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Peacock to Live Stream Men’s Basketball, Gymnastics and Track and Field at Tokyo Olympics


Andrew Cohen

NBC’s Peacock streaming service will provide live and on-demand coverage throughout the Tokyo Olympics, including free live streaming of athletics and gymnastics events. All of the US men’s basketball games will also be streamed live on Peacock, albeit on the premium paid subscription level, with play-by-play coverage from Bob Fitzgerald, Fran Fraschilla and Vince Carter.

“Since we are still testing and learning, we felt it was an opportunity for us to take an event like men’s basketball and make it available on the premium level,” said Matt Strauss, chairman of Peacock, at an NBC press event on Wednesday. At New York. “It’s going to be accessible in other places, but for Peacock we thought it was an interesting opportunity to learn.

Fans can sign up for Peacock’s free ad-supported service to live stream all men’s and women’s gymnastics events in the United States, as well as track and field events such as the 100m, 4×100 relay m, the 4x400m relay, the 200m and the 400m. Some 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics will appear on NBC’s linear and digital platforms.

Peacock will also feature daily live analysis broadcasts, full event reruns and a Tokyo Olympics Highlights show hosted by Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg. Peacock streaming his first MLB matches for free last weekend and had 42 million subscribers in NBCUniversal’s last earnings call in March.


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