“For Americans, coverage of the Olympics in London is mainly limited to NBC’s video stream offerings,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“Unfortunately, the network’s coverage, especially online, is receiving a ton of complaints as witnessed by the #nbcfail hashtag on Twitter,” Kahn reports. “Fortunately, there is a way to bypass NBC altogether and take advantage of the BBC’s official live stream coverage from inside the U.S. of almost every major event.”
Kahn reports, “All you have to do is use a DNS routing service [like Unblock Us] to get around the BBC’s region blocked streams… It is free for a week, and then it is $5 for the month.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Note to NBC dunces: The Internet happened, therefore tape delays are moronic. We couldn’t avoid knowing the outcomes if we tried (and we did).
Five hours before you decide to finally roll the tape of Phelps winning his 19th Olympic medal, we’re all asking, “So, are you going to watch Phelps win his 19th gold medal tonight?” It makes for less than compelling television, this not being 1976 and all.
So, NBC morons, take one of your many channels and dedicate it solely to live coverage and continue to rebroadcast the signature events in prime time as is your wont. That way, everyone is satisfied. That is all.