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Rio Olympics 2016 TV Coverage & Football Schedule

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Rio Olympics 2016 TV Coverage

Football is the most attractive and watched event with worldwide Rio Olympics 2016 TV Coverage. Hosted by Brazil, Men and Women Soccer finals will be held at legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Mouth watering competitions will see top ranked teams from all over the World featuring to become next Olympic Champions. World Champions Germany will take on Olympic Champion Mexico in the opening game on 4th August.

In the Men’s category sixteen teams are divided into four groups of 4 each. Current Euro Champions Portugal is set with 2016 Copa runners up Argentina along with Honduras and Algeria. Brazil will get an easy route while facing less featured teams Iraq, South Africa and Denmark.

In the Women’s Category, Olympic & World Champions USA will see Colombia, New Zealand and France. Most dangerous group contains Germany facing Canada, Australia and Zimbabwe that will ultimately see United States in knockouts. Hosts Brazil may encounter problems while facing top sides (Sweden, China and South Africa).

Two teams from each group will proceed to knockout stage in the 18 days football festival. Each side is composed of 16 men where only 3 players could be over 23 years of age. The winner will be decided on 19th and 20th August in Women and Men Olympic football tournament 2016 respectively.

This time Olympics got a big exposure and will be telecasted all over the World live through different TV Channels. NBC is the official TV broadcaster and got media rights to cover all the sports throughout the World. This summer Olympics live streamed on 11 networks with free, on demand paid options as well as Mobile connected devices and NBC Sports app. Football will be featured on all the available mediums alongside Dish and Cable channels.

Olympics 2016 TV Broadcasters

  • NBC
  • Telemundo (Spanish)

Rio 2016 on Cable

  • CNBC
  • MSNBC
  • NBC Sports Network (NBCSN)
  • USA Network
  • Other Social TV Channels

Here is the country wise list of broadcasters for Rio Olympics 2016:

Rio Olympics 2016 TV Coverage

Australia

Seven Network

Belgium

VRT

Brazil

ESPN, Fox Sports, SporTV

Canada

TSN, RDS

Chile

TVN

China

CCTV

Colombia

Caracol Television

Denmark

DR, TV2

Europe

Sportfive

France

France TV, Canal+

Germany

ARD, ZDF

Iran

IRIB

Hong Kong

TVB

Israel

Sports 5

Italy

Sky Italia, RAI

India

Star Sports

Japan

Japan Consortium

Mexico

Canal 22

Netherlands

NOS

New Zealand

Sky Sports

Norway

TV 2

Portugal

RTP, Sport TV

Russia

NTV Plus, C1R

Singapore

MediaCorp

South Africa

Super Sport

Korea (North &
South)

SBS

Spain

RTVE

Sweden

MTG

Turkey

FOX

UK

BBC Sports

USA

NBCUniversal