ARCS to air Sochi Olympics programming

by Ben Matheson on January 2, 2014

Rural Alaska residents are not able to cheer on hometown Olympic hopefuls like Callan Chythlook-Sifsof and Kikkan Randall on NBC Channel 2 KTUU next month. GCI removed KTUU from cable plans in November.

But fans will be able to scream at the tv as they watch NBC’s Olympics programming on the ARCS network. The channel is planning between 5 and half and 8 hours of Olympics programming per day. That includes about 2 hours of daytime programming, plus 3 hours at primetime, and a late night show. They will not rebroadcast an overnight segment like NBC does.

ARCS tells KYUK that the full schedule will be online about 2 weeks before the start of the games. The winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, begin February 6th and run through the 23rd.

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