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Kinda late to be joining these London forums. But there's still approximately two years to London's start. We already tapped into some things that we will reiterate and delve into more like the BBC's

Equidia Life (French Equestrian channel) clips (Part 1) : Equidia Life (French Equestrian channel) clips (Part 2) :

The general overview of what RAI 2 and RAI Radio 1 did with their broadcast team and coverage plans for each of its 200 hours of coverage from London. Sandro Fioravanti served as the RAI 2 hostcaster.

My guess is Tsn will get the bulk of the mens and womens soccer while Sportsnet will get most of the mens and womens basketball with the odd game from each sport airing on Ctv.

At least what we saw on the first few days with the Canada-Japan women's match, the only pre-Olympic soccer televised on the Consortium before the Opening Ceremony men's or women's, it will be simulcasted on TSN, RDS, and on Rogers Sportsnet. Though on RDS, the TV length is longer than what the English coverers will have and will start earlier with pre-match analysis and end later with post-game material including highlights and analysis. Originally, I assumed TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, and RDS (for the French) would definitely cover that with maybe highlights later that night from OMNI. Makes sense those will because TSN does plenty of soccer from time to time and Rogers Sportsnet co-broadcasted last year's FIFA Women's World Cup with the CBC. It is surprising that's all they will televise before the OC as far as soccer goes. Obviously, it wants assure to get a nice TV audience to start with if Canada is involved; it would have been nice to show a few more games each on both days like Great Britain-New Zealand, Brazil-Egypt, Mexico-South Korea, and Spain-Japan. Those networks surely will get more into it after the Opening Ceremonies.

NBC committed an increasingly predictable thing these days. One in which it has become a household name and seemingly just about almost everybody has. Now we know officially it has entered the social media age when it comes to the Olympics. NBC Sports and Facebook officially announced yesterday their partnership, becoming friends, to create a NBC 2012 Olympics Facebook page that will have, among many things that you would expect from a typical Facebook page, new stuff like the Talk Meter data tool, a Timeline app, and a Social Media Segment during the Games that gauge what people are discussing about on the Olympics. Just a matter of when it will be launched.

NBC"]http://nbcsportsgrou...ic-games-2/]NBC Olympics and Facebook Announce Partnership For The 2012 London Olympic Games[/url]

http://www.multichan...ng_Olympics.php

And, without further adieu, here comes the NBC Olympics Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nbcolympics

Just today, NBC officially launched its two Adobe-powered Olympic apps: NBC Live Olympics Extra and NBC Olympics

http://nbcsportsgrou...-olympic-games/

Mark Lazarus explains more in this video released today

This is the transcript of the NBC Sports Group Olympics Press Event in New York from the one-month countdown that announced a good deal of the coverage plans starring Bob Costas, NBC Sports President Mark Lazarus, Gary Zenkel, Jim Bell, Molly Solomon, NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke, Seth Winter, CMO John Miller, Carson Daly, Alan Wutzel, a pager named Ed, a couple of panelists, and, marking her first public appearance as a new member to NBC Sports as the morning host of NBC Sports Network's Olympic coverage, Michelle Beadie acting as the MC.

http://nbcsportsgrou...ent-transcript/

The NBC 2012 London Olympics Media Guide is not uploaded in the PDF format. But there are things that are part of it already ready to be clicked on beside the cover. Nice cover too: http://nbcsportsgrou...om/media-guide/

Making it even more fully socially interactive on TV, NBC partners with Shazam during the Olympics

http://www.marketwat...pics-2012-06-25

http://mashable.com/...ondon-olympics/

Just breaking: RTE Ireland made public its full 2012 London Olympic coverage today! RTE's most comprehensive and biggest ever in its history in all of its platforms starting with Melbourne 1956--2300 hours overall (2000 hours on 12 HD Internet channels with streaming also available for the TV and radio portions, 225 hours on RTE Two will go on for 12 hours daily on TV, and RTE Radio 1, RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta, RTE Radio 2fm, RTE Radio Choice, and RTE lyric FM all covering the rest with bulletins, news reports, music scores, and special Olympic-related programming). From 9:30 to 1, RTE Two will be there live with the likes of Michael Lyster (weekdays) and Tracy Piggott (weekends) present continuing coverage of live action from 1pm-4pm and will be joined by some of Ireland's top sporting names. Then Darragh Maloney takes over from 4-7 with the legendary Bill O'Herilihy back for his 10th Olympics at the primetime anchor spot up to the end at 1am with live action of swimming, track and field, and boxing with reports and analysis of the day.

