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3 hours ago, daniel anderson400 said:

I wonder if NBC and NBCSN could swap evens between channels depending on what's going on?

It's possible.  Probably depends on the event.  A lot of nights, NBC will obviously be heavy on figure skating.  Certainly they're not sending that over to NBCSN.  Likewise, if NBCSN is showing curling, they're not bumping that up to big NBC.

I'm still curious as to what they're going to fill all the hours on NBCSN with.  Seems like there's more than a couple of nights there's not much going on, so I feel like there's a surprise or 2 out there we haven't accounted for yet, especially so far as NBCSN is concerned.  We'll see what happens.  Either way, with NBCSN and Olympic Channel in the fold, there will be a lot more hours of TV coverage in Pyeongchang than we got from Sochi, so that can only be a good thing.

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Got belatedly the general Kiwi TV brodcast developments from SKY NZ that actually came around at the 100-day countdown mark. With this Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea four hours behind New Zealand, Kiwi viewers can enjoy an advantage of seeing live Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic action usually from 1pm-4am NZT daily that's 15 hours. Seven SKY Sports channels including six designated pop-up channels generally running from midnight February 9 with the Opening Ceremony until the Closing Ceremony on February 25. But don't worry Kiwis mixed curling (and very likely the snowboard slopestyle, team figure skating, ski jumping's normal hill qualification on the 9th) will get covered coming on at 1pm to start things with. No word on what PRIME TV NZ will do as SKY NZ's FTA arm, but I'm sure it'll go wall-to-wall with a special focus on Kiwi Olympians and popular Winter Olympic events to Kiwis:

https://www.sky.co.nz/-/100-days-to-go-olympic-winter-games-pyeongchang-2018

NBC Olympics selects Leyard again in providing those visually and artistically stunning and versatile multiple LED 27" TWS video walls we will see from its Pyeongchang 2018 IBC studios:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1057963/nbc-olympics-select-leyard-to-provide-pyeongchang-2018-video-coverage

http://www.multichannel.com/prfeed/nbc-olympics-selects-leyard-its-production-2018-olympic-winter-games-pyeongchang/416578

Fraunhofer's Stefan Meltzer speaks with TV Technology in Q&A session that details further on the South Korean Olympic TV broadcasters--MBC, SBS, and KBS--in how they're trained and utilizing MPEG-H ATSC 3.0 immersion audio for two years for their respective Pyeongchang 2018 broadcast productions on 4KTV. Still working on what events that will be used on surely both ceremonies, figure skating, ice hockey final, short track, curling, snowboarding, and speed skating. Or any event the South Koreans are involved in. Other ones will just be at 5.1 audio. Possible that we could see multiple languages used with this and for future Olympics presentations even when watching South Korean commentary:

https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/immersed-in-training-for-immersive-audio-stefan-meltzer-qa/282240

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So, what the South Korea Govt does to promote the Winter Olympics to the audience? By doing this sci-fi short video about the last survivor of a war between Humans and Robots in 2045 who narrates the past of SK and the Seoul 1988/2002 World Cup/PC2018 events.

Okay then... :lol:

 

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51 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

the last survivor of a war between Humans and Robots

Or rather, last survivor of the losing side. Looks like there's going to be a strong emphasis on not blowing each other up between now and February.

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1 hour ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

Or rather, last survivor of the losing side. Looks like there's going to be a strong emphasis on not blowing each other up between now and February.

Yeah, the message of Peace and avoiding war is obviously present there. Last message of the video also seems to encourage everyone to take part. The SK Government is currently doing a huge effort at trying to convince North Korea (which already got two athletes qualified last time I read) to take part in the games. Olympic Truce was called, as usual, at the last United Nations session some days ago. 

Seems President Moon Jae In wants to revive the times of the Sunshine Policy from the early and mid 00's and feature an United Korean team in the Opening. Dunno if that will be successful, though. 

