Durban Sandshark Posted July 22, 2016 Report Share Posted July 22, 2016 Thanks so much for the salute, BTH. Does have its cons with the aforementioned time limits when they come though. I mostly do this at my school library ones for hours while doing my Google hunts for this. But sometimes I do it at public library ones too. Much rather have my own laptop or smartphone so I can have the time and patience and work around my work hours when needed regarding the popular media updates. Got a whole slew of media updates from around the world in the last several days that I was working on until the 2-minute warning log off time limit struck. I noticed on NBC Olympics' overall schedule on the NBC Universo side that the Colombia-France women's soccer match is missing from its pre-Opening Ceremony soccer schedule--and it comes right after the USA-New Zealand match at 8pm CT. Why? Never mind the fact the rising Yoreli Rincon-less Cafeteros are playing top contenders Les Bleues, and that Colombia is a Spanish-speaking nation that can certainly attract the Latin/Hispanic TV audience on NBC Universo. Maybe NBC Universo programmers would prefer to finish things off for the day with the Team USA evening match with the Football Ferns to maximize the TV audience base there. Saw that in the early going that 4-6pm ET time slot NBC Sports Network TBA on August 3 would have to be used for the Brazil-China women's soccer match in a simulcast on the NBC Olympic Soccer Specific Channel, which actually comes on at 3pm on USA and NBC Universo with the regular pre-game presentation omitted. Another (and much bigger) glaring omission and missed opportunity for NBC Universo/Telemundo Rio 2016 TV schedule: no Spanish-language commentary for the Opening Ceremony. This is a shame not having a Spanish version of the OC instead of the Olympic preview in its place. How come? If there was an incentive to finally have an Opening Ceremony broadcast to the US Hispanic/Latin TV audience in Spanish and boosting the attraction to it, this, considering the interest would be very high with this Summer Olympics hosted in Latin America in a long time despite being held in Brazil, a Portuguese-speaking nation, would definitely be it. Maybe Telemundo and NBC Universo didn't want do this out of respect for NBC's wishes to have it under the desired 6:30pm-12am CT primetime time slot under that 1-hour delay, because if left to its own devices, Telemundo, which I think will actually show the Spanish broadcast if it did, and NBC Universo would likely air it live, causing a discrepancy and viewers may turn to that. Now if a compromise could get reached with NBC in offering a SAP option on TV during its presentation of the Opening Ceremony and online/mobile, that would be a workable idea. Former Dutch Olympians Edith Bosch, Robin van Galen, Erben Wennemars, Maarten Ducrot, Herbert Dijkstra, Ruben Houkes, Gregory Sedoc, (who recently retired after the European Track and Field Championships in Amsterdam and will serve as NOS' guest track analyst), and Maarten van der Weijden all headline NOS' unprecedented and ambitious Dutch Rio 2016 coverage that will be on Nederland 1, online (nos.nl/rio2016)/mobile app, NOS Radio, Smart TVs, and Teletext "antytime, anywhere". Plus being also followed on Facebook and Instagram. Under the 5-hour time difference from Rio De Janeiro, from 7-9.00am Dutch time Jeroen Stomphorst comes on NOS Studio in Rio with an overview over what has happened last night in the Olympics. Thereafter, from 9-10:00am, you can see the Match of the Day of the Olympic Basketball Tournament, also the last job of Mart Smeets, a former basketball player back in the 1960s and 1970s, for the NOS. May last longer. At 14:00 (2pm) the first of three editions NOS Rio Live begins with 4 hours of live sports, co-anchored by Rivkah op ten Veld and Sjoerd van Ramshorst. Then at 18:00 (6pm), we are brought back to the Netherlands in Amsterdam when briefed by Tom Egbers and men's water polo coach sidekick Robin van Galen at NOS Studio in Rio. This program will also alternate every day with journalist Gert van't Hof, who reports