That's right -- NBC is going to broadcast 3600 hours of Olympics coverage from Beijing. That's more than all televised Olympic coverage in the history of U.S. television.
As explained on NBC's olympic website, coverage will be spread across multiple TV networks - CNBC, USA, MSNBC, NBC, Oxygen, Telemundo, and Universal HD.
But most importantly -- it will be on the web, free of charge. The website will include 2,200 hours of live coverage, as well as cool features such as the ability to watch a single event from multiple camera angles simultaneously.
In the past, it seemed like viewers had to have premium channels and pay-per-view to really watch the major Olympic events. But that's all over -- now it's free, free, free. And keep in mind that NBC has the exclusive broadcast rights for 2010's Vancouver Winter Olympics, too.
The Olympics will be more accessible to Americans than ever before this year. Thank you, NBC!