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Windows 7: The Olympics and Television

31 Jul 2012   #1

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The Olympics and Television

Here in the US there is a lot of complaints the way TV is handling the Olympics. Since London is six hours ahead of our east coast, not many of he events are shown live. Even when an event could be shown live in the middle of the day, it is being shown tape delay in the evening to get a better viewership. == The first Olympics that I remember was 1960 in Rome. There was no satellite TV. They would film (not tape) Monday's events and put them on a plane when the night was complete. The propeller plane (no jets) would fly during the night and deliver them to be shown on TV Tuesday night. Everybody knew who won but it did not matter. We just wanted to see it. Things sure have changed. We demand to see everything live now.
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31 Jul 2012   #2

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the bbc olympics website is really good they have an interactive video player that when you click it for more video it gives about 24 channels to choose from, you can start at the beginning or click it for the live coverage, really handy ,
you need a uk IP but thats do able ,
heres the link in case you manage it.

BBC Sport - London 2012 Olympics
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31 Jul 2012   #3

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Ah heck. They have me blocked out. Thanks anyway.
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31 Jul 2012   #4

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if you use firefox and add this add on you can select a uk ip.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...onymox/?src=ss
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31 Jul 2012   #5

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Thanks, I will give it a try.
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31 Jul 2012   #6

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You can go to nbc.com and watch everything live if you want. Just select your cable company, enter your account number and zip code, and you get live streaming for pretty much anything.
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31 Jul 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You can go to nbc.com and watch everything live if you want. Just select your cable company, enter your account number and zip code, and you get live streaming for pretty much anything.
I did find that, but I guess I am "entertainment challenged". I put in my Dish Network account and got accepted. I could not get any further than the advertisement before the event starts. I was mainly interested in the swimming. I think I will give up on it now.
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31 Jul 2012   #8

 

Came here to read about the Olympics on tv, got distracted by bigmck's burger. Again. Damn, clock says lunch is still 2.5 hours away. *shakes fist*

Southeast Asian here. Our satellite tv co is carrying the London Olympics iirc, although the free OTA channels do keep track of the various national teams' progress. I don't think we have any free coverage, unless you count the random snippets aired over the evening news I suppose.
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