According to, we can expect 6,755 hours of unprecedented programming for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, meaning you will want to have your remote ready so you don’t miss any of your favorite sports. That 6,755 hours breaks down to roughly 356 hours of coverage a day for 16 days. Just think, if the entire programming ran on one channel, it would take 281 days to finish airing. Great Plains Communications has listed all the channels to watch and also an alternative viewing option.

Broadcast Networks:


Cable Channels:



Golf Channel


NBC Sports Network

NBC Universo

USA Network

Specialty channels (Basketball and Soccer)




NBC will cover 260.5 hours of programming, beginning with Opening Ceremony on Friday night starting at 7 pm CT. Not only will there be competition aired on NBC, but also athlete features, spotlight segments on the host city and country and interviews with medal-winning athletes.

If you are a Great Plains Communications cable customer, don’t worry about missing the action when you’re not at home. With WatchTVEverywhere, you can stream the competition from multiple devices. Call our Customer Response Center today at 1-855-853-1483 with questions on how to sign up.

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