NBC Execs Think You Should Stop Whining About Tape Delay, and Live Stream Issues Are Your Fault

By Ty Duffy

NBC has received a substantial amount of criticism for its tape-delayed Olympic coverage thus far. The responses have been almost uniformly arrogant.

Vivian Schiller, chief digital officer for NBC News, gave a “+1” to a tweet suggesting viewers stop whining about the tape-delayed coverage they complain about every four years.

Rick Cordella, VP and general manager of NBC Sports Digital Media, assured Richard Sandomir that problems with the live streaming of events were likely your fault.

"Rick Cordella, vice president and general manager of NBC Sports Digital Media, said from London that extensive troubleshooting so far suggests that the technical problems might be with the bandwidth provided by cable operators, or users’ computers or devices."

Could have directed some of the resources spent going after third-party streaming and YouTube videos to ensure your own streams worked. Just a thought. [Note: As of right now, I can’t get the livestream]

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