If, like me, you’ll watch just about anything as long as it’s in high definition — after all, gotta recoup that investment — then here’s some great news for you:
NBC today said it will broadcast about 400 hours of the Summer Olympic Games from Athens in HDTV. NBC also said USA Network will carry 49 hours of Olympics, including live morning coverage on the East Coast of events taking place in the afternoon and evening in Greece. Over all of its networks, NBC said it will offer 1,210 hours of Olympics coverage, up from the 800 hours NBC planned earlier this year, and more coverage than the previous five Summer Olympics combined, said Dick Ebersol, chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. The HDTV broadcasts will be available via NBC affiliates. NBC’s coverage will start with a soccer match Aug. 11 on MSNBC, two days before the opening ceremonies.
And it’s just a bonus to contemplate watching gymnastics and swimming in super-clarity. I’m sure that Terry Kevin is just gleeful at this news…
Now, let’s just hope that Athens can manage to host the Olympics. They have 2 months to finish up 3 years worth of work.