NBC planning historic first-ever morning Winter Olympics open ceremony telecast

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NBC will carry the 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies live starting at 6:30 a.m. eastern Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, which means all or part of “Today” will be pre-empted in many markets.

Most eastern and central time zone viewers will still get an hour of “Today” at 8 a.m. eastern, 9 a.m. central.

In the mountain time zone, schedules vary, but some stations are airing local news at 7 a.m. and then pick up select hours of “Today” later in the day.

Most Pacific time zone viewers will see “Today” in full because the live morning coverage will start at 3:30 a.m. local time.

NBC is also planning an “enhanced” rebroadcast of the opening ceremony from 8 to 11 p.m. eastern, mountain and Pacific, 7 to 10 p.m. central. Additional coverage is also offered midday on Feb. 4, depending on the market.

Both the live and encore presentation of the opening ceremony will also be available to stream on Peacock.

2022 marks the first time the Winter Olympics opening ceremony will be carried live in the morning.