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View Diary: BBC 24, NBC 0. How to let in some fresh air (and get the Olympics feeds in the US) (26 comments)

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  •  Sweet (3+ / 0-)
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    Is the BBC putting replay video up immediately after every event is over? Because my main problem is that NBC is refusing to put replay video up for the popular events it shows in prime time until the next day.

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:32:16 PM PDT

    •  There is a slight delay ... (5+ / 0-)

      ... which I assume is strictly for technical reasons.  What I've seen is anywhere from 15 minutes to a little over an hour until the complete coverage is available.

      Note that you can:
       - start any feed at the beginning (not just live)
       - rewind and replay
       - go to the sport page (each Olympic sport has many events) and "catch up".  "Catch up" means watch previously recorded video.

      If you are looking for an event that just finished, check the Live video page (with up to 24 feeds), and also check the page specific to that sport.

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      by Yellow Canary on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:38:33 PM PDT

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      •  Wow. #NBCfail n/t (6+ / 0-)

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:40:49 PM PDT

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        •  Most US viewers have no idea how ... (7+ / 0-)

          ... preposterously tiny NBC's presentation is.  This would give them some idea.  The BBC has done a terrific job with the Website coverage.

          I didn't mention it, but ... THERE ARE NO COMMERCIALS.  You control what you watch.

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          by Yellow Canary on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:46:50 PM PDT

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          •  I noticed that on NBCs site (5+ / 0-)

            NBC is streaming the BBC feed. I noticed the lack of commercials, and how much kinder the commentators are. Oh, and they had SHANNON MILLER as the color commentator for women's gymnastics!! Unfortunately, I just can't watch all the events live. I am totally doing this BBC thing. I would love to be able to rewind, and be able to wake up and watch the events in their entirety rather than some hatchet job NBC does.

            I will add that I do believe this is the worst coverage NBC has ever done. My husband, who only watches a couple of sports, was commenting to me last night that he could have sworn we used to get to see a lot more athletes from other countries perform at the Olympics.

            The coverage of men's gymnastics last night was absolutely shameful. They didn't even show all of the US team's performances!

            Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

            by moviemeister76 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 01:54:31 PM PDT

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