August 05, 2004

Tee Vee guide: : six days until the first Olympic events, eight days until the opening ceremonies, and NBC finally put their Tee Vee schedule on their website. And what sports will we benighted colonials be able to watch on the various NBC stations? Swimming, diving, gymnastics, track and field, volleyball (real and beach), cycling, basketball, soccer, rowing, softball, weightlifting, shooting, fencing, boxing, badminton, table tennis, field hockey, sailing, judo, water polo, handball, equestrian, whitewater canoeing/kayaking, tennis, archery, wrestling...okay, I'm impressed despite myself. Mind you, the minority sports will get sound-bites and we'll see a godawful amount of the same stuff we saw a lot of last time, but could be a move in the direction of some decent coverage. (aside: about the perennial Athens facilities issues, I heard that the whitewater course they created is the sickest of the sick. Can't wait to see it!)

posted by lil_brown_bat to other at 07:55 PM - 8 comments

And they are taking full advantage of their affiliates. I see Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and even Telemundo sharing the duties in broadcasting the games. If you don't have cable, you are SOL.

posted by usfbull at 09:53 PM on August 05, 2004

cool. i only have to stay up til 1am to watch the archery team finals.

posted by goddam at 10:01 PM on August 05, 2004

It'll be really sick when the bombs go off. I don't have a good feeling about these games.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:50 PM on August 05, 2004

I don't know what you're looking at but I still get this message for the Bay Area: "The complete schedule of Olympic coverage in your area will be available in soon." And I want to know if the soccer coverage, which will mainly be on Telemundo, will be in English or Spanish.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:20 PM on August 05, 2004

I don't know what you're looking at but I still get this message for the Bay Area: Hrm. This might make some sense if local affiliates were still sorting it out, but it didn't ask me where I was from...dunno what's up with this.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:49 AM on August 06, 2004

mathowie has a good post on his PVR blog about the Olympic broadcast and the time-shifting.

posted by rocketman at 02:25 PM on August 06, 2004

damn, and my cable system still has not gotten MSNBC on, despite my lobbying them for over two years since the Salt Lake games when I missed out on a lot of good stuff. Oh well, at least USA and Bravo will have some good stuff on.

posted by jasonbondshow at 08:12 PM on August 06, 2004

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