American residents can now see what their TV viewing options are for Team Handball as NBC has posted their tentative TV schedule. You can find the schedule by clicking here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv-listings/index.html# And then clicking “TV Schedule by Sport” and selecting “Handball.” (Also, depending on whether you’ve accessed the site before, you may need to answer a few questions to sign in. The good thing is that they will adjust the schedule to your local time.)
According to the posted schedule, there will be at least part of 1 handball match shown every day and the matches will be broadcast on either MSNBC or the NBC Sports Network (formerly known as Versus). You may want to check your current programming packing with your cable of satellite TV provider to see if you have those channels. MSNBC is available with most lower tier packages, but you may have to upgrade to get the NBC Sports Network (I did with Dish Network).
Of course, NBC will also be live streaming every single match, but you’ll need to sign up and verify that you have cable or a satellite TV package. The link to the live streaming schedule is here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/online-listings/sport=handball/index.html In terms of “On Demand” viewing (i.e., replays after the live showing) it remains to be seen as to what is provided and how soon after the match it will be available for viewing. In 2008, NBC provided options for delayed viewing, but you had to be careful if you wanted to watch it without first finding out the score.
Also, don’t be surprised if there are some changes to the schedule in terms of what’s shown on TV. It’s best that you check the online listings every day or so to see if there are any changes.