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July 31, 2008

Watch NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics in Windows Media Center

NBC is further expanding its coverage of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with an Internet-delivered catch-up TV service powered by TVTonic on Windows Media Center on PCs running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate! With NBC Olympics On The Go and Windows Media Center, you will be able to create a customized channel lineup of your favorite events for automatic download to your PC. Download NBC coverage of the Games overnight, and take them with you to watch online or offline in up to HD quality.

In Windows Media Center on PCs running either Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, you’ll find a new graphic under “Online Media” called NBC Olympics. Click on “Install Now” to install the NBC Olympics service for Windows Media Center.

When I went to install, I was given two options: Easy Install and Full Install. The Easy Install requires no keyboard or mouse and sets everything up for you to begin watching content. However, more advanced users (and users with plenty of bandwidth) can choose to do a more comprehensive Full Install. As you could have predicted, I ended up choosing the Full Install.

The Olympics begin August 8th, and video will become available in NBC Olympics On The Go on that day. Click here to find more about this service.

NOTE: If you don’t see NBC Olympics under Online Media in Windows Media Center on your PC – not to worry! It should appear very soon.