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  1. Some NBC Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics basketball broadcasting news to kick off this post. Bob Fitzgerald, the Golden St. Warriors play-by-play man on NBC Sports Bay Area, will call all of Team USA men's and women's basketball games during Tokyo 2020 for NBC in second foray in handling Olympic basketball play-by-play (London 2012) and his fifth NBC Olympics venture overall. Previously, he conducted water polo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and handled radio play-by-play for basketball in Athens for Westwood One Sports in 2004 and swimming in Atlanta in 1996. Fitzgerald also currently calls NF
  2. Some other NBC Olympics Tokyo 2020 news and developments that we have to touch upon and possibly overlooked, some just breaking: TONY HAWK, STEVE KORNACKI, TARA LIPINSKI, AND JOHNNY WEIR JOIN NBC OLYMPICS TOKYO 2020 TEAM THIS SUMMER AS CORRESPONDENTS NBCU PROVIDES AND DISTRIBUTE LIVE 4KHDR COVERAGE OF NBC TOKYO 2020 PRIMETIME SEGMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND FOR THE GOLF CHANNEL AND THE OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA NBC WILL BROADCAST AN UNPRECEDENTED 13 NIGHTS OF A RECORD 50 HOURS OF PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF THE 2020 USA OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS (83.25 HOURS OVERALL OUT OF 22 DAYS)
  3. OK, here we go with my presentation of the news developments... Seven Network confirms that Ian Thorpe will join its Tokyo 2020 swimming commentary team with Basil Zempilas and Giaan Rooney--but not on location in Tokyo and will be based in Seven's Melbourne's studios. Reporter Nathan Templeton will be poolside though. Thorpedo was announced last year but his contract with Seven expired with the pandemic forcing the postponement and thus had to restart the negotiations (and not announcing Ian Thorpe's name in the renamed 7's Tokyo 2020 commentary team. Also, there's shaping up to be
  4. I certainly plan to return with lots of Tokyo 2020 Olympic broadcasting/online news starting next week to catch up with now that I can stay in the library much longer like I did pre-pandemic--and wrecked my writing that I hope to recover from! Won't start writing until than, so watch this space!
  5. Hi guys, I'm back! Keeping up with the Canadian past Olympic TV coverage theme, and the following is so perfect for this. Just spotted a couple of those CTV Barcelona 1992 15-second promos today that were recently uploaded on Youtube late 2020. Surely there were fuller ones made that has yet to see light of day there as well as some CTV coverage from Barcelona. We like to see them. Both have the Coca-Cola presentation sponsor logo at the end. First CTV Barcelona 1992 promo: A Canadian teen writes a letter to his parents right at Montjuic Stadium excited over the Barcelona Olympics s
  6. Hi guys! I'm back after several months thanks to library restrictions that I'm still under. Will discuss more later here. No I'm not dead. Oscar Pistorius gets his own 30 For 30, speaking of Olympic criminals, in a 4-part near 6-hour series centering on his life and murder trial on ESPN+ online starting September 27: https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/life-times-oscar-pistorius-30-for-30-espn.html
  7. Bruce McAvaney is as excited as ever for the Olympics as the beloved Australian sportscasting legend makes his 11th Olympics assignment dating back to 1984 in Los Angeles on Network Ten as his whole world class Seven Network Tokyo 2020 sportscasting team was announced in Sydney that's a mix of vets and newcomers, assembled with 14 of Australia's greatest Olympians. Mel McLaughlin (primetime), Johanna Griggs (also doing Australia's #1 "brekky" show Sunrise), 7 returnee Sonia Kruger, and Hamish McLachlan (primetime) with him as host anchors along with cricket star Trent Copeland, Lisa Sthalekar,
  8. I'm believing the yearlong postponement will take place too. For one thing, the NBA is thinking at potentially resume their season play--in closed arenas, at least at first--around mid-or-late June and this includes the NBA playoffs. Maybe under a truncated format and try to satisfy its TV partners. Definitely this will spill into the upcoming men's FIBA WOQTs set for play in Victoria, Belgrade, Kaunas, and Zagreb on June 23-28 with NBA stars from many nations involved expected to compete to qualify for the four remaining spots as the group winners. No NBA international stars playing in them l
  9. Africa's lack of snow, ice, high mountains, continent-wide rinks, subsequent equipment, and winter weather makes it highly unlikely for African nations to become instantly competitive in top-flight international ice hockey for the forseeable future. There's not even an African unifying ice hockey federation governing the sport. 12 different African nations participate in ice hockey at various levels of development. Many are in their infancies and sorely needs better organization. Nor is there an African Nations Ice Hockey Cup or a club version yet. South Africa, the most industrialized African
