Olympic TV coverage?????

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by ArabDres » Thu, 14 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
information or suggestions?  
Linda
 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by roo » Thu, 14 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
Linda writes:
> The discouraging word
> I've been reading is that there won't be any at all...

The NBC coverage of the three-day at Barcelona consisted almost entirely of
falls, accompanied by sarcastic remarks about how watching dressage is like
watching paint dry.  No coverage may be the best we can hope for.
--

John Hasler uunet!hasler!root
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin USA

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Heidi Simonse » Thu, 14 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
>information or suggestions?  
>Linda

If memory serves, televised coverage of equine events from the last Olympics was skimpy, at best.  In addition, knowlegable commenta=
tors seemed to be non-existant.  In the pay-per-view department, the network actually produced much less coverage than advertised an=
d at different times than advertised.  Tempers were hot enough about it that the email address and phone # for the president of the =
network was posted on this net. And the question of lawsuit was explored.

Those who were lucky enough to get direct satellite feed recorded what they could and passed it along an e-mail waiting list.

All this may explain why television coverage for '96 is in question.  Does anyone else remember this -- or do I have it out of propo=
rtion?

-- Heidi Simonsen

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Jeff M. Lega » Fri, 15 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
>information or suggestions?
>Linda

OOOH!  Where should I start?
First of all, I do recall that some of the equestrian events were on that
"triplecast" during the last games.  Oddly enough, that's what indroduced
me to riding.  From what I got to see, they had a fairly equitable
coverage of different events.  Unfortunately, I have heard *nothing* official
about tv broadcasting as of yet.
I do know that NBC will be doing the broadcasting this time.  Perhaps we
should organize some kind of push for broadcast time.  Their Atlanta
affialiate is WXIA; maybe they will listen.  Just a sugggestion.
Good Hunting
Jeff
 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Barbara Severanc » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
>>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
>>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
>>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
>>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
>>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
>>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
>>information or suggestions?
>>Linda

>I do know that NBC will be doing the broadcasting this time.  Perhaps we
>should organize some kind of push for broadcast time.  Their Atlanta
>affialiate is WXIA; maybe they will listen.  Just a sugggestion.
>Good Hunting
>Jeff

During the World Cup in LA in April, there was discussion that
an independant producer was/is making arrangements with NBC for
broadcast rights to show the entire equestrian event lineup on
either a special channel or as a pay-per-view one month after
the Olympics.  I haven't heard any thing since.
 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by RGeiger1 » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

I have a friend who is an equine journalist. She has been at the Seoul
Olympics and the Barcelona Olympics plus many other world-class events.
Let me tell you that the TV people do cover the events (my friend told me
she viewed about 15 hours worth of tape from the Seoul Olympics) they just
do not show it because they do not think there is an audience for it. They
do show the "crashes" however, because it is "exciting". We, as
equestrians have to make sure that there is fair and equal coverage (I
personally would give up the waterpolo event coverage to make room for the
equestrian coverage).
 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by John D'Addam » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>If memory serves, televised coverage of equine events from the last
>Olympics was skimpy, at best.  In addition, knowlegable commenta=
>tors seemed to be non-existant.  In the pay-per-view department, the
>network actually produced much less coverage than advertised an=
>d at different times than advertised.  Tempers were hot enough about it

that the email address and phone # for the president of the =

Quote:
>network was posted on this net. And the question of lawsuit was explored.

>All this may explain why television coverage for '96 is in question.  Does
>anyone else remember this -- or do I have it out of propo=
>rtion?

I think you've got it somewhat out of proportion. Yes, there were times
that the equine events were delayed on the "triple-cast". But, I got
everything I paid for (even though I was one of those who called the
network VP in question and berated him/them prousely about the schedule
mess-ups). I ended up w/a full VCR tape of dressage coverage, 2 tapes
of 3-day coverage and 2 of showjumping.

--
John D'Addamio
Bellevue, WA, USA

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Heidi Simonse » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
>information or suggestions?  
>Linda

Well, the WWW home page for NBC is      http://www.nbc.com
An index of NBC stations                http://www.nbc.com/stations/index.html

By the way, I did drop a note to the marketing department (they call it Peacock
Park) and asked about equestrian coverage.  I'll post if I hear anything back.

-- Heidi Simonsen

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Heidi Simonse » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
>information or suggestions?  
>Linda

Well, the WWW home page for NBC is      http://www.nbc.com
An index of NBC stations                http://www.nbc.com/stations/index.html

By the way, I did drop a note to the marketing department (they call it Peacock
Park) and asked about equestrian coverage.  I'll post if I hear anything back.

-- Heidi Simonsen

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Heidi Simonse » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
>information or suggestions?  
>Linda

Well, the WWW home page for NBC is      http://www.nbc.com
An index of NBC stations                http://www.nbc.com/stations/index.html

By the way, I did drop a note to the marketing department (they call it Peacock
Park) and asked about equestrian coverage.  I'll post if I hear anything back.

