The NBCUniversal (CMCSA) backed Olympic Channel made its TV debut on Saturday in 35 million homes. The television channel, which has a digital counterpart, will provide 24/7 coverage of Olympic sports and the American athletes who star in them. Live events, original olympic-themed content and archived footage will fill the broadcast schedule. Despite its large potential viewership base, questions certainly remain about public interest during non-Olympic periods. Programming Note: Beginning on August 28th and running through September 4th, the channel will replay all eight original broadcasts of the 1992 Dream Team’s run to gold.
Howie Long-Short opines: ZzzZZZzzz. This only works because NBC has a big brother in Comcast to pick up carriage of the channel.
Fan Marino says: Mark Twain once said “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is never enough.” I say too much curling is bad, and there isn’t enough whiskey in NYC for me to watch synchronized swimming and fencing. Hard pass, though I will tune in for the Dream Team broadcasts.