Other members of the RTE Television Olympic team are Jimmy Magee (commentating on his 12th Olympics), George Hamilton (9th Olympic Games), Tony O’Donoghue, John Kenny, Hugh Cahill, Ryle Nugent, Stephen Alkin, Nick O'Hare, Robert Hall, Ger Canning, Myles Dungan, Tim McCarthy, Kenneth Egan, Bernard Dunne, Michael Carruth, Mick Dowling (last four for boxing), David Gillick, Ailis McSweeney, Jerry Kiernan, Dave Matthews and Victor Costello (athletics), Andrew Bree, Gary O'Toole, and Earl McCarthy (swimming), with Neville Maxwell (rowing) and Ian Wiley (canoe slalom). Reporters Marty Morrissey, John Kenny and Clare MacNamara will be in London while Daire O’Brien and Aidan Kelly will provide updates on all of the breaking stories.

http://www.rte.ie/sp...ympic-coverage/

Wherever you go across Europe, you can catch RTE's London Olympic coverage regardless of where you are in Europe--be it in Great Britain, Russia, Germany, France, Norway, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Serbia, Poland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, Croatia, Italy, Austria, or Portugal--by using the Eurovision Olympic Portal from the EBU that will be available from July 24 to August 31, as you would other EBU member nations' coverage that you're not actually in. What this means is, if you want to get the BBC's live and on-demand Olympic streaming feed in Britain, you would have to visit the BBC's website. But you can get RTE's through the Olympic Portal. And vice versa.

http://www.rte.ie/sp...ll-over-europe/

Time for a bit of viewing: This is Muse's "Survival" as the official Olympic rock and medal ceremony anthem in the Olympic athlete montage video. Apparently made its premiere on the BBC, like on BBC Mundo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66molzUEkWI

We still haven't got fuller coverage details of Sydney radio station 2GB 830 AM for the London Olympics. Though swimming and track and field is on the menu from them. If Beijing 2008 "]http://www.2gb.com/i...947&Itemid=278] was an indicator from them[/url], there could be an expansion of the hours"]http://www.2gb.com/i...temid=277]hours of coverage[/url] for London. But would Sydneysiders have another option on the radio dial to listen to Australian Olympic coverage outside of the Macquarie-owned juggernaut station from ABC Radio with ABC Grandstand? If you remember four years ago immediately leading up to Beijing, discussions between ABC Radio and Macquarie's 2GB failed to come to an agreement between the two to co-exist in the all-important Sydney market during the Olympics. Thus making the first time ever ABC Radio unable to entirely cover Australia with the Olympics--Sydney's ABC Radio affiliate is 702 AM. It wouldn't be surprising that with many Sydneysiders who don't like the powerful 2GB's coverage and avoid the commercials to turn to 97.3 FM ABC Illawarra in Wollongong or Central Coast's 92.5 FM, both of which can be picked up and heard transmission-wise to many areas of Sydney, including the CBD and the northern and southern Sydney suburbs. 2GB's coverage license area does not extend to those areas, only in the Sydney area for the Olympics.

I have to wonder how much 2GB paid for the at least the Sydney area radio rights to the London Olympics. People can easily assume 2GB is wealthy being a big part of Macquarie. Seems amazing to have such exclusive rights in an area where nobody else has. Must be daunting and expensive for a commercial radio station to do this themselves. Did allow some syndication to make back some bucks with Melbourne's 3SEN. You would assume those two entities would co-exist in Sydney and compliment each other well. I tend to think ABC Radio has the better coverage with its breath of sports ready to call. But I'd like to see that happen. Also I do notice per IOC rules that live radio streaming between the two is prohbited.

