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Oh, come on. Kathy Lee and Hoda drunk-casting the opening ceremony would be awesome. Let Costa and crew do the "serious" broadcasting, but then put Kathy Lee and Hoda on the second audio channel for those who want a better option.

I'm not a big fan of Kathy Lee, but Frank Gifford was a great Olympic broadcaster back in the day. Heck, he and others at ABC pretty much invented modern Olympic broadcasting. He did everything from the infamous '72 gold metal basketball game to Franz Klammer's amazing run. So in a weird way, it's almost fitting to have her on.

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BRAZIL: TV GLOBO will historical coverage of the Olympics

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GLOBO is the largest media broadcaster in Brazil and the largest in the southern hemisphere. And it will also broadcast the Rio 2016, and of course, to be the official sponsor of the Olympic Games.
now there are more channel coverage details.
During the Olympic Games the GLOBE GROUP will share their TV GLOBO (free to air) teams, SPORTV (cable channel) and internet in two groups to facilitate logistics.
One part will be in the station journalism headquarters in the Botanical Garden. This part of the team will cover the events in Copacabana, Maracanã and Deodoro.
The outraterá based on the IBC space with 800 square meters. Here will be the teams to cover what happens in the Olympic Park and Engenhão.
DAILY TRANSMISSION
There will be 10 hours of content, in a total of 160 hours in 19 days of Olympics.
It has been determined that the three novels of the station, will have their time reduced to 40 minutes on average art for more than 30 minutes.
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BRAZIL: SPORTV confirms 101 commentators and narrators 35

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According to a statement sent by the channel, in addition to the centennial number will be exactly 35 narrators, the 16 channels that will be used to broadcast the Olympic Games.
The channel will have 16 HD channels and up to 56 live signals on the Internet, the channel will be 24 hours to live, with the transmission of 100% of the competitions.
Commentators already contracted include: Nadia Comaneci, Mark Spitz, Carl Lewis, Greg Louganis, Michael Johnson, Bart Connen, Javier Sotomayor, Marcelo, Nalbert, Fofão, Carlão, Sandra Pires and Emmanuel. Out of curiosity, if it were a country, SporTV would have won with their commentators 46 Olympic gold medals.
In Brazil, the Olympic Games will have a greater coverage of the story. Among the cable channels, the SPORTV (Part Communications Globe Group), ESPN Brazil, BAND SPORTS and FOX SPORTS will broadcast the games. In the free to air TV, the transmission will be in charge of TV GLOBO (official broadcaster and owner of SPORTV), TV BANDEIRANTES and TV RECORD.
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Doesn't say what free-to-air Dominican Republic TV channel won the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics broadcasting rights from America Movil, but Dominican Republic residents, like with the rest of Spanish Latin America, will get three new HD channels for transmission and coverage of the event, including regular Claro Sports, for a total of 4 channels HD available for these games 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the best image quality. There will also be additional channels, called Rio Claro Sports 1, 2, and 3, that will be available from August 3 and will be on the HD sports channels Claro TV, located in the 1313, 1314 and 1315 positions. The new platform will feature sports content On demand service that users can choose which sport to watch through www.clarosports.com vera and Claro Sports mobile app, available free for IOS, Android and Windows Phone, from August 1. Claro customers will enjoy the Olympic Games in real time via streaming and HD quality and also track their favorite athletes, view reports, biographies and statistics through interactive medals while have the opportunity to watch on-demand:
http://elnuevodiario.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=483656

Canal 22 Mexico City looks back and pays tribute to some of Mexico's greatest recent medal moments like Ana Guevara, Felipe Munoz, Raul Gonzalez, Soraya Jimenez, Maria del Rosario Espinoza, and Aida Roman in the Summer Olympics in this promo for its Rio 2016 coverage. Certainly unlike their Winter Olympic one that played the fish out water concept where Mexican athletes are far from medal contenders and winter sports are marginal in terms of popularity:

This next Canal 22 Olympic promo commercial centers on the evolution of the 800m world record getting broken at the Olympics from USA's Tom Courtney in Melbourne 1956 to Brazil's Joaquim Cruz in Los Angeles 1984 to Kenya's David Rushida in London 2012:

Canal 22 will have two of its channels 22.1 and 22.2 to air the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics live for Mexican viewers to watch live competitions, daily sports summaries, and special programming releases, Canal 22 Mexico City will provide a mini-Web site through which the public may consult information on all sports, plus it will have available content to know a little about the Brazilian history, traditions and lifestyle. Through social networks, Channel 22 also be covered. They will be possible to follow up on the highlights of the competitions in real time and share cultural and contemporary information of the host country Brazil:
http://tabascohoy.com/nota/307394/pasan-rio-por-canal-22
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://tabascohoy.com/nota/307394/pasan-rio-por-canal-22&prev=search

FOX Sports 2 Latin America is showing the 1-hour Olympic Rugby 7s Repechage highlights today.

