no longer there.  Fortunately, I was able to comb through those listings and create my own spreadsheet.  There are gaps to be filled in here since not all of the info on the website was there, but everyone is free to use this as a reference guide.  I hope to be able to update it throughout the Games..

2018 PyeongChang Olympics - Event and TV Listings

Thanks !!! I was hoping to find an all in 1 schedule. Having it in a spreadsheet... Priceless

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22 hours ago, Durban Sandshark said:

That's a good thing you did there as we await the big--and official--NBC Olympics 2018 TV schedule. Weren't the links were dropped because of the need to update them in accommodating the likes of Olympic Ice. I also noticed that the Sweden-Japan women's hockey game, the very first hockey game in Pyeongchang, isn't going to be televised. So much for showing everything as I thought NBC would. Maybe NBC eventually will that under either CNBC or USA Network, even if it's tape delayed. I mean, it's basically got all the mixed doubles curling.

Full footage from the ZDF and ARD joint press conference back in December 12 in Berlin at the Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin Mitte die PK announcing again their joint coverage in free-to-air German TV as the two public TV broadcasters continue on their Olympic and Paralympic broadcast tradition after when it was widely and publicly thought it was an end of an era when they couldn't come to terms with Eurosport and Discovery Networks Deutschland: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AA46PpP4KQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN_y4JC54j0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQdMLCBDrac

I'll provide more about both ZDF and ARD next time. Both will alternate again as usual starting with February 9 with ARD doing the Opening Ceremony (it is running the February 8 programming like the men's normal hill ski jumping) and its programming will start somewhere between 1:15-1:30 CET to 17.  

In any case, this is undoubtably, when you combine ZDF's and ARD's TV hours with Eurosport 1's, Eurosport 2's, and TLC's, that this is the biggest coverage in German Winter Olympic TV history ever with the Eurosports and TLC holding some exclusivity on select sports like snowboarding, ice hockey, and figure skating. We can only imagine what it'll be like when they all make its Summer Olympics debut--finally hitting the 1000s in hours for Germany. We now know the breakdown of the Discovery Germany hours breakdown from the latter set: it's over 550 hours there with free-to-airs Eurosport 1 and TLC having 250 and 200 hours, respectively, with pay-TV channel Eurosport 2 carrying 100 hours. It too will start more like midnight with live competition and will carry three studios (in Pyeongchang for live sports and daily highlights, one in Munich for the 2-hour nighttime show, and at the Deutschland Haus):

https://www.presseportal.de/pm/6617/3841529

https://www.infosat.de/digital-tv/olympische-winterspiele-2018-das-eurosport-programm-im-berblick

We already know about Matthias Bielek, Martin Schmitt , Birgit Nössing, Sven Hannawald, Anni Friesinger, Marco Schreyl, Andre Lange, Fabien Hambuchen, Julia Kleine,  Michael Greis, and Frank Wörndl being part of the Eurosport Germany portion of the sportscasting team. Now the Eurosport Germany completes the sportscasting list this week with the additions of World Cup team sledder and former world junior champ Julian von Schleinitz and Simon Südelin, reporter Marcel Klein, and commentator Ron Ringguth at the luge/skeleton competitions from the Alpensia Sliding Center. Stella Heiß, Curling World Champion of 2010, will expand the sport's commentary team with Uli Kapp and Christopher Bartsch. For the Olympic hockey tournament in Pyeongchang this is completed Patrick Ehelechner and Andreas Renz to capture the emotions and scenes at the rink. Joining Nossing in the studio will be Oliver Sequenz and Simón Albers. All three will go live with in "Your Olympia Live" every day from 0:30-15:00 live on Eurosport 1 and TLC on the air and serve for the German audience the first point of contact between the competitions. Plus, it'll have a doping-expert and sports and politics reporter in Benjamin Best. 

