I have a feeling this is a universal feed, meaning it is not NBC cameras doing the filming. Hence, they aren't always going to focus on the U.S. While it is a little frustrating - like during Karen's round when they were showing the misting tents, I am personally so thrilled with the overall quality of the coverage that I am biting my tongue.
I suspect you're right Fairweather. There was a lot of filler during Karen's ride (lots in the cooling area, a couple overhead shots showing NO horses, the leaderboard, more cooling area, more overhead shots...).
Like I wouldn't be watching it again on TV anyway!
There's also the fact that this is live, which means they don't have as much control over what footage they are getting. No, I don't work for NBC but I did work in the media and know how difficult live TV can be.
Overall, I think the footage is excellent and I am planning on writing NBC a big thank you note. And I plan on watching whatever I can find on TV as well. Would love to hear more commentary over the rounds.
I'm not sure how anyone can complain about the coverage considering this is the first time we've ever been able to watch things live as they happen. I for one am very excited to have what we do have and hate to see people complaining about it.
This is awesome to have the coverage. Much better then taping hours of tv for 30 min of coverage!
oh blyst - we can always complain! Said with a giant smile, because of course this live feed is fabulous! But of course now I'm dreaming of access to the individual cameras next time, so I could watch every horse over the brush in one box, and cobble together images from every camera for some riders in another box, and, and, and.