Olympic fever is here! This Olympics, many would prefer to see online than TV. With this in mind, Olympics are being broadcast officially over Internet also in various countries by various providers. They know if they don’t, others will do it. We’ll are here to look at ways to watch when its blocked in your country.
Official Online Broadcast
USA – NBCOlympics.com : The network’s official Olympics site, will show for free on a delayed basis, the complete runs and routines for the top finishers and for all U.S. participants in almost every event, with highlights. NBCU will run 2,990 hours of live coverage from the Beijing games, with 2,200 hours of live streaming video online. See NBCU’s long program list (PDF) for what sport is available where.
A Spanish language “near-clone” of the English site with comprehensive coverage including video.
Youtube Olympics channel
www.youtube.com/beijing2008 will be available in 77 territories across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including India, Republic of Korea, Nigeria and Indonesia.
BBC UK website http://bbc.co.uk/olympics lets users to choose from up to seven live video streams showing simulcast coverage from BBC TV and BBC interactive during the Games., though only to U.K. residents.
Canada – http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/ (CBC)
China – http://www.cctvolympics.com ( CC TV)
Download and watch full-length Olympic events, even when offline (requires Windows Vista). TVTonic already has a plugin for Windows Media Center … AND you can schedule it to record what events you want to watch! very sweet.
Highlights Daily news Exclusive mobile on-demand video content
24/7 channel featuring best of the Beijing Games (available to AT&T MediaFLO subscribers).
Video On Demand and Interactive TV
Daily highlights and long-form coverage of the games Exclusive HD content (check with your cable or satellite operator for availability). Users can access top news stories, updated medal counts, Olympic TV listings and profiles of Team USA (check with local provider for availability)
Unofficial ways to watch.
Myp2p.eushows all sports being broadcast and lets you choose a P2P application.
China is the motherland of P2P streaming. The leading Chinese P2P TV platform PPLive is officially licensed to show the games. has inked a deal with China’s state run China Central Television (CCTV) to provide coverage of the event. The video offered will be provided by CCTV.com, which is the official internet broadcaster of the event in China. Download PPLive and check out other user channels.
UUSee (Chinese P2P video streaming network) will be streaming the Olympics live, with no IP filtering. The software and the streamed programs will all be in Chinese though.
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YouTube has a dedicated channelwhich is geo blocked. In order to watch it, you’ll need to trick YouTube into thinking that you’re watching from somewhere else. That means you’ll have to configure your browser to use a proxy server and then redirect your Internet connection through a country on YouTube’s approved list that can watch.
I’ll update this list, once the games get going.