Tokyo 2021 Olympics opening ceremony: when is it, how to watch, live video streaming and TV

The Olympic Games 2021 started on July 21, but the opening ceremony will take place on July 23 at Japan National Stadium. Unfortunately, only 1000 spectators are allowed to watch the ceremony from the stadium due to the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Owing to this situation, live video streaming and TV broadcasting of the 2021 Olympics opening ceremony are in the highest demand.

The Tokyo 2021 Olympics opening ceremony will start at 11 AM GMT and end at 02.30 PM GMT. This event will be broadcast by the following channels: NBC, USA, CNBC, Olympic Channel, NBCSN, CBC, BBC and Eurosport. These channels will broadcast the opening ceremony for TV as well as on streaming services.

Peacock is a streaming service, which lets you watch NBC, CNBC, Olympic Channel and many other channels. Peacock is free, with a possibility of unlocking additional content with the Peacock Premium subscription.

Residents of the USA are able to watch their national team’s performance and their athletes welcomed in the opening ceremony on This service is a partner of Peacock that will broadcast each event with American athletes participating.

You may watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympics for free for seven days on fuboTV. This service is the official Olympics’ partner which will broadcast it on their website. Also, you will be able to watch more than 100 TV channels, such as NBC, USA and Olympic Channel among them. After this 7-days free trial your account will be prompted to a payment subscription so you can continue watching the Olympic Games after the opening ceremony.

Canadians may watch representatives of their country on the CBC’s Tokyo 2020 website. This service has been created special for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. You will find there a list of athletes, medals that have been won already, videos and live broadcasting

Sling TV will broadcast the opening ceremony and each Olympic event. On top of it, you will be able to watch 300+ channels with a subscription. There are all popular channels present on this platform broadcasting the Olympic Games 2021 specifically. To watch the Games you will need Sling Blue or Sling Orange with a Sports Extra subscription.

NBC Sports app will give you access to watching the Olympics on the NBC, CNBC and NBCSN channels on your mobile device. You’ll only need a subscription and a smartphone.

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