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pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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reply to FFH

Re: Events are LIVE on NBCOlympics.com

said by FFH:

The online access is available to dozens of pay TV cable/telco/sat companies.

But this just begs the question, why should NBC care if people have a pay TV subscription or not in order to watch live events that would be rebroadcast later OTA at zero cost to the viewer?

I understand that from a business perspective NBC can sell access to Games coverage any way it sees fit, but from a practical perspective, my cynical side sees it as a way to give people an "incentive" to sign up for such a service. Comcast just happens to be one beneficiary of that.

I liked a previous poster's suggestion to pay for VPN access to a box in the UK and then stream the BBC's coverage. If I was more interested in the games, that would definitely be an option I would consider. I'm not signing back up for Cable TV just to watch the Games live.
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NickD
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Because NBC gets money per subscriber