With the 2010 Winter Olympics winding down in Vancouver this weekend, broadcasters and online video platforms alike are getting ready for a tally of their Olympic audience. Special attention is going to be reserved for NBC (s GE), who decided for the first time to restrict much of its live online video coverage to paying cable, satellite and IPTV customers.
NBC did loosen its grip in recent days, streaming a few choice games without these types of access restrictions. We’ll have to wait and see whether that has helped the network with its online ratings. However, numbers are one thing, actual experience is another. That’s why we want to hear from you. Did you watch the Olympics on NBC’s web site? Did you have trouble with their access restrictions? Or did you find other ways to watch the games online?
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