Tag: Olympics

  • Summon the heroes

    Summon the heroes

    There’s something irresistible about about watching an athlete experience the pinnacle of his career live on TV.

  • Why is NBC’s Olympics video-streaming website so awful?

    Why is NBC’s Olympics video-streaming website so awful?

    In the run-up to the 2014 Olympics, NBC tooted its own horn. Every event, the network boasted, would be streamed live, online. Viewers wouldn’t have to wait for the primetime broadcast or dodge social media spoilers all day. Instead, they could watch the drama unfold, as it happened, on NBC’s website. What NBC didn’t explain […]

  • Bugler’s Nightmare

    More often than not, when NBC played Arnaud’s “Dream,” they cut out a whole measure of the timpanic intro. Why would they short-circuit their own spectacle?