Skip to comments.Ugh: NBCUniversal Acquires Rights to Olympic Games Through 2032
Posted on 05/07/2014 9:49:14 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that it has awarded NBCUniversal the broadcast rights in the USA for the Olympic Games through 2032.
NBC was in competition with ABC/ESPN and Fox/Fox Sports.
Since I don’t give a smelly Obama about the olympics, means nuttin’ to me.
Olympic “Games”. I see.
Maybe “Al Croaker” can do the weather report....
You’d think they would have gotten the message after Costas’... um... unfortunately-timed “allergic reaction” back in Sochi.
Ol' Pink Eye for another 18 years!
I despise NBC’s monopoly of the games. ABC always did it perfectly. It’s more of a chore for NBC it seems to do them and their 7 trillion commercials and documentaries and Today Show pimping and never airing stuff live except on the web or saving for prime time and or burying it on CNBC or USA Network at 3 am.
Great, more of Bob Costas left-wing, in-your-face rants.
That’s assuming they’re still in business in 2032.
Bob Costas continues to deny he has had plastic surgery..
He’ll be close to 90 won’t he?
The ESPN/ABC package seems soooo obvious. How can these companies not match or beat NBC? NBC just uses the games to pimp their fall and prime time line up.
Who watches the Olympics anymore? Any of the judged events are just politics and not necessarily based on actual performance.
Like almost everything else this has been ruined thru politics & greed.
Guys, while I respect and admire the dedication of the individual athletes who participate, let’s all remember that the Olympics are an atheistic international celebration of the humanism now afflicting the West and will, unless reversed, bring us all to serious and unimaginable grief that will make Stalin’s USSR, Hitler’s Germany and Mao’s China look tame.
NBC is the perfect venue for the Olympics.
I had three wishes as a child: to see the Olympics in person, to have a symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and to retire on the moon. I got the first, in Atlanta in '96, and for all practical purposes I have not watched the Olympics since. The other two will never happen. OTOH, NBC might very well not exist in 2032; for that matter, the Olympics might very well not exist in 2032--they certainly won't exist in their current incarnation.
NBC Universal has 10 networks they can broadcast on.
For me, I wish that NBC Universal would use the Alternate broadcast channels they do for the Barclay’s Premier League. Every game that is on at the time that is not on NBC SN is on the Alternate channels that I have on AT&T U-verse. If they use these plus the other 10 channels they can have a great production.
Ol' Pinkeye Costas can regale me with tales of the always enjoyable giant inflatable beaver" when I am old and gray(er).
Hope they got the cash up front, Network programming may not be what we expect it to be 10 years.
Not only did that disgusting faggot ruin the ice skating for me, he also ruined the Kentucky Derby. I still can’t figure out why they had that putrid waste of oxygen at a horse race. I guess it’s just so they can throw that crap in our faces in a different venue.
Olympics? Probably haven’t watched it since 1984. Pro-basketball? Since 1974. Pro football? Less and less for the last ten years.
I couldn’t give a rat’s patootie.
NBC does a great job with the Premier League, too bad it doesn’t translate to the Olympics.
That was my point.
I wished NBC used the alternate channels that I have on AT&T U-verse (channels 1692-1697) in HD to broadcast all of the other events live.
I did not mind seeing the curling matches on CNBC after 5pm. I just wished the announcers for the curling were in Sochi instead of being in the studio in Stamford, CT like they do for Formula 1.
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