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I watched as much of the Olympics as I could in the UK on the BBC and in the US on NBC.

Granted, NBC cannot manipulate space and time to coincide London time with American schedules but five hours is really not that big of a deal.  Americans could do worse than waking up early.  

Hands down, the BBC laps NBC on Olympics television coverage (don't know about the Internet or radio).  Every event over there was live with no commercial interruptions, limited chatty commentary about nothing, hardly any sappy interviews and all available via the "red button" menu option.

The British broadcaster is using technology to cover every second of every event, a gold-medal effort that has left NBC struggling to get on the podium
http://theweek.com/...
NBC’s claim to be conquering “technological feats that have never been tackled” with its live-streams is ludicrous. It is ludicrous compared to what networks such as ESPN and CBS already do in the United States. It is especially ludicrous when compared to what the BBC is doing for these Olympics.

Instead of NBC’s tape-delayed and commercial heavy edited packages. BBC viewers in Britain have 24 television streams with everything live on demand.

http://www.thebiglead.com/...

Public BBC is head and shoulders above corporate NBC and there is no argument about that.

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