As the London Olympics got underway Friday, fans weren't giving NBC any medals for blacking out live coverage of the opening ceremonies for many viewers.
NBC was set to air the festivities at the Olympic stadium in a taped and edited format during prime time. That meant millions of Americans were left with no place to turn, either on TV sets or laptops. And they weren't happy about it.
"In this day and age, no livestream for the Olympics opening ceremony?," asked @jjwright on Twitter. "You just can't handle situations right, can you #NBC? Curry, now this." The last sentence was a reference to Ann Curry, the "Today" co-anchor NBC recently shoved aside.
Someone tweeting as @Theselongwars kept up the British theme and paraphrased Shakespeare: "A livestream, a livestream, my kingdom for a livestream."