AT&T releases NBC Olympics app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch

Experience the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games on your Apple iPhone or iPod touch with the NBC Olympics app. Follow all the action with live real-time updates on every event from Vancouver. Check out NBC Olympics video clips and highlights, news stories for every sport, results & schedules, and updated medal counts. Plus, you can follow your favorite nations, sports and athletes on Facebook and Twitter — all from your phone.

Want to know when things happen, as they happen? Set up push notifications for your favorite sports, so you won’t miss a single event. Check out the TV schedule to help you find the events you want on NBC Olympics’ on-air coverage. Or if you missed an event, check out NBC Olympics video highlights wherever you are.

Participate in Public and Private Groups, powered by Huddle, where you and your friends can discuss everything from Team USA’s latest game to Shaun White’s halfpipe double cork. You can also send comments by SMS so your friends won’t feel left out.

Features:
• News, results and medal counts: updated as they happen
• Video on-demand: watch NBC Olympics highlights and get video recommendations
• Favorites: save athletes, sports and nations as favorites and follow their Tweets
• Push notifications: get results for your favorite sports
• Extensive search capabilities: find all the Olympic Games content you want
• TV coverage schedule: find out NBC’s TV and online coverage schedule and set program reminders
• Athlete bios and sports info: learn sport rules and get the scoop about different sports, nations and teams
• Social networking: share Olympic Games content with your friends via Facebook and Twitter
• Discussions and more: comment on public forums or create private forums for you and your friends.
• A second-by-second Countdown to Vancouver

Get the free NBC Olympics app via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

MacDailyNews Note: For more apps (paid and free) check out Macworld’s Winter Olympics App Guide here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]

19 Comments

  1. @rwahrens

    NBC is the Official Licensed Broadcaster of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, CA. This allows NBC to use the Olympic Logos, Images and Name because as the Official Licensed Broadcaster of the Winter Olympics they have permission and a license. It’s part of the Hundreds of Millions of Dollars NBC paid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the rights to be the Official Licensed Broadcaster of the Winter Olympics.

    In fact over 95% of all Winter Olympic Coverage that will be broadcast around the world will originate from the NBC Feeds of the events.

    The only things that will not come from a NBC Feed is the talking heads and the commentaries of the events that will be added in most cases by the local stations that have purchased local Broadcast license from the IOC.

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