NBC might be looking at big live stream numbers on Sunday night. After declaring at the beginning of the Sochi Olympics that they would not be airing the Opening Ceremony, the network has eased up for the Closing Ceremony. On Saturday the Times Union confirmed that NBC will live stream the Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony.
This decision is being applauded in America as the opportunity to watch an international event shouldn't be withheld because of time zone issues. The free, live feed is going to be available on the NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app. And everyone who wants to see the coverage can start watching at 11 a.m.
NBC is also offering taped coverage, featuring Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Olympic correspondent Vladimir Pozner. It will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. American Olympic fans will probably watch both shows as NBC is offering commentary on the Closing Ceremony and that might be helpful for the audience to understand what is being seen in Sochi.
The Olympics Opening Ceremony 15 days ago was the only Olympics coverage that NBC did not stream live. With the news of NBC streaming the Closing Ceremony, the viewers can only say thank you to NBC. And have the coffee ready as the Olympic celebration will start early on Sunday!