Why doesn’t Comcast offer the CBC?

i love watching the Olympics. The skiing and snowboarding are fascinating, short-track skating is a thrill, there’s plenty of snark about figure skating and, hey, those curling gals are kinda cute!
But i despise being forced to watch on NBC.
First, let’s address the primary issue. i know Bode Miller won gold in the super combined. There’s an AP story about it on my NBC Olympics iPhone app – since NBC is apparently too busy deciding how long we must wait to see the actual race on the freakin’ teevee. Clearly someone there has heard about the interwebs, since they were able to get the AP story out there… so really, since most of all know what happened, why make us wait to see the races?
While i’m on the subject, this whole idea of advertising is not working. i will never eat at Arby’s, Subway or McDonalds (let alone link to them), no matter how many times NBC shows their ads. 
Then there are the laundry ads. Believe me, i love the adorable kids in their athletic gear in those commericals. But then they get to the end and – really? really?!?! – they’re aimed at moms who do laundry? (Apparently my husband and brother are the only men on the planet able to do the wash?)
Like i said, i love watching all these sports – and after a nasty stomach virus, there’s not much else i could do the last three days. But i’m sick of NBC’s delay tactics.

Why doesn’t  Comcast offer up the Canadian Broadcasting Coverage? At least tonight i’ll be able to watch Canada-U.S. hockey – just not in high def.


#1 Dan Day on 02.21.10 at 10:33 pm

I'd love it if Comcast brought us CBC broadcasts.

And I'm trying to look on the bright side of NBC's delays. I just discovered I can tune in at 3 p.m. this afternoon to watch again the Czechs and the Russians in the same broadcast that wrapped up live online at 2:15 PST.

#2 Gina Setser on 02.22.10 at 1:05 am

Seriously. Where can I find video of White's amazing performance? Really. Why wasn't this posted on YouTube immediately?

#3 Clint on 02.22.10 at 4:28 am

Right on, Fish.

I do laundry, though, so maybe my opinion doesn't count.

#4 fish on 02.22.10 at 3:38 pm

Gina, the lack of being able to find video on a network news site is really bizarre…
and Dan, what i'd really like is access to that audio for ice skating in the NYTimes story today – i had to turn off the TV last night cause the costumes were making me laugh too much…
and Clint, they want you to use Tide for that laundry..

#5 Dan on 02.22.10 at 8:12 pm

Couldn't agree more. Tired of the "slick" packaging NBC does with the events, pretending that we all don't know the results. Takes out the drama. Watching the hockey game live last night on MSNBC, now that was exciting… the way it all should be.

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