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The royal barge Gloriana carries the Olympic flame along the river Thames on the final day of the Torch Relay, Friday, in London. (AP)
The royal barge Gloriana carries the Olympic flame along the river Thames on the final day of the Torch Relay, Friday, in London. (AP)

There have never been so many ways to watch the Olympics.

This is the first year that every single event will be live-streamed on the web. NBC plans to air 5,535 hours of Olympics programming. On top of the coverage on its TV channels — MSNBC, CNBC, BRAVO, NBC Sports Network and its Spanish-language network Telemundo — NBC plans to offer 3,500 hours of live programming and on-demand videos on its website nbcolympics.com. In some cases, there will be multiple live web streams for a single sport, for example every track and field event, and each apparatus for gymnastics. But you'll need to be a cable subscriber to access most of that content.

This is the first summer Olympics of the mobile era. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the iPhone was only a year old and there were no iPads. There are now hundreds of millions of Internet-connected phones and tablets. If you're a cable subscriber, NBC's app will let you watch all of its live-streaming and on-demand videos on-the-go. Those without a cable subscription can use NBC's second-tier app offering video highlights, news, results and schedules.

Guest:

  • Richard Sandomir, TV sports and business reporter for the New York Times

This segment aired on July 27, 2012.

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