live from Rio. Following those 45 minutes, Dione de Graaff and Herman van der Zandt takes over as co-anchors at 18.45 (6:45pm) with the second edition of NOS Rio Live that goes up to 23:00 (11pm). At 23:00, NOS will host a daily latenight talkshow at the NOS Studio Olympic Park co-hosted by former judo champion Edith Bosch and Henry Schut as sidekicks as they welcome and interview the medal winners, losers, their coaches, and guests from outside the sporting world in a studio space they received with the help of Studio France in having exchanged at a beautiful corner of the Rio Olympic Park. NOS' third and final edition of NOS Rio Live takes Herman van der Zandt and Dione de Graaff from 23.45-5 (11pm-5am) gets interactive with sports fans during the Olympic night. NOS Rio 2016 Olympic features will include Erben in Wonderland with former Dutch speed skater Erben Wennemars daily showing his astonishment with his and of other athletes performances and Mulder vs. Mulder with the fanatical speed skating twins Ronald and Michel competing in various Olympic sports such as judo, rowing, track, and swimming. The winner between the twins will be made clear at the end of the Games. http://nos.nl/rio2016/artikel/2118486-olympische-spelen-altijd-en-overal-te-zien-bij-nos.html?npo_cc=na&npo_rnd=319800404&npo_cc_skip_wall=1 https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://nos.nl/rio2016/artikel/2118486-olympische-spelen-altijd-en-overal-te-zien-bij-nos.html&prev=search 11 Dutch Olympians the NOS recommends us to follow on Instagram: http://nos.nl/rio2016/artikel/2113052-de-olympische-11-van-de-nos-op-instagram.html?npo_cc=na&npo_rnd=893692498&npo_cc_skip_wall=1 https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://nos.nl/rio2016/artikel/2118486-olympische-spelen-altijd-en-overal-te-zien-bij-nos.html&prev=search Surely NOS' Dutch Rio 2016 broadcast coverage will place a heavy emphasis on sprinter Dafne Schippers, the women's and men's field hockey teams, Epke Zonderland, swimmer Naomi Kromowidjojo, the women's volleyball team, and the Euro powers women's handball team, which could medal down in Rio, some judoka, diving, and surely sailing coverage. Bit of a shame the Dutch women's water polo couldn't qualify for Rio De Janeiro in a world qualification tournament held in its own backyard in Gouda, they'd get some mention too if they did. It'll be a little painful. If you see the video from the first NOS links, there's a video with many Dutch Olympians in various sports like those mentioned all singing Peter Allen's I Go To Rio to get into the mood and spirit of that. After Grant Hackett's airplane drunken groping of a man on the flight home, a "stuff-up" in his words, following the Australian National Swimming Championships in Adelaide that he tried but couldn't qualify for, the Seven Network didn't want the public embarassment or court controversy that Hackett later apologized for and removed him from the swimming commentary post--Hackett grew concerned he couldn't do it this time like he did in London 2012 for FOXTEL. Now he landed a similar swimming analysis post with previews and reviews for the Doha, Qatar-based BeIN Sports, which holds the Middle Eastern rights to Rio 2016. Hackett is set to arrive there in Doha at its studios later this month to prepare on a two-week contract. Away from the massive media scrutiny in Australia to concentrate on work. Hackett's contemporary Ian Thorpe is currently working as Star Sports swimming commentary an Asian region away (what is it with Aussie swimming legends going to non-traditional swimming hotbeds to do TV commentary?). Interestingly, the BeIN Sports Olympic swimming couldn't be done live even with the time difference. BeIN Sports is also shown down in Australian TV with 3 of its Al-Jazeera-owned channels on FOXTEL, but because 7 holds the Australian Olympic broadcast media rights, it's highly unlikely much of that coverage will not be blacked-out. Maybe Hackett's swimming analysis could get shown. Doubt it though: