Olympics Shut Down Online Radio Stream Of Radio Stations
from the how-nice dept
It appears the folks running the Olympics are so focused on controlling (i.e., “selling”) the rights to broadcast accounts of the Olympic games that they’re forcing some radio stations to shut down their internet streams. The radio stations in question have regular radio broadcast rights for the Olympics, but since they didn’t pay up to internet broadcast rights, they need to turn off their internet streams for the duration of the games. Considering the fact that it appears that no one is actually attending these games in person, apparently, the Olympics has decided that they’re going to squeeze broadcasters for every last penny. Ah, the spirit of the games.