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  1. We have yet to know about CBC/Radio-Canada's Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasting plans with TSN/RDS and Rogers Sportsnet. But to start with the CBC/Radio-Canada Media Solutions has overhauled its multiplatform sports sales and marketing department in anticipation ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics. We can also expect many of the same personalities returning next February as well as many of the same corporate sponsors like Bell Canada, Canadian Tire, Petro-Canada, Royal Canadian Mint, and Rona: https://cartt.ca/article/cbc-overhauls-sports-sales-marketing-ahead-pyeongchang-2018-olympic-winter-games Surely and obviously NBC Universal will be better prepared on the technological rapidly-changing viewership habits and its complexities this time around (like finding younger audiences) in Pyeongchang than what happened with Rio De Janeiro. Enter the Total Audience Delivery with digital ad packages and guarantees. Part of that slow, gradual realization of the changing viewing structure major companies are enduring for years: http://adage.com/article/media/nbc-include-digital-viewing-ad-guarantees-2018-winter-olympics/307887/ 112 global broadcasting delegates descended upon Pyeongchang for the World Broadcasters Meeting earlier this week: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1047350/pyeongchang-2018-hold-world-broadcasters-meeting http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__59170/Title__World-Broadcasters-Zoom-in-on-PyeongChang/292/Articles Eurosport will go VR along with 4KTV next winter. RAI could be onboard: http://www.sportface.it/ultimi-articoli/pyeongchang-2018-tv-eurosport-diritti-in-chiaro-rai-solo-se-da-garanzie/135409
  2. Switzerland goes to South Korea beating the Czech Republic 4-1: http://w-groupc.pyeongchang2018.iihf.hockey/en/news/sui_cze/ But I underestimated Japan all the while... http://w-groupd.pyeongchang2018.iihf.hockey/en/news/jpn_ger/
  3. Agreed that Al Michaels got one more Olympic cycle in him. Furthermore, he can continue on in his previous anchor role from Sochi as daytime/afternoon host on NBC and NBC Sports Network. He wouldn't be needed exactly right away as the broadcast starts February 8-9, but he obviously needs time to settle in Pyeongchang when he comes from Minneapolis. Surely, Michaels will brush up on the current goings-on for the then-upcoming anchor role while working on his Super Bowl research. Speaking of anchors, another Scandinavian TV network rights change hands with TVNorge taking over in Norway from TV2 Norge. Last summer it was announced that former NRK sports anchor and reporter Anne Rimmen and Jan Almaas will become the studio anchor dynamic duo in Pyeongchang for its ambitious coverage. Definitely for this cycle with a mix of being both on location reporting things and mixing in with some entertainment: http://kampanje.com/medier/2016/12/kan-bli-tvnorges-nye-superduo/ TVNorge also got from NRK Morten Johannessen and Frode Martnas with Rimmen: http://kampanje.com/medier/2016/12/anne-rimmen-til-tvnorge/#cxrecs_s And TVNorge announces at the one-year mark it will go 24 hours a day having special emphasis on showing every Norwegian medal contention with Eurosport Norway and Eurosport 1 helping out. It will have a 135 people staff on location in Pyeongchang: http://www.hegnar.no/Nyheter/Naeringsliv/2017/02/Vinter-OL-doegnet-rundt-paa-TVNorge
  4. After a day off, the German and Swiss women are now one game away from qualifying to Pyeongchang. Germany, aka the Eagle Carriers, knocked off Austria 4-1 for a date with hosts Japan in the final game, who defeat France 4-1 in Tomakomai. Les Bleues disappoint me a bit in Tomakomai, Japan: http://www.sportschau.de/weitere/eishockey/eishockey-frauen-olympia-qualifiaktion-104.html http://w-groupd.pyeongchang2018.iihf.hockey/en/news/japan-defeats-france/ Arosa, Switzerland is set for a collision course winner-take-all for the other direct Olympic spot tomorrow between hosts Switzerland and the Czech Republic. The Swiss down Norway, the Polar Bears, also 4-1 with the Czechs stopping Denmark's pesky Danish Lions 4-3, a team that's gaining serious high-level international experience: http://w-groupc.pyeongchang2018.iihf.hockey/en/news/switzerland-norway/ http://w-groupc.pyeongchang2018.iihf.hockey/en/news/cze_den/