Because between the live transmissions several times daily in the Olympia studio is switched, where the trio summarizes the most exciting scenes, current Olympia news and the highlights of the day. 00:30 to 06:00 o'clock in the night track is Oliver sequence in use, the "Morning Man" from 06:00 to 11:00 clock is Simón Albers while Birgit Nössing for the German audience from 11:00 to 15 : 30 o'clock until the end of the Olympic live day is on the air.

https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/pyeongchang/2018/eurosport-komplettiert-experten-team-fur-olympia-in-pyeongchang-2018_sto6478495/story.shtml

Max Zielke is going to be the Twenty18 show's social media expert, and Fabien Hambuchen and Sascha Kalupke report from the German Haus in Pyeongchang:

https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/pyeongchang/2018/marco-schreyl-und-julia-kleine-moderieren-zwanzig18-die-olympia-show-bei-eurosport-und-tlc_sto6441698/story.shtml

Back to Rogers SportsNet's Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic TV programming schedule (all times Canada/US/Mexico CT):

February 16

5-8AM  Men's Curling: Olympic Games Morning---SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM Women's Skeleton/Men's Ski Jumping: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

3-6PM   Men's and Women's Curling--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

6PM-12AM Women's Curling, Women's Alpine Skiing, Women's Freestyle Skiing, Men's Curling: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

10PM-12AM Women's Freestyle Skiing: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet ONE

February 17

3:30-8:30AM Women's Cross Country Skiing/Women's Curling: Olympic Games Morning---SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East

3:30-8:30AM Women's Cross Country Skiing/Women's Biathlon: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

10PM-1AM    Men's Alpine Skiing: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

February 18

5-8:30AM  Men's and Women's Speed Skating: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet West, SportsNet East

5-8:30AM  Men's Curling: Olympic Games Morning--SportsNet ONE

9:30PM-4:30AM Figure Skating (Ice Dance Short Program) and Men's Curling: Olympic Games Primetime--SportsNet, SportsNet Ontario, SportsNet West, SportsNet Pacific, SportsNet East      

Wondering now who will co-host the CBC's broadcast of both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies with Scott Russell now that Peter Mansbridge has retired and Ron McLean won't be available this time? Like to see Andi Petrillo do it.  

Czech Radio/Ceska Rohzlas presents for the first time an all sports radio station on DAB, Internet download, and on the iRadio mobile app from 9 to 25 February called Radiozurnal Olympic Special, it will be broadcast 24 hours a day. Live and Direct broadcasts of the Czech team's ice hockey matches, interviews with athletes, along with insights and glimpses of the backstage of the games will act as the main attraction along with other Czech Team's competitions and news direct from Brno, Czech Republic studios with the Brno Olympic Festival going on. Olympic News will still appear on regular Czech Radio:

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=cs&u=http://www.rozhlas.cz/radiozurnal/olympijskyrok/_zprava/za-mesic-zacinaji-olympijske-hry-cesky-rozhlas-chysta-specialni-vysilani--1779833&prev=search

25 years after the Czech and Slovak breakup, Slovakia's RTVS announces it will handle a team of 100 people responsible for the broadcast and news of the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics with a third of them on location in Pyeongchang, South Korea. On Slovakian TV, RTVS will present 260 hours for Slovakian viewers on both of its TV channels, Jednotka and Dvojka, with the Jednotka handling both ceremonies, Team Slovakia hockey matches, and other "attractive" hockey games up to the gold medal games. Dvojka will present a daily nighttime summary program at 20:00 Slovakia time loosely translated into English as Summaries of the Finished Olympic Hour Hour Studio 2018 as quickie hourly Olympic news is provided. The two channels will also be present to record and transmit from all 13 Pyeongchang's sports venues.

