Notices

London 2012 Summer Olympics Come in and discuss all things Olympics here, and gear up for the 2012 Summer Games in London!




Reply
 
Bookmark and Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
19wingz
Carrie's Cowboy Casanova
 
19wingz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 56,615
Thanks: 6,678
Thanked 8,656 Times in 6,627 Posts
Groans: 627
Groaned at 1,039 Times in 954 Posts
Default NBC to live stream EVERY Olympic event

Quote:
Over the many years that it has broadcast the Olympics, NBC has taken a lot of heat for its practice of holding broadcast of the “glam” competitions — hello beach volleyball! — until prime time, rather than airing them live.

The Reporters Who Cover Television have always turned a deaf ear to NBC’s argument that it needed to broadcast these very popular sporting events in the evening. NBC’s logic: The number of people at liberty to watch TV is much bigger than at, say 2 a.m. or 2 p.m.; the network needs to snag as big an audience as possible for these glam derbies so it can charge as much for ads during these prime-time broadcasts; and charging more means NBC can recoup the crazy stupid money it shells out for the broadcast rights to the Olympics.

Today, NBC gave an inch.

The network announced that it would stream every single event and sport live for the first time ever, on NBCOlympics.com. That’s more than 3,500 programming hours, including the awarding of all 302 medals.

Here’s the catch: Some of the featured competitions (read: glam derbies) will not be archived until after they’ve aired on NBC. So if you don’t get up at 2 a.m. to watch, say, the women’s beach volleyball prelims, you’ll still have to wait until NBC airs it in prime time that night. The choice is now yours.

Well-played, NBC!
SOURCE
__________________
"Well titted, stand by for my upcoming tat." ~ Sheldon

Proud Supporter of the Michigan Wolverines & Detroit Red Wings!! (and anyone who plays those damn Buckeyes)

God put us here on this carnival ride
We close our eyes
Never knowing where it will take us next
19wingz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
Mystycl
Admin Asst.
 
Mystycl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Land of Mystycl Moonlight
Posts: 68,625
Thanks: 16,286
Thanked 7,465 Times in 5,426 Posts
Groans: 282
Groaned at 153 Times in 143 Posts
Default

i'm loving this...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mystycl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
19wingz
Carrie's Cowboy Casanova
 
19wingz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 56,615
Thanks: 6,678
Thanked 8,656 Times in 6,627 Posts
Groans: 627
Groaned at 1,039 Times in 954 Posts
Default

I am obsessed with the Olympics. This could bring a whole new level to my obsession. LOL
__________________
"Well titted, stand by for my upcoming tat." ~ Sheldon

Proud Supporter of the Michigan Wolverines & Detroit Red Wings!! (and anyone who plays those damn Buckeyes)

God put us here on this carnival ride
We close our eyes
Never knowing where it will take us next
19wingz is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
Shiny Beige
Silver Yakkster
 
Shiny Beige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,985
Thanks: 9,668
Thanked 1,915 Times in 1,288 Posts
Groans: 265
Groaned at 28 Times in 25 Posts
Default

I thought"obsessed" was like "pregnant."
You either are or you're not.


Never mind. Dr. S is but he isn't.
Shiny Beige is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
TheKdd
Your mama what?
 
TheKdd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kddville USA
Posts: 34,953
Thanks: 6,160
Thanked 8,477 Times in 5,531 Posts
Groans: 228
Groaned at 198 Times in 183 Posts
Default

I LOVE the Olympics, but I don't like how NBC shows them either. The 2am crap is stupid. Plus, say you want to see gymnastics, which they advertise on the 2 am time slot. You have to fast forward through so much other crap to find that 5 minutes they decided to show of the gymnastics. You had to record it for 5 hours to catch it.

I don't see why they just can't either split them all up and maybe put them on a cable channel, or put them on Hulu... That would help.
__________________
Subscribe now to CBS All Access

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

~
My Karma ran over your dogma.
~
TheKdd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
19wingz
Carrie's Cowboy Casanova
 
19wingz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 56,615
Thanks: 6,678
Thanked 8,656 Times in 6,627 Posts
Groans: 627
Groaned at 1,039 Times in 954 Posts
Default

It should be slightly better coverage this year since they also have the NBC Sports Network to go along with the other networks and this online streaming deal.
__________________
"Well titted, stand by for my upcoming tat." ~ Sheldon

Proud Supporter of the Michigan Wolverines & Detroit Red Wings!! (and anyone who plays those damn Buckeyes)

God put us here on this carnival ride
We close our eyes
Never knowing where it will take us next
19wingz is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-20-2012, 07:13 AM   #7
terpkings
VIP Yakkster
 
terpkings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,508
Thanks: 26
Thanked 348 Times in 227 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 12 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Remember, Comcast bought NBC recently and that is the primary reason for the changes. They do understand sports programming and are trying to build up networks that can compete with ESPN in the next few years. Positive step by NBC and looking forward to their battle with ESPN sometime soon.
terpkings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #8
19wingz
Carrie's Cowboy Casanova
 
19wingz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 56,615
Thanks: 6,678
Thanked 8,656 Times in 6,627 Posts
Groans: 627
Groaned at 1,039 Times in 954 Posts
Default

Yep, I agree with you, Terp. I think it'll be an interesting battle with ESPN when they have gained ground after a few years. Even though the NHL isn't the most watch league in the US, it will be good to help propel the network. Ratings are getting higher each season.
__________________
"Well titted, stand by for my upcoming tat." ~ Sheldon

Proud Supporter of the Michigan Wolverines & Detroit Red Wings!! (and anyone who plays those damn Buckeyes)

God put us here on this carnival ride
We close our eyes
Never knowing where it will take us next
19wingz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
19wingz
Carrie's Cowboy Casanova
 
19wingz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 56,615
Thanks: 6,678
Thanked 8,656 Times in 6,627 Posts
Groans: 627
Groaned at 1,039 Times in 954 Posts
Default

Speaking of good moves by NBC Sports Group this year ... I am LOVING that they have decided to air all NHL playoff games on an NBC network. They're making strides and I love it.
__________________
"Well titted, stand by for my upcoming tat." ~ Sheldon

Proud Supporter of the Michigan Wolverines & Detroit Red Wings!! (and anyone who plays those damn Buckeyes)

God put us here on this carnival ride
We close our eyes
Never knowing where it will take us next
19wingz is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


no new posts