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The Olympic Live Stream: Observations, Recommendations, Predictions 82

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lpress writes "The Tour de France and the Olympics were live streamed on the Web. The BBC streamed 2,500 hours of live coverage of the Olympics and NBC streamed the entire Tour de France and 302 events from all 32 Olympic sports. I watched both events as a fan and as an observer of the online content and the network performance. I blogged detailed descriptions of my experience and summarized it in 12 observations and recommendations. The summary concludes with predictions about the way live events will be covered in the future — coverage of these events was an early step in a major shakeup of the way live events are produced, distributed and viewed."
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The Olympic Live Stream: Observations, Recommendations, Predictions

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 17, 2012 @08:08PM (#41031689)

    The Olympics should either have their own coverage and stream that and let me pay them to stream it for the 2 weeks,
    Or whoever pays them for distribution rights should do this.
    I'm not going to waste my time trying to get streaming working at a reasonable rate through a proxy,
    and neither am I going to pay a company that doesn't provide service in my area just to watch 2 weeks of Olympics.

    There was of course local coverage, but they only really covered the events that we had contestants in.
    It also wasn't live streaming, so I could just as easily get it from the piratebay with better coverage.

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