IOC cracks down on CBC.ca for Olympic content in live streams

from CBC.ca archives | Thu, 21 Sep 2000

During the 2000 Olympics from Sydney, Australia, a conflict erupts over Olympic content in CBC Radio programs being streamed over the internet.

�Everyone forgot that the hourly radio updates which we streamed on the web had coverage we had no right to put on the internet,� writes CBC.ca Sports� Andrew Lundy. �Well, they forgot until the Wall Street Journal ran an in-your-face story about how CBC was kicking NBCs online ass.�

�We had live content, they didn't. It just made NBC honcho Dick Ebersol mad enough to pressure the IOC to revoke CBC's site privileges in Sydney if we didn't stop the streaming. So, with NBC's boot firmly planted in our rear, we did.�

Read Andrew Lundy's column on CBC.ca's Olympic efforts