Wednesday, June 16, 2021

OSCARS WILL GET OUT OF THE WAY OF WINTER OLYMPICS

March 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent move to avoid competition with next year’s Winter Olympics, the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony will be moving to March 2, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today (Monday). (The 2014 Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 7-23. The Oscars had previously been scheduled […]

NBC WINS OLYMPICS — THROUGH 2020

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprise announcement, the International Olympic Committee said today (Tuesday) that NBC has won U.S. rights to broadcast the next four Olympic Games. The network had been vying against Fox and ABC/ESPN and had been considered an unlikely prospect to win out. Its rivals had promised more live broadcasts, and NBC for the first […]

CANADA WATCHDOG REJECTS COMPLAINTS ABOUT LUGER DEATH COVERAGE

December 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After receiving 145 complaints from viewers, Canada’s television watchdog has cleared the CTV network of any wrongdoing for airing footage of the crash that killed luge contestant Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia during a practice at this year’s Winter Olympics. Most of the complaints cited CTV’s repeated use of the 40-second clip throughout the day. In […]