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Watching the Watchdog: My 2012 Olympic Coverage Report Card

Tim Knight | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Even before the Games began, it seemed Bell and Rogers decided to stick with selling cellphones and they aren't interested in the next Olympics (which have gone to CBC). Now, the viewing numbers are excellent of course. But they're no more than a rather dubious measurement of eyes in front of TV sets, computers and various gadgets. They're not indications of satisfaction. Or dissatisfaction. For the record though, here are some things in CTV's evening prime time coverage that certainly could have been done better...

Watching the Watchdog: The Winner of the Media Olympics Is...

Tim Knight | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png I start to get the feeling that host Brian Williams seriously outclasses the broadcast talent around him. He's the pro. The reporters and analysts supporting him are mostly sports groupies. Over the next couple of evenings, I become certain of it.

10 Things You Need To Know For London 2012

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngAs you undoubtedly know, the summer Olympics are gearing up in London for 2012. Surely you've seen massive amounts of coverage so far -- and the Opening Ceremonies haven't even begun! But just in case you want to slog through the rest and get to the best, here's your unofficial guide to "everything" that's "important" for the 2010 Summer Olympics in London, England.

TV Review: NBC's Rock Center (Dec. 5)

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

The biggest fault of The NBC newsmagazine broadcast Rock Center is that it remains no more than an hour-long extension of Williams' Nightly News, with the occasional bit of humour. While it's intentions are strong and admirable, it feels caught between a talk show and a news program.