Summer Olympics OTA and Streaming Schedule: August 5-7

August 04, 2016

Catch Olympic Every Event without Spending a Dime on a Cable TV Subscription

For good or for ill, the nations of the world will gather this week in Rio de Jenerio to celebrate international spectacle known as the Summer Olympics. Kidnappings, dirty water, Zika virus; the 2016 Olympics in Rio have already become a memorable affair without the games even officially starting. But finally, after all the anticipation, the contest is finally at hand.

If you’re looking to watch every single moment of the Olympics without spending a dime on cable, then you’re in luck. Today I’ll show you how to watch the Olympics without cable AND give you an in-depth schedule of all the events happening this weekend.

Are you ready to go for the gold? Then let’s get started!

What Channels are the Olympics on?

The Olympics will air on a total of ten networks: NBC, Telemundo, Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC UNIVERSO (Spanish language), USA Network, and two Specialty channels (Basketball and Soccer). Here’s how to watch each channel…

Over-the-Air (OTA)

To catch events on NBC and Telemundo, all you will need is an over-the-air antenna. (Don’t have one? Check out this Olympics promo from Mohu.) With an OTA antenna you can watch every broadcast network within your area for free in 1080i HD. You will most definitely have an NBC station within your area, but many of you out there will not have access to Telemundo over-the-air. But keep reading and we’ll show you how to get it without an antenna.

Sling TV/PlayStation Vue

After you get an OTA antenna, the next thing you should consider is a subscription to either Sling TV or PlayStation Vue. Both services will give you complete coverage and the pricing is pretty similar, so really it’s going to come down to your personal preference. Here’s a quick breakdown for each.

Sling TV: With the $25 a month Blue package you will get  NBC Sports Network, Bravo, and USA. With NBCSN, you’ll also be able to live stream event from the NBC Sports website or app. You should also be able to access the specialty channels as well, but I have not tested that (sound off in the comment section if you have!).

To get MSNBC, CNBC, and the Golf Channel, you’ll need to get the Worlds News Extra and the Sports Extra add-on for $5 each; bringing your total cost to $35.

For Playstation Vue, the $30 a month Access plan will give you NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and USA. To get the Golf channel, you’ll have to upgrade to the Core Plan for $35 a month.

Alrighty. Now that you know how to get complete coverage, here the upcoming Olympic Schedule for this weekend (August 5-7).

Friday, August 5 –

  • Telemundo/NBC Universo: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Olympic Preview Special
  • NBC: 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
    • Olympic Opening Ceremony

Saturday, August 6 –

  • NBC: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    • Rowing, Qualifying Heats 
    • Men’s Cycling, Road Race
    • Men’s Water Polo, United States/Croatia (9:20 AM)
  • Telemundo: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Opening Ceremony Recap
  • NBCSN: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Beach Volleyball, Preliminary Round
    • Men’s Archery, Team Round of 16
    • Women’s Shooting, 10 am Air Rifle Final
  • Bravo – 9:30 AM -10:00 PM
    • Tennis, First Round
  • NBC: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    • Men’s Cycling
    • Road Race
    • Swimming, Qualifying Heats: Men’s 400m Individual Medley (12:02 PM), Women’s 100m Butterfly (12:28 PM), Men’s 400m Freestyle (12:48 PM), Women’s 400m Individual Medley (1:14 PM), Men’s 100m Breaststroke (1:40 PM), Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay (2:03 PM)
  • Telemundo: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Boxing, Elimination Matches
  • NBCSN: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Women’s Rugby, United States/Fiji
    • Women’s Rugby, Preliminary Round
  • Telemundo: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Women’s Beach Volleyball, Spain (Elsa/Liliana) v. Argentina (Gallay/Klug)
  • MSNBC: 12:00 PM – 2:15 PM
    • Beach Volleyball, Preliminary Rounds
    • Women’s Handball, Norway/Brazil
  • NBCSN: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Men’s Basketball, Australia/France
  • Telemundo: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Women’s Volleyball, Brazil/Cameroon
  • MSNBC: 2:15 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Table Tennis, Singles, First Round
    • Men’s Archery, Team Final
  • NBC: 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM
    • Rowing, Qualifying Heats
    • Men’s Beach Volleyball, USA (Gibb/Patterson) v. Qatar (Jefferson/Cherif)
  • NBCSN: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Men’s Water Polo, Spain/Italy
    • Beach Volleyball, Preliminary Round
  • USA: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Equestrian Eventing, Dressage
  • USA: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Women’s Field Hockey, United States/Argentina
  • NBCSN, NBC Universal: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
    • Women’s Soccer, United States/France
  • Telemundo/NBC: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
    • Women’s Volleyball, United States/Puerto Rico (4:15 PM NBC)
  • CNBC: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Women’s Rugby, United States/Colombia
    • Women’s Rugby, Preliminary Round
    • Women’s Soccer, Germany/Australia
  • USA: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    • Beach Volleyball, Preliminary Round
  • NBCSN/NBC Universo: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Men’s Basketball, United States/China
  • USA: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Women’s Fencing, Individual Epee Final
  • NBC: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    • Men’s Gymnastics, Team Competition
    • Swimming: Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final (9:03 PM), Women’s 100m Butterfly Semi (9:14 PM), Men’s 400m Freestyle Final (9:30 PM), Women’s 400m Individual Medley Final (9:49 PM), Men’s 100m Breaststroke Semi (10:08 PM), Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Final (10:24 PM)
    • Women’s Beach Volleyball, USA (Walsh Jennings/Ross) v. Australia (Del Solar/Laird)
  • NBCSN: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Judo, Final
    • Women’s Weightlifting, 48kg Final
  • OSC: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Women’s Soccer, Germany/Australia
  • NBCSN/OSC: 9:00 PM -11:00 PM
    • Women’s Soccer, Brazil/Sweden
  • OBC: 9:30 PM – 11:15 PM
    • Men’s Basketball, Venezuela/Serbia
  • NBCSN: 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM
    • Table Tennis, Singles, First and Second Rounds
    • Boxing, Elimination Matches
  • OSC: 11:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Women’s Soccer, Colombia/New Zealand
  • OBC: 11:15 PM – 1:00 AM
    • Women’s Basketball, Belarus/Japan
  • NBC: 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM
    • Men’s Gymnastics, Team Competition

