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  • NBCUniversal Pays $7.65 Billion For Olympics Rights Through 2032

    NBCUniversal and the International Olympics Committee have set a blockbuster $7.65 billion deal that gives NBCU all domestic media rights to Olympic games through 2032. Deal also calls for NBCU to pay a $100 million "signing bonus" for what the IOC...
  • IOC Chief Defends Stealth Olympics Rights Deal with NBCUniversal

    NBCUniversal's blockbuster $7.75 billion deal to extend its Olympic rights another 10 years, through the 2032 games, began with a suggestion last November from International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach. The surprise agreement announced...
  • NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights

    NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights
    Making a bold bet that the Olympics will continue to increase in value, NBCUniversal agreed to pay a record $7.65-billion to stitch up U.S. broadcast rights to the games through 2032. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the contract...
  • Comcast, Charter Appoint Cable Veteran Michael Willner CEO of Spinoff MSO

    Cable industry vet Michael Willner will serve as president and CEO of "SpinCo," the new cable company with 2.5 million subscribers that Comcast will spin off after its acquisition of Time Warner Cable under Comcast's deal with Charter. Willner was a co-...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Bob Greenblatt Leads NBC Back to No. 1

    Two minutes before NBC's May 12 upfront presentation was scheduled to start, Bob Greenblatt ducked into Jimmy Fallon's dressing room for a quick pre-show hello. It was an instinctive move for Greenblatt. Producers like to keep a close eye on their...
  • NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings

    The NBC network is beleaguered no more. After nearly a decade in the ratings cellar, NBC is poised to finish the prime-time TV season in May in first place in the coveted advertising demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49.  February's coverage of the...
  • Clippers punished in 98-96 loss to Pelicans

    NEW ORLEANS — The Clippers have slipped in recent games, leaving Coach Doc Rivers to declare that the “basketball gods punish you for messing around.” Rivers also said that a poor mind-set from the outset will prove costly, and the...
  • Hollywood CEOs Tighten PR Rules for Even Less Transparency

    A new generation of leaders high on discipline and low on transparency has quietly assumed the power positions in Corporate Hollywood. And the transition has taken place so seamlessly that we've barely noticed. Figures like Jeff Shell at NBCU, Kevin...
  • Comcast CEO: We Have Fewer Subscribers Than Netflix, Even After Time Warner Deal

    Comcast continues to paint Netflix as a competitor, as the cable giant keeps trying to make the case that it needs to swallow Time Warner Cable to have a presence on a national scale - and compete with what it portrays as surging digital-video rivals....
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting 'Millions' in FCC Filing

    Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today. They also dismissed critics' objections that the...