Quote of the Day

"It was such a human moment at a business presentation."
-- USOC Chief Communications Officer Patrick Sandusky, on a three-minute behind-the-scenes video shown during NBC's presentation to the IOC. (SI.com, 6/7)
Wednesday June 8, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 186 Print This Issue

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  • NBC Keeps The Games: Net Retains U.S. Olympic TV Rights Through '20 For $4.38B

    Carrion (r) says IOC hopes to reach TOP sponsorship deal with GE shortly

    NBC secured the rights to four Olympic Games from ’14-20 with a whopping $4.38B bid that does not include the expected $200M TOP sponsorship from GE. IOC Exec Committee Member Richard Carrion yesterday said that GE would negotiate its sponsorship separately. Carrion: "We hope to reach an extension of the TOP deal shortly." NBC’s bid for four Games is nearly $1B higher than the $3.4B bid Fox presented. Fox ($1.5B) and ESPN ($1.4B) also presented bids for the ‘14 and ‘16 Games, sources said. The Games will cost NBC $775M in ‘14, $1.226B in ’16, $963M in ’18 and $1.418B in ‘20. The amount NBC has committed to pay is significant, considering that it will be the first time a U.S. rightsholder woul ...

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