The following SMH piece tends to be more Melbourne-centric with residents there have the option of two radio stations 3AW and 774. Macquarie has already struck deals for syndication for 60 radio stations across Australia. There are IOC-mandated blockages involved, though ABC Radio listeners can listen pop-up radio station ABC Games on DAB+. So there are signs of co-existing, but does all this apply to Sydney too?

http://www.smh.com.a...0627-2111p.html

Over in the Czech Republic, we got new developments as Ceska Televize made public its London Olympic plans yesterday. CT2 and sports channel CT4 will carry a combined 768 hours with 468 of them live with 8 live and exclusive Olympic Internet channels in high-quality HD and audio. Both CT2 and CT2 will cover the Olympics live from 10-24 local Czech time (though things like table tennis, beach volleyball, and tennis can go further past 24:00) followed by encore presentations with the entire all-HD Olympic coverage starting on Friday July 27 with a one-hour special before the Opening Ceremony. Your CT Olympic studio anchors are Robert Zeruda and Jaromir Bozak for the Czech House in London. Streaming will have connections toward Facebook and Twitter. But for the first time in CT's history, it will have its own IBC studio that will connect to the Czech House, which will open itself to the public and hosting concerts from Charlie Straight, Monkey Business, Support Lesbiens, meeting guests like sports stars like Usain Bolt or the Czech soccer stars in London like the Champions League winner Petr Cech or Tomas Rosicky. A modern and digital art gallery from the National Gallery with works coming from the likes of Michaela Rittsteina and David Cerny.

http://www.ceskatele...isti-olympiady/

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Next door neighbor STV endured some serious shakeups since Vancouver when it has two of its three channels STV2 (Dvojka) and sports channel STV3 (Trojka) covering them. Since then, the Slovakian Radio organization merged with STV in January of last year and the sports channel Trojka, which came into existence in time for the 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony, ceased broadcasting on June 30. Leaving it with just two STV channels again-Jednotka and Dvojka.

Anyway, it's both that's doing the Olympics. STV2 will have the live daily coverage from 10-1am. STV1 meanwhile will open all things up with the Opening Ceremony and will have both ceremonies with Olympic Studio News coming in three times. SVT1's daily coverage will come in up to four blocks: 14:30-16:30 (in live sports that are of high interest to and feature Slovaks like canoeing, gymnastics, and tennis), from 18-19 an hour of three shows together called London Calling, 5 Olympic Rings, and Olympic Studio. During the week of track and field, SVT1 will cover that live from 20-23. And to end it all for the Olympic days at 23:15, a 30-minute Olympic nightly summary show. Don't know how many Olympic Internet streams, though. Following is a STV 2012 Olympic project guide.

http://www.rtvs.sk/P...ndyn%202012.pdf

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I should remind people here that Mediacorp's Channel 8, another Chinese channel, also personalities in its video likely more so than Channel U. Mediacorp announced a few days ago it will air 500 hours in total of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games through many of its channels. As the effort to rally Singaporeans to support Team Singapore under its Ignite The Team Singapore Spirit, support is getting drummed up when some of Mediacorp's public faces along with Team Singapore's Chef De Mission Jessie Phua mingled and played sports with 300-strong Sports School students and played. 100m freestyle swimmer Mylene Ong was honored in her sendoff there. In other news, Singaporeans can watch an exclusive screening of the Opening Ceremony live at the Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure after a screening of Batman--The Dark Knight Rises with a chance to win a pair of tickets to London. All starting at 11:30m Singapore time, hosted by Elvin Ng and Joanne Peh. But that entire screening is going"]http://entertains.me...05xaf4EAA]going fast in tickets if not sold out[/url] to illustrate what a great job MediaCorp has done in its Olympic promotions.

http://www.channelne...1212552/1/.html

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It should be: But that entire screening is going fast in tickets sales if not sold out to illustrate what a great job MediaCorp has done in its Olympic promotions.

