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Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start?

Catch curling on the USA Network, and you might miss that superb — or disastrous — figure skating routine that will be talked about on social media and in the office. Tune into a stream of figure skating, and you might miss that medal-winning run down the slopes.

With an event as sprawling as the Olympics, sometimes the straight-up linear TV broadcast is best, even if you're watching that online. Experts make the choices for you; all you have to do is lean back on your couch.

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