On the radio side, RTVS will offer sports greater enhanced coverage overall and time shifting that will help out in the cases of biathlon competitions when Slovakians are starting their days, particularly when a Slovakian is in serious contention:

http://www.teraz.sk/sport/rtvs-dianiu-na-olympiade-prisposobi/303626-clanok.html

The BBC's Pyeongchang 2018 TV listing. Bare bones for the most part with no specifics of what's going on during these programming blocks save for the ceremonies and the preview that BBC2 has and holds the bulk of the regular TV coverage. As so typically the case with the BBC channels and the Olympics, BBC2 will start off for several hours then off for some hours as BBC1 takes over before reverting to BBC2 to complete the stretch, though it does return for the 1-2-hour The Games Today for news/highlights while BBC Red Button goes on nonstop. BBC1 and BBC Red Button does comes back for live overnight/early morning action--BBC Red Button also does replays for several hours up to 0:00. Good that BBC4 is also involved with the 1-hour Olympics Extra. All starts early February 6 at 0:00-2:00 GMT on the Red Button because of the mixed doubles curling that Team GB is involved in:  

http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/42735569

Eurosport Poland, the exclusive Polish Olympic Committee media partner, announces its sportscasters/experts and its coverage plans this week. Tomasz Sikora, former biathlete who silver in Turin and a 3x World Champion medalist, former ski jumper and Maciej's older brother Jakub Kot, Ewa Bilan-Stoch (Kamil Stoch's wife and her materials will focus, among others on history or local customs in South Korea), Michael Korościel, YouTubers Krzysztof Gonciarz and Kasia Męcińska, and special digital reporter based in Pyeongchang Łukasz Przybyłowicz all headline the announcement in Warsaw with an eye to attract younger Olympic consumers. But that's not all! Ski jumping and biathlon will highlight the coverage as they're big in Poland with Tomasz Jaroński and Krzysztof Wyrzykowski and ski jumping specialists Igor Błachut and Marek Rudziński. Also Kacper Merk will work in Pyeongchang, who, apart from commenting on cross-country skiing, will act as one of the reporters. At least a dozen people from Polish Eurosport head over there with several dozen stationed in both Warsaw and Paris. As a reminder, Eurosport 1's schedule will adapt and devote largely to Polish athletes, their starts, and the popular Polish winter sports ski jumping and biathlon with analysis and summaries. Eurosport 2 Poland will other popular sports like hockey:
http://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/zimowa-olimpiada-pjongczang-w-eurosporcie-plan-transmisji#
http://eurosport.interia.pl/raporty/raport-pjongczang-2018/aktualnosci/news-gwiazdy-ekspertami-eurosportu-podczas-zimowych-igrzysk-olimp,nId,2509009#utm_source=paste&utm_medium=paste&utm_campaign=chrome

TVP Polska announces this week it will transmit 200 hours, an increase of 70 hours from Sochi 2014, next 50 hours are Olympic-themed studies, summaries, and additional programs. Coverage starts February 8 before the Opening Ceremony for the first time because of the popularity of the ski jumping with the men's ski jumping normal hill qualification and competitions (two individual and one team) in men's rivalry, but also all training series. TVP will show and analyze them 24 hours a day. Adam Malysz stars on the 35-person TVP sportscasting team as the ski jumping analyst joining the duo of Przemysław Babiarz - Włodzimierz Szaranowicz; Piotr Sobczyński does figure skating and biathlon; Jarosław Idzi handles cross-country skiing and biathlon; Piotr Dębowski will comment on speed skating. The trio of Dariusz Szpakowski, Mariusz Czerkawski and Jacek Laskowski comment on ice hockey; and Sebastian Szczęsny tackles ski jumping and alpine skiing. Piotr Meissner will comment on cross-country skiing with Idzi. The TVP Olympic studio will be hosted by Maciej Kurzajewski, while the reporters are Justyna Szubert-Kotomska, Aleksandra Rajewska, and Filip Czyszanowski.

