Saturday, August 24, 2019

NBC’S WINTER OLYMPICS TO KICK OFF A DAY BEFORE OPENING CEREMONY

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC announced plans on Tuesday to “jumpstart” next year’s Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia in primetime on Thursday, Feb. 6, one day before the opening ceremony, with coverage of two new events, team figure skating and slopestyle snowboarding, as well as women’s freestyle moguls. Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group, told a news […]

NBC: THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE TAPE DELAYED OLYMPICS COVERAGE

August 15, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

NBC may have boasted on Tuesday that its coverage of the London Olympics drew more viewers in the U.S. than any event in TV history, but it apparently believes it could have done better — if it had only tape-delayed a few more events for primetime viewing. Turning aside the sometimes vociferous complaints about the […]

EBERSOL RETURNS TO NBC SPORTS — AS A “SPECIAL ADVISER”

August 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just three months after resigning as head of NBC Sports and Olympics, Dick Ebersol is returning to the network as a special adviser, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing several senior NBC executives. How his role will be different from what it was when he was officially running the unit was not spelled […]

NBC’S NEW OLYMPICS BOSS: EVERYTHING WILL BE LIVE

June 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Departing from the strategy implemented by his predecessor Dick Ebersol, who insisted on airing the most popular Olympics events during primetime, NBC Sports Group President Mark Lazarus said on Tuesday that for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, NBC “will make every event available on one platform or another live.” In a conference call with […]