How to watch the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Andrew Dubbins
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Approximately 1 billion people will be tuning in to the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. If you plan to join them, here's how:

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The ceremony will take place Friday, July 27, at 9 p.m. London time (or 4 p.m. ET) and will be broadcast live on BBC.

In the U.S., the event will be played on tape delay, so it will be broadcast on Friday, July 27, at:

Eastern Time: 7:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. on NBC

Pacific Time: 7:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. on NBC

Central Time: 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. on NBC

Although NBC will be live-streaming every sporting event this year, the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony will not be available through NBC online.

For full coverage of the event, look no further than Yahoo!. We will also host an Opening Ceremony chat here, starting at 7 p.m. ET.

So pour a cup of tea, break out your home flag, and join the queen, Paul McCartney, James Bond and Yahoo! for Friday's Opening Ceremony!

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