February 18, 2019

Watching the Olympics Without a TV? There's Tech for That

11 February 2018, 08:28 | Cameron Gross

Men’s skeleton training

Men’s skeleton training

This, in fact, will mark NBC's first Winter Games with live prime-time telecasts in all USA time zones - meaning 5 p.m. PST broadcast times - creating what Jim Bell, president of NBC Olympics, calls "a unique national collective experience".

The 2018 Olympics are officially open, as anybody anywhere near a TV playing NBC knows, but the opening ceremonies won't unroll until Friday morning, United States time.

Some skiing and figure skating competition takes place Thursday in South Korea. The Live feature will be launched on Saturday and the coverage would last throughout the event.

Here's a guide to watching the Olympics online. National Football League ratings slumped 9.7 percent this past season after an 8 percent drop the prior year.

With this latest ability to share posts outside of the app at the touch of a button, ad impressions have soared by more than 575 per cent from a year earlier in the fourth quarter, according to chief financial officer Drew Vollero.

NBC generally tailors its network Olympic telecasts to a wide TV audience, not necessarily to sports nuts.

By providing unprecedented VDS coverage, NBC's presentation of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will be more accessible than any previous Winter Games. It has schedules, news and 3-D and drone views of the venues.

In the past, conventional and online advertising deals were based on different metrics, with TV spots pegged to households and online commercials focused on total viewers.

With the rebranding of Universal HD as the Olympic Channel past year, NBC acquired a second home on the cable dial dedicated exclusively to sports.

Marketers do appear inside the Discover section, where their ads display between the videos and other content. With as many as 24 skaters racing each other over 16 laps, this event has been described as "NASCAR on ice".

NBC is using Harmonic storage systems and media servers during the Games: Harmonic Spectrum MediaDeck servers capture footage as it's generated, while MediaGrid systems store content both in PyeongChang and Stamford. But he said the value of an online viewer may be greater than a TV viewer, given the potential for interaction. "I just admire people for doing that", he said. "Whether they're equivalent or not, I think that's to be determined". Eastern, you can check out curling if you are so inclined by heading over to the official live stream. USA's slate of games will typically begin in the wee hours after midnight and continue past dawn, ending around the time most people on the East Coast are arriving at the office. Here are a few tips to help you stay on top of the onslaught of cold weather athleticism headed your way: When to catch the Opening Ceremony The most committed of Olympic viewers have likely already seen the kickoff spectacle, with the Opening Ceremony occurring live at 6 a.m.

While ratings for the Rio games fell, NBC still made a $250 million profit on the games.

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