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NBC Wins Rights to 2010, 2012 Olympics
Posted 08 June 2003 - 06:06 AM
NBC secured the U.S. rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympics on Friday in a $2.201 billion deal, extending its run to a record seven consecutive games over 12 years.
NBC and its parent company, General Electric, were picked by the IOC over bids by Disney's ABC-ESPN and News Corp.'s Fox.
"It's obvious the Olympics matter to us," NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said. "There are people walking around here tonight that are proud as peacocks."
NBC Leading the Pack in Sports World
Posted 08 June 2003 - 04:01 PM
...This is all well and good....however...I usually watch CBC's Olympics coverage way more than NBC's.....
Originally posted by John Corn
"It's obvious the Olympics matter to us," NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said.
Posted 08 June 2003 - 04:12 PM
Posted 08 June 2003 - 04:33 PM
Posted 08 June 2003 - 06:16 PM
ABC, CBS, and Fox, which don't have to pay out billions to broadcast the Olympics.
If the Olympics quintuppled their current ratings, NBC still would lose money on this deal. And the lame theory that "it promotes other things on the network" wasn't ever true, and gets less true as the multi-channel universe gets larger and larger.
This is a despiration move by NBC management, which simply does not have a clue about how to profitably program the regular schedule, and a corporate junket for GE execs.
As a NEWS Corp stockholder, I am thrilled.
Posted 08 June 2003 - 10:03 PM
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Posted 10 June 2003 - 09:36 PM
I hope that I soon have a BeVu PVR equivalent to a 921 in my future...
Posted 11 June 2003 - 11:59 AM
Originally posted by Msguy
Costas is NBC's best announcer. ..
And that's sad! Announcer? He's more a host of a talk show !
Posted 16 June 2003 - 08:50 PM