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NBC To Live Stream Olympics Event 186

An anonymous reader writes "According to Broadcasting Cable, NBC is going to stream the gold medal Men's hockey game live on the NBC Olympics web site. This is in preparation for (hopefully) many more live feeds throughout the year. The video stream will have DRM and IP protection to attempt to limit access to residents of the US, like the other event video on the site. With the stream served by Akamai's CDN, it will be interesting to see if it can sustain the load. The game starts around 8:00am EST on Sunday, Feb 26 if you are interested in checking it out."
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NBC To Live Stream Olympics Event

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  • by NeMon'ess ( 160583 ) <> on Saturday February 25, 2006 @11:21PM (#14802486) Homepage Journal
    I don't watch the olympics because I don't have cable and can't watch the coverage live. It feels like bullshit having NBC package up stories and events, complete with the backgrounds of the athletes, when they already know full-well who actually won. They expect me to watch their stories set to swooning music, and then see that athlete lose, even though that happened 5 to 12 hours ago. The worst as I remember it was in Sydney and Nagano when the coverage was tape delayed on the west coast about 18 hours. Which is truly screwed up because 8pm Pacific time is 1 or 2pm in Australia or Japan. NBC could've given live events prime-time coverage on the West, and East coasts, but waited a day to package them. Besides, then maybe some of the viewers would realize how stupid it is to watch day old events.
  • Re:What about linux? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Ilgaz ( 86384 ) on Saturday February 25, 2006 @11:38PM (#14802521) Homepage
    I know you are joking but in fact BeOS has Realplayer G2, I am not sure they coded the newer codecs for "auto update" though...
  • Re:anyone else? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by freeweed ( 309734 ) on Sunday February 26, 2006 @02:17AM (#14802895)
    Tired of your tax dollars going towards facilities that most often are never used again

    Can't argue with the rest of your rant, but rest assured that Olympics facilities very often are used again - at least in places that care.

    Calgary's '88 winter Olys left us with some amazing facilities, which have directly lead to Canada doing better each time since. We're looking at a record haul, much of which can be attributed to having a world-class speed skating oval here. Canadian athletes used to have to go overseas to train for a lot of winter events.

    Last time I visited Lake Placid, the facilities there were in continual use, as a touist destination and training facility.

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