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Time Warner picks up Universal Sports' WCSN

June 30, 2008 |  6:06 pm

NBC is making 3,600 hours of Olympic-related action (trials and the actual games in Beijing) available via its television networks, websites and mobile devices. If you're at work and can't access a television without causing problems with the boss, NBCOlympics.com is streaming live, online coverage of track and field from Eugene, Ore., and swimming from Omaha.

And if you can't catch the action live on television or online? NBC is making track and field and swimming trials -- as well as trials for such Olympic sports as rowing, indoor volleyball and whitewater canoeing -- available on a delayed basis through its new Universal Sports arm.

Universal Sports is a joint venture with LA-based WCSN, which offers a wide array of Olympic-style sports through cable systems and online. WCSN is in the process of being rebranded as Universal Sports. It now can be seen in about 13 million homes nationwide.  Universal Sports today announced that its programming is now available on Time Warner Cable's channel 226.

USA Swimming is offering what it describes as "live results" from the Olympic trials in Omaha, and USA Track and Field offers daily schedules, updates and quotes from athletes.

-- Greg Johnson

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