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TV Channels showing 2008 Olympics Beijing — USA, UK, Canada, India

Official logo of the 2008 Summer Olympic GamesImage via WikipediaUSA — NBC TV Channel numbers with dates and times:

For 17-day sporting event, NBC is spending $894 million to get exclusive broadcasting rights to the Beijing 2008 Olympic games. The timngs are a big concern for US viewers as most games start at night and continue to the early mornings.

MSNBC (Soccer & Basketball) , CNBC (Boxing, Softball) , USA (Basketball, Soccer, Baseball Gold medal game) are the channels where these games can be watched if you live in US. Comcast, Direct TV and Dish Network channel line up is required for their respective channel numbers.

  Comcast DirectTV Dish Network
MSNBC 60 356 209
CNBC 58 355 208
Telemundo 18 407 836
USA 42 242 105
Oxygen 73 251 127

Here is the program guide ( the below one is for US central time — change it to your local zip code to get the times and the events dateails for your place)

UK — BBC TV Channel numbers with dates and times:

In the UK, the BBC bought the TV rights to telecast 2008 Olympics.

BBC ONE and BBC TWO will bring you 300 hours of extensive coverage from the Games.

We will be broadcasting from approximately 0200 to 1800 BST each day (some events such as the equestrian start earlier than 0200) and we will screen live coverage of the day’s best sport.

Canada — CBC and TSN Television Schedule:

Wiki’s list of all Summer Olympics 2008 international broadcasters:

Wiki article covered all international broadcasters list here though finding the schedule for each broadcaster is not made easy.

Here is the table form Wiki .. I’ll try to edit the channel link to point them to their individual channel schedule page.

Nation Broadcaster HDTV
 Australia Seven Network (All events), SBS (Limited events only) Seven HD
 Austria ORF ORF 1 HD
 Belgium VRT
 Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT
 Brazil Free-to-air:
Rede Globo
Rede Bandeirantes
Cable and Satellite:
Sportv (5 channnels)
Band Sports
ESPN Brasil
Terra Networks
Rede Globo
Rede Bandeirantes
Cable and Satellite:
Sportv HD
Globosat HD
 Bulgaria BNT
 Canada CBC, Radio-Canada, bold, TSN, RDS CBC HD, Radio-Canada HD, TSN HD, RDS HD
 Chile TVN, Canal 13
 China CCTV; webcast on Olympics HD Channel
 Colombia Señal Colombia, Caracol, RCN
 Croatia HRT
 Czech Republic CT (CT2, CT4 Sport)
 Denmark DR, TV 2
 Eritrea Eri-TV
 Estonia ETV, ETV2
 European Union Eurosport Eurosport HD
 Finland YLE1, YLE2 Digita, Canal Digital & Saunalahti
 France France 2
 Germany ARD, ZDF Anixe HD
 Greece ERT
 Hong Kong ATV, TVB TVB HD
 Hungary Magyar Televízió
 India Doordarshan
 Indonesia TVRI
 Iran IRIB Channel 3
 Ireland RTÉ
 Israel TV broadcast:
Channel 1
Sport 5 (Including Sport 5+ and Sport5+ Live)
Cellphone broadcast:
Pelephone, Orange and Cellcom
Cable and satellite:
Sport 5HD
 Italy RAI (Rai Due)
 Japan NHK
 Latvia LTV7
 Lithuania LTV
 Macedonia MKTV
 Malaysia Astro, RTM
 Mexico Televisa
TV Azteca
 Moldova TRM
 Montenegro RTCG
 Netherlands NPO/NOS NPO/NOS
 New Zealand TV ONE, TVNZ Sport Extra TV ONE
 Peru ATV
 Philippines Solar Sports, C/S, ETC, Jack TV, 2nd Avenue, Basketball TV
 Poland TVP1, TVP2, TVP Sport TVP HD
 Portugal RTP
 Romania TVR TVR HD
 Russia VGTRK, Channel One, NTV Plus NTV Plus
 Serbia RTS 1, RTS 2
 Singapore StarHub CableTV, MediaCorp TV MediaCorp TV HD5
 Slovakia STV
 Slovenia RTV Slovenija RTV Slovenija HD Test
 South Africa SABC
 South Korea KBS,MBC,SBS(the Korean Pool, 2002~2008) KBS1 HD, KBS2 HD,
 Spain TVE
 Sri Lanka Rupavahini
 Thailand TVPOOL and NBT
 Turkey TRT
 Ukraine First National
 United Arab Emirates Dubai Sports Channel
 United Kingdom BBC BBC HD
 United States NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen,
USA Network, Telemundo, NBC Soccer Channel, NBC Basketball Channel
 Venezuela Venevision, Meridiano TV, TVES
 Vietnam VTV
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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: August 7, 2008 | Categories: OtherNews

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