Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony is scheduled to start at 8 PM on August 5 in the Brazilian city. India being eight and a half hours ahead of the South American city, will get first glimpse of the extravaganza at 4.30 AM on Saturday morning. So if you want to get the first look of the Olympics, the celebrations and most importantly the Indian contingent, you’d have to break sleep and turn on your television.
But if you’re keen on watching the ceremony online, there are options for that too. Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the Olympics in the Indian sub-continent and the biggie will be making good use of its website to broadcast the content, albeit slightly delayed, to the world at large. If you’ve got a streaming device handy such as a Google Chromecast or an Apple TV or any other devices, you can connect it to your TV and watch on a bigger display device too.
Other options include Star Sports’ digital arm Hotstar.com with full length coverage of more than 3,000 hours across the three weeks. But if you’re on the move, you can watch the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 on the Hotstar App also. The app, over the next few weeks, will also air live content with 14 streams on offer.
Watch on YouTube
Another option is to go on YouTube and search for the opening ceremony. Then filter for “Live” and the service will only show content that is being broadcast live. You might have to weed out a few stray options, but one or the other news outlets are likely to broadcast the opening ceremony live or at least in bits.