best olympic coverage

best olympic coverage

Post by MKazoocr » Sun, 03 Sep 2000 13:41:51


We currently have no T.V. (we are correcting behavi***problems in the kids
and man is it working. but that is another issue).  We are planning on hooking
up for the olympics.  Any suggestions as to the best way to get olympic
coverage in the U.S. (cable, satelite, etc) I expect NBC will give swimming the
usual low priority.

Tom

 
 
 

best olympic coverage

Post by Timothy Hoope » Sun, 03 Sep 2000 17:24:52

    I may be biased, but I would suggest a satelite hook-up such that you
have access to the Canadian Broadcasting Corperation, (CBC).  If you live in
the northern states, you probably can get the CBC on cable.  The CBC along
with its cable partner, TSN will be providing Canadians with 500+ hours of
coverage, 350+ of these hours being LIVE.  The CBC will be on the air almost
continuously from 5 PM until 11 AM most days, with swimming, athletics,
gymnastics, diving, cycling and rowing being the key events.  Generally
speaking, I have found the CBC commentators to be knowledgable and somewhat
more objective than there NBC counterparts, (the fact that there are many
less Canadian medal threats may have something to do with this).


Quote:
> We currently have no T.V. (we are correcting behavi***problems in the
kids
> and man is it working. but that is another issue).  We are planning on
hooking
> up for the olympics.  Any suggestions as to the best way to get olympic
> coverage in the U.S. (cable, satelite, etc) I expect NBC will give
swimming the
> usual low priority.

> Tom


 
 
 

best olympic coverage

Post by STP » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 01:07:32

I have access to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (CBC) on my local
cable.  Their Olympic coverage can't be beat.  If you can get it on
satellite, I'd highly recommend going that route.  I have to respectfully
disagree with Tim's comment about the coverage being unbiased though.  They
are unabashedly pro Canadian but I kind of like it.  The best part is that
they will cover in detail ANY sport in which a Canadian is competing in so
you'll
actually have the opportunity to see lengthy and detailed coverage of
relatively obscure sports like archery and modern pentathlon, etc.  They
cover swimming quite well.

Also you'll get as a bonus "Hockey Night in Canada" (the Monday Night
Football of the Great White North), the Calgary Stampede  and curling
coverage.

STP


Quote:
>     I may be biased, but I would suggest a satelite hook-up such that you
> have access to the Canadian Broadcasting Corperation, (CBC).  If you live
in
> the northern states, you probably can get the CBC on cable.  The CBC along
> with its cable partner, TSN will be providing Canadians with 500+ hours of
> coverage, 350+ of these hours being LIVE.  The CBC will be on the air
almost
> continuously from 5 PM until 11 AM most days, with swimming, athletics,
> gymnastics, diving, cycling and rowing being the key events.  Generally
> speaking, I have found the CBC commentators to be knowledgable and
somewhat
> more objective than there NBC counterparts, (the fact that there are many
> less Canadian medal threats may have something to do with this).



> > We currently have no T.V. (we are correcting behavi***problems in the
> kids
> > and man is it working. but that is another issue).  We are planning on
> hooking
> > up for the olympics.  Any suggestions as to the best way to get olympic
> > coverage in the U.S. (cable, satelite, etc) I expect NBC will give
> swimming the
> > usual low priority.

> > Tom


 
 
 

best olympic coverage

Post by DRS » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 03:27:20

Order Canada's ExpressVu and have a retailer of ExpressVu in Canada forward
the bills to you.  You can then get CBC, which is showing 18 hours a day
LIVE.


Quote:
> We currently have no T.V. (we are correcting behavi***problems in the
kids
> and man is it working. but that is another issue).  We are planning on
hooking
> up for the olympics.  Any suggestions as to the best way to get olympic
> coverage in the U.S. (cable, satelite, etc) I expect NBC will give
swimming the
> usual low priority.

> Tom