February 13 - 19, 2012 Vol. 14 — No. 41

Top Stories

  • NBC Olympics ad sales blow past Beijing

    NBC Universal has sold more national advertising than it did for the Beijing Olympics, topping $900 million, with more than five months to go before the London Games. The company, which has benefited from economic stability and robust interest from Olympic sponsors, has already reset its final sales goal in advance of the Summer Games.

  • Roger Goodell's pay set to double

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s recent five-year contract extension will, by the end of its term, roughly double his current annual pay of about $10 million, sources said.

  • Super Bowl: Different city, better vibe

    Visitors to Indianapolis during Super Bowl week found February temperatures in the mid 50s — some 25 degrees above the norm. However, the relatively balmy weather wasn’t the only anomaly from the NFL championship held a year earlier. At Super Bowl XLVI, all that concern turned to enthusiasm even before the record crowds at the NFL Experience fan fest and an enthralling game that attracted a record TV audience.

  • IndyCar moves beyond tragedy, targets growth

    Four months after its championship race ended with a tragic crash that killed driver Dan Wheldon, Izod IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard is optimistic the sport will bounce back in 2012. “I’m predicting our attendance will be up 15 percent,” said Bernard, who today will deliver a state-of-the-sport address in Indianapolis.

  • Sports radio dials it up

    The media world is consumed with the latest digital technology. In radio, that means everything from live streaming and interactive apps to audio and video podcasts. But it was good, old-fashioned sports talk radio — yes, the Marconi invention — that proved to be more popular than ever during Super Bowl week this year.

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