NBC Olympic coverage

After years of complaints NBC has finally heard the groaning and decided to broadcast the upcoming Winter Olympics live across all time zones. Now this is in part that the next three Olympics will be in Asia roughly 12 hours ahead of the East Coast of the US. One of my biggest questions is will the Opening Ceremonies be broadcast live and/or tape delayed as well as edited. Also, Bob Costas has stepped down from the Primetime Olympics host chair and Mike Tirico will be taking over. If NBC could also pick up the broadcast rights to the Paralympics and Youth Olympics and actually show them that would be wonderful. By broadcasting the Olympics live NBC is taking a step forward and joining the rest of the world who already do this. Will they increased live coverage curb the human interest pieces that seem to pop up during the games or will they still exist on some of the other NBC networks. We will have to wait and see what will happen in about 11 months.

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