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Post UGA…buffering…moving to…buffering…CBS for online media.

Monday June 21, 2010

This might be the best news I’ll get all summer: Georgiadogs.com is changing networks.

I don’t know of anyone who has had a generally pleasant experience with media from Georgiadogs.com. Between browser incompatibilities (this isn’t 1998), constant buffering, and poor quality, it’s been a chore just to watch the occasional ballgame or get any kind of value for the monthly subscription. I can get news elsewhere, but the site’s exclusive broadcasts of games made it something you had to deal with.

The move to the CBSSports.com network is outstanding news. I’ve seen the CBS product in action for other schools, and it blows away the experience I’ve had to this point with streaming media from UGA. CBS intends to continue improvement with “a new Flash-based audio/video player”, integrated stats (familiar to anyone who watched March Madness On Demand), and mobile offerings for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms. It’s no surprise that CBS has “the online rights to 55 of the 73 schools from the big six conferences” – they know what they’re doing, and I’m relieved to see UGA address the woeful experience on their site.

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  • Ditto! I was so psyched when i read the news. In 3 yrs of subscribing i can count on one hand the numbers of games or other content i’ve watched that didn’t end w/ me pulling my hair out.

    Great to have you back Groo!