Peacock announced today that it will launch a Tokyo Olympics
section on July 15 where streamers will find live coverage of some events
including gymnastics, track & field, and men’s basketball. The streaming
service will also have daily live shows, original programming, replays and
highlights, and more curated content.
Olympics coverage will be free, with exception of USA Men’s Basketball
live coverage that will be available to Peacock Premium subscribers.
- Laurie Hernandez will be the studio analyst for gymnastics. Olympic medalist Bridget Sloan and three-time Olympian John Roethlisberger will cover all Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics events.
- Bill Spaulding will call Track & Field play-by-play alongside Olympian analysts Tim Hutchings and Alysia Montano.
- Bob Fitzgerald will call Basketball play-by-play alongside analysts Fran Fraschilla and Vince Carter, gold medalist and eight-time NBA All-Star.
On Demand Content
- Amber Ruffin from The Amber Ruffin Show will be in Tokyo, for comedy, commentary, and a look back at her own sports history.
- Rich Eisen will host Tokyo Gold, a daily, comprehensive look at the most compelling performances of the day including in-depth stories, expert analysis, and athlete interviews.
- Lindsay Czarniak, Lolo Jones and MJ Acosta-Ruiz will host On Her Turf at the Olympics, the first NBC Olympics show dedicated to covering women’s sports at the Games.
- Cari Champion and Kenny Mayne will host Tokyo Tonight, which will bring fans into the Games with quick turnaround highlights as well as interviews and feature stories every evening. Jac Collinsworth will serve as contributor to Tokyo Tonight on-location in Tokyo.
The shows will stream on the Tokyo NOW channel which will be
complemented by five additional channels including:
- Great Moments: launching June 23, a collection of the most thrilling moments of past Olympics
- Meet the Olympians: profiles and documentaries about top athletes, past and present
- Must-See Moments: buzziest moments from past Games
- Team USA: highlights of Team USA competing for gold medals in Tokyo
- Tokyo Flame: an always-on livestream of the Olympic flame for people who just want to bask in the glow of the Games
Viewers can already find Olympics-themed content on Peacock,
but there’s more on the way.
- Olympics Highlights with Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg – a hilarious commentary series hosted by two Olympics fans, Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg, will cover highlights and moments that didn’t go as planned.
- For Ball and Country – following the USA Men’s Basketball Team’s fight for a fourth consecutive gold medal.
- Golden – his series follows elite American gymnasts Laurie Hernandez, Morgan Hurd, Sunisa Lee, Konnor McClain, and MyKayla Skinner on their individual and intertwining journeys as Team USA hopefuls leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.
- The Sisters of ’96: The 1996 USA Women’s Olympic Soccer Team – The US Women’s National Team’s 1996 gold medal match will stream in full for the first time.
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