Dish offers interactive Olympics experience

Subscribers get multiple-screen showcase of coverage

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Keeping track of NBC Universal's myriad of Olympic coverage just got a little easier for Dish Network subscribers.

NBC is teaming with Dish Network and interactive TV company Ensequence to allow viewers to watch a multiple-screen showcase of Olympics coverage. Throughout the Games, which start Aug. 8, the satellite company's "iTV mosaic" will display six Olympics channels -- CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, USA Network and two Olympic highlight channels.

In addition, viewers will be able to view athlete profiles, read Olympics news, view highlights of each day's events and track each country's medal counts.

"NBC Universal and DISH Network continue to set the pace for the entire industry with interactive television and we're excited to be partnering with them to create and deliver the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games interactive television experience," said Dalen Harrison, Ensequence CEO. "The world's most innovative programrs such as NBC Universal are realizing that interactive television delivers the engagement and accountability of the internet, giving them the best of both worlds."