Tape Delay by NBC of Olympics a Loosing Proposition



When I heard NBC was going to tape delay most of the Olympic events I knew they were kidding themselves if they thought they were going to be able to stop people from accessing Olympic content being broadcast real time in other countries.

My wife watched the Olympics live from a Chinese website and although the commentary was in Chinese the video was good enough for her. In desperate action NBC had people ready with take-down notices and supposed pre-arranged agreements with the big video sites.

Shame on NBC for tape delaying. They were foolish to think people would wait 16 hours for event. We live on the Internet and people want the video of these types of events live.

NBC should stream everything live and then do their tape delay, then they would not have this issue.

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