Sunday 29 July 2012

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony-The Ceremony-Tape Delay

NBCOlympics’ Opening Ceremony Tape Delay: Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

If you were paying attention to Twitter today, you were probably met with two conflicting sides of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony this afternoon. On the one hand, you had those who were on the ground (or who had access to the live stream somehow -- more on that later), and those who were bitching about not being able to watch the ceremony live. The whole kerfuffle came about because NBC decided that, rather than broadcast or stream the ceremony live to those who might wish to see it, it would run the thing on a tape delay. While most of the rest of the world -- or at least Europe -- was watching the ceremony live, U.S. audiences were held hostage by NBC, which holds the rights to the games here. Rather than broadcasting the biggest event of the Games live as it happened, NBC decided it would air the ceremony on a tape delay, to capture a larger overall audience. read more..

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