Olympics

2012 Olympics

The Games of the XXX Olympiad kick off Friday, July 27th, in London. And as might be expected in this day and…

Olympics Online Video A Hit For BBC

The BBC has released some statistics on its blog looking at how its web site fared during the Olympics with audiences. Online video, turned…

NBC Takes Mobile Seriously For Olympics

NBC has released details of its digital coverage for the Beijing Olympics, and there’s a fair amount in there. NBCOlympics Mobile will inclu…

Ebay Looks To Social Nets For Growth: Report

With the majority of eBay users between the ages of 35-44, the online auctioneer hopes to attract younger demos though a partnership with te…

Olympics 2004 on Usenet

(via PVRblog) Yep, not BitTorrent, as most of us expected, but on the age-old Usenet…Olympics coverage is being digitized and circulated t…

NBC’s Sucked The Fun

I have to post this…I would probably make this into a T-Shirt slogan as well, if it was shorter…
Norman Chad at The Chronicle has put it…

Olympics Web Coverage Disappoints

A review of Olympics coverage online, from NBCOlympics.com, Athens2004.com and others…”The Internet is good for getting results and learn…

Digital Olympics: A Roundup

Some facts and fiction on the online and wireless coverage of Olympics…
— Early signs that Games are web hot: You can’t be serious…
–…

BBC’s Multicast Trial For Olympics

Well, it is here, but you can’t watch it if you’re outside UK. Interesting experiment with multicasting, though…
As it says, “Multicast is…

Net Radio Loses Olympic Stream

Some Australian broadcast outlets have been forced to shut down their Internet radio broadcasting streams to avoid breaching the Internation…

Let the Web Games Begin, Online

The Web is worldwide, but that isn’t stopping Olympics officials from trying to set up regional boundaries. However, you may be able to watc…

BBC On Mark For Online Olympic Coverage

The 50th story on how BBC is planning to cover Olympics online, with broadband playing a major part…The BBC sports site offers live covera…

NBC’s ITV Plans For Olympics

Well, NBC’s trying hard… it has announced a series of partnerships and new interactive services it will use to help viewers navigate its p…

Olympics to Have Broad Online Offering

Well, another example of how Europeans are ahead on sports right online and on mobiles, than U.S. where rights holders want to control it to…

Wish List For Olympics Coverage

In U.S.: “Provide downloadable video of all sports, regardless of whether or not they aired on TV.” Of course, it is not going to happen any…

NBCOlympics.com ‘By-The-Numbers’

Some interesting projected figures for NBCOlympics.com, for August, the month of the Olympics…
1,210 – Hours of Olympic broadcasts (televi…

Going for Network Gold in Athens

Really? That’s news…
Anyway, NBC Universal Networks Group President Randy Falco: “I love wireless. I think that in the future people are g…

Ovid’s Database To Open Up For Olympics

An interesting promotion by B2B info vendor: it will provide free access to SIRC SportDiscus, a premier sports medicine database, to physici…

The Net-TV Balance At Olympics

(via Lost Remote) Well, balance is a slightly generous word, because TV networks and rights holders still want to tightly control online dis…

Olympics: Coming to a PC Near You

A roundup of online coverage of the upcoming Olympics…including the official NBC site, the BBC Online’s coverage.

Going to Olympics?

I am thinking of going to the Olympics for about a week, to cover technology’s affect on sports and sports coverage, focusing on things like…

Inside The Launch Of NBCOlympics.com

A detailed interview with Rex Sorgatz, interactive director for IBS, about the challenges and innovations behind NBC’s newest site, NBCOlymp…

BBC’s Olympic Bet

(reg. req.) Will the BBC’s Olympic webcasts revolutionise the way we watch sport on TV? And can they tempt us to buy broadband?
Andrew Thomp…

Starting New Category: Digital Olympics

I’m starting a new category, “Digital Olympics”, covering the digital media-related aspects of the upcoming Olympics…this will be the firs…

I-mode to go for glory at Olympics

(sub. req.): Thanks to a recent deal with Greek operator Cosmote, one of the main sponsors of the Olympic games, DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile inte…

Spot-On For the Olympics

Microsoft should go in for the kill with its SPOT watches, and focus on the Olympics, writes Joe Wilcox. “The Summer Olympics event is a gol…