Time Inc. to Staffers: Please Don’t Stream USA vs. Belgium

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By Richard Horgan Comment

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Capital New York’s Nicole Levy got her hands on a memo from Time Inc. CTO Colin Bodell. Apparently, the strain put on the company’s Intranet last Thursday by in-house streaming of the USA vs. Germany FIFA World Cup game has him asking, as a favor, that employees please not do that again:

While we understand that everyone wants to support the national team, please do not stream the game over the Internet to your local workstation. There are conference rooms and pantries located throughout the building that have televisions where the game can be viewed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Bodell’s colleague M. Scott Havens declared that Time Inc. is not a magazine company. Nor, it seems now, a bandwidth company.