Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Streaming Guide

*** Opening Ceremony is now live from Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro ***

The most anticipated event of the year, RIO Olympics 2016, is scheduled to begin next month. The Olympics opening ceremony live streaming will take place on August 05, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro and is likely to be the most broadcasted event on TV.  Thousands of fans are expected to watch the show in the stadium and millions will watch on TV and internet through live streaming. We all know Olympic is a global event and has a global fan base that suggests that the opening ceremony will be watched globally.

However, there is issue that the Rio Olympics opening ceremony channels are geographically restricted and streaming is available in restricted regions. Due to which sports fans are facing issues for Olympics opening ceremony live streaming. But we are here to help and are providing a easy solution for this.


Watch Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Live

Below is official channel list where you can watch Olympics opening ceremony live from anywhere in the world. Many of the below listed channels are free for online streaming , therefore, you can watch Olympics opening ceremony without cable.

Country Channel
USA NBC (2 hrs Delayed)
Australia Seven Network (FREE)
Brazil Rede Globo, ESPN, Fox Sports
Canada CBC (FREE)
France Canal+, FranceTV (FREE)
Germany ARD, ZDF (FREE)
Russia C1R, VGTRK, NTV Plus
Austria ORF (FREE)
Ireland RTE (FREE)
Italy Sky Italia, Rai
India Star Sports (FREE)
Czech Republic CT (FREE)
New Zealand Sky TV

Last time the best Olympic coverage was provided by BBC. This time NBC is claiming to be the biggest broadcaster for Rio Olympics but it has subscription charges. Canadian CBC  and Australian Seven Network are also providing more than enough coverage freely for online streaming. You can easily unblock BBC live streaming to watch Olympics opening ceremony on BBC iplayer. Similarly, you can watch opening ceremony on CBC and NBC to by unblocking them through a VPN.

How to Watch Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony Online

There are some places and regions that will face a hard time in Rio Olympics opening ceremony live streaming due to geo restrictions. However, there’s nothing to worry about as a proper solution exists in the form of VPN that can help the viewers in bypassing geo-restrictions.
A VPN allows you to access digital content by changing your IP and bypass all sorts of geo-restrictions without any hurdles. Here’s the list of the top notch VPN providers across the globe:

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To watch Rio Olympics opening ceremony online, you just need to follow 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Get VPN subscription for the above table. (We recommend PureVPN)

Step 2: Download VPN apps for your multipe devices. (E.g. Windows/Mac pc, Android, iOS devices, routers, smartTVs.

Step 3: Connect to required country server and start live stream Olympics opening ceremony. (We recommend to connect to UK and Unblock BBC iplayer)


Live Stream Olympics Opening Ceremony

The famous “Maracanã Stadium” will have the privilege of hosting the opening ceremony of the most prestigious event of the year. Athletes from 204 countries will participate in this summer Olympic Games and viewers from across the globe will be watching this event live.

The Rio Olympics opening ceremony will include the traditional opening speech, hoisting of the flags and the parade of the athletes. These are part of Olympic charter and are the compulsions to occur. Not to forget, the host of 2016 summer Olympic Games is Brazil and the taste of samba magic will be there in the opening ceremony. A segment will be dedicated for artistic spectacle that will showcase the culture and tradition of the host nation. 

The Olympics opening ceremony will be an exciting affair and will have everything you can expect from an event of such stature. Don’t miss the excitement; use PureVPN to watch live streaming of the opening ceremony without any hassles.

Martin is a sports enthusiast and loves to write about trending events globally. He has also been selected for one of the FIFA World Cup Volunteering in 2014. Moreover, he loves to watch TV Shows and is a die hard Kobe Bryant Fan!