WHERE TO WATCH
(Channel numbers listed for broadcast, Cox, Dish and DirecTV)
NBC (channel 2, cable 9, HD 801, Dish 8922, DirecTV 2) - Coverage starts most weekdays at 9 a.m. following the "Today" show. On weekends, Olympics coverage will start as early as 4 a.m. Primetime shows will usually air 7-11 p.m. followed by a 30-minute break for local newscasts and then followed by an hour of latenight coverage.
NBC Sports Network (cable 251, HD 803, Dish 159, DirecTV 205 or 600) will serve as the home to U.S. "team sport" coverage, in particular basketball and volleyball.
MSNBC (cable 50, HD 804, Dish 209, DirecTV 356) will provide more than 155 hours of coverage, including badminton, wrestling, table tennis, basketball and soccer.
CNBC (cable 49, HD, 805, Dish 208, DirecTV 355) will showcase men's and women's boxing, with 73 hours of coverage.
Bravo (cable 46, HD, 806, Dish 129, DirecTV 237) will have 56 hours of tennis coverage (Saturday through Aug. 3).
NBCOlympics.com will provide comprehensive live streaming of all 32 sports and 302 events online and in a dedicated mobile app, at no additional cost to verified pay-TV subscribers.
Telemundo (cable 450. HD 802, Dish 835) will provide extensive Spanish-language coverage.