- Leslie Jones is free to use social media to provide her Olympic commentary after a misunderstanding with a few of her posts.
- Jones announced on social media on Monday morning that she might stop live-tweeting the Beijing Olympics.
After a misunderstanding with a few of her posts, Leslie Jones is free to use social media to provide her Olympic commentary.
According to NBC spokesman Greg Hughes, a few of Jones’ videos were blocked due to a “third-party error,” not NBC’s fault.
“We were able to discover a solution to the problem. She is free to continue posting on social media as she has in the past, “According to Hughes, who spoke to The Associated Press. “She is an Olympic superfan, and that we are Olympic superfans.”
On Monday morning, Jones announced on social media that she might stop live-tweeting the Beijing Olympics.
“I enjoy working with athletes, and they enjoy working with me. And I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. But now it’s just too difficult. No one is fighting for or alongside me. So I guess I’ll just leave it to the pros “Jones used Twitter and Instagram to express himself.
Due to increased policing of taped videos displayed by social media companies, some of Jones’ posts were blocked. The International Olympic Committee and NBC agreed to a US$7.75 billion deal in 2014 for rights through 2032.
The highlights rights of NBC are the most restrictive. Highlights are not allowed to be broadcast on non-NBC affiliates until after NBC has signed off for the night, usually around 2:30 a.m. in New York. There are also limitations on the number of minutes that can be used.
Jones’s posts, which show NBC’s coverage while commenting, can last up to a minute.
Jones, who spent five years on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” has been live-tweeting about the Olympics ever since the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was an NBC guest in Rio de Janeiro and Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Jones said Sunday night on Twitter that she enjoys watching and tweeting about the Olympics because she was told that no one watches them during the Rio Games.
“I’ve been watching the Olympics since I was able to walk,” Jones said. “My father and I. So this is from the bottom of my heart. These are athletes, so no matter what’s going on, they’re all coming together to compete in the games.”
Source: CTV News