This is the MediaCorp commercial for the Olympic movie screening that is emulating what CTV did for Vancouver's across Canada and the UK theater (or cinema) chains are doing with the BBC's coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrWdMxY9Omk

Now word emerged that TVRI will cover the London Olympics for Indonesia. I'm thinking TVRI will share them with RCTI.

http://sport.detik.c...ecinta-olahraga

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Thanks for letting us know about the uploading of the NBC 2012 London Olympic Media Guide, Barcelona_'92. Disappointed I was expecting some photos and illustrations along with the TV and internet schedules and neither were there. Did get to learn a bit more about NBC's aborted 1980 Moscow coverage plans though.

Coming up next is the ESPN Star Sports Asia 2012 Olympics Media & Sponsorship Guide: http://www.essmediag...London_2012.pdf

According to one poster at an Indian media boards, Doordarshan will show 200 hours of the London Olympics a day for 16 days among its channels. Both DD Sports and ESPN Star Sports will share the round the clock coverage. Doordarshan could also fufill its obligations to show Indian championships on DD National. Furthermore, DD could also submit coverage on DD Urdu, DD Bharati, DD India.

http://www.dishtrack...dd-t-17250.html

At the same time the Olympics are about to start, Indians' other major sports interest lie in, of course, cricket that would've started a potential clash. India is going to stage an IDO and lone Twenty20 series against rivals Sri Lanka. But the Olympics won out on Doordarshan with the cricket matches going instead to Zee.

http://www.worldofdt...a-series-a-miss

Just when you assumed that i-Cable had struck an agreement with ATV to give them 250 hours of coverage as Hong Kong's free-to-air Olympic TV broadcaster in June, the negotiations broke down because of the Pearl River Delta region is where the feed is strongest and could go for ATV may interfere with China's CCTV. Earlier this week there was serious worry that HK will not have any free-to-air Olympic TV action. Days were getting short with the Olympics fast approaching. Hong Kong's Olympic and Sports Committe President Timothy Fok Tsun-ting says the government would not interfere with this and was confident a deal will come through. Around this time, people were wondering if Hong Kong will get a FTA channel to air the Games by the end of the week with i-CABLE turning to the IOC for help/url]. Negotiations picked back up again with the ATV hurdle now cleared and of the development of TVB coming back into this by teaming up with ATV to buy the FTA coverage from the IOC the minimum 200-hours under a new deal with its own in-house programming and own commercials. ATV will have theirs on English channel ATV World with TVB plans to put its on its own English channel TVB Pearl.

RTP brings up some details about its upcoming London Olympic coverage for Portugal. It decided to create a 24-hour Olympic Channel that will be available on services ZON, Vodafone, and MEO that will premiere on July 25. RTP1 will show both ceremonies as well as many soccer games including ones featuring Brazil and Spain. RTP2 will come in with three daily blocks of Olympic programming that will total 11 hours each day. RTP Infomacao is goign to have three Olympic TV blocks, though we don't what is going to be for either of them. RTP will send a team of 13 professionals and two more for radio that will feature João Pedro Mendonça as coordinator of the production and Luis Lopes (Athletics), Marco Chagas (Cycling), Jose Antonio Fonseca (Handball), and Mario Silva (Basketball) with coverage coming from its IBC studio in London.

http://www.cmjornal....limpico-no-cabo

LTV7 announced its coverage last week by bringing Latvians round the clock coverage, almost all of it live. This time it will show both ceremonies instead of LTV1. Don't know how many hours in total LTV7 will cover, nor the amount of Olympic Internet streams used by LTV, but the network will show events like swimming and track and field but also popular sports to Latvians and where the Latvians will be in like Maris Strombergs in BMX, lots of basketball, handball, volleyball (both kinds), soccer, and tennis.There will be news at Olympic Studio on 21:10 Latvia time. There will be two LTV7 film crews that will not only go behind the scenes but also talk with the athletes and coaches and show the Games' enviroments. LTV7's Olympics reporters in London are David Ernštreits, Anatolijs Kreipans, Maris Remeniis, Egils Kuperneiks, and Armand Tripāns and will be filmed by John Schoenberg and Egils Shoemaker.

http://translate.goo...ved=0CGQQ7gEwAA

http://www.ltv7.lv/25108/25190/25158/

Coverage begins on Wednesday, July 25 not with soccer but with the last Misja Londona. Friday will see Olympic Studio and a couple of IOC films, one of them is called "Play" prior to the Opening Ceremony. Rest of the LTV7 Olympic TV schedule for the first few Olympic days can be found here. With the action starting at 11 Latvia time.

http://translate.goo...ved=0CGQQ7gEwAA

This Canal 7 TV Publica Argentina Olympics promo features wrestler Patricia Bermudez using the same cinematography. Like to know more about this series of promos.

