Microsoft Azure to provide cloud hosting for NBC's 4,500 hours of Rio Olympics 2016 coverage

The Microsoft Azure cloud hosting service will once again be providing its services to NBC's coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Microsoft states (opens in new tab):

Microsoft Azure will provide streaming service for NBCUniversal and's record 4,500 hours of online content, making it easier for viewers to find relevant content and recommendations on any device. This is the second Games for which NBC Olympics has chosen Microsoft Azure to assist with live and on-demand multiplatform streaming coverage. With the proliferation of connected devices, viewers this year will tune into NBC Olympics' programming from connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, PCs and more. NBC Olympics is making it easy for viewers to access news, highlights and programming wherever they are via the NBC Sports app available free on Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon, Windows 10 tablets, Xbox, Windows Phone, PC and Mac.

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users can go ahead and download the recently updated NBC Sports app, which has already added its own Rio Olympics 2016 category.

Download NBC Sports from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

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  • where r the articles that discus about tomorrows anniversary updates ???
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  • I want to hear Google's response to their boasting that they win everytime they are brought to the cloud table because there is no denying they wanted this too for youtube.
  • Anything for minority of 90% still using WP8.1?
  • NBC's coverage of the Olympics = worse coverage of anything ever!!!
  • When I try to download the nbc sports app it says " this app won't work on your device" any ideas? Icon with Win 10 mobile installed. I notice it's actually taking me to the page with "live extra" in the title...
  • How is this information useful to the 99.99999999999999% of readers here?
  • So are windows phone users in the USA available to get the app at all?, 950 here with ATT and it's telling me it won't work on my phone any input?