 

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Situation gets serious with Russia. No Russia participating in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics by the December 2 announcement because of the still-ongoing widespread doping controversy there, no Russia's Channel 1 and VGTRK's Rossiya 1 getting involved in the TV broadcasting and vowing to do so with the Kremlin's support. Since interest in the Winter Olympics there rests heavily with the Russian Olympians to the Russian viewing public--and the Olympic TV schedules on both reflect this on the last Olympic cycles if you saw them when it was all pro-Russia--the opportunities to get profit revenues will be low in the face of increasing rights fees. Gazprom-owned Match! TV will meanwhile carry on broadcasting Pyeongchang 2018 regardless but likely with a smaller schedule and smaller revenues with enough ratings if the Russians are punished from going to South Korea with lower Russian interest:

http://www.pravdareport.com/sports/games/17-11-2017/139207-russia_olympic_games-0/

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/kremlin-backs-media-opt-out-if-olympians-are-barred-59612

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What could makes this even more serious is the possibility some of Russia's lapdogs (i'm looking at you, East Europe/Central Asia) might do a boycott in solidarity to them. That would really screw up the Winter Olympics badly (as if the IOC didn't had enough problems already).  

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7 hours ago, Ikarus360 said:

What could makes this even more serious is the possibility some of Russia's lapdogs (i'm looking at you, East Europe/Central Asia) might do a boycott in solidarity to them. That would really screw up the Winter Olympics badly (as if the IOC didn't had enough problems already).  

That would probably screw up international sport in general. Solidarity over politics is one thing; solidarity over blatant cheating is quite another (though there may need to be some rule changes about accepted medication for asthma etc.).

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Goes without saying that seeing Central Asia/Belarus pulling out in Russia's solidarity over the obvious doping and cheating would make for very bad optics and very bad boycott memories, not to mention for its national Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasters. Really don't expect Eastern Europe nations to emulate what they did with Los Angeles back in 1984, except for maybe Belarus, a longshot though but which is unconditional in its support with Russia under Alexander Lyashenko. Yet it is a biathlon powerhouse with a bit of a rivalry in that with Russia and a little bit of in ice hockey, which Belarus failed to qualify. As of right now, Belteleradio has yet to officially announce its general Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasting plans. Just several threads earlier here I wrote about KAZSport, we can still expect KAZSport to actually strike a deal very soon--I say by mid-December--to get these Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics covered on an agreeable price. If not that maybe Khabar TV. In fact, we really shouldn't expect any nation to boycott come next February because of the lack of holding water doping has as far as solidarity goes.

Earlier this month at the 100-day mark on November 1, CBC's French arm Radio-Canada Television/SRC announces its Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasting plans--got more detailed than the English version--saying it will go from 20-22 hours daily on its side with partnerships from RDS, RDS2, and RDS INFO that will total 559 combined hours. Radio-Canada Television will offer, unlike the CBC with its 3 segments, 5 (15x Olympic anchor Marie-José Turcotte providing prime time coverage from 6pm-12am CT on weekdays and from 5:30pm--12am on weekends that's actually the beginning of the competition day with figure skating, snowboarding, freestyle skiing, and alpine skiing events will be presented primarily in the evening as that blanket will also feature prominently in the men's and women's hockey games and in the playoffs; Diane Suave makes her Olympic anchor debut from 12-4am at late night with lots of men's and women's hockey with analysts Enrico Ciccone and Martin Leclerc; 5x Olympic anchor Guy D'Aoust will feature predominately short and long track speed skaters as he takes over at 4-9am. This morning segment will also include bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, biathlon and curling; and during what's the South Korean nighttime at 9-11am and 11:30am-3pm Canada/US/Mexico CT Martin Labrosse first will make a return on the day's performances with the athletes, analysts, vision-sharing collaborators and personalities visiting the SRC's IBC studio that will be act as an opportunity to review the best moments of the day of the just-completed competitions and highlight the performances regardless that have been crowned with a medal or not; and then finally Alexis de Lancer will summarize the day's events from 11:30am-3pm on weekdays (or until 4pm on weekends) and as well between the daily highlights of Radio-Canada will introduce French-Canadians to South Korea while granting a taste of the atmosphere and of the Olympic-prevailing atmosphere during the Games. 16 commentators and 16 analysts will be onboard to follow each Winter Olympic sport with 2 special Radio-Canada on-site reporters in Kansas City Chiefs star guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and freestyle skiier and coach Dominick Gauthier with the former acting in the Chris Collinsworth Olympic role on NBC with an angle on his fascination and curiousity towards Olympic athletes and the latter putting into perspective the daily sports exploits of Canadian athletes as he meets them and their teams in learning about their mindstates in the hours leading up to competition and afterwards. Plus, Jean-Rene Dufort returns to the Olympics in offering his spin on the Pyeongchang 2018 and South Korean life. Marie-José Turcotte also kicks things off with the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and co-hosts the Opening Ceremony with Patrice Roy, live from 4--7:30am and gets rebroadcast from 5:30--8:30pm. She closes things with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, February 25 with Dominick Gauthier live from 4:30-8:30am and replayed from 4:30--7pm. Correspondents Anyck Béraud and Pascal Poinlane will follow daily information developments from the Pyeongchang 2018 sidelines.

