NBC plans 835 hours of Winter Olympic coverage

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NEW YORK (AP) — NBC will spread 835 hours of coverage of the Vancouver Olympics over five networks and its Olympic Web site, all of it in high definition.

The network announced the numbers Thursday, saying it will be the most total hours ever for a Winter Olympics, and more than the last two Winter Games combined.

Coverage starts with Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 12.

In addition to NBC, programming will be on the USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC and Universal HD.

NBC’s prime-time coverage will consist mainly of figure skating and Alpine skiing, with some freestyle skiing, speedskating and snowboarding mixed in.

Unsaid was who will host “The Tonight Show,” the only hour on the NBC schedule between 3 p.m. and 5 a.m. that will not consist of Olympic programming.