Schwiezer Fernsehen's Steffi Buchli looking forward to get back working on TV with Rio 2016 right around the corner following the birth of her daughter Karlie (named after supermodel Karlie Kloss who Buchli is a fan of):
http://www.blick.ch/people-tv/schweiz/nach-vier-monaten-babypause-kehrt-steffi-buchli-ins-tv-zurueck-auch-fuer-karlie-ist-es-gut-wenn-ich-wieder-arbeite-id4978539.html

Croatia's HRT2, aka the Second Program, will air 263 hours of its Croatian Rio 2016 broadcast coverage out of the 500+ hours of summer sports planned like with the 162 hours of EURO 2016. The following link is much better in its details than what I previously brought forth here. And it will be broken down into 3 daily segments: at 14-16:00 Croatia time (2-4pm) is the afternoon section featuring swimming, track and field, and Team Croatia's performances. 16-23:00 (4-11pm) is the evening portion including rowing, shooting, cycling, and team sports morning sessions. Crocapabana comes in at 22:00 (10pm) coming in from the HRT studios in Zagreb with material prepared in Rio De Janeiro. This show will present summaries, statements and reactions of all Croatian athletes and notice those who have yet to leave the arena. The HRT2's third part of the late night program from 23-6:00 (11pm-6am) to the early morning hours will have track and field, swimming and gymnastics competitions and the most important team sports matches. At the launch of two major sporting project agreement was signed by the Croatian Radio and the Croatian Olympians Club with club president Zoran Primorac and the Acting Director General of the Croatian Radio and Television Sinisa Kovacic, this agreement will have former and current Croatian Olympic athletes participating in the HRT's emissions and its expert commentaries will help viewers to broadcasts of sporting events from the Olympic Games in Brazil.
http://narod.hr/clanak/euro-2016-olimpijske-igre-hrt-neke-utakmice-gledat-ce-milijun-gledatelja

DIRECTV Latin America is showing the FIBA WOQT in Nantes, France, particularly with Argentina's Gigantes women's national basketball team in their campaign.

In addition to TVJ's channels in Jamaica and Cayman 23 in the Cayman Islands, we also now know CCN TV6 in Trinidad and Tobago and ZNS in The Bahamas will also carry the terrestrial West Indies TV coverage in the respective areas:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/flow-takes-inclusive-approach-to-rio-2016-olympic-games-2016-06-17-131601410

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BRAZIL: Galvão Bueno and Gloria Maria host opening ceremony on TV GLOBO

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The largest television broadcaster in Brazil, and one of the three largest TV GLOBO has climbed presenters broadcast of the Opening Ceremony.
The sports commentator Galvao Bueno and journalist Gloria Maria will command the transmission on TV GLOBO (free to air). The journalist has presented the Athens Opening Ceremony in 2004.
The ceremony takes place on August 5 and will be broadcast live to 200 million Brazilians on TV GLOBO, BAND TV and RECORD TV, all on free to air. Already channels as SPORTV, BAND SPORTS, FOX SPORTS and ESPN BRAZIL, will show on cable.
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BRAZIL: TV GLOBO makes final details in the studio.

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The TV GLOBO has in recent days preparing the last broadcast studio details in the center of the Olympic Park.
The studio will be used by TV Globo and SPORTV (station cable, part of the Globo group). Studio will be sent Olympic programs and the main news programs of the station.
News programs' Good Morning Brazil '' Today ',' National Journal 'and 'Jornal da Globo '' will be anchored studio, besides sports' Globo Esporte ', and show news only to Rio de Janeiro 'Good morning Rio', 'RJTV Edition Lunch' and 'RJTV: evening Edition'.
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Sweden's TV3 actually has its own weekly pre-Summer Olympics preview documentary series focusing on several Swedish Olympic hopefuls that's airing right now. But unlike Drommen Om Sotji that also was on TV3, this concept adds the mentorship factor for the 6 young Swedish athletes on their journeys from their early years and how much and how hard they must invest in their sports, with a former Swedish Olympian, with footage of their own success, in that very sport. Made in Sweden, produced in conjuction with the Swedish Olympic Committee and longtime corporate sponsor Volvo, presents taekwondo practicioner Nikita Glasnovic with Nordic champ now actor and Viasat OS Rio 2016 taekwondo sportscaster Dragomir Mrsic, track athlete Khaddi Sagnia with former heptathlete gold medalist and Viasat Sport Sverige anchor Carolina Klüft, sailer Josephine Olsson with Marit Soderstrom, canoeist Petter Menning with Marcus Oskarsson, wrestler Sofia Mattsson with Martin Lidberg, and table tennis player with Anton Kjellberg with legend Jan-Ove Waldner. Program series goes from May 28-June 28
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/volvo_personbilar/pressreleases/made-by-sweden-ny-tv3-serie-lyfter-unga-svenska-idrottares-vaeg-till-os-1421335

No more Ray Hadley's booming call from the Olympic pool, Sydney's 2GB, and Melbourne's 3AW broadcasting the Olympics as the Macquarie Media Limited couldn't get the Australian radio rights to Rio 2016 from SevenWest Media as the latter drove "a hard commercial bargain" with its all-media platform rights. Although 3AW’s Breakfast with Ross and John and 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show will both broadcast from Rio de Janeiro. ABC also got some of the rights as for its local network channels and for its pop-up ABC Extra digital station:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/media-diary/paul-barrys-deal-olympics-call-off-logies-too-late/news-story/77b818af0e26b2c440d6c55f7fa110f2