http://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/other-sports/2016/07/20/grant-hackett-olympics/ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/grant-hackett-takes-on-ultimate-distance-challenge-for-rio-olympics/news-story/0c7a74b804437ff1612ba1c715926a44 Colorful general press release involving the CBC/Radio-Canada's 1275-hour TV across its broadcast partners (CBC, Radio-Canada, TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, RDS, and 4000-hour live streaming/on-demand Rio 2016 coverage on the web and mobile platforms, include an enhanced Rio 2016 app for iOS and Android with Ron MacLean, Andi Petrillo, Scott Russell, and David Amber as studio anchors and the studio set with many individual color photos and profiles of its sportscasters in various sports from Donovan Bailey to Karina LeBlanc to Kyle Shewfelt to Mark Tewksbury to Clara Hughes to Steve Armitage to Byron MacDonald to Nigel Reed to Windsor Lancers women's basketball head coach Chantal Vallee to Clare Rustad to Andrew Chang to Scott Oake. Will look for the French version with their own personalities: http://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/rio-2016-olympic-games.html#.V5J0t_kwjcs CBC/Radio-Canada taps Twitter Amplify for enhancing and complimenting that aforementioned 1275-hour TV coverage across its broadcast partners and 4000-hour live-streaming/on-demand Rio 2016 social network Olympic coverage with the promise of social media innovations like expansive digital offerings, tweets, and near-live video materials in attracting and engage younger Canadians to its overall Olympic coverage: http://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/cbcradio-canada-to-extend-the-reach-of-its-rio-2016-coverage-through-social-media-innovation.html http://mediaincanada.com/2016/07/05/cbc-taps-twitter-for-social-olympic-coverage/ SuperSport presents 7+ 24-hour channels--the four channels used for the 2012 London Olympics: SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7 plus three additional channels: SS12, SS13 and SS14 that will be dedicated to the Rio Games, while other channels like SS1 and SS3 will, where available, carry chiefly overflow content like soccer, sevens rugby, and golf--that promises to show all 306 medal sets for a total of 2500 hours, but doesn't mention the online/on-demand hours. SS12 will act as a dedicated 24-hour Olympic news channel which will be produced by the International Olympic Committee. SuperSport's roving reporters in Rio will be Crystal Arnold, Carol Tshabalala, James Wokabi, and Rui de Oliveira (SuperSport Maximo's Portuguese coverage) reporting directly from various venues and the team village. Former South African Olympic champion Ryk Neethling will be poolside providing insights on the exploits from the likes of Chad Le Clos, Michael Phelps, Cameron van der Burgh, Kirsty Coventry, and others. In addition, the Blitz channel will broadcast regular updates and direct viewers to the big events of the day. An 80-person staff will be involved with producing the live broadcasts out of SuperSport HQ in Johannesburg with another 20 involved in production at the International Broadcast Centre in Rio De Janeiro. Multiple live feeds will be made available to SuperSport, which will then “cherry pick” the best content, much of it with a Pan-African leaning like with Kenya and Nigeria, for the Olympic channels. Given that many of the major events will take place in the very early mornings – South Africa and much of Sub-Saharan Africa is five hours ahead of Brazil – video-on-demand will be a major component of SuperSport’s Olympic coverage. Extensive event highlights will be available via the DStv Catch Up service, which will include every gold medal-winning performance. Highlights packages will also be broadcast throughout the day with live streaming through www.supersport.com, the SuperSport and DStv Now apps, its social platforms, and DStv Catch Up. I'll look to see what SuperSport Maximo is up to more specifically in the Portuguese-language coverage very soon along with the Brazil soccer, basketball, handball, volleyball and Angola women's handball, for example. OLYMPIC SPORT CHANNELS SS4 Opening ceremony, swimming, athletics, marathon, walk, closing