Italian rowers bringing all Italians to see them to glory in Londra on RAI 1's Olympic promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC6JXte5BK8

The story does not end in Sri Lanka. Rupavahini now granted a court order against MTV/MBC suspending them from even attempting to pre-publicize and broadcast the 2012 Olympic Games.

http://www.dailymirr...-publicity.html

One disabled writer in Sri Lanka would like to see Rupavahini take over all the sports TV rights including the Olympics and make it more comprehensive and make it available for everyone. Sorry, but that trend to the privates isn't reversing anytime soon but we FTA should still be very important.

http://www.sundaytim...ters&Itemid=556

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Around this time, people were wondering if Hong Kong will get a FTA channel to air the Games by the end of the week with i-CABLE turning to the IOC for help. Negotiations picked back up again with the ATV hurdle now cleared and of the development of TVB coming back into this by teaming up with ATV to buy the FTA coverage from the IOC the minimum 200-hours under a new deal with its own in-house programming and own commercials. ATV will have theirs on English channel ATV World with TVB plans to put its on its own English channel TVB Pearl.

FOXTEL shows what we call Stateside as an "infomercial" in this context promoting many of the features in its coverage to subscribe in Australia's most comprehensive and extensive Olympic TV coverage ever with several of the personalities (Lisa Forrest, Adam Peacock, Rove McManus, Gus Worland, Matt Shirvington, Tracey Holmes, Jason Dunstall, Brendon Julian, Tiffany Cherry, and Eddie McGuire) explaining them all. This FOXTEL infomercial is looped on the provider.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUvnHY2maKk

Wikipedia notes that Bulgaria's BNT 2, formerly Efir before going off the air in 2000 and replacing BNT's four regionalized television centers--BNT Pirin, BNT More, BNT Sever and BNT Plovdiv by combining their programmes into one channel on October 11, 2011--and caters to sports often at times like the Bulgarian National Volleyball League, F1, and Bulgaria's National Basketball League, will broadcast the 2012 London Olympics of the two BNT channels. Hasn't yet announced its coverage plans yet, but will soon. So for now, here is BNT's (translated) Olympic webpage: http://translate.goo...ved=0CFYQ7gEwAA

In the BBC Olympic mobile app Games, Apple iOS and Android beat out Windows for any of the BBC's medals, metaphorically speaking. International version is coming:

http://blogs.compute...-windows-mobile

http://www.digitalsp...nd-android.html

http://www.engadget....olshare_twitter

BandSports is getting ready with its 15-person technicians crew in London setting things up in their studio for the 60 personnel there coming soon. It also reports that BandSports will carry the Olympics 24 hours a day. Right now it is airing three times a day The Olympic Series and also shows, in association with Eurosport, Olympic Magazine.

http://bandsports.ba...a.aspx?n=605613

http://translate.goo...ved=0CD4Q7gEwAA

BandSports will send a total of 70 people and 18 credentials from its network to London, among the smallest of the TV rights holders in London. They will come in waves with the bigger names like Luciano do Valle and Oliveira Andrade arriving in the second half of this month. First group has already arrived.

http://natelinha.uol...dres-145744.php

Radio DRS' London Olympic radio coverage plans. Almost all of it will be news and summaries on DRS 1, DRS 3, and DRS 4, though DRS 3 will get into some sports calling, instead of the action all day unlike some other countries.

http://www.sport.sf....e-auf-Radio-DRS

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Pegasus from Biel, Switzerland has the official song for SRF's London Olympic coverage with "Skyline"

http://www.sport.sf....ong-fuer-London

SF's team for the Olympics soccer is Lukas Studer and Dani Wyler for the Swiss' game against Gabon.

