For people from the US with certain cable TV subscriptions, NBC offers footage of the 2014 winter Olympics from a website, nbcolympics.com. However, I find I am unable to view any of the video content from my Linux machine. I have tried from Chrome and Firefox.
When clicking on a video, I am taken to the webpage of the video and all of the non-video content (e.g. the twitter stream, the summary of the video) loads. However, the page is covered in a dark transparent overlay and a "waiting" spinner continuously spins. I cannot click on anything from the web page.
When clicking on a video, I am taken to the webpage of the video and all of the non-video content loads. The page is also covered with a dark, transparent overlay, but this time with a window in the middle to choose my cable provider. When I select my cable provider, xfinity, the page re-loads and the same screen appears again, with the same transparent overlay and the same dialog asking for my cable provider.
Here is a screenshot of the Firefox window:
I am using Fedora 19 and do not generally have problems viewing other flash content.
Is there any method to watching the videos on nbcolympics.com from a Linux computer?