Mayor: Boston Games Overruns Not On Taxpayers NBC Generally Praised For NASCAR Coverage Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage USOC Praises Boston 2024's Progress Officials Withhold Judgement On Boston Bid 2.0 New Boston Bid Boston 2024 Can't Find Home For Velodrome Costas To Apologize To Cubs Pitcher Bryant Makes Waves Appearing At "SNF" Shoot
CHECKING IN ON NBC'S PRE-'96 AD SALES
Published November 28, 1994
IBM is "closing in on a deal" to buy ad time on NBC's coverage of the '96 Games, and Olympic sales at NBC's O&Os "are going strong as well. However, AT&T missed an opportunity to fend off attack ads in the long-distance and telecommunications field on the O&Os when it let a recent deadline pass to make an exclusive buy in the category." The buy would have been $25M. AT&T Media and Production Services Dir Mike Neavill cited the cost and timing (the Games are still 18 months away) as the main considerations (Brockington & Ross, COWLES BUSINESS MEDIA, 11/24).