TVP1 and TVP2 will carry Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic coverage very much simultaneously and will be present whenever there's Polish representation, " show the opening of the games, closing, the most important events and behind the scenes - nothing escapes our viewers", says Marek Szkolnikowski. Their daily broadcasting start for live competitions will take place after midnight and lasting until 4pm. Afterwards, it's the programming "Hello, it's PjongCzang" (TVP1 around 16.20), "Abbreviation of events" (TVP1, about 16:30) and "Day at the Olympics", in which the most important moments of the day will be shown (TVP1 right before Messages at 19.30). Both ceremonies will be jointly commentated by Szaranowicz, Babiarz and Sobczyński. TVP's presence on the digital side sport.tvp.pl and in the mobile application TVP Sport will be shown after several hours of transmission per day. There is also a special team for Pyeongchang that will create content dedicated to Facebook users, Twitter and sport.tvp.pl.
http://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/zimowe-igrzyska-olimpijskie-w-tvp-plan-transmisji-ekspertem-adam-malysz

TVP's Pyeongchang 2018 promo highlights Poland's greatest Winter Olympic moments from Sochi 2014 including Kamil Stoch, Justyna Kowalczyk, Zbigniew Bródka, and the speed skating teams of silver medalists Katarzyna Bachleda-Curuś, Natalia Czerwonka, Luiza Złotkowska, Katarzyna Woźniak (Women's team pursuit) and bronze medalists Zbigniew Bródka, Konrad Niedźwiedzki, and Jan Szymański (Men's team pursuit) with the TVP Polska commentary:

Another skiier joining the broadcasting ranks for this Olympics after injuries halted her career is Julia Mancuso. The free spirit retired in style yesterday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy in a Wonder Woman getup on her skiing final run yesterday and joins NBC as a reporter and for the Olympic Zone:

http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2018/01/19/julia-mancuso-retires-alpine-skiing/

http://www.espn.com/olympics/skiing/story/_/id/22149539/julia-mancuso-retire-world-cup-downhill-racing-cortina

Also I hope NBC improves greatly on the upcoming Olympic media guide...

Can't and shouldn't forget about the print side of things. Lately, I've seen magazines as we approach closer to the next Winter Olympic Games with skiier Mikeala Schifferin (Outside Magazine), hockey player Hilary Knight (Red Bulletin) on covers. There's also an SI article on Lindsay Vonn looking into Pyeongchang.

 

 

 

 

 

I see a bit of a problem with Sportsnet having skiing on the 17th- they have the Bruins-Canucks game at 10.

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10 hours ago, amuller33 said:

Thanks !!! I was hoping to find an all in 1 schedule. Having it in a spreadsheet... Priceless

Glad to help.  I do something like this for every Olympics, although this is my best one yet.  Gives a good visual on what's on at a given time.  Again, I'll get it updated once NBC's full listings are out and more official

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On 1/20/2018 at 6:18 PM, AmaniS said:

One has to wonder if Couric wanted to do this and she pulled some weight to get the gig. It would really make more sense to bring in a female sportscaster.

Personally, if I was watching NBC , that is what I would want.

Well this is the opening ceremony we're talking about so it's less about the sports and more about the pageantry and the nations participating. Hopefully they already have female sportscasters handling the actual sports side. I know of only Tara Lipinski for the skating side.

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43 minutes ago, Barcelona_'92 said:

Kinda jealous that the West Coast gets an extra 30 minutes of primetime each night - hope that will be available online!

That was literally the first thing I was thinking when I saw that.  The way the schedule lays out, the break each night for news is usually timed when there's less live action going on.  So I'm guessing it won't be much fresh content, but good luck to you Mike Tirico when you're on the air 6 or 7 straight hours most nights!

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That might be good time for the West Coast residents to get some Olympic highlights and news of the day to fill in that extra 30 minutes with less action to record. Or Olympic Zone for that matter.

What RTE is doing for Pyeongchang 2018 is bigger than it's already done for the Winter Olympics with Ireland's scant impact. Bigger than it previously conducted with Sochi 2014. Never mind that RTE is planning on this since this past January--Ireland once again isn't expected to medal here or even reasonably come close. Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will get shown live for a combined five hours with RTE producing 1-hour daily highlights packages all broadcast on RTE2 with utilization of  digital simulcast, and catch-up TV services. Needless to say, RTE's free-to-air Winter Olympic coverage on RTE 2 will place special focus on the Irish Olympic Team's performances to further generate Irish audience interest. Team Ireland is expected to be 10-12 members strong. As for the RTE Olympic staff, it will be very small with 4 RTE personnel heading over to Pyeongchang. Given the modest staff, RTE will rely on the OBS feed for footage, although producers and journalists will carry out their own editing on-site as craft editors will be used back in Dublin for more complex packages. More details should be forthcoming very soon perhaps this week before the staff heads out to Pyeongchang. As for Eurosport, the Irish will just share the British Eurosport perhaps--and we don't yet know about their further details yet from them if any since Jonathan Edwards made the jump to become anchor: 

