POOR TRIPLECAST

POOR TRIPLECAST

Post by Pat Wils » Tue, 04 Aug 1992 08:19:16


Quote:

>I must say that TripleCast's Olympic Game coverage is very poor and disappointing!!!!!!
>There are over 30 (do not know the exact number) events in the Olympic Game,
>but TripleCast has made it look like there are only less then 10 events in the
>game. I think one reason for this is that TripleCast has concentrated on those
>events that American athletes are likely to get gold medals. In addition,
>TripleCast has always repeated ,from time to time, those events or medal
>ceremonies involeve American gold medalists only.
>But, this is OLYMPIC GAME, NOT AMERICAN GAME!!!!!!!!!
>If cost and schedules are problems, how come my country,
> can cover more than 25 events on only two channels without 24-hour coverage?
>Where are Soccer, Badminton , Table Tennis , Field Hockey......... ? ?

While I agree the the breadth of the Triplecast leaves *much* to be
desired, the events they're covering are covered (visually, at least)
well.  If you're a gymnastics junkie, there's little to complain about
(provided you kept the sound down).  Seemed like there was a lot
of diving covered, too (same caveat, intensified).  Even with the
Equestrian coverage, after their *major* bobble the first day, the
rest of the 3day coverage was good, though it's too bad that Melanie Smith
Taylor didn't know _anything_ about eventing, as evidenced by her
blather about how wonderful it was that the horses could "come back
to do the stadium" after the 3day (guess she doesn't understand
conditioning).

I'm cautiously optomistic that I, at least, will get what I paid for.
Not to say it couldn't be better, but...

Pat
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POOR TRIPLECAST

Post by Todd Coop » Tue, 04 Aug 1992 06:13:24

Quote:

>I must say that TripleCast's Olympic Game coverage is very poor and disappointing!!!!!!
>There are over 30 (do not know the exact number) events in the Olympic Game,
>but TripleCast has made it look like there are only less then 10 events in the
>game.

Not menmtioning that due to "technical difficulties" they were unable to
deliver what was promised! The dressage part of the 3 day event was only
covered for about 1.5 hours.

They DID apologize, but spend our $$$ on something that they are not
delivering on.  I am quite dissapointed.  Maybe I should have "technical
difficulties" paying for the triplecast. (And who is watching all that
boxing and Geco-Roman wrestling anyhow?)
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