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2016 Summer Olympics

Q – Will Orbitel Communications offer the 2016 Summer Olympics?

A – Absolutely! Rio 2016 will be the most live Olympics ever! Orbitel is pleased to offer unprecedented coverage through the networks and digital platforms of NBC-Universal. Over 6,000 hours of programming will be available for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August. NBC will broadcast a vast array of Olympic programming including coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, gymnastics, track and field and many more of the Games’ most popular sports.

With Rio just one hour ahead of the Eastern time zone, the 2016 Summer Games will be the most live Olympics ever. NBCU will present 2,000+ hours of Olympic linear programming across its networks including: broadcast networks NBC and TELEMUNDO (Spanish language); cable channels Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), and USA Network; plus Orbitel will carry two temporary specialty channels, one each for basketball and soccer!

In addition, and the NBC Sports app will live stream 4,500 total hours including all Olympic competition for the third consecutive Olympics for authenticated Orbitel TV subscribers via Orbitel2Go to desktops, mobile devices and tablets plus connected TVs for the first time!

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics will air on Friday, August 5, on NBC. Competition begins two days earlier on Wednesday, August 3, with women’s soccer on NBC Sports Network and USA Network, and the Games conclude on Sunday, August 21, with the closing ceremony on NBC.

The total hours of coverage for Rio is over 1,200 hours more than was produced for London in 2012 and is a new Olympic programming record. NBC Olympics’ coverage averages roughly 350 hours of coverage per day (19 days). If the total hours ran on one channel, it would take over 280 days to finish airing!

With the crystal-clear picture and sound quality of 100% digital Orbitel TV, watching the Olympics will feel as if you are really there! Orbitel Internet, with speeds up to 100M, and Orbitel2Go will make the Olympics available to you at home or on the go!

Please visit or contact our office if you want to upgrade your Internet speed, add an HD box, or if you have any questions. With Orbitel you are Olympic-ready!