List of Streaming sites/Channels to follow the Tokyo Olympics live
The Tokyo Summer Olympics will start from 23rd July 2021 after much delay. The motto of this year’s Tokyo Olympics is “United by Emotion”. Tokyo will host around 11,000 athletes from 206 nations till 8th August 2021. The athletes will be participating in 339 events in 39 sports which will be covering 50 disciplines. Tokyo is the first city in Asia that will be hosting the Summer Olympics twice. The 2020 Games will mark the introduction of new competitions like 3×3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and Madison cycling, additionally the introduction of new mixed events. Events like Karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding will also make their Olympic debut. Moreover, Tokyo Olympics will mark the return of baseball and softball for the first time since 2008. So where to watch the Tokyo Olympics live?
The Olympic Games is the most prestigious and largest international sports competition. The host nation spends a huge amount of money to showcase their country on the world stage. Moreover, it also brings in a lot of footfall from foreign countries to the host nation, Japan. Unfortunately, this time around there is no entry for foreign tourists into the country. Additionally, the Japanese government has allowed only 50% occupancy of stadiums. All this is due to extraordinary circumstances prevailing around the world. Hence people are on the lookout for schedule and broadcaster/ Streaming services of the games to watch the Tokyo Olympics live. At least through the live coverage people can cheer for their respective countries right from the comfort of their homes.
Below are the list of streaming sites/ Channels through which you can watch the Tokyo Olympics live in different countries:
Sony Pictures Network India has obtained the official broadcast rights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the Indian subcontinent. In India, Sony Pictures Network is already a huge force, broadcasting everything from cricket to football and hockey. This network will provide extensive coverage of the Olympics this summer. Sony LIV, a streaming service, features a dedicated Olympic channel. It has lined up many shows leading up to the Tokyo Olympics. Additionally, it will be covering the Tokyo Olympics live on their website and app.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be hosted by the land of the Rising Sun, Japan. Since Japan is the host country the government and private players have reached an agreement for sharing the broadcasting rights. hence by this agreement, Japan Consortium will do the live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. It is a cooperative venture comprising Japan’s national TV station and numerous other broadcasters.
United States of America
The 2020 Olympics will be aired by NBC, with the action from Tokyo expected to be split between NBCSN/NBC and specialized streaming service Peacock TV. Peacock Premium is available for $4.99 a month with few days of a free trial. Best of all, getting started is simple: it just takes a few seconds and a few basic details. It also accepts PayPal, an internationally recognized payment network. Sling is another top-ranked and affordable over-the-top streaming service. It allows you to see all of the Olympic excitement that is shown on TV without having to pay for cable. More importantly, you should know that Sling Blue’s $35-per-month subscription includes NBCSN.
The BBC always goes all out when it comes to Olympic coverage. You can watch Tokyo Olympics live for free. If you don’t have access to a television, the BBC iPlayer is the best method to watch Tokyo 2020 live. If you’re in the UK, its stream is free to watch since it is the national broadcaster. moreover, if you currently have a Eurosport subscription, you may watch the Olympics using its Eurosport Player streaming service, which costs £6.99 per month.
China Central Television (CCTV) China’s state-owned television network, has secured the right to broadcast. It will broadcast the Tokyo Olympics live across the country’s mainland and its other territories. CCTV is available in six languages to global audiences.
Australia is usually one of the top 10 performing nations at the Olympics, and the Games are extremely popular in the country. The Seven Network, a Sydney-based free-to-air television network, has secured the official rights to broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Olympics throughout Australia.
Germany came in sixth place in the medal tally at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. There will be a lot of hype and enthusiasm in Germany this time as well. So many broadcasters were after the broadcasting rights of the Olympics. But in the end official broadcaster of the Tokyo Olympics in Germany will be ARD-ZDF.
Grupo Globo and Bandsports will broadcast the Olympics in Brazil. Brazil winning the Olympic gold last time has only added to expectation this time around. Hopefully, the football team and other Brazillian athletes live up to the enthusiasm and passion of millions of sports fans in Brazil.
The official rights to broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Spain has been given to RTVE. People in Spain will be able to watch the Olympics live on RTVE, a prominent radio and television station. They also have a prominent internet portal, which provides access to fans to follow the live feed from the Olympics.
The official broadcasting rights for the next Olympics in Italy have been awarded to RAI, a popular sports channel in Italy. Actually, it is the national public broadcasting company of Italy. RAI broadcasts can be seen in neighbouring countries which includes Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican City, Switzerland, and Tunisia.
Eurosport will broadcast the Olympics live in France on their channel. With an average of 30 million unique users every month, Eurosport.com is Europe’s most popular online sports news website. Discovery is bringing Eurosport to discovery+, the real-time direct-to-consumer streaming service, beginning in a number of foreign regions in 2021 as the European Home of the Olympic Games. The Olympics will also be broadcast by France Télévisions, a state-owned television network.
The official rights to broadcast the Tokyo Olympics in South Africa have been awarded to the state-owned network SABC (South Africa Broadcasting Corporation). Audiences can also watch the Olympics in real-time on Supersport.
Sky Sport, which is accessible as part of a variety of TV packages, and TVNZ, which is available for free, are the official broadcasters for the 2020 Olympics in New Zealand. The action is also available to watch online via the free TVNZ on Demand streaming service and Sky Go. Another alternative is the Sky Sport Now streaming-only site, which costs $19.99 for a weekly pass.
In Canada, coverage of Tokyo 2020 is spread among a number of different networks. You may watch the Olympics on Sportsnet, TSN, CBC, and TLN if you have a cable subscription. Sportsnet, TSN, and CBC will also allow you to watch the sport from Tokyo online, either by registering using your TV provider’s information or by purchasing a standalone streaming package.
Other than these platforms mentioned above to watch the Tokyo Olympics live you can also visit the official website of the International Olympic Committee and YouTube to keep up with the updates. You can follow the streaming sites functioning in your respective countries like Hulu TV, Fubo TV, Youtube TV etc. I hope you find these recommendations helpful. Moreover, as it has been the case always I am sure that as the days for the Olympics come near more and more broadcasters will come on board and enhance your Olympics watching experience.