Ericsson, YouTube, others provide engine for online viewing of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

NBC Sports is giving users multiple options to get access to Sochi 2014 Olympic games on multiple devices by making all of the events available online, either live or to download, for authenticated users. However, the 2014 Olympics video coverage is far from perfect. Similar to the 2012 games, users see a lot of buffering of popular events, while others are uncomfortable using the Live Extra app. Samantha Bookman, managing editor of FierceMarkets' Wireline Group, takes a look at how viewers are accessing the games and the ecosystem that is delivering them to mobile smartphones and tablet computers. Read more


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