Handsome Poets' "Sky On Fire" is the official song for NOS' Olympic telecast.

http://www.3fm.nl/ni...ympische-Spelen-

NOCNSF's app for the Summer Olympics review: http://www.nu.nl/gad...che-spelen.html

TrueVisions Thailand will carry the London Olympics the Thai indigenous pay-TV broadcaster and provider. It will honor ESPN Star Sports Asia coverage, though it will have the Olympics on True Sport HD, True Sport HD2, True Sport 5, True Sport 6, KBS World, HD Showcase, and Special Sport, along with ESPN and Star Sports. Here is the promo promoting this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKGzJYWkgOI

Press releases about the 2012 Bell Interactive Viewers TV Guide in Canada

English: http://bellmediapr.ca/olympics/

French: http://bellmediapr.ca/olympiques/

Check out who Tele Cristal is taking as sportscasters and cameramen to London out of Cuba for volleyball and mountain biking.

http://www.radioangu...icle/20446.html

Azerbaijan's ITV will cover the London Olympics from July 27. Can't tell what the hours will be, but I'm guessing without the translation that it will be 205 hours.

http://az.itv.az/idman/32516.html

I'm planning to finally get some digital satelitte this coming week in time for the Olympics. Likely leaning towards DIRECTV if my landlord approves of the matter (he said when I got the apartment this will be more of my discretion but I will let him know about this by the weekend). Want to get a home media player where I can store as many hours as possible like 800 hours. So that will come in handy. With this in mind during the weekend and beyond, how and what are you all around the world are going to record the 2012 London Summer Olympics? During this and soon afterward, I'd like to get a Blu-Ray DVD burner and connect it to the TV to start recording off of the player starting with standard DVDs. Hope to start with the soccer before the OC! Thinking we should start our own DVD set of the London Olympics down the road...

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I'm planning to finally get some digital satelitte this coming week in time for the Olympics. Likely leaning towards DIRECTV if my landlord approves of the matter (he said when I got the apartment this will be more of my discretion but I will let him know about this by the weekend). Want to get a home media player where I can store as many hours as possible like 800 hours. So that will come in handy. With this in mind during the weekend and beyond, how and what are you all around the world are going to record the 2012 London Summer Olympics? During this and soon afterward, I'd like to get a Blu-Ray DVD burner and connect it to the TV to start recording off of the player starting with standard DVDs. Hope to start with the soccer before the OC! Thinking we should start our own DVD set of the London Olympics down the road...

I don't think such a media player exists. For Beijing, I got an add-on hard drive to my cable box (which still has some Beijing coverage on it, believe it or not). It holds 1 TB which is supposed to be good for about 160 hours of HD recording. Now if you're recording in SD that's one thing (although that you mention a Blu-Ray burner, I'm guessing that's not what you're looking at), but that means you need 5 TB of storage space if you want to hold 800 hours.

What I'm doing for these Olympics (and I did for Vancouver).. I'm doing all the recording through my computer. My weapon of choice then was a Hauppauge HD PVR. You connect it to your cable box and you can record in HD and save it to your computer. For London, I also added a cablecard tuner that will allow me to record 4 channels at once (although I haven't fully tested it yet though, so I'm hedging my bets that will work), so hopefully I can get everything I want. After that, I'll probably dump everything I want to keep to Blu-Ray disc, and I have a 3 TB hard drive to handle everything, and even that might not be enough.

Needless to say, this is all a little more complicated and involved that back in the 90s when all that was involved was a stack of VHS tapes and to press the record button. To Durban's point.. my collection goes all the way back to Albertville and I've done every Olympics since, so if there are others out there recording London (and/or have recorded past Olympics), let us know.

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I will probably not be doing much in the way of recording, as I plan to do most my viewing online where I can pick and choose what I wish to watch and have it presented in a nice, neutral feed. I'll try to catch anything I miss right after the Games and before NBC takes down the on-demand video (I have no clue how long they plan to keep it up, Beijing was up into early 2009, but Vancouver for only a couple months afterward).

