Friday, August 22, 2008

Sports Media Watch says NBC flexed its muscle

Awful Announcing, one of our top sites, was shut down for a bit Wednesday. Sports Media Watch explains:
    Usain Bolt's world record victory in the 200 meter dash, as many likely know, took place on Wednesday morning and was delayed several hours before finally being telecast at night on NBC. The race had already been broadcast in other countries. Awful Announcing posted a video of the BBC feed of the race a few hours before NBC had a chance to air it in prime time.

    By the end of the night, the video, as well as the entire site had been taken down. NBC Universal notified Google, which owns Blogger, of possible copyright infringement, which led to Google knocking Awful Announcing offline for approximately 90 minutes.
Awful Announcing did share a few thoughts about the situation on its web site at the end of this post. Welcome back, AA.

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