I just finished watching the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics and I think I’ve caught Olympic fever. I mean, wow! That was an exciting show.
A few minutes after the Olympics signed off from the bird’s nest, I turned to the only place where I can watch live Olympics action at midnight pacific, NBCOlympics.com. I figured, judo would be a fun sport to watch. No, I’m not a huge fan of martial arts but I figured I’d give judo a shot. There are no announcers to explain what I’m watching, however, you can hear announcements the arena’s loudspeaker. The problem is, the camera is fixed about a mile from the fight. The single fixed camera is a bird’s eye view of the match.
Also, many people have been complaining about the delay between the live events and the time that NBC actually shows the events.
Earlier this week, I teamed up with the good folks from EPIC FU to talk about the implications of NBC controlling the Olympic content.
Ok, so after I posted this, there was a shift and the cameras started working. I watch a judo event: Israel v. Georgia. Israel won 1-0.