Peacock will broadcast live Tokyo Olympics coverage of select events

Peacock to broadcast live Tokyo Olympics coverage of select events | Cable Cutters News


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Peacock announced today that it will be launching a Tokyo Olympics section on July 15 where streamers will find live coverage of select events including gymnastics, track and field and men’s basketball. The streaming service will also feature daily live shows, original programming, replays and highlights, as well as more curated content. Olympics coverage will be free, except for live coverage of USA Men’s Basketball which 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 eight-time NBA All-Star and gold medalist Vince Carter.

On-demand content

  • Amber Ruffin from The Amber Ruffin Show will be in Tokyo, for comedy, commentary and a look back at her own sporting history.
  • Rich Eisen will host Tokyo Gold, a daily, comprehensive look at the day’s most compelling performances, 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 coverage of women’s sports at the Games.
  • Cari Champion and Kenny Mayne will host Tokyo Tonight, which will bring fans to the Games with fast-paced highlights as well as interviews and reports each evening. Jac Collinsworth will serve as Tokyo Tonight’s on-site contributor in Tokyo.

The shows will air on the Tokyo NOW channel which will be supplemented by five additional channels, including:

  • Great Moments: June 23 launch of a collection of the most exciting moments from past Olympics
  • Meet the Olympians: profiles and documentaries on the best athletes of yesterday and today
  • Unmissable moments: the liveliest moments from past Games
  • Team USA: Highlights of Team USA competing for gold in Tokyo​​
  • Tokyo Flame: a live stream of the Olympic flame for people who just want to bask in the glow of the Games

Original content

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 to plan.
  • For ball and country – following the United States men’s basketball team’s battle for a fourth consecutive gold medal.
  • Golden – her series follows elite American gymnasts Laurie Hernandez, Morgan Hurd, Sunisa Lee, Konnor McClain and MyKayla Skinner on their individual and intertwined journeys as Team USA hopefuls leading to the Tokyo Olympics.
  • The Sisters of ’96: The 1996 USA Women’s Olympic Soccer Team – The 1996 USA Women’s National Team Gold Medal Game will be broadcast in full for the first time.


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