Posted by: mrpeatie | August 9, 2008

Let the Games Begin

Fireworks illuminate the sky over Beijing National Stadium - Clive Rose/Getty Images

Fireworks illuminate the sky over Beijing National Stadium - Clive Rose/Getty Images

Last night’s broadcast of the opening ceremony was quite the spectacle. If there was ever a televised event perfect for a high definition broadcast, this was it. I’m not usually impressed by these grand, choreographed Olympic ceremonies. The are normally long, boring, snooze fests, but I watched in awe at almost every aspect of last night’s telecast. The technology, precision, and passion of the performers (over 15,000 of them) and the set pieces (a 147 meter LED screen) were truly amazing.

Be sure to check out these awesome hi-res pictures of the ceremony from Boston.com.

Perhaps the only thing bigger and more grand then the opening ceremony is NBC’s broadcast schedule of these events. There will be over 1400 hours of televised coverage and over 2000 hours of online coverage. To put that into perspective, that is more total coverage then all the other Olympics combined.

Head over to nbcolympics.com for a detailed listing of all the channels and events.

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  1. […] Bad There has been a bit of a hullabaloo over some aspects of the opening ceremony. A sequence of fireworks over Beijing was added using CGI just like in the movies. Not sure why all […]


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