February 6, 2014 archive

TDYR #092 – With Sochi Olympics, NBC Once Again Fails Americans Who Cut The Cable TV Cord

Sadly, NBC has once again failed Americans who are "cord-cutters" by restricting the live coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to only people with cable/satellite TV subscriptions. Although their App Store app claims that you can watch live feeds from the Olympics for free, it turns out that you have to sign in or you are limited to only a few minutes of viewing each day. There is no option to purchase an Olympics package or anything like that. Instead, we who have cut the cord will need to find other ways to watch the Olympics... and we will. Perhaps some day NBC will adjust their business model - but that day is not today.