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US Olympic Committee TV flap

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ringer, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. ringer

    ringer Member

    So the USOC is starting a TV network and the announcement has already ticked off the IOC, according to a piece in today's New York Times online.

    Which is worse - angering the IOC (about that little detail called broadcast rights) or starting a network that plans to show all the stuff that the networks aren't interested in airing?
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    If there's a Big Ten Network, there can be a USOC Network.
  3. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    The USOC's immediate problem is NBC, which started Universal Sports last year, owning the broadcast and cable rights to virtually every U.S. championship in an Olympic sport that anyone but a parent would care to watch. The USOC can't even run reruns of old Olympics coverage without going through the IOC and the network that broadcast them.
    This week: "Fencing through the years" on the USOC Network.
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I've seen that 1989 Duke-Michigan game like 5 goddamn times now.
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    My understanding is the USOC made a deal with a cable network and the IOC said the USOC doesn't even the rights to use the word "Olympics." Good work fellas.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm just hoping for curling marathons.
  7. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Do they replay Michigan-App State?
  8. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Often. It's great.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    My dog died when I was five, you want to bring that up too?
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Since the IOC would cease to exist without the money US tv rights bring in my guess is the USOC wins this one.
  11. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member


    Your avatar creeps me the fuck out.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

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