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post #421 of 799
Beach volleyball is the best.
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Originally Posted by JCL View Post

The Men's 100 metres Final coming up in 10 minutes. 3 Jamaicans and 3 Americans in the race. I am watching on CTV in HD on my 55", but promise will not spoil it here -- NBC won't show it for another 6 hours.

Yep, pretty lame to have to wait, to watch the 100m finals tape delay. I know how the race went down after doing some looking around.
post #423 of 799
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

I don't watch the morning talk shows. But, for ABC I believe we get the 2nd hour live and the first hour delayed and shown after the 2nd hour. Don't know about CBS or NBC.

All 3 morning shows are tape delayed by an hour so they start at 7am local time. That's why the networks have Central Time Zone HD feeds. Everything else is in pattern with the Eastern Time zone.

I don't know of anything prevents a Central Time Zone affiliate from airing their respective network Morning show live at 6 CT. I don't know of any that do either.
post #424 of 799
Thread Starter 
Does CTV have filler segments that are not necessarily about the Olympics?
NBC airs segments from Mary Carillo that are more like something from the Travel channel.
For me they just delay NBCs already delayed prime time coverage of events.
post #425 of 799
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

Does CTV have filler segments that are not necessarily about the Olympics?

Of all of the CTV/SN/TSN captures that I've seen, there were no non-Olympic fillers. Hell, I don't remember ever seeing any fillers. There was one short piece about one of the swimmers, but even that was extremely short.

There wasn't even any return-to-the-studio chit-chat. The only studio piece that I ever saw was for the last swim day and it was only at the start of the event. Never went back to the studio once they went to the pool.

Comments from Canadian CTV/SN/TSN viewers?
post #426 of 799
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

Does CTV have filler segments that are not necessarily about the Olympics?
NBC airs segments from Mary Carillo that are more like something from the Travel channel.
For me they just delay NBCs already delayed prime time coverage of events.

They do, in a way. They have "Up-Close" segments prepared for most Canadian athletes. These are usually aired before or after the event being competed. They also have segments about the country too. On Saturday evening, the main host Brian Williams (CTV's Olympic prime-time anchor) interviewed Prince William and Prince Harry in the studio. But I would say, even with these segments, their shows move along briskly, unlike NBC. A lot more events get shown, even during the prime-time show, by which time most of London's events have finished for the day.

The most annoying thing is probably a regular feature on "Social Media" (Bell Social Scene). They had somebody talked about twitter feeds around athletic events. Nowhere near as annoying Seacrest's segments, though.

Some of CTV's stuff are fairly funny... during the last Winter Olympics, they had NBC's Brian Williams appearing in the CTV studios with the Canadian Brian Williams. I think NBC's BW also featured his Canadian counterpart on Nightly News. I think there will be a sequel for that in London.
Edited by JCL - 8/5/12 at 8:41pm
post #427 of 799
They do have these segments and some back and forth with the hosts at the desk. I've come across some of these 'captures' of which you speak, and it appears they are just being cut out of them. That said it's mostly at the start and finish of events like the person above mentioned.
post #428 of 799
OK, thanks for the update.

Someone had posted a capture of the NBC Men's 10m Synchro Diving and out of curiosity, I decided to get it and take a look at what NBC did.

Wow, what a butcher job. Most of the dives/divers where not even shown.
post #429 of 799
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Originally Posted by agus0103 View Post

I thought I read the commentary provided on the online NBC feeds is either OBS-supplied and intended for countries without commentary teams of their own on site in London or freelancers NBC brought on board specifically for the online coverage. But if what you heard included analysis from Michael Johnson (the American sprinter), then that was the BBC commentary.

The BBC are, I believe, providing the OBS commentary feeds for many of the events (though not all - the BBC appear to be taking New Zealand commentary for the NZ/Ger hockey for instance)

However I think Michael Johnson is part of the presentation team (i.e. in-vision analysis) rather than commentary (i.e. out of vision race commentary). Even if the fed has BBC commentary, it may not include Michael Johnson (as he's presentation mainly)

In fact the BBC commentators on the Women's Laser Radial sailing said 'for those British viewers watching wondering why we're not concentrating on the British sailor' (And the BBC presentation AND commentary are being used locally at the venue for spectators rather than having a separate MC).

The same is true at Wimbledon - the international feeds take BBC commentary. This means that the commentators have to be careful in picking up from BBC presenters - though I believe they have 'BBC Only', 'World Only' and "Both" buttons on their commentary positions?
post #430 of 799
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

Watching the Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings beach volleyball match and it seems the lag problem has been fixed when watching in 720p or 1080p.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/video-watch.html?video=womens-quarterfinal-matches-1-and-2
All the feeds have a 24fps look to them.

In the UK all the main online web streaming services are 25p (i.e. only half the picture rate of 50i/50p) They have used 50p for some 3D webstreaming tests - but most flash/html5 video is 25p. And although all UK HD broadcasts are 1080/50i, the webstreamed HD stuff is 720/25p predominantly. Suspect this is because Flash and HTML5 players (and hardware acceleration) isn't great for 50i content?

