NBC Responds To Shrinking Olympic Games Viewership

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

NBC has put a ton of money into the Olympics, and they have every right to try and resurect them. But this might be going a bit overboard....

NBC will broadcast more than 3,600 hours of coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics on multiple television networks and the Internet.

The bulk of that will come online, the first time live streaming broadband video of the Olympics will be available in the U.S., NBC Universal Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol said Tuesday. The 3,600 hours of coverage are more than the combined total of every previous Summer Games televised in the U.S.
Wow. That's a pretty big gamble there NBC, and I can pretty much guarantee this...since Beijing is 12 hours behind us...this isn't going to work. Good luck though. I'll see you in London for the 2012 Olympics.

NBC plans 3,600 hours of Olympics on TV (Yahoo)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:20 PM



Anonymous said...
Aug 7, 2007, 4:08:00 PM  

not that it makes much practical difference, but i think beijing is 12 hours ahead...

either way, if i can get the shit live (which pretty much means internet only viewing) then i'll be there.

sean b said...
Aug 8, 2007, 10:23:00 AM  

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