Olympic Gold

I don’t really care about the Olympics, but thought I’d have a look to see how well the broadcasters were doing with their online coverage. Having spotted this interesting comment on news.com I followed the link, installed the latest Silverlight, restarted my browser and…

Failed olympics coverage

Failed olympics coverage

So good to see the IOC understands the global importance of sport… and making money out of it.

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4 Responses to Olympic Gold

  1. Toby Inkster says:

    Isn’t this screen similar to what non-UK viewers see when they try to visit your employer’s “iPlayer”?

    It’s all about the licensing…

  2. bill says:

    Absolutely. And it sucks there too. Trying to impose arbitrary geographic boundaries like this just encourages people to make use of unofficial channels – hence the large number of BBC shows available as .torrents.

  3. blogindir says:

    Isn’t this screen similar to what non-UK viewers see when they try to visit your employer’s “iPlayer”?

    It’s all about the licensing…

    yes okey

  4. Dizi izle says:

    Absolutely. And it sucks there too. Trying to impose arbitrary geographic boundaries like this just encourages people to make use of unofficial channels – hence the large number of BBC shows available as .torrents.

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