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NBC 2012 Olympics Coverage

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by gusmahler, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Aug 7, 2012 #501 of 578
    majikmarker

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    Yep...an hour or so after the match ended.

    Guess they weren't saving it for primetime, but they did not show it live on any of their tv outlets.

    Why would they feature live handball, synchro swimming, etc and tape delay for an hour or so Team USA Volleyball.

    I just do not understand what NBC is thinking most of the time.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2012 #502 of 578
    Laxguy

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    Few do, me included.

    However, griping about it here doesn't help anyone.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2012 #503 of 578
    sigma1914

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    It was live on MSNBC (I think).
     
  4. Aug 7, 2012 #504 of 578
    majikmarker

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    If it was, they cut to it late.

    I work from home and was looking forward to having the game on in the background so I was trying to find it. I never found it live on any of the NBC networks.

    As a last resort, I streamed it on my computer and by some minor miracle, the quality was mostly watchable.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2012 #505 of 578
    majikmarker

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    Trust me, I have "griped" to NBC directly about what I think of their coverage, and how they take one of the great sporting events and cut and edit and force feed a narrative to the US viewers each night during primetime.
    I think they view it as a reality show instead of letting it play out as it happens.

    Unfortunatly, they take in these record rating and claim everything is just great. Everytime the IOC puts the Olympics up for bidding, I pray that anyone but NBC will win and each time I am disappointed.

    I am still relatively young but have just about given up hope on seeing a competently produced Olympics in my lifetime.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2012 #506 of 578
    Quaker2001

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    Eight-in-Ten Following Olympics on TV or Digitally

    Here's an article from the Pew research center (I don't know much about them, but from what I understand, they have a pretty good reputation for unbiased reporting). Granted, 1000 people is a relatively small sample size out of 30 million, but I still think it paints a picture. Just like..

    Good Business, Bad Quality: How NBC Is Both Right And Wrong On The Olympics

    Let me state again.. I have no stake in NBC (full disclosure, I did intern for them once when I was in college). Doesn't matter to me if they succeed or fail, but as much as I come off as an apologist for them, all I'm trying to do is give what I perceive as their side of it and try and give some insight into their mindset. You don't have to like it. You have every reason and right to take to the Internet to voice your displeasure. I'm not trying to be a contrarian, and I'm certainly not trying to get you to come over to my line of reasoning. But I think that a lot of people aren't seeing the whole the situation because they're so blinded with anger that they don't even try and understand what NBC is doing and why they don't do it differently. And also how NBC, for all their faults and poor decision making, does know a little bit about what they're doing, because for every "NBC is an abomination" article I've read, I've found another one that says "it sucks, but it works." That's the reality of it all and if you're only looking at it from 1 side (don't think I haven't seen all the negative press as well), you're missing the full picture.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2012 #507 of 578
    Laxguy

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    There are some gems, too. A few of the b/g stories have been well done, and to my liking. Especially the one on the Grenadan sprinter, Kirani James, and the one on the 1500 metres gold and silver guys.

    I simply record a whole bunch, watch in order of oldest first, with copious use of the FF button.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2012 #508 of 578
    TomK

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    ABC was no better when they had the Olympics. Crappy coverage is the standard when it comes to Olympics and the American networks.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2012 #509 of 578
    fluffybear

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    Hard to compare the two since ABC has not televised a summer game in 28 years (1984).
     
  10. Aug 9, 2012 #510 of 578
    djlong

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    ABC invented the athlete profile when they introduced their "Up Close and Personal" segments in the Olympics. These were BRIEF stories about some of the athletes. I want to say the first time I saw this was in 1976 since there was more coverage due to the proximity of the Olympic sites (Montreal and Lake Placid made it easy for ABC to have lots of equipment and people in place).

    It turned out to be very popular so, tv being tv, they gave us more and more of it - NBC picking up on the idea when they started broadcasting. Now we have so much shoved down our throats I feel like gagging. But I started watching CBC coverage in the 1980s and 1990s. Thankfully I have a DVR for zipping past most of this stuff now.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2012 #511 of 578
    majikmarker

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    Again, the US women's Volleyball is being shut out of live coverage this morning.

    Match started at 7am PDT and I currently have live Dressage on MSNBC, and taped Wrestling on NBCSC.

    Seems like as the Games wind down, NBC has even cut down on some of the Live daytime coverage they had earlier.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2012 #512 of 578
    Henry

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    Looking forward to the closing ceremonies on Sunday.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2012 #513 of 578
    dpeters11

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    I'm with you. I like the Olympics, but I am starting to get burned out. Yet I feel like I should still watch the Primetime coverage. And Mountain biking.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2012 #514 of 578
    tonyd79

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    You got it right. Plus, a lot of the early abc pieces were on foreigners. Not 500 interviews with Michael phelps.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2012 #515 of 578
    Henry

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    Yeah, got my fill, too. When you get to the point when you don't know what's live and what's tape-delayed and don't care ... it's time for the closing ceremony. :D
     
  16. mrlqban

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    NBC finally! NBC to stream Closing Ceremony Live.
    There was no excuse to not do the same for the Opening Ceremony.
     
  17. mrlqban

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    One of the most successful Olympics for American women athletes. Outstanding.
     
  18. Karen

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    I'm streaming the Closing Ceremonies from my iPad to Apple TV and it looks great. I even zoomed it to have it fill the screen and it still looks good. No ad on the bottom that way. <g> And, no NBC announcers...
     
  19. Davenlr

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    Yea, Ive been watching too. Love the coverage, and NO COSTAS. Using my laptop directly plugged into the big screen. Good 720p feed. Still seems stupid to me that we have to use bandwidth/$$$ to watch something via the internet using logon authentication to prove we are paying a video provider, who isnt providing the video. I am noticing as the athletes are still streaming in, they are replaying the audio from the previous segment, proving everyone was lip syncing :)
     
  20. mrlqban

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    London got this backwards, don't know why. Amazing closing ceremony, one of the best I've seen!
     

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