  5. Which reminds me, both Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis and the Winter Olympics next year will both be on NBC during the same winter season just days from each other. Al Michaels (or Mike Tirico assuming he gets the broadcasting honor in the former) will have to immediately jet out to Pyeongchang from Minneapolis. New Olympic TV channel in Sweden. Another new era in Swedish Olympic broadcasting after SVT and MTG's TV3/TV10/Viasat channels with promises of "the best and most extensive coverage". Discovery's Swedish FTA channel is Kanal 5 and automatically gets the designated nod as the dedicated Swedish Olympic Channel round the clock. Kanal 5 will have Kanal 9, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, and Eurosport Player joining with it--though I do expect there will be additional temporary Olympic channels like Viasat did, which even included TV3 Sport doing the handball matches. Discovery Networks Sweden will also produce profiles including Jessica Almenäs, newly recruited for the Olympics, Jonas Karlsson, and Karin Frick as the "biggest and beloved profiles". And this will last until 2024: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=https://www.resume.se/nyheter/artiklar/2017/01/02/kanal-5-blir-renodlad-os-kanal/&prev=search And this is the article from over a month ago that announces Jessica Almenas departing TV4 (Let's Dance, Biggest Loser Sverige, and Fotbollsgalan) and heading to Discovery Sweden's Kanal 5 as one of its three Olympic studio anchors with Karlsson and Frick: http://www.metro.se/artikel/jessica-almenäs-till-kanal-5-xr
  6. Women's ice hockey qualification tournaments have started today in Arosa, Switzerland and Tomakomai, Japan. Today was nothing but easy wins. Switzerland blasts Denmark 6-1 that saw one of its top Swiss players Lara Statler score a hat trick. The Czech Republic scored a 5-0 shutout on Norway that I saw live on YouTube. Co-hosts Japan beats Austria by the same 6-1 score. Only really competitive match on the first day was Germany and France, the picks from Japan I think will either of them head to Pyongchang. Thier game was 3-2 in Germany's favor that went into a shootout. Whoever wins this will go there. So I'll revise it and say Germany. I also noticed a lot of these teams are really young and fresh off the junior ranks
  7. No small significance coming at the 1-year mark to the OC. Without a doubt, Tirico is more than up to this challenge, as said in the press release. Just had to get Mike's Olympic feet wet and acclimated starting with Rio. You know, I will miss Costas as primetime host as much I miss watching Jim McKay much earlier. NBC UNIVERSAL TRANSCRIPT ANNOUNCING PASSING OF THE NBC OLYMPICS PRIMETIME TORCH FROM COSTAS TO TIRICO That TVP-planned coverage of 200 hours for Pyongchang seems small. But it can still grow a little bit later on, of course. 200 hours seems small compared to what it previously did in Sochi. But the IOC broadcast minimum for Winter Olympics is 100 hours, so I'm sure priority on Polish Olympians and popular Polish Winter Olympic sports will get emphasized. And not only TVP Polska that was named but also newly included in Discovery Communications agreements are Eesti Meedia in Estonia, Georgian Public Broadcasting in Georgia, RÚV in Iceland and Latvijas Televīzija in Latvia. A deal has also been agreed with Lietuvos Olimpinis Fondas, managed by the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania, as well as Czech Radio in the Czech Republic, which its radio deal supplements a non-exclusive rights partnership already signed with Ceska Televize: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1046519/discovery-communications-sign-seven-new-deals-for-pyeongchang-and-tokyo Prepare for the ultimate digital multichannel and multiplatform Olympic broadcasting experience with VR and AR including digital innovations along the way with over 100 events live and on-demand from Discovery and Eurosport across 50 European nations and territories continent-wide not named Russia. Plus, it's talking to several of the iconic social media/video companies in this with active partnerships planned. My question becomes will Euros also be able to hear the coverage in various languages without georestrictions? http://www.rapidtvnews.com/2017020846089/discovery-eurosport-unveil-multiscreen-strategy-for-pyeongchang-2018.html#axzz4YEPlvXQg http://www.bloombergquint.com/technology/2017/02/07/discovery-s-olympics-tv-plan-inserts-viewers-into-downhill-race Discovery/Eurosport unviels a new Olympic film called Millions of Journeys, One Destination last month with Eurosport's new Olympic logo now seen that will last from this until at least 2024, signifying this brnad new era in European Olympic multiplatform coverage: http://www.tvbeurope.com/eurosport-becomes-new-european-home-olympics/
  8. The 2017 Africa Nations Cup Opening Ceremony that took place yesterday in Gabon's capital Libreville at the Stade de l'Amitie before the first game between hosts Gabon and debutants Guinea-Bissau. Has the mascot Samba the Black Panther and a boy with lots of dancing and includes recording artists Davido, Mohombi (a Congolese-Swedish recording artist best known for part of song with Shaggy), French rapper Booba (who's one of my favorite rappers around and is half Senegalese, a huge rap star in the Francophone world--was one-half of beloved French rap duo Luantic with Ali), Diamond Platinumz, Lumino, and Franco:
  9. Well that was one hell of a national championship game in Tampa! Clemson won an instant classic almost exactly a week ago over Big Al. Wouldn't have mind it if it went into overtime.
