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Winter Olympics 2018

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Hcour, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Feb 9, 2018 #21 of 376
    Mikeguy

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    Sigh, regular NBC Broadcasting is not off to a stellar start with the Olympics: at least in my area, the 5:00pm-8:30pm showing yesterday (the first Olympics coverage) was figure skating and some ski slaloming, which was great, but then the 8:30pm-12am showing simply was an exact repeat of that--and then the overnight showing (at around 2:30am) a condensed repeat. I understand that the overnight showing will be a shortened repeat, but with so much other content out there (how about the curling?), was there a need for the late afternoon/early evening and the evening showings to be a repeat?

    Sorry, NBC, once I figured this out, you lost me to "Gray's Anatomy" and "BBT"/"Young Sheldon." Do better and I'll watch you and your commercials.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2018 #22 of 376
    andyw715

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    Hockey!
     
  3. Feb 9, 2018 #23 of 376
    realityboy

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    I think this may have been a side effect of “live” in all time zones. West coast should get the prime show starting at 5pm, but then they don’t have anything extra made specifically for their prime.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2018 #24 of 376
    tivotvaddict

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    Short track speed skating for me. I've never put on a pair of ice skates in my life, so should be interesting! :D
     
  5. Feb 9, 2018 #25 of 376
    jsmeeker

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    Sure.. I think the scheduling of events PRIOR to the opening ceremony results in not a ton of events going on.

    The time zone difference is an issue if you want to watch stuff occuring during the daytime in Korea. That puts it on in the wee hours of the night in the USA. But if you have NBCSN, you watch it there.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2018 #26 of 376
    goblue97

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    I don't quite understand the "Live in all time zones." I don't see the opening ceremonies on any NBC channel (via DirecTV) until tonight.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2018 #27 of 376
    realityboy

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    NBC “Live”. NBC’s coverage will air on the west coast at the same time as the east coast. Neither is live live, but it’s different than the past games where the east coast would get their coverage at 8pm ET and the west would have to wait 3 more hours.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2018 #28 of 376
    Mikeguy

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    Ah, got it--just like with many of the awards shows.

    I don't recall this having been an issue the last Olympics. Hopefully, this will settle down. For heaven's sake, throw some original broadcasting (from NBCSN) on in Western prime time, then--it's not as if the Western states are not a significant market.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2018 #29 of 376
    realityboy

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    It’s the first time NBC has done the live in all time zones for the Olympics. Hopefully, they do have a better schedule so they’re not repeating things 3 times. It looks like the east coast will have a midnight-2am block next week. So that should be live in the west from 9-11p. Not sure what you’ll get at 8.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2018 #30 of 376
    Mikeguy

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    Thanks--here's hoping. :) If it's a choice of Live with repeats or Non-live but without repeats/with 2x as much content, I'd take the latter any day.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2018 #31 of 376
    gschrock

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    For the summer olympics I found that it was a lot easier to just watch things via the nbc app. Among other things, I could find events that were actually live at the time, and watch them without the constant jumping back and forth the nbc primetime shows do. Sometimes it did mean dealing with limited commentary (which wasn't always a bad thing), but in general, I could find just about anything I wanted to by specific even and either watch it live or in replay. It was infinitely better than trying to watch the tv coverage. Plus of course there were tons of events that got little or no real coverage on tv that I found interesting to watch.

    That said, so far it doesn't look like the nbc app is as well organized for that when I look at it, although it's possible it would be better organized if I installed the latest update for it.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2018 #32 of 376
    pdhenry

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    The NBC Sports app has a section with whatever is streaming live over a section of what's coming up & when.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2018 #33 of 376
    goblue97

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    Thanks....I get it now. Seems rather misleading though, at least to me.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2018 #34 of 376
    ayedee

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    I only care to watch speed skating and ski jumping
     
  15. Feb 9, 2018 #35 of 376
    goblue97

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    Is anyone able to live stream anything through the NBC Sports app right now? It's listing a few different curling matches as "Live Now" but all I get is "Coverage to begin shortly." It's been that way for over half an hour now. I've tried it with both an Apple TV and Fire Stick. Just curious if I'm alone or if they are experiencing technical difficulties.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2018 #36 of 376
    Howie

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    I answered the questions as best I could, but several didn't really apply to me. I'm supposedly a freestyle skier by my answers. No way I could do that crap. I like black runs that have been groomed. You can go just as fast as you want to, or just as slow as you need to.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2018 #37 of 376
    mrizzo80

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    The lights make it look like the stadium is virtually empty, so it looks kind of odd.

    The nighttime aerial shot of the stadium and surrounding areas looked terrific, though. The stadium looks to be in the mountains, as opposed to down in a nearby big city.
     
  18. Feb 9, 2018 #38 of 376
    Mikeguy

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    Perhaps it's my imagination, but this Olympics feels smaller than the last, in Rio. But I guess the Summer Games always are bigger than the Winter?

    Watching the Opening Ceremony right now, I'm finding the entrance of the athletes incredibly touching--of course the U.S., but also those countries with just a handful of athletes, or only 1 or 2. Perhaps with all the upset going on right now, people coming together, and to excel.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2018 #39 of 376
    TonyD79

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    Winter Olympics are much smaller. That’s how they could fit in Lake Placid. The summer games are about five times as big in terms of number of athletes.
     
  20. Feb 9, 2018 #40 of 376
    jsmeeker

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    Nigerian bobsled!!!!!!
     

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