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VALuvsMKwan
06-07-2011, 08:20 PM
NBC's coverage of everything is so bad. They create stories and then run them into the ground with overplay. It's happened over and over. They should have live internet coverage with no commentary.

So go to work for the network and convince them to broadcast the events that way and find a way to pay for it. I know you have it in you to accomplish this.

lexeoe
06-07-2011, 08:27 PM
On a side note, we're now just under a month away from the announcement of the site for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The vote is scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa, on Wednesday, July 6th.

GamesBids.com still indicates PyeongChang, South Korea as the front runner, scoring 66.29 in their "BidIndex". Munich, Germany is a close second at 64.99, while Annecy, France is a somewhat distant third at 53.85.

i'm really hoping munich prevails. excuse for the term but frack (can't type the actual word here) new frontiers argument if that's all they have going for them. i'm really hoping sporting traditions prevail rather than something else.

manleywoman
06-07-2011, 08:37 PM
Sigh. Perhaps NBC will recruit some better skating commentators for the next two winter games. One can hope, anyway.

Not holding my breath. More Scott and Sandra. :blah:

If either one of them gets laryngitis, I'll do it. I'm cheaper! :P

aliceanne
06-07-2011, 10:46 PM
I liked Johnny, Peter, and Tara on Universal Sports. They just said what they liked and what they didn't like and why. When Universal Sports didn't have anyone to cover events they just showed them without commentary which was better than having some commentator who didn't know anything about skating (Andrea Joyce) chatter away about how cute and pretty the skaters were.

All I ask is that I get to hear the music!

IceAlisa
06-07-2011, 10:54 PM
Just Tweeted by Philip Hersh: NBC says it will make every event available live on one platform or another.

Confirmed: "We will make every event, on one platform or another, live." - Mark Lazarus, NBC, on #NBCUniversal coverage of Oly Games

That would be nice! My husband likes Scott's commentating and on air skategasms, thinks it's entertaining. I dunno about that but am certainly annoyed by Sandra.

aliceanne
06-07-2011, 11:15 PM
My problem with Sandra Bezic is that she has a financial interest in some of the skaters she is commenting on. Maybe not so much now, but in the past it wasn't unusual for her to have done the choreography for the skater(s) she was commenting on. I think at least a public disclaimer is in order when that happens.

RD
06-07-2011, 11:45 PM
if it's any consolation (sigh), NBC does have new leadership now and may drive coverage of the Games in a different direction than the traditional approach we've seen.

falling_dance
06-08-2011, 12:24 AM
If either one of them gets laryngitis, I'll do it. I'm cheaper! :P

:cheer2:

orbitz
06-08-2011, 12:35 AM
Let start a petition for NBC to hire Terry Gannon :hat1:.

I wonder if Dick will be with the NBC team? It was really awkward having him as a 3rd wheel in the Hamilton-Bezic pairing.

SkateSkates
06-08-2011, 12:36 AM
Just no more Hamilton PLEASE! He would not shut up in Vancouver, and clearly played favorites. I agree with posters above in that they should hire Tara.

jcopper
06-08-2011, 12:39 AM
The news about NBC is interesting. With Dick Ebersol NBC leaving a month ago, there was a lot of speculation that FOX or ESPN might spend the money to get the Olympics. Also, given that NBC lost money (about 25%) on the Vancouver Games, some articles speculated that Comcast (NBC's owner) would be more conservative than GE (NBC's former owner).
GE still owns 49% of NBC. They're owners, just not majority owners.

Cheylana
06-08-2011, 12:48 AM
Let start a petition for NBC to hire Terry Gannon :hat1:.

I wonder if Dick will be with the NBC team? It was really awkward having him as a 3rd wheel in the Hamilton-Bezic pairing.
Tara & Terry -- I like it! :biggrinbo:biggrinbo:biggrinbo

A.H.Black
06-08-2011, 01:25 AM
if it's any consolation (sigh), NBC does have new leadership now and may drive coverage of the Games in a different direction than the traditional approach we've seen.

On the other hand - they could easily make it worse.

RD
06-08-2011, 01:34 AM
On the other hand - they could easily make it worse.

IF they stick to their promise of live coverage of every event- and deliver it without extensive hassle (i.e. must be comcast subscriber or some other crap), then they really have nowhere to go but up.

ETA: I would not be shocked if they chose to charge for live Olympic coverage (i.e. a subscription for a flat fee, like they had for Worlds coverage on Universal Sports). In fact, I practically EXPECT them to do so.

Visaliakid
06-08-2011, 01:58 AM
GE still owns 49% of NBC. They're owners, just not majority owners.

Comcast is the majority owner and thus makes the final decisions for NBC Universal. Additionally, GE will be giving up more and more of it's minority stock in the next few years.