The Olympic Games are in full swing and it is by far the most connected games the world has ever seen. So far, this has been both a blessing and a curse. The results are spreading faster than ever before via Twitter and other social media networks. But The International Olympic Committee had to ask spectators in London to take it easy on their mobile use when broadcasters were having trouble covering a cycling event. The broadcasters were unable to report up to date positions of the cyclists because the network was overloaded. As promised stateside, every event is available live on NBCOlympic.com for cable subscribers. That’s a first. But it’s not perfect. Viewers who only have basic cable have no access and streaming video live on devices other than computers is proving difficult for some. I documented my own struggle trying to watch Table Tennis in a blog post on my website.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 31, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).