Olympics Fans Frustrated By NBC’s Online Coverage

Aug 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

Last week, we asked Is It Too Early To Declare NBC’s Online Olympic Coverage A Failure?

If your comments are any indication, the answer is a resounding “No!”. A lot of Podcasting News readers are frustrated with the hassles of NBC’s 2008 Olympic coverage.

Here’s a sampling of what readers had to say about NBC’s online Olympic coverage:

  • This coverage is terrible. For one, I’m sick of these commentators going on and on about inane nonsense during a routine/race. Let us watch the competition, and kindly stfu already. Secondly, when there is relevent discussion, it seems to praise any and everything that the Chinese do, and comes across rather harsh on our own American athletes. Finally, NBC has done a horrible job of organizing the events. I can’t find anywhere that says when they will cover a certain event. – x
  • I have a Powerbook G4 at home and a desktop G5 at work and I don’t have the option of watching the Olympic video on either of my machines. – Dave
  • I hate hate hate NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. You are stuck in an era that doesn’t believe in the internet, and you have enforced a totalitarian reign of no-video on the internet. I hate you. – John Fox
  • I am glad my hubby and I are not alone. This year’s coverage of the Olympics has been horrific.- Katie
  • COME ON NBC…. grow some balls and SHOW THE OLYMPICS LIVE AS THEY HAPPEN!!! – Disgusted

NBC’s strategy has been to use its online Olympic coverage to promote its broadcast coverage. While NBC has been successful with this strategy, it’s angering and losing millions of viewers in the process.

Lots more comments on the original article.

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