Sunday, August 7 –

  • NBCSN: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Beach Volleyball, Preliminary Rounds
    • Women’s Archery, Team Round of 16
  • Bravo: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
    • Tennis, First Round, singles and doubles
  • Telemundo: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Men’s Volleyball, Brazil/Mexico
  • NBC: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Women’s Beach Volleyball, USA (Sweat/Fendrick) vs. Poland (Kolosinska/Brzostek)
    • Rowing, Qualifying Heats
    • Women’s Cycling. Road Race
  • NBCSN/OBC:11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Women’s Basketball, United States/Senegal
  • Telemundo/OSC: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    • Men’s Soccer, Mexico/Fiji
  • USA: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    • Women’s Rugby, Preliminary Round
    • Men’s Volleyball, France/Italy
  • MSNBC: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    • Beach Volleyball, Preliminary Round
    • Men’s Handball, Croatia/Qatar
    • Men’s Fencing, Individual Foil Quarterfinals
  • NBC: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Swimming, Qualifying Heats: Women’s 100m Backstroke (12:02 PM), Men’s 200m Freestyle (12:22 PM), Women’s 100m Breaststroke (12:59 PM), Men’s 100m Backstroke (1:19 PM), Women’s 400m Freestyle (1:39 PM), Men’s 4x100m Freestyle (2:11 PM)
    • Women’s Cycling, Road Race
  • NBCSN/OBC:1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
    • Men’s Basketball, Brazil/Lithuania
  • Telemundo: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM
    • Men’s Soccer, Honduras/Portugal
  • MSNBC: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Beach Volleyball, Preliminary Round
    • Men’s Fencing, Individual Foil (Semis and Final)
    • Equestrian Eventing, Dressage
  • NBC: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
    • Canoe/Kayak, Whitewater Qualifying
    • Men’s Beach Volleyball, USA (Dalhausser/Lucena) vs. Tunisia (Naceur/Belhaj)
  • OBC: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    • Women’s Basketball, Serbia/Spain
  • NBCSN/OSC: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Men’s Soccer, Germany/South Korea
  • NBC Universo: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Men’s Beach Volleyball, Italy (Nicolai/Lupo) v. Mexico (Virgen/Ontiveros)
  • CNBC: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Women’s Rugby, Quarterfinals
    • Women’s Shooting, Trap Final
  • NBC: 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Men’s Volleyball, United States/Canada
  • CNBC/NBC Universo/OSC: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Men’s Soccer, Argentina/Algeria
  • NBCSN: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
    • Women’s Archery, Team Final
  • OBC/NBCSN: 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    • Men’s Basketball, Croatia/Spain (8:00 PM NBCSN)
  • NBC Universo: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Boxing, Elimination Bouts
  • NBC: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    • Women’s Gymnastics, Team Competition
    • Women’s Diving, Springboard Synchro Final
    • Swimming, Women’s 100m Butterfly Final (9:03 PM) , Men’s 200m Freestyle Semi (9:11 PM), Women’s 100m Backstroke Semi (9:29 PM), Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final (9:53 PM), Women’s 400m Freestyle Final (10:01 PM), Men’s 100m Backstroke Semi (10:12 PM), Women’s 100m Backstroke Semi (10:36 PM), Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Final (10:54 PM)
  • OSC: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Men’s Soccer, Sweden/Nigeria
  • OBC: 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
    • Women’s Basketball, Australia/Turkey
  • NBCSN: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Weightlifting, Finals
    • Table Tennis, Singles, Second and Third Rounds
  • NBC Universo: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • Women’s Beach Volleyball, Brazil (Larissa/Talita) v. Russia (Ukolova/Birlova)
  • NBCSN/OSC: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    • Men’s Soccer, Brazil/Iraq
  • NBC Universo: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    • Men’s Soccer, Japan/Colombia
  • OBC: 9:30 PM – 11:15 PM
    • Men’s Basketball, Nigeria/Argentina
  • NBCSN: 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    • Judo, Finals
    • Boxing, Elimination Matches
  • OSC: 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM
    • Men’s Soccer, Honduras/Portugal
  • OBC: 11:15 PM – 1:00 AM
    • Women’s Basketball, France/Belarus
  • OSC: 12:30 AM – 2:00 AM
    • Men’s Soccer, Denmark/South Africa
  • NBC 12:35 AM- 1:35 AM
    • Women’s Gymnastics, Team Competition

How many gold medals do you think the US will take home this year? Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media! And don’t forget to check back soon for a detailed breakdown of next week’s schedule!

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