Since the Summer Olympicsthe composition has been traditionally followed by John Williams ' " Olympic Fanfare and Theme ", which was originally composed for the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Williams has also composed usa hockey olympics nbc streaming secondary themes for the Olympics and NBC's telecasts, including "The Olympic Spirit" which was used as the main theme inNBC's first year as rightsholder, before "Bugler's Dream" was reinstated the following Olympiad"Summon the Heroes" a piece written for the opening ceremony in and " Call of the Champions " which was written for the Winter Olympics.
Just wait until tomorrow, when Oregon discovers that the broadcast for USA Hockey's quarterfinal doesn't start until three hours after the actual game does. I understand hockey really comes to life on the radio.
It appears that the game will be shown at p. So, if you don't want to know what happens, put a bucket over your head for three hours. Maybe bang it with a wooden spoon just to be safe.
Advertisement This one you can blame on affiliates. Local noontime news programs are essential to their operations and not something they enjoy preempting for a silly kids game.
Of course, if the match were moved back to MSNBC, showing it live across the entire country probably wouldn't be an issue. You can relish that irony while you're following the game on Twitter.
Or you can move to Guam. It will be live there too. The good news is that NBC's Olympic ratings success has temporarily moved them out of fourth place among the major broadcast networks.
Hooray, to not being the worst media company in America this week! Bronze medals are almost as good as gold!
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Up yours. Richard W. I agree the coverage is awful, though it's always been this way by NBC , but the profanity is really unnecessary. I seriously considered timing the coverage, that is: 30 seconds for intro title, 30 seconds of host blather, commercial, commercial, other NBC show bumper, Olympic event to come bumper, host blather, commercial, commercial, actual event coverage for 60 seconds, commercial, commercial, etc etc ad nauseum — but to what avail?
NBC is certainly not listening. Could this be why NBC is in last place? Advertisement Actually, the Wall Street Journal did this. They found that in one 3. That's about 3 minutes less than the time they spent on commercials.
Bob Costas only got 17 minutes, the poor thing. It doesn't say how much time was devoted to Mary Carillo kissing that moose. Notsmes: here's hoping demanding?! That's why Isaac Newton invented picture-in-picture.
Why on earth, of all events, was this hockey game not on local NBC stations? I only happened to turn back to NBC for this after viewing my recorded reruns of Conan - that superior final week.
The usual NBC management ineptitude. Weird, right? Not sure why they'd prioritize an Eastern Bloc grudge match in front of the battle for North America.
Alright, this is retarded now. But wait! I switch over to that, and inexplicably, it is identical to what's being shown on the regular NBC HD channel. Why in the flying fuck would they have identical HD feeds going on two different channels?
But my optimism wasn't dead yet - they're gonna move America v. Canada over to the HD channels as soon as the Czechs and Russians are done, right?
I'm not entirely sure if this is NBC's fault or Cox's fault, but someone deserves a violent skullfucking for this bullshit. Advertisement Keith W.
Why would NBC show downhill instead of this hockey game? I'm not really a hockey fan even still, fucking what? Figure skating? What the fuck!!! Advertisement Ben R. In the piece, he interviewed a member of the Norwegian media, who said that apart from skier Petter Northug, the Norwegian team was crap.
This wouldn't be noteworthy, except for the fact that NBC bleeped the word 'crap'. This is the United States, right?
And it is ? And this is the same network that bombards us with commercials for The Biggest Loser that include morbidly obese men with man-boobs standing on a scale with nothing but shorts on. That is considered decent, but someone saying 'crap' is not?!?!?!
Menne: I used to love watching the Winter Olympics. At age 65, though, I have to watch my blood pressure, so I've decided to boycott NBC's coverage this time. The network's pre-digestion and subsequent time-delayed regurgitation of only those bits of action it deems necessary for the American public's olympic experience is so infuriating that I simply can't watch it.
Yes, I want to celebrate the accomplishment of American athletes and yes, I want to enjoy the successes of athletes from around the world. Sadly, those opportunities have been taken away from us by NBC's paternalistic and patronizing coverage.
Our athletes and our country deserve better. Is it possible to coordinate a nationwide protest by the American people to protest this travesty? Advertisement Thanks to Randball for the pic.
Now back to the screaming: Adam P. I don't understand why people think that NBC ought to give every sport equal time or some such nonsense; it only makes sense that an American network will show sports that are popular in the United States or at least sports where an American is contending.
My problem, though, is with the tape delay business. If what's on at 8pm is Denmark vs. Norway Women's Curling, that's what you show. I don't care if that is a money loser or not, NBC should put the integrity of sport first.
But, if NBC has 2 live events to choose from, I can't blame them for choosing the one that Americans are expected to do well in, or at least the one that is popular in the United States.
I just wish that they would hold themselves to broadcasting live events exclusively. Advertisement Matt M. Switzerland game.