  10. I really like these pictographs for the very reasons you just described
  11. South Korea's men were a surprise winner in the 5-team Budapest Euro Ice Hockey Challenge back in November over Austria, Hungary, Italy, Denmark, and Poland during the international break that month. Beat Hungary in the final: http://wmia2017.iihf.com/en/news/korea-wins-in-budapest/ Come April, South Korea will take part in the 2017 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships Division I Group A in Kyiv, Ukraine with hosts Ukraine, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Kazakhstan. All games will be at Kyiv's longstanding Palace of Sport. Given that South Korea just won the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge, with several of these same nations it's facing again, it's increasingly hard not to take South Korea seriously, even if it winds up falling just short of the top two spots for advancement to the top level. If Jim Paek's guys do accomplish this, a great, unprecedented achievement obviously is made in time for 2018 and to further build upon it for Asian ice hockey as a whole. There's been one South Korean player who witnessing the positive culture change towards the national team in many ways brought upon by Paek and his fellow Korean-descended former NHL player in Richard Park (Minnesota Wild) as his assistant. And that person is veteran forward and team leader Kisung Kim from Seoul and Asia League's Anyang Halla. Even played pro hockey in the CHL with the Tulsa Oilers and Finland second division team Metsis. His story is nothing new to any rising hockey nation like South Korea's: http://wmia2017.iihf.com/en/news/part-of-the-change/ To further assure the South Koreans put their best foot forward competition-wise against the pedigreed big boys and avoid being embarassed at home that could negatively impact the sport publicly, it's got six Canadians and one American under South Korean passports to qualify for the national team while playing professionally for South Korean clubs after stints in the NHL, KHL, AHL, and various European pro leagues. They also provide much-needed size to an Asian squad built on speed. And there's emerging younger local talent coming: http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/hired-guns-south-korea-has-loaded-up-on-canadian-hockey-talent-ahead-of-hosting-the-2018-olympics
  12. You can best be sure the likes of SBS, KBS, and MBC (and not just the usual suspects like NBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, NHK, Discovery Europe/Eurosport, BBC, Seven, CCTV) will all want to take advantage of VR more prominently in the respective host broadcasting coverages beyond the expected events like both ceremonies, the figure skating, the men's and women's gold medal ice hockey matches, alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, and maybe curling. I agree with Ikarus in NBC possibly calling up John Williams' 1988 Olympic Spirit for interspersing with Bugler's Dream like for coming after commercial breaks as a nod to the last time NBC Olympics was in South Korea. Be fun to hear again. Yes, NBC's Pyongchang 2018 logo is very blah. But I wish there was some creativity and originality that will draw the American public's image into Korea without resorting towards cliches like commissioning a Korean to do the artwork. NBC Universal's got the pocket money. Even if it's a Korean pagoda or temple with mountains behind it. Just make it like the CBC's Olympic theme only revitilize with host nation's distionctions. Tokyo, we're certain, is very easy to do. NBC could re-hash its 2008 logo, only make it winterized.
  13. France qualifies out of the Group E women's ice hockey qualification tournament it hosted in Cergy-Pontoise this past month to the final one by finishing ahead of Italy, Latvia, and China. Norway also makes it into the other tournament (Group F) that was going on at the same time Stavanger, Norway taking first over Slovakia, Hungary, and Kazakhstan. From February 9-12, two tournaments will go on with hosts Japan, France, Germany, and Austria in Group C in Tomakomai, Japan and Group D seeing Norway, Czech Republic, Denmark, and hosts Switzerland in Arosa, Switzerland. My early picks will be Switzerland and France, though Germany certainly is capable, that will advance to Pyongchang.
  14. Finally I come back to finish the rest. Some really exciting games were among this group right here... December 30 AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Georgia 31 Texas Christian (TCU) 23 Hyundai Sun Bowl: Stanford 23 North Carolina 20 Franklin American Mortage Music City Bowl: Tennessee 38 Nebraska 24 Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Air Force 41 South Alabama 21 Capital One Orange Bowl: Florida St. 34 Michigan 33 December 31 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: LSU 29 Louisville 9 TaxSlayer (Gator) Bowl: Georgia Tech 33 Kentucky 18 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: Alabama 24 Washington 7 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Clemson 31 Ohio St. 0 January 2 Outback Bowl: Florida 30 Iowa 3 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Wisconsin 24 Western Michigan 16 Rose Bowl Game Presented by Nortwestern Mutual: Southern California (USC) 52 Penn St. 49 Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 35 Auburn 19 January 9 College Football National Championship Presented by AT&T (in Tampa): Alabama vs. Clemson 7pm US/Canada/Mexico CT Prepare yourself for the massive amount of multiplatform coverage for this national championship game that ESPN will offer tomorrow night!
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    I wanna talk about Olympic recordings (trading, selling)

    Looking forward for your respond