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Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby Cardy George » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:30 pm

What are the options for watching the cycling, particularly the road races?

Are we stuck with the five minute grabs every half hour from Channel 9?
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby norbs » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:07 pm

Cardy George wrote:What are the options for watching the cycling, particularly the road races?

Are we stuck with the five minute grabs every half hour from Channel 9?



Steephill.tv or cyclingfans.com :)
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby ozzymac » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:34 pm

Foxtel has its own channel for cycling.


At least it might be better than nine.


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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby Cardy George » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:14 pm

Gah, looks like we're all stuck with the same here, there and everywhere coverage. The IOC have it all sewn up for TV coverage.

Not interested in paying for Foxtel for effectively two days of cycling. Having said that, what was/is their coverage like?
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby marinmomma » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:21 pm

Coverage is ok, they got Liggett as the main commentator, the audio is a bit dodgy especially when they take a shot from the chopper, the camera work isn't quite up to the standard that you are used to during the TdF.
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby darkelf921 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:35 pm

The coverage on Foxtel is certainly not as good as TDF, however it really is quite good coverage. I'm enjoying it. it OS weird not seeing advertising on the jerseys :-)


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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:51 pm

Think the commentators are a bit bias ? Cavendish might not have it in him but goss has a chance ?

Think the dude has his green and gold tinted specs on !
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby darkelf921 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:27 pm

I'm only listening to Phil. Ignoring the other commentator :-)


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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:38 pm

what the app called that allows you to do that?
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:08 am

The selective hearing app. :mrgreen:

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby DavidL » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:55 am

Was stuck with the Ch.9 coverage.

Had enough of the Olympic coverage already. It is based as the Big Brother viewing community and not people that just want watch the sports. Enough of the re-caps of what happened in the pool and the life stories of the QANTAS sponsored athletes. If there is sport on then bloody show it and fill in the day when there is no sport happening with the highlights and the stories.

God damn WWOS, this is going to be a long Olympics.

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:10 am

darkelf921 wrote:The coverage on Foxtel is certainly not as good as TDF, however it really is quite good coverage. I'm enjoying it. it OS weird not seeing advertising on the jerseys :-)


Uninterrupted coverage without an advert till the end; couldn't be better. Nine does not come close with two channels showing the same vision.

The vision etc is from the BBC (?) and really they don't have the experience. Can't blame Foxtel for that. All the commentators can do is commentate from the vision fed to them.

The Poms where complaining about Europsports - seems to have the same issue as Nine so we have it pretty good me thinks.

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby ozzymac » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:25 am

Aushiker wrote:
darkelf921 wrote:The coverage on Foxtel is certainly not as good as TDF, however it really is quite good coverage. I'm enjoying it. it OS weird not seeing advertising on the jerseys :-)


Uninterrupted coverage without an advert till the end; couldn't be better. Nine does not come close with two channels showing the same vision.

The vision etc is from the BBC (?) and really they don't have the experience. Can't blame Foxtel for that. All the commentators can do is commentate from the vision fed to them.

The Poms where complaining about Europsports - seems to have the same issue as Nine so we have it pretty good me thinks.

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Couldn't agree more.

Not having to put up with channel nines ravings and putting up with only seeing bits of what you want to see is great.

No adds, is really nice.

Woman's road race tonight at 8.50 pm.

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby RonK » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:24 pm

Discovered last night that I can't get the Foxtel Olympic channels. And after 30 minutes camped on a call to Foxtel support, turns out that my apartment buildings shared satellite system is the cause and it cannot be rectified.
But there is another way - Foxtel has released an Olympics app for iPad, and using AirPlay I can stream it to AppleTV and watch without ads or CH 9 commentary.
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby DavidS » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:31 pm

DavidL wrote:Was stuck with the Ch.9 coverage.

Had enough of the Olympic coverage already. It is based as the Big Brother viewing community and not people that just want watch the sports. Enough of the re-caps of what happened in the pool and the life stories of the QANTAS sponsored athletes. If there is sport on then bloody show it and fill in the day when there is no sport happening with the highlights and the stories.

God damn WWOS, this is going to be a long Olympics.

- David.


This is a real bugbear of mine. You sit there and watch 2 inane TV people crap on about how they are doing the hard yards introducing the show (?), what's coming up, what has happened and what they ate for breakfast last Wednesday. Meanwhile 50 sporting events are happening and they're not being shown. I watch the olympics to see the sport, not the hosts of their sports show. They should be limited to 10 seconds telling us what is coming up and then off to the sport. Maybe a bit of voiceover to tell us what is coming up but no more. It's not like there's ever a time when nothing is happening. This has just got worse over the years. Don't suppose one can stream olympics given the tight way they control the coverage.

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:28 pm

Aushiker wrote:The vision etc is from the BBC (?) and really they don't have the experience. Can't blame Foxtel for that.


Correction: I now believe the coverage comes from the Olympic Broadcast Services and not the BBC.

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:14 pm

Via who ??

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:50 pm

Good to see the women's road race is getting some coverage,

AND we can actually see the distance until finish which I read was a tech error from yesterday's race so in the UK TV coverage, the commentators couldn't judge the distance of the breakaway and peloton.
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby Cardy George » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:27 am

Unfortunately they seem to have forgotten about the women.......
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby ozzymac » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:52 am

Cardy George wrote:Unfortunately they seem to have forgotten about the women.......

Full uninterrupted coverage via foxtel.

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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby darkelf921 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:52 am

The women's race coverage was great from what I saw. I Ended up being too tired to stay up and missed the end though :-(

What was the the race like?
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:32 am

I saw a crashe when they showed a glimpse of the womens cycling - and followed up on the result this morning.
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby Cardy George » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:38 am

darkelf921 wrote:The women's race coverage was great from what I saw. I Ended up being too tired to stay up and missed the end though :-(

What was the the race like?


If you were watching Channel 9 you didn't miss much. Immediately after the tiny English girl (her name escapes me) attacked half up the final climb they cut away to something else. The next we saw the break was 1 minute up with 5km to go
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby darkelf921 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:35 am

I'm lucky enough to have Foxtel and the Foxtel Olympics App (which is brilliant).

I was amazed at the number of punctures from the start of the race until I stopped watching.
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Re: Olympic cycling TV coverage

Postby RonK » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:22 pm

darkelf921 wrote:I'm lucky enough to have Foxtel and the Foxtel Olympics App (which is brilliant).

I was amazed at the number of punctures from the start of the race until I stopped watching.

Got an email from my ISP this morning advising that I have used 70% of my monthly data allowance since I had to route my iPad into the Apple TV.
The Dutch team were mounting attack after attack when I went to bed, and had pretty much splintered the field on the first ascent of Box Hill. The Aussie girls looked to be out of it then, with only a select bunch of a dozen or so riders left in the front group.
So I was not at all surprised to discover that Voss was the eventual winner.
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