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27 July 2012 @ 04:25 pm
Peeved about NBC playing the Olympic Opening Ceremony three hours later than real-time, and the fact that I can't find anywhere else to reliably stream it. I caught just enough of a glimpse to be sad about what I'm missing real-time.

A good number of my Facebook friends are in England and watching it as it happens, and utilising social media to talk about it, so I feel sad and left out. =(

My mind is also going, "Kiwi, you know you thought about doing that final Master's year and being near London for the Olympics..."

In the end, thankfully I didn't. But still. I am a pouty-rage-faced Kiwi over this and was missing England dreadfully before this but only more-so now.

Back to organising my possessions and reminiscing and being nostalgic.

ETA: I'm sure they have their Reasons and I'm sure their Reasons involve Money and I'm sure I could easily look up their Reasons but that I probably wouldn't be happy with them. I just wish there was one simple way provided to give Americans the option to watch it in real-time (and if there is such an option and I'm missing it, please point me in the right direction!).
Shivshiv5468 on July 27th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Firefox add on stealthy and then say you're from the UK when picking your proxy and then go to the bbc and watch on iplaer.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Rolanda || Quidditch from above.cranky__crocus on July 28th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I did try that after your comment, but it seems that Stealthy now only gives UK access with the 'Pro' version (I tried just putting in 'UK' without selecting Pro and while it kept the country code away, it wouldn't actually play iPlayer). They did have a free three-day trial but in order to get it it seemed I had to give my credit card or Paypal to order it for a year or a month after and I just didn't want to give them that information.

But thank you again for trying to help! So close.
Shivshiv5468 on July 28th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
The fourth option allows you to choose a proxy country for free, and you select GB. I'm not sure it would have done you much good as it was running hellish slow this morning when I was mooching round in places I ought not to be
?elsceetaria on July 28th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
I found a site and watched it live. I'm not sure if there will be other events there. ::cough::closing ceremony::cough::

Let me know if you want it anyways.

The quality was kind of eh, but I don't expect greatness from live streams.
Kiwi Crocus: TB || Tara vampire.cranky__crocus on July 28th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm jealous! The sites I found were shoddy; one gave me just enough of a glimpse to miss it a ridiculous amount.

I would love it!

(I don't expect much from livestream, either, but when I was in England I got used to that haha.)
?elsceetaria on July 29th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
it took me half an hour to find this site, and it's a bit annoying. It seems to just be a feed of BBC One, but here you go.


I'm having issues when I go back with getting the "like us" window to go away. We'll see what happens.

This is the first time I haven't had a tv during the olympics, and watching online is okay. I just miss it a bit.
101mutts: water girl101mutts on July 28th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
As you probably know, the way NBC is doing it is that you have to have a code from actually buying cable. But I'm wondering what's to stop anyone from borrowing the code from someone who buys cable. I don't know if there's a limit to the number of computers you can use it on.

We're getting cable for the month so if you want to come over and hang out and watch the Olympics you're welcome to. :)
Kiwi Crocus: Judi || Compact & portable giant.cranky__crocus on July 28th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, I figured out about the code when I wanted to watch it online haha. My family does have cable though, so I managed it fine and we did get to watch it last night. I was just annoyed that they played it in America three and a half (I think) hours after it played in the UK.

I understand that it would have been awkward for working Americans, so perhaps maybe not NBC playing it at that time, but I wish there could have been another network to play it real-time for those Americans who wanted to watch it then.
Seek: mliacoldthermistor on July 28th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
IOC has/had a livestream, but apparently it's only viewable here and not in the US which surprised me, actually since we normally don't get much stuff here.

For what it's worth, it was at a god-awful time here but I pulled an all-nighter to watch it because--like you said, social media and all. It's almost like a world-wide thing. This kind of sucks though. I mean, locking it up so you can't enjoy it with the rest of everyone else on your social media network :(

Still, some friends were pretty peeved when they found out NBC had censored the 7/7 tribute... I can pretty much see why :/
Kiwi Crocus: TV || Xena || Face.cranky__crocus on August 1st, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
I was pretty peeved when NBC censored the tribute--especially since it wasn't just for 7/7; if the UK had done the same of a general-and-9/11 tribute, I think the US would have flipped a shit about disrespect and everything.

I really hate the NBC monopoly on everything.
Seek: mliacoldthermistor on August 1st, 2012 07:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much--I happened to be following through the BBC so the commenters there were referring to it as the '7/7 tribute' but after I looked again, I realised it was a general tribute which made NBC's censorship feel even worse :/

Oh yeah, I have a grudge against them for cancelling Awake too. Meanies :(