On the online/mobile platform side, Radio-Canada/SRC will present 2500 hours including in the programming in the days leading up to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and can watch up to 7 streams at once, live and on-demand, including competitions and catch-up ceremonies, real-time news, an interactive medal board, athlete portraits, and on-demand events and reports, at any time. Fans can see in the ceremonies and some other Winter Olympic events in 360-degree action on a VR app that returns as if you're present right at the action. For Radio-Canada Premiere radio, journalist Robert Frosi will be working on-site from Pyeongchang for both Gravel in the morning and Medium Wide as he reports on Canada's athletes' performances and Olympic news throughout the day. Fellow journalist Maxime Coutié will be on hand to contribute to the radio Olympic journals. Facilitator Pierre Brassard, through his offbeat look, will make listeners experience the Olympic Winter Games on a different plane during these two shows from Pyeongchang on Saturdays February 17 and 24, from 3-4pm. Starting with the Wednesday, November 1st at 7pm, on ICI RDI's Medium Gros' second hour, the Marie-Jose Turcotte-hosted Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games 100 Days show with COC Chef de Mission Isabelle Charest, analysts Alain Goldberg, Jean-Luc Brassard, Martin Leclerc, Enrico Ciccone, Dominick Gauthier, and Francois-Louis Tremblay (Turcotte also took the pulse of the Canadian team in the preparation for these Olympic Winter Games and presented Canada's best prospects and discussed with analysts the chances of them climbing the podium.), Radio-Canada will broadcast many reports and news leading up until the Opening Ceremony. Such as the following: a series of four shows on Radio-Canada Télévision will focus on athletes who can make an impression in Pyeongchang, on Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm, from January 13-February 3, 2018 come as follows: Érik Guay: Even Faster (Jan. 13), Alex Harvey & Co.(Jan. 20), The Taste of Gold (Jan. 27) that presents the figure skating duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and The Trio (February 3), with riders Mark McMorris, Sébastien Toutant, and Maxence Parrot. Three original reports, all at 7pm, will also be broadcast on ICI RDI: My Dad's Korea (January 4, 2018), De Sochi at Pyeongchang (January 25, 2018) and Charles and Marianne, until the last round runway (February 1, 2018). Marie-José Turcotte and Robert Frosi will be offering on Mondays starting January 8th, a weekly Premier Plus podcast that transporting to the athletes' entourage just before they leave for Pyeongchang 2018. Finally, at ICI Radio-Canada Première, the programs C'est fou des dimanche focus on the theme of competition in a perspective of reflection and understanding of the issues associated with it hosted by Serge Bouchard and Jean-Philippe Pleau, January 28 and February 4, 2018. The upcoming program Aujourd'hui l'histoire (Today's History), hosted by Jacques Beauchamp and discusses the Olympic Games and Korea in a historical perspective from Monday, February 5 to Friday, February 9 from 7-7:30pm, will be inspired by the Olympic Games. Beat the English CBC arm to it in terms of being fully detailed in its Olympic programming. But you can certainly expect some of these things to on the English Canada side of things like the VR.

