The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in Tokyo this summer after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While you can follow the action on various NBC platforms in the US, there will be one more way for you to get an Olympic fix.
There will be a NBC Olympics Twitch Channel with daily shows and athlete interviews, as well as Olympic-themed games competitions – this is a Tic channel, after all. Twitch will also produce content that is inspired by the “passion and competition” of the Games. This content will feature talent from Twitch as well as the NBC Olympics team.
There will be interactive elements, as shown in the highlight, polls and Q&A. In the week leading up to the start of the Tokyo Games, streamers and viewers can work together to keep a virtual Olympic torch lit by collecting items and being active in the channel chat. They will be able to light a virtual cauldron on the day of the opening ceremony. The channel will also host a pre-show before the opening ceremony with the help of streamers.
You won’t see the Opening Ceremony or much, if any, live sports on the Twitch channel. You’ll still need to watch NBC for these, but the channel will have companion streams (or co-streams) with the creators of Twitch during the network’s prime-time broadcasts.
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