http://www.sportsvideo.org/blogs/?blog=pyeongchang-2018&news=preparing-for-pyeongchang-rte-carries-the-flag-for-viewers-in-ireland

Jessica Almenas looks forward to working as Eurosport Sweden's/Kanal 5's Swedish nighttime studio host but will miss her handball husband and kids while in Pyeongchang:

https://www.expressen.se/sport/os-2018/almenas-erkanner-blir-jobbigt-for-mig/

The MTVA in Hungary paid a reported 4.6 billion HUF, according to the Magyar Nemzet, for the Olympic broadcasting rights from 2018-2024 including Pyeongchang 2018 with Discovery, after buying the Euro rights away to it from the EBU, forced to agree on MTVA's terms as the Olympic Games hold special national public interest for free-to-air TV: 

http://kreativ.hu/televizio/cikk/4_6_milliard_forintba_kerult_a_teli_olimpia_kozvetitesi_joga

Worth noting here with regards to some additions to Wikipedia's 2018 Winter Olympics Broadcasters list that now includes a RTCG press release announcing the Montenegran public broadcaster acquired the 2018-2020 national rights to Pyeongchang and Tokyo, respectively, from Discovery for the tune of 250,000 euros. Likely to be shown on TVCG 2 for Montenegro. Plus Moldova's TVM has its own press releases saying that its TVM1 and TVM2 will show the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics with this year's World Cup in Russia. How this will impact/involve TVR Moldova where it gets shown with its plans remains to be seen. With Rio De Janeiro being an indicator two years ago, the two TVM channels will share the Pyeongchang 2018 coverage: 

http://rtcg.me/sw4i/download/files/article/SAGL. OLIMPIJSKE IGRE PEKING 2018 I TOKIO 2020 .docx?id=1534

https://trm.md/files/procese-verbale/pv-2017/Proces verbal nr. 16 din 12. 06. 2017.doc

https://trm.md/files/caiet-de-sarcini/caiet-de-sarcini-2018/Caiet de Sarcini TRM 2018.doc

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Dutch broadcaster NOS (under Eurosport license) announced its schedules today:

Programmaboekje_NOS_OS_2018.pdf

Persdossier_OS_Pyeongchang_2018_1.pdf

 

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Now there's an official Samsung Pyeongchang 2018 app now available for downloading starting today. Available in English, French, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese, downloadable at Google and iOS:

https://techaeris.com/2018/01/24/official-app-pyeongchang-2018/

http://www.sportsvideo.org/blogs/?blog=pyeongchang-2018&news=pyeongchang-2018-samsung-launches-official-mobile-app-of-2018-winter-games

