Jan 31, 2022

CBC’s live coverage of the Opening Ceremony begins Friday, February 4 at 6:30 a.m. ET on CBC, CBC News Network, TSN and Sportsnet

Live streams will be available via CBC Gem, and the CBC Sports app 

This Friday, CBC invites audiences across the country to mark the official start of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 with live coverage of the Opening Ceremony beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET (3:30 a.m. PT) on CBC, CBC News Network, TSN and Sportsnet. Live streams will also be available via the free CBC Gem streaming service, CBC’s dedicated Beijing 2022 website (, and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. 

Starting bright and early at 6:30 a.m. ET (3:30 a.m. PT) on February 4, the pre-Ceremony show hosted by Olympic Winter Games Morning’s Andi Petrilllo, builds excitement for what’s to come. Then, at 7 a.m. ET (4 a.m. PT), Opening Ceremony co-hosts Scott Russell, Adrienne Arsenault and Andrew Chang join forces to guide Canadians through the Opening Ceremony, including Team Canada’s entrance during the parade of nations. Russell and Chang will be joined in-studio by two-time Olympian Carol Huynh who brings her unique insights to the show.  Meanwhile, Arsenault will be inside the Olympic Stadium with world champion curler Colleen Jones and CBC Sports’ Anastasia Bucsis, providing viewers with an on-the-ground perspective from Beijing. CBC Sports’ Devin Heroux and Craig McMorris will also be providing live audio commentary in Twitter Spaces @CBCOlympics throughout the Opening Ceremony, joined by CBC Sports experts and Olympians, as they watch the athletes enter the Bird's Nest stadium. A primetime broadcast of the Opening Ceremony will air on CBC at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).

CBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony will be presented in an accessible manner with closed captioning, described video and ASL integrations. It will also be offered in Eastern Cree with live commentary provided by CBC North Cree Unit’s Dorothy Stewart and Betsy Longchap. Stewart and Longchap will also provide commentary for select hockey games, with Pujjuut Kusugak and David Ningeongan calling all the action for men’s and women’s hockey in Inuktitut. Additionally, all of CBC’s primetime coverage will be available in described video. 

Pre-Olympic coverage begins on CBC TV on Wednesday, Feb 2 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with the Canadian mixed doubles curling team going head-to-head with Great Britain. Women’s hockey follows at 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT) with Team Canada facing off against Switzerland. The Olympic Winter Games take place from February 4 - 20. The full event schedule can be found here

CBC, along with its broadcast partners TSN and Sportsnet, will offer more than 1200 hours of broadcast coverage, with an additional 2500 hours of live sport on CBC Gem, and the CBC Sports app. CBC Radio One listeners will stay up-to-date with the five-minute LIVE at :25 Olympic Winter Games Report, every hour during regional morning, noon and afternoon drive shows, providing news on Canadian athletes and teams. CBC Radio’s flagship news programs World Report, World This Hour and World at Six will also feature live reports and stories from CBC News reporters, gathering information on the ground in China. 

Audiences will also be able to stream CBC’s coverage of Beijing 2022 live and on demand through Prime Video, and with television service providers Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Telus and Cooptel. Live event coverage will also be available through fuboTVSamsung TV Plus (available on Samsung Smart TVs) and RiverTV. Coverage is also available via the CBC Gem and CBC TV apps through connected TV devices Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV and other Android TV devices. Additionally, Prime Video and Samsung TV Plus users will be able to view the CBC 360: Beijing 2022 and Radio-Canada 360: Beijing 2022 channels. Viewers can contact the providers above for more information.

For information about Radio-Canada’s coverage, click here.

Social Media:

Twitter: @CBCOlympics 
Instagram: @CBCOlympics 
Facebook: /CBCOlympics

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For more information, contact:

Joanna Landsberg, CBC PR