Starting this week, DISH will offer NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympics in 4K, on both linear channel 146 and in our on-demand catalog. DISH will additionally deliver several unique Hopper features that help viewers get the most out of the Olympic Games, including an exclusive sports hub on DISH channel 148, an NBC Olympics app and Sports Bar Mode.
For Sling TV customers, Sling TV will offer Olympic coverage to all Sling Blue customers in and out of the home. And, starting August 1, customers who subscribe to the Sling Blue core service will also receive a free preview of MSNBC and CNBC (typically part of the World News Extra).
DISH video subscribers will also have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 6,755 hours of Olympic programming, including coverage of all competition sessions, on-demand.
“This summer is a great time to be a DISH customer,” said Vivek Khemka, chief technology officer and executive vice president. “Extensive sports coverage is a big perk of a pay-TV subscription, and DISH is upping the ante by releasing a multitude of custom Hopper features tailored to enhance NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Rio Games.”
4K linear and on-demand coverage: DISH’s Hopper 3 and 4K Joey customers can watch NBC’s coverage in 4K on linear channel 146, as well as in the video-on-demand catalog. The coverage will be made available on one-day delay and will include content from swimming, track and field, basketball, the men’s soccer final, judo and the Closing Ceremony, as well as Rio scenics.
One event from the previous day’s competition will be provided daily and looped on channel 146 in three-hour intervals from August 7 through August 22, the day after the games conclude. The same 4K video assets will be available in DISH’s on-demand catalog.
Exclusive sports hub on DISH channel 148: DISH’s exclusive sports hub creates an easy means to navigate through NBCUniversal coverage across 10 networks: NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo, NBC Universo and two linear sport-specific specialty channels. DISH’s channel 148 will be labeled “2016 Rio Olympics” and, when expanded, it will list these NBCU networks side-by-side in the guide.
Sports Bar Mode: With NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games presented across 11 channels, DISH’s Sports Bar Mode will provide a useful tool to fans interested in watching multiple events airing simultaneously. Available on the Hopper 3, Sports Bar Mode is a multi-channel view that divides a 4K or HDTV screen into quadrants, each with the ability to display a different program. Users can easily toggle among the four channels to determine which will play audio. NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com: The
NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com will once again feature live streaming coverage of all competitions, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. DISH customers can easily verify their subscriptions and watch this coverage live at no additional charge by following the TV Everywhere verification process with their DISH username and password.
Coming this August, Sling TV will carry NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Rio Olympic
Games on its Sling Blue service:
· Customers who subscribe to Sling Blue’s core service will be able to watch NBCU’s live coverage of the Rio Games on Bravo, NBC (where available), NBC Sports Network and USA.
· Sling Blue customers who subscribe to the “Sports Extra” add-on pack can access 130 hours of live golf competition coverage via Golf Channel.
· Sling Blue’s “Best of Spanish TV” customers can watch extensive Spanish coverage on NBC Universo.
MSNBC and CNBC Preview
Although MSNBC and CNBC are usually only available to Sling Blue customers through “World News Extra,” beginning August 1 through the last event on these networks, all Sling Blue customers can access a free preview of MSNBC and CNBC.
Combined, MSNBC and CNBC will air more than 120 hours of coverage, ranging from men’s basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, water polo, rugby, wrestling, archery and cycling.
If you’re currently a Sling Orange customer, you can easily add Sling Blue to your subscription and save by taking advantage of our recently announced $5 discount. Subscribing to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue is now available for only $40 per month. A multi-service discount is also available for Sling Latino subscribers.