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« Reply #30 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 17:21:47 »

The amount of adverts this afternoon have been an absolute joke.  Channel 4 should be ashamed if they couldn't lose a little bit of revenue on advertising to leave the actual coverage running for longer periods.

Give me sport on BBC anytime!
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« Reply #31 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 18:32:00 »

Unfortunately it's all the BBC's fault, as C4 outbid them by virtually double the money, and when you consider C4 'only' bid 9m, it shows you how little they thought they could get the rights for.

And now we've just got to put up with the adverts for the next 10 days...
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« Reply #32 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:15:29 »

Wheelchair basketball is ace (Sky 451/454). GB were 16 points down on the Germans, now just 1 point in the 3rd.
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« Reply #33 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:35:25 »

Wheelchair basketball is ace (Sky 451/454). GB were 16 points down on the Germans, now just 1 point in the 3rd.

I'm watching via the red button. Top entertainment. Currently the Germans lead 58-57

Not any more. GB now lead...
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« Reply #34 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:40:50 »

Apparently NBC are only showing 5 hrs of highlights in the US during the whole games.

Shameful !!
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« Reply #35 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:45:52 »

Why's it shameful? Perhaps they dont think there's great viewer demand for it?
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« Reply #36 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:51:00 »

Why's it shameful? Perhaps they dont think there's great viewer demand for it?

Well i would imagine most American disabled people would want to watch it.....for starters.

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« Reply #37 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:53:51 »

More like US advertisers don't want their products associated with disability

Typical Yanks
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« Reply #38 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:54:44 »

Why's it shameful? Perhaps they dont think there's great viewer demand for it?

How can there not be a demand for it if they don't show it in the first place.

Personally, I've found he wheelchair basketball more etertaining than the Olympic basketball competition.
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« Reply #39 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:55:32 »

Why? In 2008 the bbc showed a hours highlights programme per day (Monday to Friday), the rest was on BBCi. Only on Sat & Sun did they show live coverage on main stream tv.

I can understand why NBC have decided to broadcast other programmes, especially if they broadcast the Olympics just a couple of weeks ago.
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« Reply #40 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 19:57:18 »

Why? In 2008 the bbc showed a hours highlights programme per day (Monday to Friday), the rest was on BBCi. Only on Sat & Sun did they show live coverage on main stream tv.

I can understand why NBC have decided to broadcast other programmes, especially if they broadcast the Olympics just a couple of weeks ago.

5 Hours is a joke though Jan....no getting away from it.
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« Reply #41 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 20:00:26 »

It is a little on the tight side, however I assume no other broadcasters were interested? Or if you bid to show the Olympics did you have to take on the Paralympics too? Don't know how it works, but like I say I can understand why they haven't taken the C4 approach.

Think C4 may have gone a little too far the other way. The lead story of their daily news bulletin being about a gold medal winner is, in my book, not the kind of 'news' I tune in for, having said that that's be the same for Olympic golds too, top billing on a sports report, but 'news'? Nope.
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« Reply #42 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 20:00:44 »

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« Reply #43 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 20:25:53 »

Apparently NBC are only showing 5 hrs of highlights in the US during the whole games.

Shameful !!

NBC didn't exactly cover themselves with glory during the main Olympics either...One wonders why they bothered bidding for the rights
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« Reply #44 on: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 20:32:55 »

The basketball is amazing
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