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Paralympic spoilers

Channel 4's online coverage of the Paralympics would be a smidgin more gripping if the really fast events weren't spoiled by their results popping up on the screen right before they happen. It's not so bad if the result is looking obvious and the swimmers are a third of the pool from the end; it's slightly different when it's right before a 100m sprint. The slight time delay of encoding means the text results come through faster than the video.

Still, I have the luxury of complaint on this. Channel 4 also did a walkaround yesterday of the broadcasting complex at the Olympic Park, including a look at what was the NBC studio during the Olympics, and is now empty walls of ripped out equipment.

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gillo
Sep. 6th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
As I understand it, NBC are going to broadcast a single edited show of under two hours on the entire Paralympics event.

:-(
momist
Sep. 6th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Channel 4 coverage
The broadcast version isn't much better, with constant repeats of what they have just shown and timing issues because of the adverts. I have so far been totally unable to see any of the sailing, there's nothing on 4OD or on YouTube, and I can't find it online otherwise. We had to watch the opening ceremony on YouTube - at least that way we got an uninterrupted version.
TheDadHatter
Sep. 7th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
Maybe if they were more open about it.

"Watch her as he takes the gold!"
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