  10. Here comes a very nice find. Nancy Greene was Canada's undisputed star from the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics--she produced almost all of their 3-medal haul with a gold and a silver in alpine slalom skiing (Canada's men hockey team finished with bronze to complete things). But it came at a time when Canada wasn't really producing a huge medal haul like many Winter Olympics later such as these days starting with Sarajevo for many factors. Even when France's Jean-Claude Killy was overshadowing her in his backyard and she seems to be overlooked nationally these days, Nancy Greene does deserve her
  11. The 2020 US Olympic and Paralympic Committee Media Summit in Los Angeles scheduled for yesterday is one of many shelved or cancelled sports-related events until further notice over growing coronavirus concerns involving mass social gatherings. It was expected to feature more than 100 US Olympians and Paralympians to participate: https://supersport.com/general/news/news/200310_US_Olympic_chiefs_axe_media_summit_over_virus_fears https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2020/03/09/us-olympic-media-summit-tokyo-games-canceled-coronavirus-fears/5005587002/ Just because NBCU jus
  12. NBC proudly announces earlier this week on Tuesday afternoon that it eclipses its own Summer Olympics national advertising revenue record with $1.25 billion for its upcoming Tokyo 2020 coverage from its Rio De Janeiro $1.2 billion record in 2016 at 90% of the Tokyo inventory there with the Paralympic ad sales inventory now complete. Major brands are involved. This with Tokyo being multiple time zone hours away from the continental US than with Rio De Janeiro. At this same time, it also came to light from NBC, through Comcast, it took out insurance in case of cancellation or postponement due to
  13. ESPN and ABC celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Miracle On Ice in Lake Placid back on February 22, 1980. Hard to believe it was THAT LONG AGO when it happened! Yet Saturday was the actual date but ESPN/ABC decide to deal with that on Sunday when the TV programming was more favorable for event commemorations. One of the greatest sports moments and biggest upsets ever. The Emmy Award-winning ESPN 30 For 30 Of Miracles And Men, the documentary examining the Soviet perspective of things centering on the heavily-decorated Viachaslav Fetisov upon his return to the scene of the crime, re-aired on
  14. Brazilian TV presenter Sabrina Sato and singer Claudia Leite were chosen to be 2020 Time Brasil's godmothers by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. Basically, their function will be to summon Brazilian fans, usually clad in yellow, to accompany the country's athletes to Tokyo with a large Brazilian delegation expected to compete there and cheer them on. Bit of significance for Sato since she's of Japanese heritage. Social media plays a role in their selection as godmothers for they share a combined and strong 90 million social media followers with their influence: https://globoesporte.globo.
  15. Former German gymnast Fabian Hambüchen, Rio 2016 gold medalist in the men's horizontal bars, announces at the SPOBIS Sports Business Congress in Dusseldorf he will perform double duty for Eurosport as both a gymnastics analyst and a German House reporter after already having some Eurosport reporter experience in Pyeongchang. Hambuchen misses competing, needless to say: https://www.sponsors.de/news/medien/hambuechen-vor-olympia-rueckkehr-als-tv-experte-wehmuetig-emotionale-geschichte ZDF and ARD had more personnel on site in Rio De Janeiro four years ago (480) than members of the 2016
  16. Just yesterday Wikipedia's list of the 2020 Summer Olympics broadcasters had for Colombia Senal Colombia, RCN, and MSN for the online/cable side along with Caracol Television for the Colombia coverage. Tried to find some info on this via Google search and visiting the networks themselves. But no news of those three joining but still possible yet for this to happen. Perhaps still under negotiations as we speak. That detail was removed today. Don't see any reason why Senal Colombia and RCN can't participate again. Don't know the deal why MSN on the list. Barbados' CBC--no, not Canada's CBC
  17. Discovery Finland, through the Eurosport Finland channels, Eurosport Player, and likely on TV5 since it has previous free-to-air Olympic TV broadcasting experience, will exclusively carry basketball, the newer 3x3 basketball format making its Olympic debut (both men's and women's) , and all the aquatics--swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming for Tokyo 2020. YLE on its TV2 and FST5/YLE Fem (Swedish) plans to freely carry everything else on TV and radio with up to five combined simultaneous broadcasts as part of an announced agreement just a couple of hours ago headlining a Dis