https://www.gsmarena.com/pyeongchang_2018_official_samsung_app-news-29292.php

To reiterate what ChristianNL says taken from those NOS PDF press kits, NOS, through Nederland 1 (or NPO1), will broadcast 230 hours--exactly the same as in Sochi in 2014--including 160 of them live of the Pyeongchang 2018 action for The Netherlands with daily starting early in the morning to late afternoon. Sometimes at 7am but usually earlier like somewhere between 1-6:00 depending on the day with (usually) NOS PyeongChang Live presentation (or Vandaag that looks back at the previous day for at least an hour) and then going all the way up to 18:00 after some live speed skating. For speed skating, Dione De Graaff will be location at the Adler Arena speed skating oval with former Dutch speed skating stars Erben Wennemars, Mark Tuitert, Annette Gerritsen, and Rintje Ritsma now as analysts around 11am. At nos.nl and the NOS app, Dutch Olympic fans can catch the livestreams, which are on during the television broadcast at the specific NOS Olympic website but also the highlights of the day, which start to appear at the end of the afternoon. Also present you will find the latest Olympic news, all results, and of course the medal table itself, while keeping an eye on the top Dutch athletes during competition on the road or at work. Of course there are also interviews, reports and before and after comments. Highlights come on at 18 (or 6pm Dutch time) for 50 minutes with NOS Pyeongchang Vandaag co-hosted by Herman van der Zandt and Bart Veldkamp from Hilversum, Netherlands going the day's action like, notably, the ice hockey and other various Winter Olympic sports together. Afterwards, Henry Schut and Erben Wennemars close out the day at 20:30 direct from Pyeongchang with NOS Studio Wintersport

For the first time in Dutch Winter Olympic broadcasting, NOS will issue a daily 4-hour radio program covering the Olympische Winterspelen directly from Pyeongchang as part of holding the exclusive radio and all audiovisual except for three sports as sublicenser. Coming every day at 11-15.00 (11am-3pm) on NPO Radio 1 with live action, highlights, and the latest news with of course a Dutch bent. RadiOlympia has Jeroen Stomphorst and Patrick Lodiers acting as the NPO radio presenters.

Eurosport Nederland holds the exclusive Dutch Pyeongchang 2018 TV live coverage of ice hockey, snowboard cross, and ski cross with Vancouver 2010's gold medalist Nicolien Sauerbreij, former Oranje hockey player Ron Berteling, and former biathlete Herbert Cool as Eurosport's Dutch athlete representatives in the huge pan-European roster there. Eurosport's coverage starts at 7 with Winterspelen Today co-hosted by studio anchors Neal Petersen from FC Afkicken and Cool:  

https://www.parool.nl/kunst-en-media/nos-en-eurosport-doen-verslag-van-winterspelen~a4561448/

http://numrush.nl/2018/01/23/nos-presenteert-website-voor-de-olympische-spelen/

https://www.ad.nl/show/eurosport-en-nos-komen-met-uitgebreide-spelen-programmering~a02ec740/

Yesterday, Dione De Graaf and Henry Schut make an appearance on Eva Jinek's talk show on NOS in discussing what the Dutch should expect out of the Winter Olympics this time in Pyeongchang, the top Dutch Olympic stars (especially in speed skating), and NOS' just-announced upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 coverage on Nederland 1/NPO1 and NPO Radio 1. Jinek even brings up vintage footage of a young De Graaff sometime back in 2006 in Italy(?) fretting in a bobsled going 100km in just a few minutes and footage of the Mulder twins and other studio footage in Sochi:    

Like with Poland, Eurosport is offering its three extra channels to Dutch customers on Ziggo TV channels 408, 409 and 410. These channels will be shown to all subscribers with digital television during the Winter Olympics with access available for online/mobile with Eurosport 2 moving to basic channels for the Winter Olympics. Eurosport Player users can opt for camera options used:

https://mediamagazine.nl/ziggo-brengt-extra-eurosport-kanalen-tijdens-olympische-winterspelen/

Waiting for what the Seven Network down under in Australia plans officially with the Aussie Pyeongchang 2018 media coverage. But as we continue to do so, Teleria partners with 7 as the video monetisation company helps make live premium sports video supply directly available to programmatic buyers of which the Seven Network utilize for the Australian broadcast and live streaming rights to iconic sporting events, including the Australian Open, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games following its investments last year in data and infrastructure, including launching its live and video-on-demand service 7plus:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180123006541/en/Network-Programmatically-Trades-Live-Premium-Sports-Video

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/telaria-powers-seven-networks-live-premium-sports-video-content-offering--1228869

Thanks to ChristianNL, we got the Dutch Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasting plans from NOS and Eurosport Benelux yesterday. Today we now got the Belgian plans. At least the Flemish portion. Gonna be a little different here as opposed to the Netherlands. VRT will only just produce a daily highlights magazine--perhaps shown on Canvas--like RTE2 will have from what's going on in Pyeongchang this time as opposed to entirely producing it on Canvas and Een for Sochi 2014 under a new sublicensing agreement. Nonetheless, there will be special focus on Team Belgium as it goes as its biggest Winter Olympic team since 1936 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany with 19 this year. Full Flemish coverage from there is going to entirely covered by Eurosport. VRT also has the radio rights and extensive clip rights for its website sporza.be and the Sporza app.