However some of the on-demand video streams for internet connected TVs (and Sky's Anytime+ on-demand service) are 50i - much nicer to watch for sport. Think this is because these devices are using the same MPEG2/MPEG4 H264 decoders as for broadcast streams, so have no issues with interlaced content.
post #431 of 799
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Originally Posted by JCL View Post

This might have been a big story.... fortunately it wasn't. Just a split second before the starting gun went off, some jerk at the back threw a glass bottle toward the starting blocks, in the direction of the 8 runners, landing -- perhaps, about 10 feet behind Lane 4. Fortunately it did not induce any false starts and didn't hit anyone. CTV has just replayed that sequence for it's audience.

I didn't see that, but I was watching the Mexican feed on TV Azteca, they shown Gatlin spitting on Bolt's lane on the warm outs.. what the frack was that? nice spirit of competition...

http://www.overthelimitentertainment.com/profiles/blogs/usain-bolt-recalls-when-justin-gatlin-spit-across-his-lane-cnn-in
post #432 of 799
I just put the NBC stream of gymnastics on one computer and the BBC stream of the same event on another and the commentary teams were not the same. The NBC stream had a man with what sounded like an Australian or New Zealand accent and a woman named Shannon with an American accent. I believe this might be the commentary from SKY TV, which has the Olympic broadcast rights in New Zealand. Doing some Googling, US gymnast Shannon Miller is apparently providing commentary on NZ television.

The equestrian stream on the NBC website also has commentary at present and that too is different from the commentary on BBC. I can't say with certainty the NBColympics.com commentator has an Aussie/NZ accent, though. It sounds kind of like a mix between British and Aussie.
Edited by agus0103 - 8/6/12 at 9:37am
post #433 of 799
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Originally Posted by agus0103 View Post

I just put the NBC stream of gymnastics on one computer and the BBC stream of the same event on another and the commentary teams were not the same. The NBC stream had a man with what sounded like an Australian or New Zealand accent and a woman named Shannon with an American accent. I believe this might be the commentary from SKY TV, which has the Olympic broadcast rights in New Zealand. Doing some Googling, US gymnast Shannon Miller is apparently providing commentary on NZ television.
The equestrian stream on the NBC website also has commentary at present and that too is different from the commentary on BBC. I can't say with certainty the NBColympics.com commentator has an Aussie/NZ accent, though. It sounds kind of like a mix between British and Aussie.

Suspect that NBC will have separate arrangements for their webstreaming commentary - they're big enough to organise their own - and are on the ground in London so can access stuff quite easily.

The BBC also don't provide commentary for everything. However AIUI OBS are often using the BBC commentary, where available, as their main world feed commentary, with other sources used when the BBC aren't providing commentary. If you are a broadcaster not based in the UK using one of the OBS-provided world feeds - there's a strong chance it will have BBC commentary AIUI.
post #434 of 799
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

I didn't see that, but I was watching the Mexican feed on TV Azteca, they shown Gatlin spitting on Bolt's lane on the warm outs.. what the frack was that? nice spirit of competition...
http://www.overthelimitentertainment.com/profiles/blogs/usain-bolt-recalls-when-justin-gatlin-spit-across-his-lane-cnn-in

http://www.standard.co.uk/olympics/olympic-news/london-2012-olympics-spectator-charged-with-throwing-beer-bottle-at-100m-sprint-final-banned-from-all-games-venues-8009176.html
post #435 of 799
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Originally Posted by Xylon View Post

Beach volleyball is the best.

Yes, I second that
post #436 of 799
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Originally Posted by dbailey75 View Post

Yes, I second that

Amazing venue isn't it? What do you mean you hadn't noticed the venue?
post #437 of 799
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

Amazing venue isn't it? What do you mean you hadn't noticed the venue?

I pay very close attention to the hand signals . . .

http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/olympics-decoding-beach-volleyball-s-hand-signals-slideshow/spain-s-liliana-fernandez-steiner-signals-the-play-to-her-teammate-spain-s-elsa-baquerizo-mcmillan-photo-1343745068.html

post #438 of 799
American networks emphasize the American athletes in their coverage. But sometimes it takes a foreigner to captivate us. Remember Olga Korbut, from 1972?

ABC's Gordon Maddux (when ABC had the coverage) begged, pleaded (or whatever he had to do) to get the network to show her uneven bar routine, which included her famous (but now outlawed!) back flip. The crowd loved it. And so did the American TV audience. She wasn't an 'Evil Empire' Communist, she was just a little 17-year old girl in pig-tails.

And then they showed how human she was - when she flubbed her follow-up routine on the same apparatus during the all-around finals, scoring only a 7.5 (out of 10). Her tears were real and our hearts went out to her.

But she recovered - winning gold on the balance beam and floor exercise in the individual portion. She became quite popular afterward.

