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Ugh: NBCUniversal Acquires Rights to Olympic Games Through 2032
DFW NBC ^ | 5/7/2014

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: olympicgames; olympics
This basically means we will get the worst coverage for the Olympics for the rest of our lives. This is horrible news. Fox and ABC are set up wayyyyy better. I just don't get it.
1 posted on 05/07/2014 9:49:14 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Since I don’t give a smelly Obama about the olympics, means nuttin’ to me.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 9:49:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: My Favorite Headache

Olympic “Games”. I see.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe “Al Croaker” can do the weather report....


4 posted on 05/07/2014 9:52:01 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: My Favorite Headache

You’d think they would have gotten the message after Costas’... um... unfortunately-timed “allergic reaction” back in Sochi.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 9:53:42 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Oh boy.....Johnny Weird forever!
6 posted on 05/07/2014 9:54:43 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
http://kdkb.com/files/kdkb/styles/gallery_full/public/costas-eye.jpg?itok=BnXIa0hG

Ol' Pink Eye for another 18 years!

7 posted on 05/07/2014 9:57:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kevkrom

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.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 9:57:57 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Great, more of Bob Costas left-wing, in-your-face rants.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

That’s assuming they’re still in business in 2032.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 10:01:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bob Costas continues to deny he has had plastic surgery..

He’ll be close to 90 won’t he?


11 posted on 05/07/2014 10:01:23 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Obadiah

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.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who watches the Olympics anymore? Any of the judged events are just politics and not necessarily based on actual performance.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 10:23:47 AM PDT by jrg
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Who watches the Olympics anymore?

Like almost everything else this has been ruined thru politics & greed.

14 posted on 05/07/2014 10:29:08 AM PDT by Digger
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 10:30:51 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: jrg
Who watches the Olympics anymore?

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.

16 posted on 05/07/2014 10:31:23 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 10:51:19 AM PDT by Eric Roelfsema
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To: My Favorite Headache
Wonderful.

Ol' Pinkeye Costas can regale me with tales of the always enjoyable giant inflatable beaver" when I am old and gray(er).


18 posted on 05/07/2014 10:57:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hope they got the cash up front, Network programming may not be what we expect it to be 10 years.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: DCBryan1

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.


20 posted on 05/07/2014 12:26:27 PM PDT by taillightchaser (American media--public enemy #1)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


21 posted on 05/07/2014 2:06:12 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Eric Roelfsema

NBC does a great job with the Premier League, too bad it doesn’t translate to the Olympics.


22 posted on 05/07/2014 2:12:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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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.


23 posted on 05/08/2014 5:19:13 AM PDT by Eric Roelfsema
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