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Fishbum

@bresnan.net

Bresnan not one of the 79 isp's affiliated with NBCOlympics

Besides the terrible slowdowns, disconnections, etc., Bresnan is not one of the 79 isp's affiliated with NBCOlympics.com What does that mean? Well, you are unable to view any live streams and full replays. You are stuck with only the couple of minute highlights, watching a commercial before every 2 minute flick. So, if you don't use dvr, your only options are torrents (not many events out there & dubiously legal), or places like ninjavideo (that took their olympic stuff down). Legally, there is no good option! =(

I guess that besides the cost, it would just be yet another example to show how poor their service truly is in comparison to other providers.

While on this topic, why don't they affiliate with ESPN360.com? Same reasons.


koolkid1563
Premium,MVM
join:2005-11-06
Powell, WY
Bresnan *was* on that list for the online Olympics coverage for the ISPs that registered for it but they aren't anymore...Must have pulled out or something.

rod_pod

join:2003-08-10
Great Falls, MT
reply to Fishbum
since when does the Olympics, or NBC Television have ANYTHING to do with your internet connection. GET REAL and try posting in the proper forum.
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koolkid1563
Premium,MVM
join:2005-11-06
Powell, WY

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In this case, it does. The online streaming part of the Olympics (at least the part we are discussing) is something the ISP has to 'opt in' for and pay for. Bresnan had registered for this feature then removed it so Bresnan customers no longer have access to the online Olympic coverage. ESPN360.com is another site that uses a similar access type where the ISP has to opt in to it for their customers to use it.

BTW the entrance to the site in question for the Olympics coverage is here: »www.nbcolympics.com/entitlement/···der.html

As you can see Bresnan is no longer on the list of providers when they used to be a few days ago.


Omega
Displaced Ohioan
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join:2002-07-30
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reply to rod_pod
said by rod_pod:

since when does the Olympics, or NBC Television have ANYTHING to do with your internet connection. GET REAL and try posting in the proper forum.
Since NBC decided to limit their streaming capability to a select list of ISPs.
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