How to catch opening ceremony of the Olympics

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Posted: Aug 05, 2016 6:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will begin at 7 p.m. ET, but NBC won't begin telecasting the festivities until 8 p.m. across the United States.

The tape-delayed telecast will be four hours after the fact out West. NBC will not stream the event through its app or Olympic website until the television coverage begins; streamers need to authenticate their account with a cable or satellite service.

The network usually plays a cat-and-mouse game to prevent other websites from streaming the event, and it remains to be seen how successful it will be.

The ceremony is expected to be filled with Brazil's native samba music, with appearances by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, along with model Gisele Bundchen. Soccer great Pele said Friday he would not be attending because he is ill; he had said earlier that he had been asked to participate in lighting the cauldron.