NBC's Rio 2016 Olympics app...but the live streaming/on-demand video is reserved for NBC Sports Live Extra app:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/06/19/nbcs-olympics-app-includes-scores-schedules-news-and-video-of-everything-except-the-actual-events/

BRAZIL: Galvão Bueno and Gloria Maria host opening ceremony on TV GLOBO

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The largest television broadcaster in Brazil, and one of the three largest TV GLOBO has climbed presenters broadcast of the Opening Ceremony.
The sports commentator Galvao Bueno and journalist Gloria Maria will command the transmission on TV GLOBO (free to air). The journalist has presented the Athens Opening Ceremony in 2004.
The ceremony takes place on August 5 and will be broadcast live to 200 million Brazilians on TV GLOBO, BAND TV and RECORD TV, all on free to air. Already channels as SPORTV, BAND SPORTS, FOX SPORTS and ESPN BRAZIL, will show on cable.

This article adds that Mark Uchôa and Renato Ribeiro will join Bueno and Maria for TV Globo's Opening Ceremony broadcast coverage. Also Luis Roberto will start Globo's Rio 2016 coverage by covering the Olympic women's soccer with likely just Brazil vs. China:
http://natelinha.uol.com.br/noticias/2016/06/20/globo-define-quem-ira-transmitir-a-cerimonia-de-abertura-das-olimpiadas-99905.php

Japanese supergroup ensemble EXILE gets selected to have Fuji TV's official Rio 2016 Olympic broadcast song called "Joy-ride". This is the band's second Olympic TV song after its 2008 one for TV Tokyo's Beijing coverage and its first under ATUSHI that will also commemorates its 15th anniversary. Song will be available August 17:
http://news.dwango.jp/en/2016/06/20/971/ikemen/
http://www.europeanexiletribe.com/en/archives/9533

Fuji TV and TBS also broadcast the 2016 FIVB Men's Olympic Volleyball Qualification Tournament and on live streaming:
https://www.facebook.com/fujitelevision.eng/posts/1211850295505595:0
https://www.ldh.co.jp/eng/news/detail.php?lang=eng&site=EXILE&newsid=0000010955

FOX Sports Latin America will handle the major general Olympic coverage with FOX Sports 2 handling specific coverage for Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico through exclusive feeds; FS3 will fufill the fuller coverage--all 3 will have a special Latin American focus; Five studios for FOX Sports Latin America--3 in Brazil, 1 in Mexico, and 1 in Argentina; an exclusive app for live streaming available for the Olympics from FOX Sports to offer a unique experience beyond television screens in both the simulcast of linear channels as those events that are not broadcast on the linear screen, giving access to all disciplines, with real-time statistics and more than 40 different camera angles; 100-team of on-air talent with 200 professionals in Brazil; full coverage on its Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram channels--all to handle 1000 hours of its Rio 2016 Summer Olympics production. So says Hernán Donnari, Senior VP Operations, Programming and Production for Fox Sports Latin America: http://www.todotvnews.com/news/hernan-donnari-fox-sports-latin-america-cobertura-juegos-olimpicos-rio-2016.html

Another promo for FOX Sports Latin America's coverage of Rio 2016. Supposed to emphasize, according to its Vimeo description, the promo pack but no explicit general description towards that exists:

Here's the just-fresh thoughts of one Singaporean in a blog regarding the live Singaporean Olympic media rights negotiation standstill between Mediacorp, SingTel, and Star Hub and Dentsu as we get closer to August. I'll present my thoughts next post on the matter:
https://thoughtsofrealsingaporeans.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/no-live-broadcoast-of-the-2016-rio-olympic-games-in-singapore/

You can see this ASTRO Rio 2016-themed promo centering on Malaysian Olympic hopefuls cyclist Azizulhasni Awang, badminton player and flag bearer Lee Ching Wei, archer Khairul Anwar, sailor Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy, and diver Pendelela Rinong for the program Lensa Atlit that premiered June 8 at 9 Malaysia time on ASTRO Arena (Channel 801):
https://www.facebook.com/AstroArenaSaluran801/videos/1202782456428322/?video_source=pages_finch_main_video

Malta's TVM2 has a 30-minute MOC Olympic Special that came on Thursday June 16 on 21.20 (9:20pm). Only have a few days to watch this:
http://www.tvm.com.mt/mt/programmes/moc-olympic-special/ondemand/

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For the first time ever in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives), Star Sports will present its Rio 2016 coverage across all its 8 channels for a total of 3000+ hours under its "Isse Bada Kuch Nahi" campaign with 4 in SD (Star Sports 1, 2, 3, and 4) each with distinct feeds and 4 mirrored feeds in HD (Star Sports HD 1, 2, 3, 4) announced at the 50-day mark. All 24/7. Star Sports 1 and 4 and its HD mirrors will have English-language coverage with Star Sports 2 and 3 and its HD versions being in Hindi. Every medal live. There's a crop of notable and accomplished international and Indian former athletes on board with Ian Thorpe, badminton star Prakash Padukone, shooter Anjali Bhagwat, former field hockey player captain Viren Rasquinha, and swimmer Rehan Poncha among many other reporters and analysts who will share, analyse and connect with the Indian viewers. Star Sports also will have two anchors at the Rio venues, interviewing players and athletes.Those TV presenters are Paula Malai Ali (English) and Divya Jaitley (Hindi). The telecast will begin at 3.30 pm India time with a pre-event show and go to live coverage at 4.30 pm, continuing up to 5 am the next morning, curated in a manner that South Asian (not limited to just Indian) fans desire. The efforts are towards popularizing the Games in India, considering the previous telecast record with ESPN Star Sports hasn’t been great and not all events in the Olympics were telecast in the country.

