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Free NBC Olympic video coming - only for some Vista users

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 23 Jun 2008 19:28 User comments (6)

Free NBC Olympic video coming - only for some Vista users NBC will be offering free downloads of video from the Beijing Olympics through a service from WaveExpress. Each event will separated into a separate channel, and viewers will be encouraged to subscribe to their favorite channel to receive nightly updates, delivered directly to their computers. The good news is this will be a free service. Unfortunately it will only work if you have the right version of Windows Vista.
More accurately you'll need to have one of 2 versions, either Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate. That's because it requires Vista's built-in Media Center software, and only those two editions have it.

Ironically the press release announcing the offering quoted Perkins Miller of NBC Sports and Olympics saying "we are committed to reaching as many viewers as possible.

Perhaps what he meant was as many viewers as possible who have the version of Windows most convenient for us to support. Or perhaps its due to Vista's improved DRM support.

Whatever the reason, if this is NBC's idea of reaching the most viewers possible it's safe to say they've set the bar pretty low.

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6 user comments

123.6.2008 20:58
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Ironically the press release announcing the offering quoted Perkins Miller of NBC Sports and Olympics saying "we are committed to reaching as many viewers as possible.
were not forcing...were just suggesting violently....com'on you know you want that new vista smell!!!!!....smells like a cooked motherboard and exhausted RAM lol!

223.6.2008 21:07

Glad I'm using Vista :P



323.6.2008 21:11

hell...as much as i love vista, even i am lmao at the article, i mean seriously, can anyone else sense the "relationship" between MS and NBC :P

423.6.2008 21:12

Originally posted by venomX05:
hell...as much as i love vista, even i am lmao at the article, i mean seriously, can anyone else sense the "relationship" between MS and NBC :P
Lol.

Yes...i can sense the "commitment to reach as many viewers as possible" from here.

524.6.2008 0:44

Originally posted by venomX05:
can anyone else sense the "relationship" between MS and NBC :P

Hmmm, I'm not sure, but maybe I read something about it on MS-NBC.... !

I have VistaMC and it'll be nice to have that content, and if I didn't then I wouldn't really miss it, so no big deal.

624.6.2008 1:38

too funny, isp's blame consumers that want to use the bandwidth that was advertised & sold to them & get scolded but people who push the multimedia content streaming online don't get a slap??? so.... i can tell you how good drug x is and sell it to you but if you use it you may get in trouble but if someone else tells you to use it it is ok?

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