ceremony SS5 Hockey, handball, volleyball (beach and indoors), gymnastics, trampoline SS6 Tennis, basketball, four cycling disciplines, table tennis, badminton SS7 Boxing, weight lifting, judo SS12 Olympic News Channel SS13 Watersport: rowing, diving, etc. SS14 Fencing, modern pentathlon, equestrian SS1 Golf, Sevens rugby (when not clashing with live non-Olympic sport) SS3 Football (when not clashing with live non-Olympic sport) SS12, SS13 and SS14 (channels 212, 213 and 214) will be available in all territories http://www.supersport.com/press-releases/news/160720/SuperSport_goes_all_out_for_Rio_Olympics Several articles on NBC Olympics and Comcast plans on its massive and ambitious 6755-hour Rio 2016 coverage involving the X1 Infinity, online and on-deamnd streaming, its mobile app, the roster of 11 TV channels, social media, using multiple camera angles, 4KTV, and its 85-hour VR coverage bringing forth that "Olympic nirvana" that we Americans could possibly ever need. Including the wishes from the Spanish audiences. No upgrading the gigabyte capacity, though: http://www.phillymag.com/business/2016/07/21/comcast-x1-olympics-rio/ http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/tech/PBJ-Comcast-Xfinity-X1-Olympics-387808391.html http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/article/Comcast-s-plan-to-capture-Olympics-from-all-8400800.php http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/sports/2016/07/20/comcast-nbc-technology-bringing-more-2016-rio-olympic-coverage-than-ever/87348794/ http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2016/07/20/comcast-brian-roberts-x1-olympics-snapchat-spanish.html RTE Sport presents Ireland's most comprehensive Summer Olympics coverage ever across television, radio, online and mobile, focusing on Team Ireland in particular as they take their place alongside the best athletes in the world at the ultimate international sporting event that includes the likes of former Irish Olympians Derval O’Rourke, Sonia O'Sullivan, David Gillick, Michael Carruth, Kelly Harrington, Gavin Noble (triathlon) Neville Maxwell (rowing), Mark Irwin (hockey), Martyn Irvine (cycling), David McHugh, Maurice O’Connell (sailing), Ailis McSweeney, Jerry Kiernan (athletics), Andrew Bree, Grainne Murphy, and Barry Murphy (swimming). A few of these panelists like O'Sullivan and O'Rourke will be on hand in Rio De Janeiro with others based back in Dublin. Beginning early each morning on RTE2 with Daire O’Brien taking Irish viewers through the events overnight in Rio on Rio 2016: AM including major athletics and swimming finals. From 1pm Joanne Cantwell will present Rio 2016: Daytime which will see many of the Irish boxers like Katie Taylor, Paddie Barnes, and Michael Conlon in action. Darragh Maloney takes over for Rio 2016: Tonight at 5pm each day as the action hots up in Brazil and which will also feature the Irish boxers in action. Peter Collins will take us through the night from 11pm each evening with Rio 2016: Late Night as the major finals take place on the track and in the pool. Rio 2016 on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player will feature a stellar array of expertise on panels across not only the traditional Olympic headline sports of athletics, swimming and gymnastics but of course boxing and all of the Irish story--and will feature live and on-demand video streaming of all of RTÉ 2’s Olympics output, special Rio 2016 clips section with focus on Team Ireland as well as a live video stream of RTÉ News Now. The RTÉ Sport website will offer a definitive guide to RTÉ's Olympics experience, curating the station's TV and radio coverage and directing the user to the day's up-to-the-minute Olympics news and highlights with lots of content coming from the OBS--that includes 24/7 news, clips, features and focus on Team Ireland, live video streaming of every competition session from Rio 2016, supplementary live feeds for golf and sailing, all 3,250 hours of competition available in full and on-demand, 24/7 streaming of the Olympic News Channel, athlete biographies, interactive medals table, photo