» ‘NBC draws ire for not streaming Olympics ceremony’

NBC Sports spokesman Christopher McCloskey said the ceremonies “are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time audiences that gather together to watch them.”

So, not only do they not respect the preferences of viewers, they think they’re idiots who need someone to tell them vital bits of information along the lines of “Great Britain is an island nation!” Got it.