  18. Masu Taichi (NTV), Ayaka Hironaka (TV Asahi), Shinichiro Yasumi (TBS), Yuka Takezaki (TV Tokyo), and Aimi Miyaji (Fuji TV)--I think that's all them correctly in sequence with right TV networks L-R--all appear in this 15-second promo aired on all those 5 TV networks and 114 TV channels nationwide announcing the historic and unprecedented 20-minute Let's Do This Together 2020 simulcast special at 6:40pm Japan on January 24: Those same 5 hosts with Tokyo 2020 mascot Miraitowa and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals from the live special that night in Tokyo:
  19. As a major part of an integrated, massive, and ambitious Tokyo 2020 host broadcasting focus, all the Japanese commercial TV broadcasters from the Japanese Consortium--TBS, TV Tokyo, Fuji TV, Nippon TV (NTV), and TV Asahi--joined forces to set up a special website project devoted to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics under the campaign slogan "Let's Do It Together 2020" (Isshoniyarou-2020). Along with agreeing to have one commercial network play Olympic action for a day from the early morning to late at night while all the other non-NHK networks sideline themselves, they designated a singular broad
  20. Eurosport Germany plans to present its daily live broadcasting coverage directly from Tokyo's German House starting from 5pm CET with support from the commercial arm of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), Deutsche Sport Marketing, and, continuing on from what Eurosport Germany did at Pyeongchang two years ago, will show one live broadcast directly from the venue every day. But disappointing ratings and reception like from the Pyeongchang evening show forced some tinkering to include more German content with the pan-European and more results and highlights. Those and the German publ
  21. Already mentioned on the NBC Sports press release and on Variety and TechCrunch, which the latter two delve into further detail. But will mention the following here. Moreover, Snap will curate daily Our Stories during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and event coverage during the 2020 Team USA Olympic Trials from Olympic photo and video content generated by fans, Team USA athletes, journalists and influencers, as well as behind-the-scenes content from NBC. All parties will capture things like life in the Olympic Village and highlight Tokyo’s food, music, art and nightlife with easy us
  22. Match! TV from Russia apparently is closing in on nabbing not just the Russian Tokyo 2020 Olympic TV broadcasting rights but also the UEFA EURO 2020 soccer tournament (a portion of the latter is played in St. Petersburg) at a time when the Russians are seriously facing an Olympic ban in front of them following new doping allegations that the IOC waits upon a CAS decision. No word yet on how free-to-air Match! TV will exactly cover them. My guess is it will use its multiple channels over at the pay-TV side like the Match! TV Football, Arena, and Planet channels for wide breadth of its coverage
  23. Newest member aboard on the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games broadcasting that we now know of is Ecuador's RTS. All we know about it, aside from Wikipedia's 2020 Summer Olympics broadcasters list, is the following Tokyo 2020 general promo shown here, save for the RTS Tokyo 2020 official channel title card, on that just borrows Olympic footage for those broadcasters who lack the significant budgets to devise their own. Some of this could be used as Tokyo 2020 Olympic programming segment intros. Visited RTS' website and conducted a Google search but found no further info on RTS' plans as
  24. Japan's five private and commercial TV broadcasting partners of the Japan Consortium--TBS, Fuji TV, Nippon TV, TV Tokyo, and TV Asahi--plan to rotate their days of the Japanese Tokyo 2020 TV broadcasting programming coverage intended to counter public broadcaster NHK, which will proceed daily. Nippon TV gets 4 days of coverage, 3 days each to TV Asahi, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, and Fuji Television Network, and 2 days to TV Tokyo out of the 15 competition days. When one of these networks is airing their portion from early morning to late night of its Olympic broadcast day, the other
  25. Peacock's other original Olympic docs include the United States of Speed (on the rich American sprinting tradition and the current generation of new ones ready to retake the legacy) and Run The Line on Phil Knight and Nike. The USA Basketball doc series has a title and is called Dream Team 2020--and actually doesn't include unfortunately the women's team based on the quick synopsis. That historic swimming USA vs. France relay at Beijing is called The Greatest Race. Seems for the live 5-hour Tokyo 2020 daily programming coverage on Peacock it will focus on the marquee Olympic events for users i
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