Upgrade Required To Watch Olympics Onine?

Pete K

Pete K

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Nov 5, 2007
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This reeks! If you are a Dish subscriber who wants to watch "live" Olympic competition online at NBCOlympics.com, you are out of luck unless you subscribe to
America's "Top 200" or above. When you attempt to log on at NBCOlympics.com, you receive a message asking you to verify that you subscribe to a cable or satellite service. According to NBC: "This is required ONLY for viewing live competition & full-event replays on NBCOlympics.com during Vancouver Games." If you decline to upgrade, you get a message saying "Don't worry, you can still watch highlights..etc." Viewers who watch NBC OTA are also shut out of the "live" streams. This is just wrong.
 
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btharner

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Oct 2, 2007
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The live online coverage consists mainly of hockey and curling. The rest of the sports will be on-demand as much of it will find its way onto the network broadcasts and they usually don't stream something they have planned to show at some point on TV. I agree it is morally wrong but they do this to make sure all the providers (or in our case, satellite customers) pick up the extra coverage on the cable channels (I know some local cable systems have passed on this in the past because they did not want to pay the increased fees NBC was asking).
 
Slamminc11

Slamminc11

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Jan 28, 2005
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it's not Dish's fault, but I'm sure some people will try and make it look like it is... :rolleyes: ;)
 
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btharner

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Oct 2, 2007
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No, it's definitely NBC's decision as to the requirements to view the video content.
 

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