galleries. For the duration of the Olympics, the RTÉ Sport website will present a dedicated Olympics site combining news, analysis, previews, commentary, statistics and tables, as well as presenting the best action direct from RTÉ Player. In addition an RTÉ Rio 2016 app will be available on iOS and Android with live video streaming of every competition session from Rio 2016. RTÉ Radio 1 will have updates and reports throughout the day starting on Morning Ireland and continuing on Today with Sean O'Rourke, the News at One, The Ray D'Arcy Show and Drivetime. The John Creedon Show will be extended to 11pm and become John Creedon's Olympics On One for the duration of the games and John will have live action from Rio alongside his regular mix of tunes and chat. Late Date will also feature Olympic action bringing you live coverage of the key events from 11pm to the late night/early morning hours--During weekends, RTÉ Radio 1 will have updates on The Marian Finucane Show and all the events and analysis on Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport. RTÉ 2fm will have Game On live from Rio every night with news, reports and action from the heart of the Games. This Olympics this year in Rio De Janeiro will see the Summer Olympics debut of RTE News Now with RTE Sport's television coverage will be increased by 200 hours as RTÉ News Now will feature blocks of full key sessions and rounds live from Rio, taking over the channel from early afternoon until late night each day of the games for viewers in the Republic of Ireland: https://www.rte.ie/sport/olympics/2016/0721/803937-rte-sport-unveil-coverage-of-rio-2016/ Jimmy Magee will cover his 15th Olympic Games with this one next month in Rio De Janeiro for RTE being the broadcasting legend that is! Deval O'Rourke and David Gillick also present their thougths on Team Ireland in the lead-in: http://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2016/0721/803957-meet-your-rte-hosts-for-rio-2016-and-a-true-legend/ General overview of BBC Sport's Rio 2016 coverage that will be on BBC1, BBC4, BBC2 (sometimes when pausing for news hits), 24 live BBC Sport Olympic streaming channels and BBC Red Button, and BBC iPlayer with all that 3000 hours of coverage in various platforms: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-07-20/rio-2016-on-tv-your-complete-olympics-coverage-guide France's RMC Sport Radio's and Next Radio TV's radio coverage and segment plans for the duration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics from August 5-21 with its Dream Team Olympique team on Monday-Friday to the weekends like Integrale Rio: http://www.leblogtvnews.com/2016/07/le-dispositif-de-rmc-durant-les-jeux-olympiques-de-rio.html http://www.lezappingdupaf.com/2016/07/pour-les-jeux-olympiques-rmc-passera-en-mode-integrale-rio.html http://www.lalettre.pro/RMC-Rien-ne-s-arrete-pendant-l-ete-sur-RMC_a11061.html http://www.mediasportif.fr/2016/04/05/next-radio-tv-va-lancer-sa-chaine-dinformation-sportive-rmc-sport/ Little late for this but gotta put Before Rio from RMC Sport hosted by Jacques Monclar, Loïc Briley, and Pierre Dorian on that comes on 21H à 22H (9-10pm), premiered on April 18 that replaced the Tony Parker Show on that time slot. 100% Olympics on that radio show that also includes info from the 100-day countdown show at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris: http://www.sportbuzzbusiness.fr/rmc-lance-une-nouvelle-emission-sur-les-jo-avec-before-rio-presentee-par-jacques-monclar-95203.html http://rmcsport.bfmtv.com/jo/before-rio-le-nouveau-show-100percent-jo-sur-rmc-967481.html http://rmcsport.bfmtv.com/plus-de-sports/rio-j-100-super-moscato-show-100percent-jo-en-direct-du-palais-de-chaillot-969850.html It's not going to be 700 hours of transmission as previously reported for TVP Polska's three channels--TVP1, TV2, and TVP Sport--but 800. 