01.18.2006 12:00 AM
NBC's Olympics to Include Record HD Coverage
NBC Universal's coverage of the Torino Olympic Winter Games next month will feature the most coverage (including the most live reporting) from more remote sites of any Winter Olympics in history, according to NBC. It will also include the most HD coverage in Olympics history.
NBC Universal -- comprised of networks NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC HD and Universal HD -- is planning to provide 416 total hours of coverage (compared to 375.5 hours of coverage on NBC, CNBC and MSNBC from Salt Lake City last time around).
The Torino coverage will include the most live coverage for a Winter Games, even though there is a six-hour time difference between the U.S. East Coast and Italy. A lot of live coverage will air in HD over 17 days of scheduled telecasts. Bob Costas returns as primetime host.