i dont care about other stations, im not paying for them to put on horrid showsI love your reasoning:
"Get rid of it because they don't buy programming!"
"Get rid of it because they shouldn't buy programming!"
Your flip reminds me of how other stations and news outlets complain that the CBC's programming is boring and the public shouldn't be paying for it but then when the CBC does get something good (like the olympics) they cry over the ad revenue they take out of the market. These are the same lot that cried to the federal government for a bail out recently.
Numpties the lot of you.
CTV's coverage has been embarrassing. The whole team they sent there (with the exception of the TSN hockey heads - Lansberg not included) feels like eTalk Daily goes to the Olympics.
highlight of the olympic coverage so far (and this will be tough to beat):
brian williams leading into commercial yesterday saying the standard "and all this coming up, right here on CBC....ummmm....errrr....CTV...*nervous laughter*, *people can be heard laughing off camera*
CTV+Rogers = 6-7 channels of coverage, plus both Mobile networks, several web portals. The two together create a media powerhouse designed to flog the Olympics at you any which way!
I have been pleasantly surprised by the NBC coverage and how much respect they've been giving to the Canadian athletes.
I have to admit that while I do love some of the hosts on their normal shows ...like Jay Onrait is hilarious on TSN and Dan/Jessi are awesome on MTV, I find the hosting pretty terrible in that it is seems disjointed and out of place. It's like they forgot that there is a reason why hosts are on certain shows/formats of time slots.
The MTV kids just don't work in the conservative morning format and Onrait's sense of humour doesn't go over well that early and it isn't as good without a good foil like Dan O'Toole. And Brian Williams is and always has been the voice of the Olympics for me and at least they were smart enough to let him work alone.
Someone was having too much fun with the slow motion camera, shooting mundane things like a coach chipping off ice from an athlete's boot.
The slow mo shot of that one guy drinking from a water bottle was kinda hot, thou.
The audio for Brian Adams started when he still had the mic at his waist.If anyone caught Nelly Furtado's performance on CTV last night, THAT is how she sounds, unlike the opening ceremonies where she was lip syncing along with everyone else.
It is also a product of needing to fill time between runs/liven up the broadcast. Take the men's moguls for instance, there is enough time to display the entire run again in slow-motion, pan the crowd numerous times, linger on an establishing shot all before those judges can even put a score up.It's a really European thing to show shots like this. If you ever watch European Golf tour events or the international feed of F1, you see tons of this stuff.