Dick Ebersol resigns as NBC Sports head

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  1. Jun 7, 2011 #81 of 128
    jneugeba

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    $4.4 Billion. WOW!!
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 #82 of 128
    tem

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    so much for the Dick Ebersol theory.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 #83 of 128
    Jon J

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    Yep. Looks like the early report I read was off by more than half. ;)
     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 #84 of 128
    Steveknj

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    Looks like the 2.2 billion was only for the first 2 games
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 #85 of 128
    jneugeba

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    Yep. I am still shocked. The only thing I can think is that he actually wanted to put MORE in the bid! I'm very interested in seeing where ABC and FOX came in at.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 #86 of 128
    jsmeeker

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    Yay!

    I'll be able to continue to hear my beloved music. :D
     
  7. Jun 7, 2011 #87 of 128
    jneugeba

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    NBC states they will make every event live on one platform or another!!!!!!!!!!

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 #88 of 128
    Steveknj

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    I was wondering if ESPN got it, if they would do that music, since it originally started there.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2011 #89 of 128
    jneugeba

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    IOC President states: If US makes bid for 2020 games (Summer) we would be very happy.

    This is big news also after the Chicago debacle.

    The numbers:
    - Sochi, Russia 2014 Winter Games: $755 million

    -- Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Games: $1.23 billion

    --2018 Winter Games in undetermined site: $963 million

    --2020 Summer Games in undetermined site: $1.42 billion

    Based on that 2020 number it sure looks like NBC is banking on those games being held here.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2011 #90 of 128
    jneugeba

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    Yes I'm quoting my own post - too many things coming out right now.

    I wonder if this was the main fallout with Dick. He wanted to keep things tape delayed and Comcast realized it could no longer do that......
     
  11. Jun 7, 2011 #91 of 128
    jsmeeker

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    Please let there be another summer games hosted byt the USA!

    Let the bribing begin. :D
     
  12. Jun 7, 2011 #92 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    On Twitter, I saw that ABC/ESPN only bid on the 2014/2016 Games and their total bid was about $1.4 billion, so they were WAAAAY off.

    It will be comical to see Comcast lose hundreds of millions of dollars on each of the next five games as viewership gets more fractured and young people have less interest in the Games. The kids that didn't grow up in the Cold War era with a true rival nation to "hate" really don't have much reason to care about the Games.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2011 #93 of 128
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    Just think if Fox had won the Olympic Games coverage we could of had this:

    Boogity, Boogity, Boogity lets go Olympic Gaming Boys!!!!
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  14. Jun 7, 2011 #94 of 128
    jneugeba

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    This just reported on CNBC:

    NBC averaged 1.1 billion for 4 games
    ABC/ESPN: 700 million for 2 games
    Fox: 750 million for 2 games; 850 million for 4 games.

    Based on NBC's loss in Vancouver and their projected loss for London the other networks's numbers seem much more logical (and in the range I was expecting.)
     
  15. Jun 7, 2011 #95 of 128
    jsmeeker

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    LOL


    :up:
     
  16. Jun 7, 2011 #96 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    Yeah, I figured the IOC would be expecting an increase over the previous contract and the actual bids would result in a decrease over the previous contract. Guess I was wrong. Maybe when Comcast took over they lost all their institutional memory about the previous bidding and the amounts they lost. Or maybe the new Comcast overlords are so arrogant that they think they'll be able to better monetize the Games than the previous regime.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2011 #97 of 128
    That Don Guy

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    The main problems with Triplecast were:
    (1) it was pretty much "all or nothing" - I think the three choices were (a) all three channels for the full two weeks, (b) one channel for two weeks, or (c) all three channels on just the weekends; and
    (2) rather than include events that broadcasters normally didn't cover (e.g. judo, field hockey, sailing), the channels covered preliminary rounds of the "popular" events (in fact, somebody - I want to say Amhad Rashad - who was shilling the Triplecast on The Tonight Show made it a point to say that they wouldn't be covering the "unpopular" sports).

    There were at least two sports (definitely judo) that were covered exclusively online. (In 2000 and 2004, they were broadcast, albeit at something like 12:30 AM on one of the cable channels.)

    I will believe this when I see it - especially if they spin this to mean, "The events on NBC will air live in the eastern half of the country. We can't air them live out west out of fear that somebody will stumble across the results before the primetime broadcast."

    I wonder if this applies to 2012, where pretty much everything in prime time would have to be taped anyway (either that, or events run between 1 and 5 AM British time).

    Won't happen - far too many European countries will scream if the western hemisphere gets two Summer Olympics in a row. Then again, I figured Athens was a 100% certainty for 1996 at one time, too.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2011 #98 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    You really think North America would be prevented from getting the 2020 Games because the 2016 Games are in South America? Look at where the Summer Games will have been held since the last time they were in North America:

    1996: North America
    2000: Australia
    2004: Europe
    2008: Asia
    2012: Europe
    2016: South America

    Unless you're proposing that somewhere in Africa is due to get the Olympics (and there would be the same "hemisphere" argument you proposed), it seems to me that North America would be due for a Summer Games by 2020.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2011 #99 of 128
    That Don Guy

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    It's not going to help.
    The only "hemisphere argument" involved with Africa 2020 is the Southern Hemisphere...but that is a strong reason against holding it there; most athletes in "Summer Olympics sports" train to peak during the "Northern Hemisphere Summer," and having two "Southern Hemisphere Olympics" in a row could be a problem.
    There's still the problem of "other countries don't like the USA for some reason" (otherwise why was Chicago knocked out so early for 2016?). Maybe they could consider 2020 in Toronto, but is that too close to Vancouver 2010?
     
  20. Jun 7, 2011 #100 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    But it's the same hemisphere argument you brought up. You just used Western/Eastern rather than Northern/Southern.

    I agree that it's highly unlikely it would go to the Southern Hemisphere twice in a row, for the reasons you stated and also because after 2016 there will only have ever been two Summer Games held in the Southern Hemisphere. And Johannesburg is probably the only viable host city in Africa and I think they'd still have to do a ton of upgrades to get the Games there.

    Was Salt Lake City in 2002 too close to Atlanta in 1996?
     

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