As for Eurosport, it likely will have to go a little different than what it offers the bigger Dutch neighbors with the coverage even though the languages are the same. Haven't studied the Dutch Eurosport TV schedule though I think the Flemish Eurosport will have to have that:

https://www.vrt.be/nl/over-de-vrt/nieuws/2018/01/24/olympische-winterspelen-2018--bij-vrt/

Details are now here for Lithuania's TV3 and sister channel TV6 and their Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics broadcast plans on the TV side. This Lithuanian delegation will send 6 people over on location in Pyeongchang--TV show director and editor Mindaugas Rainys, studio anchor Saulius Nalivaika, TV reporter Marius Zaremba, tv3.lt sports portal editor Giedrius Vaitkevičius,  assistant director Lina Laugal, and TV camera operators Claudius Strogin and Juozas Bobina. Back home will be Paul Cuberas covering things back at the TV3/TV6 studios from Vilinius with sportscasters Rytis Vyšniauskas and Lina Kunigėlis covering all the various action on TV monitors. Are they certain no other TV3/TV6 commentators are involved because they seem to working all the sports with all that wall-to-wall action? No women either. There's a TV promo starring all of them mentioned as they're covering and reporting all accompanying this article--photos from this are screenshots from the video:

https://www.tv3.lt/naujiena/942696/ziemos-olimpines-zaidynes-arteja-kas-pades-jas-stebeti-visas-tris-azartiskas-savaites

CBC Olympic Overnight Pyeongchang host Kelly VanderBeek presents a brand new series of CBC Olympics podcast series called PYC Podcast releasing a new episode coming almost everyday starting yesterday and onwards to the end of the Winter Olympics that features Canadian Olympians both past and present interviewed. Available for download:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/pyc-podcast-cbcsports-olympics-1.4498967

YLE Areena showed the final round selections to the 2018 Finnish Olympic Team bound for Pyeongchang next month in a 2018 Finnish Olympic Team selection show today to round it out to 100 at 11:55 Finland time:

https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-10037912

M4 Sport had a live presentation yesterday of the Hungarian Olympic Committee's unveiling of the 2018 Hungarian Olympic and Paralympic Teams in Budapest with the oath written and recited by figure skater Klara Engi for the 16-person team in the former. Ready to live up to some serious Olympic medal chances and strive for outstanding results:

https://www.m4sport.hu/teli-sportok/cikk/2018/01/22/letette-az-eskut-az-olimpiai-csapat/

First thing I seen regarding SuperSport's Sub-Saharan African Pyeongchang 2018 coverage lies in the TV schedule over at the Action Attractions section. We're just now getting for the earliest day with Wednesday, February 7 before it is officially made known. First thing is that on that day on SS11 is all 1-hour of daily Winter Olympic highlights for each of the days, then 2-hours of the first week's highlights before heading into several hours of event highlights. All from Sochi 2014. SS14 becomes the Olympic News Channel. Kwese Sports' doesn't go as far yet.

