Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: Controversial Tape Delay in US by NBC


Reports says that lots of American were dismayed to know that the NBC will not gonna show the live streaming of the opening ceremony either in the internet or via television but instead the telecast will be delayed for 3 hours from the scheduled opening time in US.

The ceremony that takes place at 4 PM Eastern Time will be played at 7:30 PM Eastern for most of America. Olympic fans will have to wait even longer on the West Coast, where the ceremony won’t be played until 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Here is the explanation of the NBC spokesperson explaining their decision:

It was never our intent to live stream the Opening or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime time audiences that gather together to watch them. We will be providing clips and highlights of each ceremony online so viewers know what to look forward to in prime time on NBC.

However,  All 32 sports and 302 medals will be shown live via the internet. They will also provide clips and highlights online before the broadcast.

The opening ceremony have started and still ongoing at this time. It seems that our previous report is correct, the nurses and the appearance of the queen have just completed.

 Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: Controversial Tape Delay in US by NBC

Performers dressed as Mary Poppins float into the stadium by Getty Images





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