If you can't leap across the pond for the Olympic games, television coverage will be aired on NBC.
The ceremony starts at 9 p.m. London time, or 4 p.m. on the East Coast. But the network is scheduled to broadcast the tape-delayed opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m.
The opening ceremony will celebrate London with a show titled, "Isles of Wonder" directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 127 Hours). The games officially begin when the Olympic Flame ignites the cauldron.
The ceremony will kick off with the sound of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, according to London2012.com. Then, the stadium will be transformed into the British countryside for the opening scene, which includes real farmyard animals.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney is also set to perform as part of the ceremony.
For schedules and results visit the Olympic Event Schedule on the NBC Olympics website .
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