Olympics Triplecast: “Fixing” the Olympics with Pay-Per-View – Bad Ideas with Al and Tony

Network Olympics coverage is terrible, and has been for a long time. These days we can get around that with internet streams of of the events as they happen, but in 1992 if you wanted to watch the Olympics you had to watch NBC’s delayed overproduced feed. That is, until a New York company had an idea: Why not bring the REAL Olympics to America’s living rooms, live and uncut, as a pay-per-view event? This this the story of that idea and how it failed.

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