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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 […]

OPENING CEREMONY PRAISED; NBC SCORNED AT OLYMPICS’ START

July 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If NBC was hoping to win back the goodwill and admiration of viewers with its $1-billion Olympics package, it certainly got off on the wrong foot on Friday as it delayed the telecast of the Opening Ceremony until primetime in the U.S., refused to make it available online, and actively policed the Internet to make […]

82.5% OF BRITISH VIEWERS TUNE IN OLYMPICS’ OPENER

July 28, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

An average audience of 27 million watched Friday night’s BBC telecast of the Olympics’ opening ceremony, peaking at 9:50 p.m. with 26.9 million, the BBC said today (Saturday). The figures represented 82.5 percent of British viewers and was the biggest audience for a BBC program since 1996, when a Christmas episode of the British sitcom […]

LET THE OPENING CEREMONY BEGIN

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has said that he is aiming to create a “live film” spectacular at London’s Olympic Stadium tonight (Friday) for his “Isles of Wonder” opening ceremony. While some news outlets have estimated that 4 billion people will be watching his production (the London Daily Mail put the possible number at 8 billion, […]