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I don't think such a media player exists. For Beijing, I got an add-on hard drive to my cable box (which still has some Beijing coverage on it, believe it or not). It holds 1 TB which is supposed to be good for about 160 hours of HD recording. Now if you're recording in SD that's one thing (although that you mention a Blu-Ray burner, I'm guessing that's not what you're looking at), but that means you need 5 TB of storage space if you want to hold 800 hours.

What I'm doing for these Olympics (and I did for Vancouver).. I'm doing all the recording through my computer. My weapon of choice then was a Hauppauge HD PVR. You connect it to your cable box and you can record in HD and save it to your computer. For London, I also added a cablecard tuner that will allow me to record 4 channels at once (although I haven't fully tested it yet though, so I'm hedging my bets that will work), so hopefully I can get everything I want. After that, I'll probably dump everything I want to keep to Blu-Ray disc, and I have a 3 TB hard drive to handle everything, and even that might not be enough.

Needless to say, this is all a little more complicated and involved that back in the 90s when all that was involved was a stack of VHS tapes and to press the record button. To Durban's point.. my collection goes all the way back to Albertville and I've done every Olympics since, so if there are others out there recording London (and/or have recorded past Olympics), let us know.

What program do you use to edit the footage once it's on your computer? I've looked into getting one of those HD PVRs so that I can record in HD to my computer. I'm able to record in 16:9 ratio with my current recorders, but not in HD.

I have a couple of DVD recorders with hard drives that I will be using to record as much as I can during the Olympics. I was able to get all of the NBC coverage from Vancouver using my recorders, but this will be a much greater challenge as there is about twice as much coverage as there was in 2010. I kind of miss the days when I could just put tapes in the VCR and hit record--the quality certainly wasn't as good as it is now, but it was so much easier. I used VHS to record most of the coverage in 2008 and then used my DVD recorder to get the events I wanted most in higher quality.

I've been recording the Olympics since Seoul. I used to record only the events that I wanted, but I eventually started recording almost everything. I've been fortunate over the years to get ahold of full recordings of Olympics from the 80s and 90s that I've been able to transfer to DVD, but I still have gaps that I'd love to fill in someday.

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What program do you use to edit the footage once it's on your computer? I've looked into getting one of those HD PVRs so that I can record in HD to my computer. I'm able to record in 16:9 ratio with my current recorders, but not in HD.

I usually just use the software that came with the HDPVR. It's nothing special, but I rarely do any serious editing (I like leaving the commercials in.. to me, it's part of the broadcast). For Beijing, I actually recorded all the primetime footage in 16:9, although most of those recordings I also left on my DVR, so when I bought my HDPVR (not so coincidentally, that happened right before Vancouver), I was able to save those recordings in full HD.

I have a couple of DVD recorders with hard drives that I will be using to record as much as I can during the Olympics. I was able to get all of the NBC coverage from Vancouver using my recorders, but this will be a much greater challenge as there is about twice as much coverage as there was in 2010. I kind of miss the days when I could just put tapes in the VCR and hit record--the quality certainly wasn't as good as it is now, but it was so much easier. I used VHS to record most of the coverage in 2008 and then used my DVD recorder to get the events I wanted most in higher quality.

Whatever I didn't get from Vancouver in HD, I got in SD on my DVD recorders. But I'm not even thinking about that this time.. those DVD recorders are merely a backup, and like you said, there's a lot more coverage this time than 2010.

I've been recording the Olympics since Seoul. I used to record only the events that I wanted, but I eventually started recording almost everything. I've been fortunate over the years to get ahold of full recordings of Olympics from the 80s and 90s that I've been able to transfer to DVD, but I still have gaps that I'd love to fill in someday.

Wow, that's 1 more Olympics than I have. I have holes in my collection as well, so always looking for fellow traders to deal with. After London, we should definitely chat. I have a feeling we could be a lot of help to each other.

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Wow, that's 1 more Olympics than I have. I have holes in my collection as well, so always looking for fellow traders to deal with. After London, we should definitely chat. I have a feeling we could be a lot of help to each other.

