The Olympics aren’t really a sporting event as much as they are an advertising event (and this year a political one too). It’ll be interesting to see how new technology will change that. Will it have the same effect it has had on the recording industry or the news world? Here’s a rundown of the unofficial Olympic channels:
Countless sports fans will look for video coverage of the Olympic games online while trapped in their cubicles this week, and chances are at least some of them won’t head to NBC’s official web site but will try their luck elsewhere. In fact, NBC’s decision to delay the online video coverage of popular events for three hours is almost an invitation to waste a few hours of time on pirate sites and P2P TV forums.