Originally Posted by icemannyr
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