As with the opening festivities, even online streaming will be delayed.
There are plenty of options to watch the closing ceremony from Rio. Just don’t expect to see it live.
The final event of the 2016 Olympics kicks off at 7pm ET in Rio, but NBC’s coverage both on TV and online doesn’t start until 8pm ET. Those on the West Coast will have things delayed even further, with coverage not kicking off until 8pm PT, or four hours after the event takes place.
That means things are pretty much a repeat of the way they were for the opening of the games.
To watch the event on TV in the U.S., things are pretty straightforward. You just press the little “power” button on the remote and turn to NBC. If you have a TV but are one of those cord-cutter types, you can still watch NBC, but you will need an over-the-air antenna.
To stream the closing ceremony online, you generally need a pay TV subscription. However, you can get around this by signing up for a trial of Dish’s Sling TV or Sony’s Playstation Vue.
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