Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Team Canada is taking on the world this summer, but you don’t need to be in Brazil to take in all the action. CBC has fans covered, whether you’re watching on TV, on your computer or on your phone.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games, running August 5–21, are the first Olympics ever to be hosted by a South American city. With 306 medal events across 42 disciplines, Team Canada will be part of the approximately 10,500 athletes representing 206 countries in Rio. As Canada’s Olympic Network, CBC is making sure you don’t miss a minute of the action.
On TV, CBC will be on the air from 7 am to 1 am (all times ET) every day of competition with some familiar faces anchoring the broadcasts. Ron MacLean will host Olympic Games Morning beginning at 7 am, while the duo of Andi Petrillo and David Amber takes over at 12 noon with Olympic Games Daytime. At 6 pm, Scott Russell takes the baton, hosting Olympic Games Primetime nightly until 1 am. CBC’s team of commentators and analysts for individual sports includes Canadian Olympians like Donovan Bailey, Clara Hughes, Mark Tewksbury, Perdita Felicien and many more.
In addition to traditional TV coverage, CBC is pulling out all the stops to provide more coverage than ever. In addition to more than 850 hours across CBC and partner networks TSN and Sportsnet, you’ll have access to more than 4,000 hours of free live streaming video at cbc.ca/olympics and through CBC’s app for Rio 2016, available free for iOS and Android devices. The website and app will feature up to 23 streaming channels every day, giving you the choice of which sport you want to watch at any given moment.
On top of the TV and digital access, CBC is taking viewers closer to the Olympic Games than ever before possible with a first-of-its-kind virtual reality experience, in partnership with Visa and the International Olympic Committee. CBC Virtual Reality includes both a 360-degree motion sensitive stream that you can watch from your smartphone or tablet, as well as an immersive virtual reality stream for use with compatible headsets. Select events will be featured in virtual reality every day throughout the Games giving users the best seat in the house, including on the field of play!
In all, Rio 2016 will be the most digitally accessible Games in Canadian history.
Whether you’re at home on your couch, in the office watching on your computer, or on public transit watching live from your phone or tablet, CBC is making sure you can cheer on Team Canada from wherever you’ll be watching this August.
Coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begins with the Opening Ceremony on August 5 at 6:30 pm on CBC, cbc.ca/olympics and CBC’s app for Rio 2016.