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US cord cutters getting snubbed from broadcaster's olympic coverage online

Monoman (8745) writes | about 3 months ago

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Monoman (8745) writes "The Washingtonpost.com is reporting: "The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight. But if you're among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don't subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year." ... "That's because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, full access to the livestream will only be available to paying cable subscribers."

Is this money play by Comcast/NBC to get some subscribers back? Should the FCC step in and require NBC to at least provide a stream of their OTA content?"

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Like Slashdot users getting snubbed by the Beta? (1)

runeghost (2509522) | about 3 months ago | (#46188825)

Perhaps the comparison isn't perfect, but the point remains. Saying, "We're going to redesign the whole site" is a terrible way to make changes to a mature & successful community like Slashdot. And responding to criticism of that decision with, "I'm sure we'll take your thoughts into account when we do it anyway" is an even worse way to double-down. Thus, the Slashcott [slashcott.com] .
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