Believe it or not, the winter games from PyeongChang, South Korea, is already here, and it all gets started with the 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Just know that if you want to watch it live, you’re going to have to wake up pretty early.
Just how early? How about 6 AM on the East Coast and 3 AM West Coast time.
We don’t blame you if you’d rather catch a few more hours of shuteye this Friday, but thankfully there are other ways to catch the start of the festivities.
In fact, here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony from network to hosts to ways to stream it.
Olympics Opening Ceremony Date and Time
The ceremony will take place on Friday, February 9, at 6 AM ET, 5 AM CT, 4 AM MT, and the ungodly hour of 3 AM PT.
NBC will once again be televising the opening ceremony followed by two weeks of action. It plans to live stream around 1,800 hours of content and will be the first Winter Olympics where you can stream online what the network is also showing on television.
Along with NBC, for the next two weeks you’ll be able to watch events on CNBC, NBCSN, USA, and the Olympic Channel.
Stream the Olympics to your device of choice via the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com.
Opening Ceremony Hosts
Gone is legendary host Bob Costas, he of the unfortunate pink eye incident during the 2014 games in Russia. In his place are veterans Mike Tirico and Katie Couric.
Never forget Bob Costas’ ultra aggressive Russian Olympic strain of pink eye pic.twitter.com/UJYMD0nQCJ
— Rat Soup (@RatSoupMF) February 8, 2018
Time Zone Difference
Curious about the time zone difference between PyeongChang and the United States? The host country is 14 hours ahead of New York City and 17 ahead of L.A.