How NBC Sports is unusually juggling two massive sports TV projects--make that three, actually--during the month of February with the Super Bowl but almost entirely the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and the NHL On NBC with the esteemed Mike "Doc" Emrick opting to stay at home and working with Eddie Olcyzk, who is battling cancer, calling NHL games on NBC and NBCSN with all the other principal NHL On NBC TV personalities heading over to Pyeongchang even Pierre McGuire also stricken with cancer. Anyway, with the NHL's self-imposed exile sidelining themselves from South Korea, it presents both an opportunity and a challenge for NBC in the upcoming hockey tournament in seeing fresh faces from the AHL, NCAA, and various European pro leagues:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2018/01/22/nbc-winter-olympics-hockey-coverage-pyeongchang/1055376001/

Something that we always discuss here with NBC, so it's nothing new. NBCU, upon taking on another massive Olympic broadcasting endeavor, must still rely on television and its ad revenues and viewers. But it certainly must not and cannot ignore the emerging viewers who are holding different and gamechanging and rapidly popular screen viewing habits on the smaller screens in the long run. No screen big and small in various platforms will leave unturned for the Olympics as it awaits strong as revenue enticing the public and businesses with American Winter Olympic stars who can shine in Pyeongchang and interesting world event storylines impacting the Olympics:

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/nbc-winter-olympics-viewers-advertising-1202667933/

Channel One Russia stays true to its stance that it will only broadcast Winter Olympic events portions where the OAR athletes are involved as part of this agreement as it, Match TV, and Rossiya-1 all pool their Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasting portions with fuller details forthcoming Would not have gotten involved if Russia was completely out of it by the IOC:

https://iz.ru/682156/2017-12-12/pervyi-kanal-budet-translirovat-sorevnovaniia-rossiiskikh-sportsmenov-na-oi-2018

Estonia's Kanal 12 gets the Olympic treatment starting on November 28 when the Olympic rings appear with the daily countdown as part of the logo bug below the K12 logo starting with the airing of the movie Ted. Kanal 12 is where Estonians will get Olympic tastes of a "number of spectacular and adrenaline-rich areas" such as speed skating, short track, snowboarding, alpine downhill skiing, and the men's ice hockey tournament:

https://om2018.postimees.ee/4326543/kanal-12-haalestub-tanasest-olumpialainele

First significant news involving the Dentsu-controlled Asian nations for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics starting with the Singaporean rights...and the news isn't really encouraging but not unexpected. Just as it was when swimmer Joseph Schooling swam to a historic gold for the city-nation island state beating his idol in the process, it's coming at a time when Singapore sends its first ever Winter Olympian in women's 1500m short tracker Suzanne Goh. Mediacorp isn't going live but "will be able to confirm our coverage plans at a later time." but will likely do daily Winter Olympics highlights again. SingTel, which did both live and replayed footage from Sochi and had it announced 8 days before the Opening Ceremonies on its satelitte channels, isn't showing them at all. StarHub isn't going live at all either but offers showing highlights on our sports news programme HubSports 360 which airs on Hub Sports Arena (StarHub TV Channel 112/205 and 76.25MHz). A shame really for those who wish see Goh live. Upwards in Asia at a distant neighbor in a reasonable time zone. But that has as much to do with how advertisers and businesses along with much of the mainstream Singaporean sports public view and interest in winter sports, if at all: little national pedigree and heritage there and making an impact abroad worthy enough to fork over cash to:

http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/no-live-telecast-of-winter-olympics-as-of-now

Samsung will present to all 4000 Pyeongchang 2018's athletes and officials each a limited Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone:

https://9to5google.com/2018/01/16/samsung-galaxy-note-8-limited-edition-2018-olympic-games/

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/16/samsung-designed-a-2018-winter-olympics-edition-galaxy-note-8/

http://www.infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/health/samsung-wants-athletes-to-capture-the-best-moments-of-the-2018-olympic-winter-games/

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/17/technology/samsung-galaxy-winter-olympics-edition/index.html

http://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/tecnologia/samsung-presenta-el-note-8-con-motivo-de-los-juegos-olimpicos-de-pyeongchang-2018-1095031

Just heard the TSN radio promo for Pyeongchang 2018 online while hoping to listen to a Toronto Raptors TSN Radio game while doing this for hours. No soundbites of Canadian Olympic glory like in the NBC counterpart. Does have some of that majestic brass music though it certainly isn't the John Williams score. Or even the classic CBC Olympic theme. 

SPORTS VIDEO GROUP: FUJI FILM AND FUJI NON TO PROVIDE ON-SITE SUPPORT AT THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

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