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  • ESPN may not be that bad.

    ESPN claims they will show all events live. We will see...

    "ESPN’s goal of carrying the Olympics live, regardless of when the events are carried, would upend the model pioneered in the 1960s by ABC Sports and perpetuated most famously by NBC. ESPN’s concept acknowledges the immediacy of the digital age, that fans consume sports live and do not want to wait to see events on a delay.

    “I don’t see any negative effect of running all of this live,” said Skipper, who added that those viewers who were not big sports fans but who tuned in for the drama of the Olympics would benefit from ESPN’s all-live approach."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/sport ... 014&st=cse

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    Re: ESPN may not be that bad.

    I have to pay extra to get ESPN on Sky....
    :evil:
    My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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    • #3
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      Is the NBC contract with IOC through '12 or '14?
      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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      • #4
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        Thank god for ESPN.

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          From the previously cited article:
          NBC has one more Olympics, the 2012 Summer Games in London, to televise before the International Olympic Committee sells the rights to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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            Re: ESPN may not be that bad.

            Certainly their coverage of the US Indoor meet was greatly improved.

            It helped enormously that they employed an experienced continuity guy rather than Lewis Johnson.

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            • #7
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              yes, the current crew on espn is the best i've seen...

              tom hammonds...keep him doing figure skating...

              as to sochi....bet NBC really doesn't want to go there...

              it's bleeping russia, and they won't give NBC that much special handling...

              and usa performance is more likely to be half that in vancouver...

              think the russians care about white, oh !! no!!

              and the figure skating...ah, think the american gets there???


              espn is doing the world cup in south africa this summer, and is emerging as a global presence....

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