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:

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.

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John Callaham