23rd Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Media Coverage: Your Say!

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    The Olympics are a bonanza for media organisations. With so much content to spread and people to consume that content, it is no wonder that media organisations spend big dollars on gaining exclusive rights.

    The media landscape is changing rapidly and the 23rd Olympic Winter Games: PyeongChang 2018 is a good milestone to note the changes. Prior to the 1920s, it was newspapers. From the 1920s to the 1960s, it was radio. And from the 1960s until possibly the 2020s, it was television.

    Now as we approach the year 2020, live Internet streaming is entering the frame.

    This isn’t just referring to live Internet streams of the television broadcasts. In 2010, the International Olympic Committee provided all the Olympic Broadcasting Services (the host broadcaster) broadcasts to rights-holding broadcasters for use on digital products such as smartphones, television and tablet applications.

    At these current games the general public is now aware that the Olympic media landscape is undergoing its first shift in about 50 years, so we are giving your say by way of a survey!

    The survey, which is below, is divided into about two parts: sports and media. The sport part asks what interests you at the 23rd Olympic Winter Games right down to the precise events while the media part asks how you consumed the Games.

    If an important issue is missing, let me know in the end of survey opportunity or if an error occurs during the survey, just kindly draw it to my attention in the comments below.

    And even if you do not follow the 23rd Olympic Winter Games: PyeongChang 2018, participate in the survey. You will have fewer questions to answer but your input is just as valued. Survey results will be published after the Games. Thank you for your time!

    Disclaimer: The Roar is not the collector of the survey data. By engaging in this survey, your answers will be given to the author of this article.

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    The Crowd Says (4)

    • Roar Guru

      February 18th 2018 @ 11:27am
      Rabbitz said | February 18th 2018 @ 11:27am | ! Report

      Being in a situation where the only TV coverage is via south pacific satellite TV providers means we only have had access to Channel 7 Brisbane’s main channel coverage and it has been woeful.

      Two or three hours a day they have covered figure skating, which is boring enough but the commentators are just awful.

      Please get them to show something other than skating or the over-rated aerials.

      • Roar Rookie

        February 18th 2018 @ 6:52pm
        StatMan said | February 18th 2018 @ 6:52pm | ! Report

        I can’t do much in terms of determining what they show on TV. However, if you can access it, the Olympics On 7 application/website has the events that are not on TV live. If enough data is received through this survey, which is really unlikely at this point, another article can be written stating which events are the most popular. If Channel 7 read that article, it might give them a better idea on what to televise. Based on the few survey results I have already received, the aerials are one of the most popular events but skating is one of the least popular sports.

        • February 19th 2018 @ 7:22am
          Nate said | February 19th 2018 @ 7:22am | ! Report

          I’d recommend posting the link or at least discussing this article on channel 7’s facebook and various reddits. Seen plenty of complaints regarding coverage in those places so it may be worth trying to cast the net a little wider if you need more feedback. I commend you for trying, I gave up on the coverage this year which is disappointing as I was looking forward to it.

        • Roar Guru

          February 23rd 2018 @ 11:08am
          Rabbitz said | February 23rd 2018 @ 11:08am | ! Report

          Sorry I am so slow to get back to this.

          Internet streaming is even more problematic that Satellite TV.

          Now that I am back in Oz, I’ve tried the app. Just woeful. I honestly thought I was being routed via Vanuatu’s out island infrastructure, the reliability and quality is so bad.

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