What channel is opening ceremony on today? Time, TV schedule, live streams to watch 2021 Olympics

What channel is opening ceremony on today? Time, TV schedule, live streams to watch 2021 Olympics

Something special happens every four years (or five). 

After the coronavirus pandemic struck the 2020 Olympics from the calender, Tokyo is hosting the 2021 Olympics, with the opening ceremony on today. It’s been a long and winding road: Tokyo recently declared another state of emergency which will run through Aug. 12, meaning no fans will be in the stands to catch the Olympic games.

Even if fans won’t be able to take in the pageantry and general epicness of the opening ceremony, it’s still a marquee event for the 2021 Olympic games and viewers at home will be able to take in all four, glorious hours of it on Friday morning (or Friday night). 

Here’s how you can catch the opening ceremony:

What channel is the opening ceremony on?

Viewers in the United States can catch the opening ceremony of the 2021 Olympics on NBC, the host of Olympic coverage, on Friday, July 23. 

Make sure you clear your morning calendar if you want to watch: The ceremony will last about four hours, ending at around 11 a.m. ET.

In Canada, coverage of the Olympics opening ceremony will on CBC.

What time is the Olympic opening ceremony?

For the (slightly) early birds, you’ll have to wake up a bit early on Friday to catch the opening ceremony: the events kick off at 7 a.m. ET.

Japan is 13 hours ahead of eastern time (JST).

NBC will be airing a replay of the opening ceremony on Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. ET, which will air until midnight.

Olympic opening ceremony live stream

There are several choices to watch the opening ceremony: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com and fuboTV can each be used to catch the opening ceremony.

— Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, will be offering all Olympic games and shows free, except for men’s basketball. 

— NBC is also hosting a separate site, NBCOlympics.com, which you’ll be able to stream the opening ceremony on.

— FuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial, is another option to catch the Olympics on, as it carries NBC and its sister stations which will be covering the Olympic games.

Olympic schedule 2021

While some sports kick off ahead of the opening ceremony — softball and soccer — here’s what you’ll be able to catch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 

Friday, July 23

Saturday, July 24

Sunday, July 25

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