September 6th, 2012

Fishy Circumstances

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.