NBC plans major changes for 2018 Winter Olympics coverage

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(NBC) - NBC is changing the way viewers across the country will watch the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

For the first time ever, the network will offer its Olympic coverage live across all time zones.

This will be the first time the Winter Olympics will be available to all viewers across the country at the same time.

NBC Olympics production and programming President Jim Bell made the announcement, saying all Americans will be able to share in what he calls the communal experience of the Olympic games at the same time, Including both broadcast and streaming content.

Bell also pointed out that social media won't be ahead of the Olympic action in any time zone.

NBC's coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea begins Thursday, February 8, 2018, with opening ceremonies taking place Friday, February 9th.