As for the RDS channels Pyeongchang 2018 plans, their contributions will be 215 live hours depending on the scheduling of the different events presented on the three different channels. Claude Mailhot will act as your friendly neighborhood daily lead primetime anchor on RDS with his 40+ years of sports broadcasting experience. RDS , RDS2, and RDS INFO will feature great moments in speed skating, ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country skiing, hockey, curling and more as their focus with both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games broadcasting on RDS. Radio-Canada Television will go for 344 hours:

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1064475/vivre-les-jeux-de-pyeongchang-a-radio-canada-comme-si-vous-y-etiez

http://communiques.radio-canada.ca/accueil/7402/PyeongChang-2018-A-Radio-Canada-Et-RDS

As Discovery Communications place tremendous priority in Eurosport Player for Pyeongchang 2018, it is really going to be forcing Europeans to subscribe behind the paywall to Eurosport Player, starting with the Winter Olympics, for the multiple live streams if they seek the top-notch 4000-hour, 100-event wall-to-wall Olympic action, highlights, digital exclusives, and social media. Public broadcasters with a sublicence agreement like NOS, ZDF, LTV, and TVP and would formerly used to get online/mobile Olympic Games access for free will only be allowed to live stream their own live broadcasts on their website and apps though Eurosport will offer more streams of more sports to personalize one's Olympic experience. An interesting and expected development as Discovery seeks to recoup on its massive Olympics investment and bypasses current broadcasting rights with traditional platforms. Hope the tech issues won't come into play like it did with the Bundesliga games:

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017/11/20/key-olympics-role-for-premium-eurosport-player/

For 15 evenings, Jon Almaas (Practical Info With Jon Almaas) and Anne Rimmen (Monday Club) will be TVNorge's co-studio evening anchors for its portion of the Norwegian Pyeongchang 2018 coverage. But neither will be on location in Pyeongchang. Instead, both will host TVNorge's Olympic Evening direct from Oslo's Central Station that will be converted into a TV studio and present the event replays, highlights, disappointments, news, interviews, and the Olympic spirit. Of the two, Rimmen, being previously at NRK, Norway's longtime Olympic broadcaster, has the experience of doing things live. Humor will also be provided there almost like with the traditional Mexican Olympic broadcasts through stunt reporters Calle Hellevang-Larsen, folk reporter Magnus Devold, and Lene Kongsvik Johansen in the form of the Wenche and Espen Eckbo characters in his many disguises:

https://www.vg.no/rampelys/tv/jon-almaas-og-anne-rimmen-skal-soerge-for-ol-stemningen/a/24176123/

NBC is bringing in renowned celebrity chef David Chang to its Olympic team as a special correspondent with his knowledge of Korean food, culture, and traditions. He's seen as chiefly responsible for bringing Korean cuisine into the American food consciousness. Doesn't say with this link but I wonder if Chang could be called upon to act as ceremonies co-host to help bring the Korean cultural context. Wouldn't be surprised if that happens:

https://www.eater.com/2017/11/16/16666106/david-chang-nbc-olympics-south-korea-chef-2018

Swedes can catch a 6-part documentary airing on Mondays at 20:00 (8pm Sweden time), each with a new episode, on Eurosport 1 about the Swedish ski cross team called Skicrosslandslaget (National Ski Cross Team) that will follow them from last fall all the way to February 2018 with Pyeongchang 2018, becoming close to the whole team along the way. It follows the likes of Anna Holmlunds, Victor Öhling Norberg, and Sandra Näslund in their pursuits. Those with Eurosport Player or DPlay in Sweden will also be able to watch on demand:

https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/a/xxLRR/bilderna-som-visar-anna-holmlunds-vag-tillbaka

Roster of YLE's Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics sportscasting team, now getting more complete, that Finns will see on YLE's TV2, Areena, and Speech Radio in all the Olympic events including the ceremonies and the studio presenters. The list now expands to include Jussi Eskola (cross-country skiing), Johannes Oikarinen (biathlon), Jere Nurminen as the alpine skiing editor and Laura Arffman in the cross country skier. Experts in skiing are Kalle Lassila, Jussi Piirainen and Sami Jauhoiärvi. Among other sports specialists are Laura Lepistö (figure skating), Kalle Palander (alpine skiing), Kai Suikkanen (hockey men), and Saara Niemi (hockey women). Marko Miettinen, Mari Pekkanen, Jere Pehkonen, and Jouko Vuolle are named as your Speech Radio's Olympic hosts. This also includes the "Korea Hours" program coming on at 18:00 co-hosted by Mikko Kekäläinen and Kristiina Kekäläinen. On-site in Pyeongchang, South Korea will be Tero Karhu and Kimmo Porttila. Remember TV5 holds the exclusive Finnish men's Olympic hockey TV broadcasting rights which has its own team:

