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Does anyone know where I can find a detailed TV schedule for each day of the Olympics.

So I can know what channel and what sports at each hour daily.

Also, I'd like to print it out.

The one on NBC's site is poor and when you print it the shaded areas disappear.

Thanks, bjf
 

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Try the link below....it's to my local newspaper....the times listed are in Central time, so you'll have to adjust.....also, anything that says "KWQC" would be your NBC affiliate. My NBC affiliate replays the primetime coverage overnight, so you may want to ignore that stuff.

If you use the "print this story" link at towards the top of the story, you can print the entire thing in about 15 pages.

Edit: I just printed it out on legal paper, and it came out to 11 pages with that option.

http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=399072
 

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Thanks for posting the info.

It's appreciated.

It sure would be nice if DISH and DTV would devise a DVR online TV Guide just for the Olympics with all this accurate and detailed info. Making it very easy to record what you want for the two weeks.

What would be nicer would be dedicated channels for complete coverage of most of the major/popular sports. They do have HD for Basketball and Soccer (No SD for those with just SD that is a bit poor form.) But this is a move in the right direction.

Again thanks for the links/help for the tv schedules.

bjf
 

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bjf2007 said:
Thanks for posting the info.

It's appreciated.

It sure would be nice if DISH and DTV would devise a DVR online TV Guide just for the Olympics with all this accurate and detailed info. Making it very easy to record what you want for the two weeks.

What would be nicer would be dedicated channels for complete coverage of most of the major/popular sports. They do have HD for Basketball and Soccer (No SD for those with just SD that is a bit poor form.) But this is a move in the right direction.

Again thanks for the links/help for the tv schedules.

bjf
I agree about the need for dedicated channels. This drives me nuts how NBC does their coverage.....they never stick with anything. About the time I get interested in something, they ship us off to something else....LOL
 

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Additionally, if you are on the west coast, the "Live" coverage, on the local NBC channel is actually 3 hours delayed. That covers the most popular events, the only things possible to watch live are the less popular events and odd times on CNBC MSNBC OXYGEN and USA.
It's sunday, and local stations started at 7, they could have started with real live at 4, and rearranged the other shows around it, most people are home today anyway, and monday it starts at 8, so it would be 5 live, still would fill the primetime bracket, and might get a higher share by being truly live, instead of 3 hours late.
 

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Additionally, if you are on the west coast, the "Live" coverage, on the local NBC channel is actually 3 hours delayed. That covers the most popular events, the only things possible to watch live are the less popular events and odd times on CNBC MSNBC OXYGEN and USA.
It's sunday, and local stations started at 7, they could have started with real live at 4, and rearranged the other shows around it, most people are home today anyway, and monday it starts at 8, so it would be 5 live, still would fill the primetime bracket, and might get a higher share by being truly live, instead of 3 hours late.
I can understand that. Along those lines, I'm in the Central time zone, so I'm obviously getting the east coast feed. I thought of checking other sports sites (espn.com, cbs sportsline.com, etc.) for the latest schedules and such. However, I don't know how much what NBC shows us even on the east coast feed is actually live, and how much is being delayed by a few minutes, by a half-hour, an hour, etc. (especially with the way they switch from sport to sport). So, I'm afraid to check those other sports sites because I'm afraid they'll spoil the results; because I doubt they're going to wait until NBC shows something to put up any results.

As I said, I can certainly understand your frustration....that's gotta be tough. I figured they'd do there like they do with football and other sports and have the west coast in sync with the other time zones.

What's crazy about the weekday (during the day) stuff on NBC, is it's going to be televised starting at 10a.m. in all time zones. In other words, the eastern time zone will get it at 10a.m, the Central time zone will gets it at its 10a.m. (1 hour delayed), Mountain time zone at its 10a.m. (2 hours delayed) and so forth.

Also, I've been watching the stuff on CNBC, MSNBC, USA, etc. and what I'm noticing with that coverage is it's mostly coverage featuring other countries taking each other on. Whereas, the NBC material is mostly stuff where USA athletes are involved.
 

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well, when it says live in the corner by the logo, it should be live, and it isn't there for all events.

and on what's on the cable type channels, that's what I meant by less popular events, there seems to be lots of boxing, and stuff the US isn't in, when it comes to a big US medal contending event, they reserve it for the broadcast stations.
I could understand why they'd delay it if they had the weekday coverage starting at 6 eastern, but it's 8pm-1230 eastern, half an hour of news, then 1-5am.

East coast feeds on west coast would be 5-930, filling primetime better than 8-1230, news at 930 would be reasonable, then more olympics 10pm-2am.
this seems to me like a much better schedule that would get more viewers than starting at 8.

Ok, the earlier times seem so much better that it seems like they would use those earlier times on the east coast, but if you work it out, nothing would be happening that early in china anyway, so that's why they started at 8, it's 8 am in china then. Still it's a mystery why the west coast gets stuck watching a 3 hour delay.
Looking at what's on KNBC at 5, 1.5 hours of local and .5 hours of national news, local probably 75% about the Olympics, with spoiler warnings about stuff that will be on in the next hours that they will be giving results of. Then Access Hollywood, who cares about that, then 30 minutes of The Olympic Zone:Interviews and profiles of athletes and events...
Local news has been bumped to an earlier time slot for major sporting events before, and most would likely rather watch the events than news talking about them.
 
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