At the same time, Star’s video streaming platform Hotstar will also provide coverage of the Olympics, with 14 live feeds consistently on the Olympics video player that can rise up to 36 concurrent streams, available to users on demand through the event that will amplify the all-around coverage the South Asian digital viewer to cover every single minute. Viewers there will be able choose the sports, players, and even nations they want to follow and get instant updates on the medal tally and player performance that will personalized, interactive, and unique for him and her. Star Sports' Rio 2016 Olympic telecast will have a limited amount of sponsors, very likely in the single digits in total with aims of going to the RS 9-12 crone range, with some yet to be on board on an ad-sales strategy that won't be limited to sell commercial time as TVC’s (television ads) only but also into the digital realm.

Easy to see why English and Hindi were chosen as the two languages for Star Sports: both are the most widely-spoken and frequently used across and in the desired higher income markets all over the South Asian region, regardless of nation in them. Not sure how and if the more regional languages like Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Gujararti, Bengali, Malayalam, Sinhalese, Nepali, Dzonghka, Maldivian, Dogri, Sanskrit, Bodo, Konkani, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Pashto would be incorporated, except maybe for select events (as done with Canada's ATN and OMNI during the Vancouver/London cycle) where they are popular for one region during the Star Sports coverage. I'd say there's just no way to please everyone. Speaking of the South Asian popular sports, we can certainly expect where those nations are serious contenders like shooting, badminton, tennis, and archery and popular sports like field hockey (expect plenty of it), wrestling, boxing, and weightlifting. With the other channels being the anchor and globally popular sports like swimming, gymnastics (India's got a gymnast there), basketball, soccer, track and field, table tennis, and golf. Makes sense with the promo I showed you from Star Sports' Facebook page with that mix of English and Hindi. Surely with the Star Sports Hindi Olympics channels. So there will be plenty of face time to show everybody from all those nations on those two channels at least with broadcasting arrangements conducted to special events with an Indian representatives participating with its largest Olympic team ever. On the other hand, given how small the Pakistani, Bengali, Sri Lankan, Nepalese, Bhutanese, and Maldivian contingents will be down in Rio De Janeiro in comparison to India's even combined with no Olympic field hockey for Pakistan, it's no wonder why the promo focuses only on the Indian Olympians:
http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/star-sports-to-telecast-olympics-on-8-channels-116061600914_1.html
http://www.exchange4media.com/tv/star-sports-hotstar-up-the-ante-on-rio-2016-olympics-coverage;-dedicate-8-channels-on-24*7-basis_64895.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/star-india-rio-olympics-2016-live-content-broadcast/1/693572.html

You can take a modest look at Bulgaria's BNT's advertising/commercial TV rates in levskis for a :30 spot for its upcoming Rio 2016 coverage during 6 different blocks on both weekdays and weekends that will be shown on BNT1 and BNT HD1. Seems as though the coverage will be on almost 24 hours a day. My guess will be hovering around at least the 260-hour mark:
http://bnt.bg/file/2013/04/BNT-Commercial-Offer-of-Rio-2016_BG_updated.pdf

BNT plans to construct to temp studio inside at the IBC in Rio De Janeiro including storage, installation, and videos. Moreover, Bulgarian National Television will pay 240,000 lev VAT for "rental optical connectivity between Frankfurt, Germany and BNT's headquarters in Sofia during the Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer. All under its 3.25 million Lev BNT budget this year largely devoted to both this and EURO 2016:
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=bg&u=http://nbox.bg/bulgaria/item/18093-parvo-v-nbox-bnt-vadi-pachka-za-sportnata-2016.html&prev=search

SKY NZ has their Next Stop Rio series coming on Tuesdays at 5:45pm on Sky Sport 4 with SKY Next Athletes rower Emma Twigg and boxer David Nyika soaking in the sights and sounds of Rio De Janeiro like, most importantly, the Olympic venues during the first episode:

76 hours of the latest and upcoming 2016 US Olympic Team Trials in swimming, diving, gymnastics, track and field, wrestling, and some live US water polo and women's field hockey friendlies action from NBC, NBCSN, and NBC Sports Live Extra. Including 60 of these 76 hours on primetime. Just a friendly reminder:
http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Diving/News/2016/March/28/NBC-Olympics-to-present-unprecedented-coverage-of-2016-US-Olympic-Team-Trials

