The first full day of the London 2012 Olympic games had plenty of action, which you might have had trouble watching if you don't own a television. NBC's online streaming service was not up to par for many users, who reported freezing and crashing. New York Times television reporter Richard Sandomir seems to have gotten a hold of the powers that be at NBC and has passed along some extremely encouraging information.
NBC working on problems w/ live Olympic streaming--freezing, stop-and-start; network said pblems not widespread and hope to fix by tomw— Richard Sandomir (@RichSandomir) July 28, 2012
The live stream for the men's 400-meter individual medley showdown involving Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps worked for a select few people, but many were shut out of the stream or succumbed to browser crashes.
If NBC doesn't have its streaming service fixed for the big events to come, a few million people are going to be unhappy. The network is not delivering on the promise to stream every event online if most people can't stream effectively.