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July 27, 2003

OLN good, CBS bad, last day

If you're wondering why there's no live OLN today, it's because CBS takes precedence on the broadcast rights. CBS has a sponsorship that allows them to show the Sunday stages as part of their weekend sports telecast, and part of that contract allows them to broadcast them before other American outlets (i.e., OLN).

OLN will be doing a full broadcast tonight at 8. The heavily abbreviated CBS coverage is this afternoon, between 2 and 3 p.m. (both Eastern time).

Posted by Frank Steele on July 27, 2003 in Television | Permalink


Why does CBS even bother -- that broadcast was an embarrassment. What a waste of an hour. This is their best effort for an American five-time winner? Maybe there's still some "French animosity" at the network and they don't want to piss off the big craw-daddy in Crawford.

Posted by: Marcos at Jul 27, 2003 4:39:42 PM

OLN DID broadcast today's last stage & podium ceremonies live as they have in the past. Why do some people think that they don't have the rights to broadcast it? Maybe on CABLE they don't but on satelite they do.

Posted by: twigfarm at Jul 25, 2004 12:46:43 PM

i am angry because CBS switched their normal time of 5pm to 2pm to show that TDF show, so my VCR missed it... will CBS re-air it for those of us that were screwed by the sched change?

Posted by: pissed at Aug 1, 2005 1:48:25 PM

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