World Cup broadcast shake-up, with Optus woes ‘set to continue’
LATEST: SBS will broadcast every match at the World Cup for the next two days due to issues with Optus.
The streaming issues plaguing Optus – which has seen the company dubbed ‘Floptus’ by users attempting to watch the World Cup – are set to continue, according to tech expert Trevor Long.
The matter was raised in federal parliament question time this afternoon by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The PM said he’d spoken to Optus CEO Allen Lew who acknowledged the issues, but said it would be fixed tonight.
Trevor told Tom Elliott that is highly unlikely.
“It’s such an architectural failure, it’s not going to be fixed overnight,” Trevor said.
“This is not an easy fix, I don’t think it’ll be better tonight, let alone this week.”
It’s since been announced SBS will broadcast all matches, not just selected ones, for the next two days.
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“I think they didn’t plan well for the amount of people they’d have watching it, it’s as simple as that,” he said.
“That’s the thing, it’s a paid service, they know exactly how many people there are.
“It’s a very poor excuse.”