NBC Sports Announces 2021 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Broadcast Schedule on NBC Olympics
NBC Sports has announced the broadcast schedule of Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23 on NBC Olympics.
2021 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on NBC Olympics will be a full day coverage which will be the best watched sports programming in history.
NBC Olympics have planned in a huge way to deliver 2021 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on NBC Olympics which will be the first live morning telecast of Olympic opening ceremony.
A special programming “TODAY” will follow the 2021 Olympics opening ceremony with reaction and athlete interviews and then NBC’s first-ever Olympic Daytime show on the opening Friday of the Games.
2021 Olympics is expected to be the first major global gathering post Covid pandamic. A primetime presentation on NBC will have a special coverage about Team USA.
NBC is prepared to deliver 2021 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony presented live on NBC across all time zones starting at 6:55 a.m. ET/3:55 a.m. PT, including participation by TODAY anchors who viewers welcome into their homes each morning.
NBC Olympics will broadcast an Opening Ceremony live in the morning, with Tokyo 13 hours ahead of the east coast of the United States, the Opening Ceremony begins at 8 p.m. in Japan, which is 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT.
NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua said “Following the unprecedented challenges presented by the global pandemic, the world will come together in Tokyo for what could be the most meaningful and anticipated Opening Ceremony ever. Given the magnitude of this event, we want to provide viewers with as many ways to connect to it as possible, live or in primetime.”
Friday July 23
2021 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony On NBC Olympics
All Times ET
|6:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Live Opening Ceremony Coverage|
|11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Special Edition of TODAY|
|1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Tokyo Olympics Daytime|
|7:30 p.m. – Midnight||Primetime Opening Ceremony|
|12:35 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.*||Overnight Replay of Opening Ceremony|
All Times PT
|3:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.||Live Opening Ceremony Coverage|
|8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Special Edition of TODAY|
|10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Tokyo Olympics Daytime|
|4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||Primetime Opening Ceremony|
|9:10 p.m. – 1:10 a.m.*||Opening Ceremony Primetime Encore|
|1:10 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.*||Overnight Replay of Opening Ceremony|
Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and President, NBC Olympics Production said “We are delighted to offer live coverage of the Opening Ceremony for those who want immediacy, and, later in the day, build on NBC Olympics’ terrific primetime legacy with a full celebration of these much anticipated Tokyo Olympics, complete with expert analysis and enhanced coverage of Team USA.”
Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics said “Athletes are the heart of the Olympic movement, and the Opening Ceremony will be a global celebration of their dedication and resilience during their long journey to Tokyo. The same holds true for the IOC, the Japanese government, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, who are navigating unimaginable challenges to provide the athletes with what for so many is a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete on the world’s biggest stage.”