-- Heidi Simonsen

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Libr » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

I also know that when they did broadcast the three-day, the stadium
jumping, and some of the dressage (very little) when the Olympics were
in LA, that there was an overwhelmingly POSITIVE response--and more
viewers than they thought would tune in for them....also when they did
it in the one beforeLA; so I'm bewildered by the resistance/reluctance
on the part of the broadcast network to include them in their
coverage--It really burns me to see synchronized swimming, and baton
twirling (with the ribbons) and not the equestrian events!! And
please, those events are just as deserving..so no flames--I just can't
figure out the mentality of the networks on this one.  It would be
different if there weren't a LARGE compliment of folks that feel the
equestrian events aren't AT LEAST as interesting!!

My information is sadly, that there won't be more than a very nominal
coverage--just the outcomes reported, maybe not even any film
footage--and I can only remember the superb coverage of the stadium
mumping and cross country events before, and how eveyone I talked too,
whether 'horsey' or not was absolutey entranced by the unfolding
drama--much like the surprise volleyball playoffs, ...so let's try a
blitz campaign with ANY avenues that might reach the officials
involved in this..who knows, maybe we can twist a few tails??

I'll try to get back to this list with some names, addresses, e-mail
connections, etc., that we can all flood with our pleas <VBG!>and of
course, anyone who has some addresses NOW, please post them!

Its worth a try, right?



-->
-->>
-->>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
-->>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
-->>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
-->>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
-->>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
-->>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
-->>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
-->>information or suggestions?
-->>Linda
-->

-->I do know that NBC will be doing the broadcasting this time.  Perhaps we
-->should organize some kind of push for broadcast time.  Their Atlanta
-->affialiate is WXIA; maybe they will listen.  Just a sugggestion.
-->Good Hunting
-->Jeff
--During the World Cup in LA in April, there was discussion that
--an independant producer was/is making arrangements with NBC for
--broadcast rights to show the entire equestrian event lineup on
--either a special channel or as a pay-per-view one month after
--the Olympics.  I haven't heard any thing since.

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Libr » Mon, 18 Sep 1995 04:00:00

I also know that when they did broadcast the three-day, the stadium
jumping, and some of the dressage (very little) when the Olympics were
in LA, that there was an overwhelmingly POSITIVE response--and more
viewers than they thought would tune in for them....also when they did
it in the one beforeLA; so I'm bewildered by the resistance/reluctance
on the part of the broadcast network to include them in their
coverage--It really burns me to see synchronized swimming, and baton
twirling (with the ribbons) and not the equestrian events!! And
please, those events are just as deserving..so no flames--I just can't
figure out the mentality of the networks on this one.  It would be
different if there weren't a LARGE compliment of folks that feel the
equestrian events aren't AT LEAST as interesting!!

My information is sadly, that there won't be more than a very nominal
coverage--just the outcomes reported, maybe not even any film
footage--and I can only remember the superb coverage of the stadium
mumping and cross country events before, and how eveyone I talked too,
whether 'horsey' or not was absolutey entranced by the unfolding
drama--much like the surprise volleyball playoffs, ...so let's try a
blitz campaign with ANY avenues that might reach the officials
involved in this..who knows, maybe we can twist a few tails??

I'll try to get back to this list with some names, addresses, e-mail
connections, etc., that we can all flood with our pleas <VBG!>and of
course, anyone who has some addresses NOW, please post them!

Its worth a try, right?



-->
-->>
-->>Does anyone out there have any information on whether there will be any TV
-->>coverage of the equestrian events at the Olympics.  The discouraging word
-->>I've been reading is that there won't be any at all, no pay per view, no
-->>satelite, nothing!!  I find this so hard to believe since the games are
-->>right here in Atlanta with no time zone problems, language problems, or
-->>technical problems.  If it is true is there anything we can do to change
-->>the situation??  We still have almost a year to work on it.  Any
-->>information or suggestions?
-->>Linda
-->

-->I do know that NBC will be doing the broadcasting this time.  Perhaps we
-->should organize some kind of push for broadcast time.  Their Atlanta
-->affialiate is WXIA; maybe they will listen.  Just a sugggestion.
-->Good Hunting
-->Jeff
--During the World Cup in LA in April, there was discussion that
--an independant producer was/is making arrangements with NBC for
--broadcast rights to show the entire equestrian event lineup on
--either a special channel or as a pay-per-view one month after
--the Olympics.  I haven't heard any thing since.

 
 
 

Olympic TV coverage?????

Post by Cassandra Hillm » Tue, 19 Sep 1995 04:00:00

 information is sadly, that there won't be more than a very nominal

Quote:
>coverage--just the outcomes reported, maybe not even any film
>footage--and I can only remember the superb coverage of the stadium
>mumping and cross country events before, and how eveyone I talked too,
>whether 'horsey' or not was absolutey entranced by the unfolding
>drama--much like the surprise volleyball playoffs, ...so let's try a
>blitz campaign with ANY avenues that might reach the officials
>involved in this..who knows, maybe we can twist a few tails??

>I'll try to get back to this list with some names, addresses, e-mail
>connections, etc., that we can all flood with our pleas <VBG!>and of
>course, anyone who has some addresses NOW, please post them!

>Its worth a try, right?

Right!
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