13 hours a day between TVP1 and TVP2. With a strong focus on swimming, volleyball, handball, and track and field along with wherever Team Polska competes--with TV advertising rates setting a record high in those sports. All three channels will also be available free on tvp.pl along with the other OBS-produced Polish streams. TVP's Rio team will be 40 people. Commentating anchors include Peter Dębowski and Jacek Laskowski. In handball, viewers will hear Maciej Iwanski and Peter Dębowski. For athletics that responsibilty falls on Vladimir Szaranowicz, Przemysław Babiarz, Marek Jozwik, and Marek Rudziński. Dariusz Szpakowski will take up canoeing and football. TVP's Rio 2016 studio guests will be, among others, Otylia Jędrzejczyk, Leszek Blanik, Sebastian Chmara, Sylwia Gruchała, Czeslaw Lang, and Kryzstof Ignaczak: http://eurosport.onet.pl/rio-2016/telewizja-polska-gotowa-do-igrzysk-w-rio-osiemset-godzin-transmisji/53l7tb http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=http://eurosport.onet.pl/rio-2016/telewizja-polska-gotowa-do-igrzysk-w-rio-osiemset-godzin-transmisji/53l7tb&prev=search http://www.pomorska.pl/sport/rio-2016/a/wlodzimierz-szaranowicz-800-godzin-igrzysk-w-tvp-to-ogladajacy-bedzie-decydowac-co-ogladac,10434512/ Confirmation TVP Polska will have sailing in its Rio 2016 transmission with the schedule: http://www.zagle.com.pl/regaty/olimpijski-przewodnik-rio-2016-program-regat-starty-polakow-transmisje-w-tv,3_18042.html The Viasat Sweden Olympic roster of sports channels with the temporary name changes/additions for the Swedish TV Rio 2016 coverage goes likes this, ICYMI: Viasat Fotboll--Viasat OS Fotboll Viasat Sport--Viasat OS Sport Viasat Golf--Viasat OS Golf Viasat Hockey--Viasat OS Ridsport Viasat Motor--Viasat OS Tennis Viasat Xtra--Viasat OS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 channels Also worth noting that TV3, TV3 Sport HD, TV10, and TV16 on the MTG/Viasat free-to-air terrestrial side will handle the coverage too with no changes to the dial. Does indeed confirm the new TV3 Sport will get involved. CBC Sports airs the final Canadian women's national soccer team's final pre-Olympic tuneup friendly soccer match against France's Les Bleues at the Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps in Auxerre, France this coming Saturday. Scott Russell will host CBC Sports’ coverage of the match as part of the network’s Road To The Olympic Games broadcast on Saturday, with 15-minute pre-match coverage beginning at 14:45 ET/13:45 CT/11.45 PT with the game itself coming live on 2pm CT. Veteran play-by-play commentator Nigel Reed will be joined in the booth by analyst, Dr. Clare Rustad, an Olympian and former member of Canada’s Women’s National Team. Fellow Olympian and former National Team goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc will join Russell as a special studio analyst, providing additional insight and analysis pre-match, during halftime and following the match. Radio-Canada’s French-language coverage will feature Claudine Douville and Jean Gounelle providing play-by-play and analysis. Also confirms the Canadian women's soccer matches will begin CBC/Radio-Canada's Rio 2016 braodcast before the Opening Ceremony against Australia's Matildas live on Wednesday, August 3 at 1pm CT with pregame coverage coming at 12:30pm: http://www.canadasoccer.com/cbc-sports-to-broadcast-canada-soccer-s-final-pre-olympic-international-friendly-against-france-p159725 CBC promo: https://twitter.com/CBCOlympics/status/755749745583353856 TV5Monde Afrique held a press conference with TV5Monde CEO Yves Bigot SearchYves Bigot and his area manager Denise Durand Epoté as its Africa present in Abidjan, Ivory Coast at the Sofitel Hotel to formally announce the Sub-Saharan African pay-TV French-language Rio 2016 broadcast across 46 Sub-Saharan African nations. Football, basketball, athletics, swimming, boxing will all be on the menu as all the African favorite sports that includes Africans or African diaspora is involved but also other lesser known sports like equestrian and fencing. It promises indeed to extend a wider window of media coverage across 14 screens or streams which will take place continually. "Although we are official distributor, we are not exclusively national channels. This is in any case, be sure to allow African to follow not only the competition, but track your athletes, your