Read that FOX Sports Latin America Rio 2016 Summer Olympics 1000-hour, 3-channel, telecast plans article? Very easy to evaluate the studios will be in Mexico City for Mexico and Central America with the Dominican Republic included, the 3 Brazilian studios for FOX Sports Brazil will be at least two in Rio De Janeiro (possibly one included near Copacabana Beach) and a possible third based in Sao Paulo that will focus on the Brazilian coverage, and the Argentina one in Buenos Aires zeroing in on the Spanish South American nations with some distinctions for Colombia and Chile like studio anchors. Does seem at least on the surface the staff may work together in some ways like ESPN's (which includes the West Indies portion there) but not really. Breaking down all that and remembering what was mentioned earlier in making distinctions in the coverage as far as the Olympic sports are concerned where the appeal is. Soccer definitely is universal across the region, let's get that out of the way and lots of that there. Like for example, you won't see much in the way of rugby 7s on the Mexican/Central American portion that you will see with FOX Sports Argentina/Chile. Vice versa, diving isn't as big there as it is in Mexico. In the FS2 channel during Rio 2016, surely the Mexican Olympic Team will get much attention but FOX Sports must also make sure there's ample time for the smaller neighboring ones like Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Panama. Chile, Colombia, and Argentina will have some distinctions among themselves with perhaps Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay under the FOX Sports Argentina umbrella with its athletes with the Colombia part teaming with Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela as far as its athletes. All strictly speculation from me based on what we now know. Once we get the schedules and official press releases, we see how the breakdown goes.

Still no word on India's Doordarshan handling the Olympics with a sublicense from Star Sports. But my guess will come on DD National and DD Sports.

Yeah, NBC's Olympic coverage from the United States in the Flow Sports territories in the West Indies WILL be blacked out. Plus Flow's live coverage will come on average 7am-7pm CT:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/flow-takes-inclusive-approach-to-rio-2016-olympic-games-2016-06-17-131601410
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/flow-counts-down-50-days-182403980.html

RTP1 in Portugal will anchor the free-to-air portion of the Portuguese TV coverage beginning at 22:00 with RTP2 getting involved and possibly another one along with radio and online following the Portuguese delegation in competition, including both ceremonies, for at least 200 hours. Details are still forthcoming:
http://descla.pt/desporto/rtp-prepara-mega-operacao-jogos-olimpicos/

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What i am really looking forward to is Marv Albert doing the basketball games with Doug Collins: when was the last time Marv was inloved with the Olympics on NBC? in 2000 i guess

Surprised you don't remember.

Marv's last Olympics was actually 2004. He and Collins called men's basketball. Mike Breen and Ann Meyers handled the women's. Marv was at the 2000 Olympics, but he called boxing there. Breen did all the basketball.

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Surprised you don't remember.

Marv's last Olympics was actually 2004. He and Collins called men's basketball. Mike Breen and Ann Meyers handled the women's. Marv was at the 2000 Olympics, but he called boxing there. Breen did all the basketball.

Mike Breen actually called the men's final in 2004. Not sure what role Albert actually played, despite what Wikipedia says.

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Infront Sports & Media and TV Media & Sport finalized several more Sub-Saharan African Rio 2016 territorial media rights deals that are now made public following Tanzania and Nigeria. Kenya's Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Angola's Televisao Publico do Angola (TPA), Burundi's RTNB (Radio Télévision National du Burundi), Republic of the Congo–Brazzaville's Tele Congo (Télévision Nationale Congolaise), Cote d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast's RTI (Radiodiffusion Television Ivoirienne), Gambia's and Senegal's Excaf Group (Groupe Excaf Telecom), Mozambique's TVM (Televisão de Moçambique), and Seychelles' SBC (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation).

As with the agreement like the others in Nigeria (NTV, Hip TV, Daar Communications, and Silverbird) and Tanzania (Azam Media), the broadcasters' agreement comprise the extensive rights for free-to-air transmissions of live and delayed coverage across all platforms--terrestrial, satellite and cable TV, as well as (non-exclusive) internet/mobile. Coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies is ensured, along with 6-9, but no less than six, hours daily programming from Rio De Janeiro along with daily Olympic highlights and news programs. This includes a focus on African athletes and the most popular competitions, with the programming being further enhanced with commentary in French, English and Portuguese:
http://www.infrontsports.com/news/2016/06/infront-together-with-tv-media-sport-secures-broadcast-agreements-for-rio-2016-olympic-games-in-eight-additional-territories/

