Exchange teams with Comcast NBCUniversal Team for free streaming of Olympic, Paralympic Games

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The Exchange and Comcast NBCUniversal announced July 7 that U.S. service members and honorably discharged veterans worldwide will be able to stream NBCUniversal’s extensive coverage of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games from their personal devices and computers through

This marks the third time the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has worked with NBCUniversal on this effort, in partnership with local cable, satellite, dMVPD and telco providers. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad take place July 23-Aug. 8 in Tokyo, while the Paralympic Games run Aug. 24-Sep. 5.

Through this arrangement, Exchange beneficiaries worldwide can stream more than 5,500 hours of the games on and the NBC Sports app, via authentication, including all 41 sports and 339 medal events, plus the opening and closing ceremonies, medal ceremonies, and more. The unprecedented streaming coverage will include simul-streams of all NBCUniversal linear channels, including the NBC primetime show, as well as feeds from all competition sessions.

The agreement also includes access to NBCUniversal’s most ambitious commitment to the Paralympics, with nearly 1,000 hours of streaming coverage on and the NBC Sports app, via authentication. Coverage will feature the top stories and moments of the Paralympics, as well as athlete profiles and interviews, with a special focus on the athletes of Team USA.

“The Exchange is honored to partner with Comcast NBCUniversal to deliver the Olympics to military members and their families, wherever they are called to serve,” said Tom Shull, director/CEO of the Exchange. “Few events unify the world like the Olympic Games, and the Exchange is looking forward to helping service members cheer on Team USA.”

Service members can access NBCUniversal’s coverage from their computers or personal devices by visiting or the NBC Sports app and choosing the Exchange as their service provider.

“When the world reunites for one of the most anticipated events of our lifetime, we’re excited to continue our relationship with our valued partners at the Exchange and military members globally,” retired Army Brig. Gen. Carol Eggert, senior vice president of military and veteran affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal; and Craig Robinson, NBCUniversal chief diversity officer, said in a joint statement. “Like the athletes representing us in this year’s games, our service members inspire us every day.”

Because of content rights restrictions, an active account will be required. Content rights restrictions will also apply to OCONUS locations where on-base residents must subscribe to internet service through an Exchange-contracted provider.

Additional information is available on the Exchange’s online community Hub.

For more information on NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics, visit NBC Sports Group Press Box.