teams, finalists ... we will play a live map in 14 venue locations where the competition will take place," says Bigot. Coverage times is like TVN Chile's structure: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://koaci.com/afrique-tv5monde-deroule-abidjan-programme--98938.html&prev=search http://koaci.com/afrique-tv5monde-deroule-abidjan-programme--98938.html The Guinean men's soccer team, the Syli Nationale or the National Elephants, won't be there in Rio De Janeiro this August to compete. But they're very interested in not just the soccer to watch and learn but also eager to promote TV5Monde Afrique's Rio 2016 coverage, particularly in soccer. At least three of its members are. Note the Slazenger logo on their jerseys are blurred out: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCJBrsvZx2E[/media] Congo-Brazzavillian basketball star Giovan Oniangue, currently playing professionally for France's ProA's Paris-Levallois Basket, also lends his support for and to encourage Sub-Saharan African TV viewers to watch TV5Monde Afrique's basketball TV coverage like for France's Les Bleues: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uv-YOywxSw[/media] Gotta be some encouraging news for Southern Cross Austereo's DAB+ pop up radio station 7 Rio Live coming up in terms of increasing radio listenership: https://mumbrella.com.au/dab-digital-radio-reaches-3-5m-listeners-376470 http://www.channelnews.com.au/dab-digital-radio-audience-grows-boosted-by-in-car-listening/ Headlined by basketball legend Oscar Schmidt, sprinter Robson Caetano, 3x Olympic champion Cuban volleyball legend Mireya Luis, gold medal volleyball star Dante, judoka Carlos Honorato, Antonio Tabet, Totoro and Portugal (members of the Troupe of the Funds) on the daily range from 18h to 20h (6-8pm Brazil time) on Fox Sports 2, swimmer from Moscow 1980 Djan Madruga, and Moises Cohen, FOX Sports Brazil presents its Rio 2016 sportscasting analysis team: http://torcedores.com/noticias/2016/07/fox-sports-apresenta-equipe-de-comentaristas-olimpicos-confira Most interesting one in the bunch is Cuban volleyball great Mireya Luis in what seems to be an "all is forgiven" act by Brazil. You may recall 20 years ago back in Atlanta at the OMNI Arena she was involved in that infamous post-game spat against the Brazilian women like Ana Moser in the semifinal match that intensified that rivalry during the 1990s, denying the Brazilian women a chance at gold. Since apologized for her role in it. Not for the first time a Cuban is involved in Brazilian Olympic TV coverage with boxing great Felix Savon enlisted on SporTV's roster for this Olympics: http://olimpiadas.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2016/07/19/carrasca-do-volei-brasileiro-em-1996-sera-comentarista-do-fox-sports.htm The Brazilian recession is forcing much of Record TV's Rio-based Olympic staff to travel to the IBC by bus?! I though Record could be more absorbing to the major Brazilian economic crisis than this. Anyway, Record will mobilize 1200 professionals to cover the Olympics with about 450 in Rio. The station plans to spend eight to ten hours a day for the Olympics. Top anchor Adriana Araujo will head the coverage from Jornal da Record, Reinaldo Gottino, Lucas Pereira Marcos Leandro, and Dudu Vaz are the announcers, with Eduardo Ribeiro, Vinicius Dônola, Luiz Carlos Azenha, Fernando Scherer, Roberto Thomé, and Mylena Ciribelli --all of them traveling by plane: http://torcedores.com/noticias/2016/07/crise-faz-equipe-da-record-viajar-de-onibus-para-cobertura-das-olimpiadas Trend seems to be with the Infront Sports & Media's Sub-Saharan African Rio 2016 deal with the 48 nations and territories there is a mixture of government-operated national broadcasters and some private media ones on the terrestrial side. With Nigeria, Seychelles, Mozambique, Kenya, Cameroon, Mauritius, the Ivory Coast, and Senegal, I don't see this changing soon with perhaps turning more towards the national broadcasters that are seen as more solvent. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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