TV5Monde Africa's press release announcing its 46-nation Sub-Saharan African Francophone broadcast coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics as the official French-speaking Sub-Saharan African Olympic broadcaster. Not as massively comprehensive in comparison with the English-language (and some Portuguese) version coming from the South African-based SuperSport because for one thing, this is all in one channel and not in 6-8 as planned from SS including the Portuguese SuperSport Maximos. Not even 24/7 with 6 hours of live action starting August 5-11 with broadcasts from 15:00-18:00 (GMT, 3-6pm very likely soccer highlights involving the African soccer teams from the previous two days with maybe a preview on August 5) and 19:00-22:00 (7-10pm) with perhaps an increase from 6-9 hours afterwards up to August 11. Then from August 12, viewers will follow up to 9 hours a day: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (GMT), from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT), and 23:00 to 2:00 am (GMT) and a replay athletics events every morning from 9:00 to 12:00 (GMT). Issue it seems is not as wall-to-wall like many Olympic broadcasters worldwide are aiming for. Doesn't say anything regarding streaming and app rights. But like Supersport, an emphasis will get placed on the Sub-Saharan African Olympic athletes during the broadcast. Likely that will be taken cared once again by the IOC by issuing that their own and distribute it to them and many other nations when we get closer to the start:
http://presse.tv5monde.com/tv5monde-afrique-diffuseur-officiel-des-jeux-olympiques-de-rio-2016/
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://presse.tv5monde.com/tv5monde-afrique-diffuseur-officiel-des-jeux-olympiques-de-rio-2016/&prev=search

TV5Monde Afrique's Rio 2016 promo, which shows some sports it likely won't televise unless Africans are involved. Has lots of footage from London 2012 though:

Hold on, TV5Monde Afrique and MTN-TV did announce a live and VOD online streaming and mobile app for Rio 2016 to form the Audiovisual partnership:
http://www.aboukam.net/2016/06/07/audiovisuel-tv5monde-et-mtn-mobile-tv-pour-un-direct-des-jo-2016-de-rio-bresil/
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.aboukam.net/2016/06/07/audiovisuel-tv5monde-et-mtn-mobile-tv-pour-un-direct-des-jo-2016-de-rio-bresil/&prev=search

Been a while since we last talked about China's CCTV and its Olympic plans this year. China's CCTV-5 partners up with Chinese social media company Sina Weibo, the Chinese answer to Twitter, announced as the premier social media partner of the TV station, to support CCTV-5’s media strategy for Rio 2016. As stated in the report, Olympic programming will be available all day for Chinese viewers on Sina Weibo, CCTV-5, and CCTV- 5's app. Users will also be able to share their favorite programs from that app to Sina Weibo. In the near future, their partnership will also involve production, content, big data and news reports:
http://en.ytsports.cn/news-2561.html

ORF's Rio 2016 Olympische Sommerspiele TV advertising press kit is now up. ORF will have ORF1 and ORF Sport+ on the TV side to broadcast the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. It all starts with the 1-hour Osterreicher Olympische Committee's Farewell Party live on ORF1 at 18:00 (6pm). It won't broadcast the pre-Opening Ceremony but comes back August 5 with the 55-minute Countdown to the Opening Ceremony at 1am with the OC afterwards live. Coverage starts on August 6 at 12:30 CET (with Studio Live and an Opening Ceremony review until 2:40pm) on to usually 5-6am, but after that it will go from 9-5am starting with a 3-hour review show Das War Tag _ before the Live and 4 daily segments: Afternoon, Early Evening, Evening, and Late Night. August 22 will see ORF1 have just Das War Tag 16 at 9am-12pm. ORF1 closes things on August 23 with a 1-hour review show at 6pm.

As for ORF Sport+, its portion of the live multihour coverage usually will be from 16:00-1:00 on some days and 12:00(or 12:30)-1:00 on others. Handful of these Olympic days will be even shorter on ORF Sport+.
http://enterprise.orf.at/fileadmin/user_upload/5_downloads/2_angebote/2016/Rio2016/ORF_E_ANGEBOT_OLYMPIA_2016_DE_20160606.pdf

A (mostly) black and white NBC Rio 2016 promo focusing on the start to that very Olympic moment to glory when that "is all that ever matters" in which things can come down "to a fraction of a second" after all those years of preparation to get there. Features Ashton Eaton, Alyson Felix, Michael Phelps, and a few other including a couple of American divers and an American shot putter:

Wow, it turns out the 3-floor Globo/SporTV tower studio in Rio De Janeiro's Barra da Tijuca from the massive but heavily targeted Brazilian media giant is also protester-proof too:
http://plus55.com/sports/2016/06/fearing-protests-olympics-tv-station-builds-tower-studio

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NHK to stream all Rio Olympics events not covered on TV for free online

Public broadcaster NHK announced on June 22 that it will offer free online streaming of all Rio de Janeiro Olympics events that are not scheduled to be covered via NHK and commercial television networks.

Some 2,000 hours of international footage without studio commentary are due to be covered through international live streaming -- more than double the 913 hours during the London Olympics.

Revision of the Broadcast Act in April last year allowed footage that doesn't end up being included in television programs to be viewed through online streaming. NHK's move is a test initiative to determine the viability of internet broadcasting for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

NHK will also launch an experimental initiative for up to four hours per day featuring simultaneous internet broadcasting of events aired on television such as the opening ceremony and the final rounds of sports that would attract viewers.

Mainichi

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160623/p2a/00m/0sp/009000c

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This is Seven's latest Rio 2016 promo here in this case emphasizing not just watching the Olympics wherever and whenever you are with its live coverage with its channels and Internet/mobile app streams. But also of Australians gathering around wherever they are to cheer on and celebrate their Australian Olympians.

