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NBC to record 3600 hours of 2008 Olympic coverage, many in HD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Aug 2007 18:21 User comments (8)

NBC to record 3600 hours of 2008 Olympic coverage, many in HD NBC Universal has announced that they will be shooting more than 3600 hours of coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which is over 3 times the previous record of 1,210 hours of coverage at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Many of the hours of coverage will be shot in full HD.
The coverage will run from Aug. 8-24, 2008.

NBC Universal also said they will be carrying the Olympic programming on NBC, USA Network, MSNBC and CNBC.

The HD content would be played on USA HD and Universal HD. Telemundo would be running all Spanish-language Olympics programming.

NBColympics.com would also be host to over 2200 hours of live streaming broadband video coverage, but no word on whether it will be in HD.

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8 user comments

112.8.2007 18:24

NBC sucks ass. There is always pixelation when there is a lot of action.

212.8.2007 18:26

Great, not enough crap on tv already, now there's gonna be 3600 more hours of it.

At least we've been given a warning. Thats always nice to know :)

312.8.2007 19:15

Streaming HD? So should I up my connection to more Mbps? What kind of hard drives are they working with to record some foreign people skiing? Booooring. Ill make sure to mark my calendar.

413.8.2007 7:27

3600 hours of this!



513.8.2007 18:51

lol, I can make out a skier from the above HD screen grab.



613.8.2007 20:59

If previous Olympic coverage has been full of a lot of crap commentary and shots of people doing nothing, what do we have to look forward to now? Just because you record crap in HD, it is still crap.

717.8.2007 19:00

Well the telivision studios have to have these deals in place already cause it is going ahead next year. I guess Channel 7 in Australia is also going to be going olympic crazy near the end of this year.

817.8.2007 19:27

Nice i should have an hdtv by then! and i don't think nbc looks bad at all.

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