Cable television UI is unequivocally the worst experience I've ever had with an electronic device. I have a fully 16:10 HD monitor that the cable box won't use properly beyond 4:3 in 480p, the compression is bad, and the box doesn't know what I have access to, so it just shows me everything, with 99.99% of it blocked only after you select it.
The service provider's website lacks a page anywhere on it that tells me what my package gives access to. Some of the on-demand content is "Free", but still blocked without explanation. I suspect my subscription isn't privileged enough to view "free" content except for a couple of 1980s movies (oh but in HD, since I'm sure that's how they were filmed back then).
I'd frankly rather not even subscribe to this service at all. It's complete garbage, it's useless, and it's hard to use, it's purely about selling me channels of poorly organized content.
But hey, at least with this cheesy little "subscription" I have, I'll (maybe?) be allowed to stream olympics next time they come on. Or maybe not. It wouldn't surprise me.