RTVS Slovakia plans to have its Olympic web subsite with up to 8 live streams. Still no word on what Nova Sports TV will do for both the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the Olympic rights they presently have and its Rio 2016 broadcasting plans. Or even Ceske Rozhlas:
http://telkac.zoznam.sk/telkac-magazin/cl/178/2422/
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sk&u=http://telkac.zoznam.sk/telkac-magazin/cl/178/2422/&prev=search

Got some (tenative) Russian Rio 2016 Olympic broadcasting developments that actually were made public a couple of months ago. A live broadcast and webcast of the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio De Janeiro will be carried out on the TV channel Russia-1 from VGTRK with the closing ceremony of the Games in Brazil will broadcast the First Channel (Channel One/Perviy Kanal). This was reported by TASS General Producer of the First Channel Alexander Fayfman. "The Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will get broadcast on Russia-1, and the 2016 Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games will get shown on the First Channel," said Fayfman. "We always do it on the line for the past 20 years. For the opening ceremony. Summer Games 2012 showed us, and VGTRK "closed" Olympics remaining sport events in the Olympic Games, we have among themselves divided. Later, you will learn what the competition will be shown on the First Channel and VGTRK, which operates Match!-TV", in which it is also quite a big package."
http://tass.ru/sport/3260831

Information about the First Channel's plans on the coverage of the Olympics are really yet to be determined and may be quite comprehensive. VGTRK intends to use TV channel Russia 1 as the Olympic Games Channel with coverage on the channel, but the format is also not yet reported. It's possible Perviy Kanal will broadcast the Olympics for 5-6 hours a day (with an emphasis on night slot 00: 00-05: 00), also starting in the area 11:00 on weekdays with Olympic Diary released. The daytime news show Good Morning will be cropped for live broadcasts of the evening (Moscow time nightly) due to the Olympic swimming sessions. The choice will be "divided" and mixed with "Match TV". Again, Russia 1 will show live the Opening Ceremony with its Olympic broadcasts going for at least 5 hours a day, apparently under the scheme that's similar to the First Channel but without the diaries. It is possible that the programming will be divided or alternating by days (like one day showing on Channel One and on Russia 1 on the other like with Germany's ZDF and ARD), in which case the number of hours can be used. A staff commentary and studio that might be shared has yet to be determined.

If the Russian athletics team will be entirely excluded from the Rio (as the probability of such exists), then track and field broadcast on the First Channel and Russia 1 will be canceled and will remain only on the channels GPM-Match. But if Russia pulls out entirely, everything save for the ceremonies will get cancelled from its coverage. Sub-license holder GPM-Match! plans to use channels Match TV / HD, Match! Arena / HD, Match! Game / HD, Match! Football 3 / HD, Match! Our sport, and Match! Fighter for comprehensive coverage regardless. It may also add channels to Match! Football 1 / HD, Match! Football 2 / HD, and Horse World / HD for equestrian. Match! TV / HD will broadcast the most significant events of the entire Olympics, Match! Arena / HD will focus on non-game species competition, Match! Game / HD - on game, match! Fighter will illuminate the boxing, wrestling, and the martial arts (judo and taekwondo). Channel concept Match! TV's comprehensive sports coverage is not yet defined, but most likely, the channel will show various events without but rather other broadcast channels. Match! Football 3 / HD channel probably will broadcast the entire Olympic soccer tournaments, but can be connected to the display and other sports, especially gaming. It is assumed that with the Olympics of GPM Match! will travel with 145 people (including technical staff) to Rio De Janeiro. Though some commentators and the number of broadcasts, which plans to be be small, will run from Moscow. Sport 1, as in Sochi, will broadcast diaries without the right to access the videos.

Match! TV, like its predecessor Russia-2/Sport, could very well have the top Olympic showcase events, particularly with a strong Russian heritage (swimming, gymnastics, track and field, diving, boxing, etc.), live and recorded that couldn't be shown live or as a repeat showing. Commentary wasn't not very good channel RTR was Rovsky and commentators, too, Zholobov on swimming, athletics may have Rostislav and Orlov, cycling with Cheskidov, Nikolai Popov as the different types of cycling, were invited, such as Orel. The main thing was that the important events that are on during the night Russian time and are on the air, then DH was still pending at that time.

As far as the Russian Internet Rio 2016 Olympic coverage is concerned, the site to go for will be 1tv.ru with the First Channel's TV simulcast, as well as, perhaps, will be available additional streams without commentary with possibly will be presented to up to 12 live Internet channels MDS (Multi-channel Distribution Service) that's formed by OBS - host broadcaster of the Olympics. RTR/VGTRK is likely to full coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics online but details are not yet present. GPM Match will illuminate the Games on the websites matchtv.ru, sportbox.ru, ntvplus.tv and sport.ntvplus.ru. In this case, most likely, will not be available additional flows with only the signal of linear channels.

