GBN MESSING UP 2012 OLYMPIC COVERAGE
As you probably would know, GBN bought the rights to be the only broadcaster of the 2012 London Olympics in Grenada (for what reason? Only God knows).
I am a Flow customer. Years prior to GBN hogging broadcast rights, I -- like many other Grenadians, used to enjoy the Olympic games on NBC (after all, I paid for the service, and NBC covered many angles of the Olympic games that interested many viewers).
Of course they are a US based cable network, so a lot of the highlights would indeed center on Americans.
However, they covered many events and many angles, and some of which were shown on other networks owned by NBC. GBN claims to have bought the rights to be the sole broadcaster of the Olympic games in Grenada, however their coverage is very poor, subpar at best.
What ticked me off last night (July 30th 2012), is that while Olympic events were taking place, GBN was broadcasting "Beyond The Headlines." I know that there is a lot going on in Grenada right now, but GBN has to get their broadcasting priorities straight. You cannot claim to have bought all the rights to broadcast an event for the public and then show something else on your TV station, while the event is taking place.
Meanwhile poor Flow is forced the block all cable signals from NBC. So for the people who wanted to see the events, they had no choice but to either watch Beyond the Headlines, some other channel or switch to NBC only to see Flow's disclaimer that they are not permitted to broadcaster the games. This would tick anybody off.
GBN may claim that they bought the broadcast rights so that they can provide a more Caribbean oriented view of the Olympics. However, it seems this is more a money-making venture than anything else - (can anybody say ADVERTISERS!!!!!!)