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Peacock adds Olympics pop-up channel

July 23, 2020

With just over one year until the Tokyo Olympics, US streaming platform Peacock has created its first pop-up channel, ‘Road to Tokyo’, a 24/7 stream dedicated to Olympic and Paralympic classic moments, documentaries and studio programming.

NBCUniversal’s Peacock will also feature a collection of on demand content that includes 10 documentaries produced by NBC Olympics, highlighted by Peacock Originals In Deep with Ryan Lochte and Kamome (detail below). Additionally, Olympic Classics replays revisit the most inspirational events of recent Games, including Simone Biles’ gold-medal winning performance at the Rio 2016 Olympics, gold medal victories from Team USA in men’s basketball by the ‘Dream Team’ at Barcelona 1992 and LeBron James and Kobe Bryant at Beijing 2008, as well as Carli Lloyd’s two-goal performance to propel women’s soccer to a gold medal at London 2012.

Additionally, three exclusive, new specials to prepare fans for what could be the most meaningful Olympics ever will be featured. Dreams Live On: Countdown to Tokyo examines the journey of star athletes, such as Simone Biles and Allyson Felix, preparing for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Lighting the Olympic Flame: Iconic Ceremony Moments looks back at past Opening Ceremonies with interviews with participants like Michael Phelps and composer John Williams. The Olympics & Paralympics: Inspirational Moments presents moments of courage and sportsmanship from recent past Olympics.

Peacock constantly updates Trending with the latest in sports, news and pop culture, so viewers can expect to find current interviews with athletes preparing for Tokyo this week. Also, viewers can watch numerous short-form video clips on demand on Peacock, including athlete profiles on Tokyo Olympic hopefuls and memorable events that took place on specific dates in Olympic history.

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