DISH Network partners with NBCU on Olympics


DISH Network has partnered with NBC Universal to deliver viewers a fully interactive experience during NBCU’s coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

DISH will offer 2010 Olympic Winter Games coverage on NBC Universal networks free through its Interactive TV (iTV) mosaic, a six-screen showcase available to all DISH Network iTV-enabled set-top boxes. The mosaic will provide more than 835 hours of NBCU’s 2010 Vancouver Games content from Feb. 12-28 – representing the most total hours of coverage ever for an Olympic Winter Games. Featured channels include CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and three Olympic highlight channels. DISH Network subscribers can watch all six screens simultaneously or select one channel to watch in full-screen.

In addition, DISH Network will feature the NBC Olympics Showcase on DishHOME (DISH Network Ch. 100). The 2010 Olympic Winter Games experience wraps interactivity around live programming on DISH Network. Viewers are able to use their remote control to instantly:

  —  Access athlete profiles
  —  Read late-breaking news
  —  View video highlights of the day’s events
  —  Track each country’s medal counts
  —  See the team USA Report
  —  Learn more about Vancouver and the event venues
  —  Discover more about each specific Olympic sport

At the start of the Games, the In-Games package will feature daily highlights, in addition to access to the best events each day. Content includes overall daily highlights by sport (approximately 15 per day, with up to three in HD) and “Rewind,” with up to five daily long-form replays of the best sessions/games per day.