Now that Olympics are over, we can reflect back on the technology we used to deliver the games.
Customers had the option of three platforms for Olympic Viewing: online, on Demand and on nine channels. We even offered the Olympics 3D channel so subscribers with 3D TVs could strap on their goggles and watch linear TV in 3D for the first time.
Many viewed the Olympics live online by visiting BendBroadband.com/bendbroadband2go, and using the NBC London Olympics application. Subscribers also had the option of visiting NBCOlympics.com and watching the live content and game highlights through their site.
Viewers who preferred to watch their favorite events at a time that is convenient to them accessed hours of Olympic coverage free on BendBroadband on Demand.
Our non-TV subscribers were able to view highlights of the game on NBCOlympics.com, but they couldn’t watch the coverage live online. However, we did share videos, and photos from the Social Olympics, as the London games were dubbed, on our Facebook and Twitter feeds to keep followers updated. We also shared a local picture from the Tower Theatre, which showed crowds gathered to watch Bend native Ashton Eaton win gold in the Decathlon.