Absolutely, yes--it's always great to find people with Olympic coverage! I was reading another forum recently on which people were talking about throwing their old tapes away because they didn't have a VCR anymore. I nearly had a fit as old Olympic coverage is so hard to find!

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I've been recording the Olympics since Seoul. I used to record only the events that I wanted, but I eventually started recording almost everything. I've been fortunate over the years to get ahold of full recordings of Olympics from the 80s and 90s that I've been able to transfer to DVD, but I still have gaps that I'd love to fill in someday.

I bought one of the early VCRs so my Olympic collection goes back to Lake Placid. However, I've never had the time to convert any tapes to DVDs so I'm not sure what shape they are in.

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Absolutely, yes--it's always great to find people with Olympic coverage! I was reading another forum recently on which people were talking about throwing their old tapes away because they didn't have a VCR anymore. I nearly had a fit as old Olympic coverage is so hard to find!

I have converted a lot of my old VHS tapes to DVD now have it all competely on a hard drive as DVD's stop working after a while as well.

I would really like to chat after the games as well. There is coverage from the 1990's and 2000 games that I would love to get my hands on. I would be happy to pay for it as well.

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I bought one of the early VCRs so my Olympic collection goes back to Lake Placid. However, I've never had the time to convert any tapes to DVDs so I'm not sure what shape they are in.

I'd be happy to help you out with that one. I have bits and pieces of Lake Placid, Sarajevo, and Los Angeles, but always looking for more. And I still have VCRs in my possession, so maybe we can work something out.

I have converted a lot of my old VHS tapes to DVD now have it all competely on a hard drive as DVD's stop working after a while as well.

I would really like to chat after the games as well. There is coverage from the 1990's and 2000 games that I would love to get my hands on. I would be happy to pay for it as well.

Pretty sure I remember you making a similar post after Beijing. I know you're on the other side of the planet from me, but we'll definitely have to talk after London.

As for DVDs.. I'm always hesitant to rely on hard drives because as much as there's the theory that DVDs stop working, the same can be said of hard drives, and I've had more than a couple fail on me. So I almost feel safer burning to DVD (or in this case, Blu-ray). Let's hope I'm right about that one.

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I'd be happy to help you out with that one. I have bits and pieces of Lake Placid, Sarajevo, and Los Angeles, but always looking for more. And I still have VCRs in my possession, so maybe we can work something out.

Pretty sure I remember you making a similar post after Beijing. I know you're on the other side of the planet from me, but we'll definitely have to talk after London.

As for DVDs.. I'm always hesitant to rely on hard drives because as much as there's the theory that DVDs stop working, the same can be said of hard drives, and I've had more than a couple fail on me. So I almost feel safer burning to DVD (or in this case, Blu-ray). Let's hope I'm right about that one.

Sounds good. When dealing with technology there is always risks involved!

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I'd be happy to help you out with that one. I have bits and pieces of Lake Placid, Sarajevo, and Los Angeles, but always looking for more. And I still have VCRs in my possession, so maybe we can work something out.

As for DVDs.. I'm always hesitant to rely on hard drives because as much as there's the theory that DVDs stop working, the same can be said of hard drives, and I've had more than a couple fail on me. So I almost feel safer burning to DVD (or in this case, Blu-ray). Let's hope I'm right about that one.

I also have several VCRs and would be happy to help with any converting as well.

I feel pretty safe burning to DVD as well. I got my first DVD recorder 9 years ago, and all of the DVDs that I made back in 2003 still work perfectly fine today. I always stick to high quality brands of DVDs--I use Taiyo Yuden and Sony almost exclusively. The only problems I've had with DVDs failing are when I've used cheaper brands, like Memorex. Thankfully I have a burning program that can recover most of those DVDs.

Those of us interested in this should definitely set up a discussion group after the Olympics.

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Question regarding "Hauppauge HD PVR" . Can we watch the tv while it records parallelly?

Yes you can. It has a pass thru output that allows you to watch what you're recording. 1 of the intended uses of the device is to record your video game play.. needless to say that would be difficult if you couldn't watch and record at the same time.

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