AT&T to Deliver an Array of Enhancements with NBCUniversal’s Coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Aug.

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  1. slice1900

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    Since NBC is producing the Olympics and they use 1080i for everything, that's not surprising. If Fox had the Olympics, they'd be 720p...
     
  2. KyL416

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    The Soccer channel is live now, currently showing the NBCU Olympics slate screen listing its C-Band transponder position and start time for the first game.
     
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  3. CTJon

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    Watching on 205-1. Same game as on NBC sports channel. But good to see it works.
     
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  5. AngryManMLS

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    Sadly the opening ceremonies on the 4K broadcast is also plagued with the idiot NBC commentators. At least I can mute them off by unplugging my center channel speaker. Also seeing some compression artifacts during fireworks.
     
  6. CTJon

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    Unfortunately, I think NBC has the worst sports announcers - no matter what the event and getting enough good announcers for any Olympics is always a challenge
     
  7. AngryManMLS

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    Actually NBC does have good announcers for soccer such as Arlo White.
     
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    Even though it says nbc, it doesn't have my local nbc in the mix channels
     
  9. trh

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    I don't think they can. Too many local NBC stations. And they can't show an out of market channel to everyone.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    If they can do it with golf why can't they do it with the Olympics, or is it because different time zones are showing different things?
     
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  11. James Long

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    Golf must have retained the rights from the affiliates/network. NBC has the rights to the Olympics - but has granted the right to first air to the affiliates in each market.

    Even if NBC Olympics retained the rights to provide a special channel for the mix, it would be harder to do with the time zones.
     
  12. slice1900

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    The affiliates probably don't care so much because they aren't getting big viewership and ad dollars for golf tournaments the way they do for the Olympics - especially the premiere events that will be on network affiliates rather than the stuff no one watches like modern pentathalon stuck on CNBC or Bravo.
     
  13. AngryManMLS

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    Also the golf stuff in 4K is from CBS and it's only been a few holes that's been aired in 4K. So people following the big names like Jordan Spieth are more than likely watching the main CBS coverage except perhaps on the holes that are covered on the 4K coverage.
     
  14. fudpucker

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    Except that the big names like Spieth skipped the Olympics! ;)
     
  15. bigwilly087

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    Bingo. Golf, and other events they show the "network feed" either on as part of a mix channel, or on a channel such as 701, the whole country gets the event live, so watching it on 702 or 2 you're seeing the same thing, less the local commercials. Unfortunately for the Olympics, NBC is "live" for ET/CT, MT is one hour delayed, PT is 3 hour delayed, and i'm not so sure about Alaska and HI. So the local affiliate here in SLC certainly wouldn't be happy about me watching the mix feed version of NBC an hour before they air the same content. I truly hope this is the last time NBC decides to delay a sporting event, which the Olympics is contrary to what the NBC brass had to say about it.
     
  16. Indiana627

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    Yeah the mix channel on 205 is not very helpful without including the main NBC feed.
     
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  17. James Long

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    The Olympics is a collection of sporting events ... it is not a simple three hour game. While each contest is a sport the Olympics is an entertainment show.

    How often are the sports within the Olympics shown live outside of Olympic coverage? Some sports are not shown at all outside of Olympic coverage.

    There is more pressure to show MLB, NHL, MLB, NHL and other major sports live. For the most part, a delay to put the most popular sports in prime time does no harm.
     
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    I was at a friends house on Saturday. They have xfinity and there was a bunch of on demand olympic stuff from NBC. I did a quick search on my Genie but didn't see anything.

    Anyone know the differences between available coverage?
     
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    Probably because Comcast own's both Xfinity and NBC.
     
  20. ejbvt

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    I am going to assume that's why they aren't putting Telemundo in the mix this year either, because it's delivered in the same way as NBC.
     

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