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More NBC Olympics Fail: "Live Streams" Are Not Live

A blunder during one of Michael Phelps' races Tuesday has confirmed that NBC's live stream of Olympic events is not actually live.

A delay of at least a couple of seconds set up a spoiler in the outcome of Phelps' 200-meter butterfly race.

With about 50 meters left in the race, the network sent out an app notification with the outcome. I was still watching Phelps swim, supposedly "live," after a notification on my iPad had already told me the race's result.

Source: LA Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jerry on the road||

    Perhaps the delay is the fault of the content delivery network, not NBC?

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