AFN plans more than 600 hours for airing of 2018 Winter Games Coverage

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AFN plans more than 600 hours for airing of 2018 Winter Games Coverage

by: George A. Smith | .
Defense Media Activity | .
published: February 12, 2018

The American Forces Network (AFN) is providing a major touch of home to American uniformed personnel and families serving overseas with plans to air more than 600 hours of 2018 Winter Games coverage.

Most of AFN’s coverage will air on AFN|sports and AFN|sports2. Additionally, NBC’s U.S. primetime coverage will repeat on AFN|prime Atlantic the morning after its live airing. AFN’s coverage will continue through Feb. 26 with the closing ceremony.

“This is an exceptionally powerful morale enhancer for the U.S. military communities overseas,” said Lt. Col. Catina Barnes, Director, AFN Broadcast Center. “We are all extremely appreciative of the International Olympic Committee, its broadcast partners around the world and NBC Sports for providing America’s men and women in uniform comprehensive coverage of the 2018 Winter Games.”

AFN’s live coverage begins 1 p.m. Japan Korea Time (JKT)/5 a.m. Central European Time (CET) Feb. 8 on AFN|sports with Alpine skiing and curling. The Opening Ceremony airs live Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. JKT/ 2 a.m. CET from PyeongChang, South Korea, on AFN|sports. AFN repeats the opening ceremony Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. CET/6 p.m. JKT on AFN|prime Atlantic.

AFN has a complete listing of all Winter Games coverage in viewer time on www.myafn.net.

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