What's she up to these days?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/06/sport/olympics-olga-korbut-gymnastics-munich-anniversary/index.html?hpt=hp_bn4
post #439 of 799
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post



I didn't need hand signals to know where to look.
post #440 of 799
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

American networks emphasize the American athletes in their coverage. But sometimes it takes a foreigner to captivate us. Remember Olga Korbut, from 1972?
ABC's Gordon Maddux (when ABC had the coverage) begged, pleaded (or whatever he had to do) to get the network to show her uneven bar routine, which included her famous (but now outlawed!) back flip. The crowd loved it. And so did the American TV audience. She wasn't an 'Evil Empire' Communist, she was just a little 17-year old girl in pig-tails.
And then they showed how human she was - when she flubbed her follow-up routine on the same apparatus during the all-around finals, scoring only a 7.5 (out of 10). Her tears were real and our hearts went out to her.
But she recovered - winning gold on the balance beam and floor exercise in the individual portion. She became quite popular afterward.
What's she up to these days?
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/06/sport/olympics-olga-korbut-gymnastics-munich-anniversary/index.html?hpt=hp_bn4

She's featured quite heavily as a guest on the BBC's coverage. She appears to be lovely - and mad as a box of frogs!

BTW - is Michael Johnson appearing on any NBC coverage. He's one of the BBC's main athletics analysts - and is simply brilliant.
post #441 of 799
Mmm selling booze in Olympic stadium.... you will get drunken and dissordely folks that way...

Sad that $$$$ > competition, I don't think attendance will be less with no beer being sold..

or just sell $20 sodas and $15 water
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Originally Posted by DrCee View Post

********** Revised NBCOlympics Temporary Viewing Pass directions for renewing the pass when it expires***********
Feng Shui Touché remedy to #NBCFail
There is hope for those of us at the CAT6 end of the #NBCFail tail. Read the solution for gaining access to nbcolympics dot com. Those in the US can exploit the Temporary Viewing Pass option and then just reuse it over and over as necessary.
It's a pdf attachment since it is too painful to edit in this forum with pix.
Watch NBCOlympics Now v2.pdf 162k .pdf file
Comment how it works for you.
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I followed the directions, but step 4e:
"Clear out the Adobe Access DRM stuff happening in the Adobe Flash cache as follows (Win7)
Browse here and delete subdirectories NativeCache and APSPrivateData2 their content:
C:\Users\\AppData\|\Adobe\Flash Player"

does not work for me. My Windows 7 pc does not have those files. Any suggestions?
post #443 of 799
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Originally Posted by stein333 View Post

I followed the directions, but step 4e:
"Clear out the Adobe Access DRM stuff happening in the Adobe Flash cache as follows (Win7)
Browse here and delete subdirectories NativeCache and APSPrivateData2 their content:
C:\Users\\AppData\|\Adobe\Flash Player"
does not work for me. My Windows 7 pc does not have those files. Any suggestions?

You need to go into folder options and turn on hidden files/folders...
post #444 of 799
Watching the pole vaulting event earlier today and noticed a local lady in the stands eating what looked like Chinese chow main lol! She was pounding those noodles down like no tomorrow.smile.gif
post #445 of 799
The best Women soccer match I have ever seen.
post #446 of 799
Thread Starter 
NBC did not show any of the USA vs Canada soccer match it was NBC Sports Network.
The gold medal match is on NBCSN.

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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

is Michael Johnson appearing on any NBC coverage. He's one of the BBC's main athletics analysts - and is simply brilliant.

No, per Wiki
NBC Track and Field
Announcer Tom Hammond

Commentators,
Ato Boldon
Dwight Stones
Craig Masback
Tim Hutchings
post #447 of 799
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Originally Posted by Xylon View Post

The best Women soccer match I have ever seen.

No, the best women's soccer match I've ever seen.
post #448 of 799
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

NBC did not show any of the USA vs Canada soccer match it was NBC Sports Network.
The gold medal match is on NBCSN.
No, per Wiki
NBC Track and Field
Announcer Tom Hammond
Commentators,
Ato Boldon
Dwight Stones
Craig Masback
Tim Hutchings

You're missing out.
post #449 of 799
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

Suspect that NBC will have separate arrangements for their webstreaming commentary - they're big enough to organise their own - and are on the ground in London so can access stuff quite easily.
I thought a lot of the commentary was coming out of New York. Seems like I saw a picture of row, upon row, upon row of portable voiceover booths setup in 8H (the Saturday Night Live studio) to handle commentary.
post #450 of 799
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Originally Posted by Kib View Post

I thought a lot of the commentary was coming out of New York. Seems like I saw a picture of row, upon row, upon row of portable voiceover booths setup in 8H (the Saturday Night Live studio) to handle commentary.

I guess that's also an option for some sports - particularly those taking place outside London (football, sailing, rowing etc.) and for those where you don't need to be at the venue (cycling, marathon etc.) Particularly for the webstreams ?

The BBC has organised similar 'voice over farms' for international broadcasters in studios at Television Centre in London for Royal Weddings.
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