Despite the pandemic Japan has chosen to move forward with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics being held in 2021.
This is the time when you want to see your favorite sports and national teams try for gold.
I can see everyone around the world glued to their TV trying to get coverage.
However, for me, here in little Trinidad… it has proven to be a chore and frustration.
On my cable menu there is an option to see the Olympics on a channel I am accustomed to watching, but when I turn to it now I see it is blocked.
It seems a local broadcaster, here in Trinidad, got exclusive rights to show the Olympics.
Ok, fine, so I turn to the local channel to see it and what happens next really annoys me.
Let me give you some examples.
I am about to see a match and then suddenly, with no explanation they change to a next match.
Then a game will be over and just when you wait to see how the judges scored it what happens?
Yes, they put on an ad or change to something else.
And do you think they give you the results later or maybe even an update — no, not at all.
The worst is when an upcoming game is about to start, you get all excited and then they put on local programming.
Fine, local stuff is important but you have stopped my ability to turn to my alternative channel to continue to see WHAT I WANT.
Why oh why do some Trinis have to spoil a good thing?
All I want to do is see the Olympics.
Now I understand how licenses work but if you are going to take over exclusiveness please do not hinder my ability to chose to watch the Olympics when I want to.
Why do I now have to see and remember the Olympics based on the sports chosen and the kind of broadcast a local channel chooses for me to see.
sigh Well, at least there is the internet, hopefully no one has blocked that, YET.