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How to Watch and Livestream the Tokyo Summer Olympics

NBCUniversal will stream a variety of events from the 2020 (yes, they are still calling it that) Summer Olympics on its Peacock streaming service.

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The Olympic rings stand near the new National Stadium, in Tokyo.

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The 2020 Summer Olympics are coming a little later than originally expected, but the wait for the world’s biggest sporting event is nearing its end. Fans will have a variety of options to tune in to the upcoming festivities when the they kick off on July 23.

NBCUniversal has the broadcast rights to the 2020 Summer Olympics in the United States, and the conglomerate is expected to broadcast the event on several channels, including NBC Sports and The Olympic Channel. The official broadcast schedule for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which was delayed until this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, has yet to be announced.

Cord cutters won’t have to miss out on the action: NBCUniversal previously stated that many of the events from the 2020 Summer Olympics would be streamed on the company’s Peacock streaming service, which has a free, ad-supported subscription tier. NBCUniversal announced in April that Peacock would also boast four live studio shows for Olympics fans that will stream for free on Tokyo NOW, Peacock’s channel for live coverage, highlights, interviews, and the best stories of the sporting event.

The of Peacock’s original Olympics shows, titled “Tokyo Live,” is billed as live coverage of some of the day’s Olympic events. The show will feature live competition, interviews, highlights, medal ceremonies and athlete profiles. Tokyo LIVE will stream from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET daily. The second show, “Tokyo Gold,” will give viewers a comprehensive look at the most compelling performances of the day. The hour-long highlight program will showcase outstanding moments with in-depth packages, expert analysis and athlete interviews and will stream 11 a.m. – noon ET daily as competition concludes in Tokyo.

Peacock’s “On Her Turf at the Olympics” will celebrate female athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics with features, interviews and timely coverage. The will follow their biggest female stars in Tokyo and will stream Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET and on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. The fourth show, “Tokyo Tonight,” will put the viewer in the middle of the competition day in Tokyo with fast paced highlights of events as they happen. Interviews, features and live reports from the host city will all be used to make the viewer feel like they are at the Games. “Tokyo Tonight” will stream Monday through Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to midnight ET and Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

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