Two years ago, I was very frustrated with NBC Olympics broadcasting schedule. With the High Speed skating matches as the focus for the Dutch Athletes on the winter Olympics, I was not able to see any of these races, because there were no US athletes winning any medals. Well, maybe one or two. The matches where skaters from The Netherlands dominated, were never shown on the TV. And with delays of all the events, only being aired at prime time, you generally already knew the outcome of the medals, which doesn’t make it so much fun to watch an event. Big spoiler alert…Why the big delay, the games were held in Vancouver, which is in the same timezone as California…
Now, two years later, with the summer Olympics in London, again, NBC is getting all the rage how bad they bring the Games to the general public. I for one, am finally happy I have Comcast XFinity, because I can watch any event online, live without a lot of commercial interruption or commentators.
I wonder how all this negative feedback will impact NBC? Have they even issued a press release?
— Vinny Lingham (@VinnyLingham) July 30, 2012
These days, public outcry over the way NBC is bringing the Olympics can result in loosing your Twitter account if you happen to publish the email address of NBC’s CEO. A big NBCFAIL is at its place here!
But with all the outcry will NBC change any of their plans for the next Olympics? I don’t think so, people will continue to watch the delayed airing of the Olympics, and NBC will continue to make great money on it!Right after the Olympics, everybody who is complaining the hardest right now will find other news to break their brains on. Moving on to other things, leaving all the NBC complaints in the dust. Nothing to see here anymore…
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