VGTRK sportscaster Vladimir Stognienko says you'll see and hear him after the European Championship with Rio 2016 at the Olympics on Russia-1 designated as a great Olympic Channel, "where I'll be busy for 5 hours a day. In a month I will be the studio anchor work and comments on certain Olympic sports. There are other plans forthcoming that's too early to say. We will discuss them in detail in July." Like including a documentary.
http://www.championat.com/football/article-249534-vladimir-stognienko--o-evro-sbornoj-i-rabote-kommentatora.html

Despite the general coverage details still largely under wraps for now with that of DD National's (DD1), DD Sports India promo for Rio 2016 is up:

The Summer Olympics visiting Brazil this August will NEVER stop the Brazilians weaning themselves from watching their beloved telenovelas and Globo TV from showing them even with that ambitious Olympic broadcasting project, which is a major reason why Globo will only air a rather low (by global terrestrial TV Olympic showing standards these days) 160 hours. Mostly 9-10 hours a day contractually. They are following their audience's preferences not wishing to be gagged down only sports. Only soccer and volleyball majorly disrupt this. Joao Pedro Paes Leme, Globo's sports director, was asked about this answering he is more importantly "a TV man" understanding their importance. Interestingly, this telenovela love affair started with the military rule from 1964 to 1985:
http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ilustrada/2016/06/1781202-olimpiada-tera-disputa-acirrada-entre-esportes-e-novelas-na-tv-brasileira.shtml

Will wait until next week before I discuss Singapore's saga and everything else. I'll be very busy this weekend...

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For the first time ever, The Olympics (Rio Olympics 2016) will be telecast on eight channels in India. Star Sports, the sports broadcast arm of Star India, will be using all its eight sports channels – four standard definition and four high definition, to give a 24x7 coverage of the games. The telecast will be available in two languages, Hindi and English.
  • Star Sports will be using all its eight sports channels — four standard definition and four high definition — to give a 24x7 coverage of the games
  • The telecast will be available in two languages, Hindi and English
  • The four standard definition channels (Star Sports 1, 2, 3, and 4) will have distinct feeds
  • Its respective HD channels (Star Sports HD 1, 2, 3 and 4) will mirror the feeds in high definition

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/star-sports-to-telecast-olympics-on-8-channels-116061600914_1.html


@Durban Sandshark & others , thanks for all the updates :)

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For the first time ever, The Olympics (Rio Olympics 2016) will be telecast on eight channels in India. Star Sports, the sports broadcast arm of Star India, will be using all its eight sports channels – four standard definition and four high definition, to give a 24x7 coverage of the games. The telecast will be available in two languages, Hindi and English.
  • Star Sports will be using all its eight sports channels — four standard definition and four high definition — to give a 24x7 coverage of the games

  • The telecast will be available in two languages, Hindi and English

  • The four standard definition channels (Star Sports 1, 2, 3, and 4) will have distinct feeds

  • Its respective HD channels (Star Sports HD 1, 2, 3 and 4) will mirror the feeds in high definition

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/star-sports-to-telecast-olympics-on-8-channels-116061600914_1.html

@Durban Sandshark & others , thanks for all the updates :)

Thanks, Sagacious. But I must point out that I already mentioned in great depth about Star Sports' South Asian Olympic pay-TV coverage with the links in the previous page on this thread.

Perdita Felicien and CBC News' Heather Hislop get to publicly announce CBC Sports' Rio 2016 sportscasting/reporting team in Toronto with the former hurdler Felicien planning to report more than track and field but also interesting storylines. Though the names aren't mentioned in it as we perhaps hope here, the real focus of this segment centers on the doping issue. We even get to see a nice portion of what the CBC/Radio-Canada's Rio 2016 broadcast intro and artwork will be like:

TM's award-winning IPTV service, HyppTV, will broadcast the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on HyppSports' live, free, nonstop, and dedicated HD channels (HyppTV Channels 720 - 726) as the Official IPTV Broadcast Partner in Malaysia, making its Malaysian Olympic IPTV debut as its only digital platform there also equipped with its live, interactive, and exclusive Rio 2016 content from July 25-September 2. So Malaysian viewers will get a chance to cheer on their athletes such as Pandelela Rinong, Fatehah Mustapa, Azizulhasni Awang, Khairul Anuar Muhamad, and Nauraj Singh Randhawa:

http://kr8tifexpress.com/article/411

Doordarshan Sports did show the 2016 Rio Olympic boxing qualifications live earlier this month

https://twitter.com/ddsportschannel/status/741226105181372416

Don't have an X1 Infinity--don't live in a city that Comcast covers or licenses its product currently--yet Philly-based Comcast's latest creation has some serious and innovative Olympic plans for it. Can very well be the latest tech beginning as far as the Olympics are concerned from them with NBC having the rights all the way to 2032 as the behemoth attempts to stem the fleeing away from cable and slay the alternatives like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. Even Canada's Shaw Communications is getting this that will likely carry CBC's digital features (though as yet announced):

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-20/comcast-ceo-prepares-his-netflix-killer-for-an-olympics-showcase

NPO 1, nos.nl, and NPO Radio 1 featured the Dutch men's Olympic hockey team selection on Sportjornaal and the NK (Nederland Kampoen) gymnastics apparatus finals yesterday as part of the NOS Studio Sport Sunday:

http://nos.nl/artikel/2113602-de-sport-van-zondag-bij-de-nos.html

Encouraging Austrians to get Smart TVs in time for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics:

http://www.tv-erlebnis.at/olympia-2016-in-rio-de-janeiro/

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