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The horror is ending, the Olympic Channel is starting

We’re switching gears—well, channels—to something we think you’re really going to like.

You’ve had Chiller, a channel devoted to horror/thriller TV shows and movies for a while. Based on the viewership, however, it seems most of you aren’t big fans. We decided it was time to find something better for everyone. And you know what everyone loves? The Olympics!

Enter the Olympic Channel. You’ll find it on channel 617 (SD) and channel 1617 (HD) starting on September 29.

The Olympic Channel is brand new and just started broadcasting here in the United States last month. Their tag line is “Where the Games Never End” and there’s a good reason for that. Now you can see all the things you enjoy about the Olympic games all.year.long.

Live sports, compelling stories, shows about Team USA athletes—you’ll find it all on the Olympic Channel.

Get to know the athletes as they advance in world competition in their pursuit of the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in PyeongChang, South Korea. Learn more about the newest sports (did you know that four new events were added to the Winter Olympics Games kicking off in February?).  Watch coverage of events that are hard to find anywhere else (climbing and parachuting, to name just a few).

And this isn’t some fly-by-night, shaky-webcam coverage. The channel is a joint effort between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and NBCUniversal which means you’ll get the great production values you’re used to.

It’s programming your whole family can watch together and enjoy together—and we sincerely hope you do!

The Winter Olympics start Feb. 9, so stay tuned for more about NBC’s coverage of those games.


About Missy Kellor

Missy works on the Corporate Communications team and reports stories to TDS employees and customers. This is right up her alley because she’s an extrovert and also a big fan of research (really, she’ll look up just about anything that strikes her interest). Missy is a native of Madison, Wis. with an undergraduate in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Internet as a mass media shaped her work towards a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also worked as an editorial assistant, copywriter, and production artist. In her off hours, Missy is a crafter, Pinterest addict, reader, wife, and mom of two kids. You can find Missy on G+ and on Twitter.

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One Response to The horror is ending, the Olympic Channel is starting

  1. Dawn September 1, 2017 at 8:12 am #

    Just surfed past an Olympic event from more than a decade ago. Just one more reason to cut the cord. I’m paying for this?

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