https://yle.fi/urheilu/3-9935457

Baba Shrimps' "Hurry Hurry" was selected in a blind vote as Switzerland's SRF's official rock song for its Pyeongchang 2018 TV, online/mobile, and radio platform coverage regardless of language by a jury of 2014 Swiss Olympic medalists and SRF specialists from music, sports and marketing. Baba Shrimps and the song were among four candidates from Radio SRF 3's Best Talent winners to compose an original Olympic-themed song. Hurry Hurry made its premiere this past Friday morning on Radio SRF 3 and Radio SRF 1 with the band making a live performance of the song on SRF 3-Morgensendung that same day:

https://www.srf.ch/sport/mehr-sport/in-eigener-sache/best-talent-baba-shrimps-singt-srf-song-zu-pyeongchang-2018

Some newer details emerged regarding Polish Eurosport's Pyeongchang 2018 plans: It will not use the international feed as much in the past that was very commonplace in the Olympics before the big acquisition with Eurosport 1 Polska's coverage built with the Polish sports fans' interest in mind and will change to that when felt needed. That "most important" Polish Winter sports coverage interests mean no freestyle skiing aerials/moguls, biathlon, and cross-country skiing with those three instead shown side-by-side with also a center Eurosport Polska leadership. No sportscasters with commentators, experts, and studio hosts announced yet but expect some big names and Poles who won Olympic medals. Maybe Adam Malyz could be one of them? A daily hourly studio program with a mixture of studios as already reported and materials produced by the team in Pyongchang, under the Polish contingent. So it has to program its still-developing schedule with respect towards time zone difference from Poland and South Korea, live coverage with the reporters, and studio times:
http://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/zimowe-igrzyska-olimpijskie-wracaja-do-eurosportu-stacja-planuje-specjalne-transmisje-dla-polskich-kibicow

At first, I wasn't sure that TVE Espana or any of the Discovery Spain's terrestrial channels will handle the required free-to-air TV portion for the latter's Pyeongchang 2018 rights. No mention of that when I saw the articles with the links provided earlier upon Eurosport Spain's announcement. But strongly sensed it was entirely Discovery. Now we know: It's DMAX Spain taking over from Teledeporte on the terrestrial side. It will likely present it close to 24 hours a day:

http://prnoticias.com/television/cadenas-de-pago/20165745-jjoo-invierno-pyeongchang-eurosport-dmax-cobertura

https://www.panoramaaudiovisual.com/2017/11/06/peter-hutton-ceo-eurosport-participara-la-4k-summit17/

A small detail here but still something in that RTV Slovenija will house its own studio at its own Slovenia House in Pyeongchang:

http://novice.najdi.si/predogled/novica/92fc97989aa3af2557b22bc0c50d55d6/Ekipa24-si/Sport/Slovenska-hiša-v-Pyeongchangu-bo-središče-športa-poslov-in-slavja

NHK at the 2017 Inter BEE Show in Tokyo reveals as a highlight at its booth that it will use two full-size 8K remote-production units at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February acting as the backbone of eight hours of live 8K/HDR coverage each day on NHK. Plans to double that total by the end of 2019. Currently building a 8K studio set at the NHK Tokyo headquarters with three audio trucks. Even helped successfully tested the tuners under the ISDB-S3 signal standard with help from US-based SiTune Corporation and German technology company Rohde & Schwarz:

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2017/11/17/inter-bee-2017-highlights-8k-360-tech/

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017/11/14/japan-gears-up-for-8k-olympics-in-isdb-s3-standard/

 

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37 minutes ago, Durban Sandshark said:

Goes without saying that seeing Central Asia/Belarus pulling out in Russia's solidarity over the obvious doping and cheating would make for very bad optics and very bad boycott memories, not to mention for its national Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasters.

I hate to correct you, but Belarus aren't much of buddies of Russia these days anymore. Lukashenko realized his own country completly lacks an identity (they even discarded their own native language in favor of Russian) and is scared his country faces the same fate of Ukraine, so he's trying to sit on two stools now. In the past I would agree they would had been the first to jump to support Russia, but not anymore. 

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Thanks for letting me know about this falling out Ikarus360, though the government should not have dropped Belarussian for Russian. Both languages can co-exist.

The IOC launches a brand new campaign this week called "Become The Light", intended to inspire and motive people, not just athletes, from around the world to promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect acting as beacons of positivity to build a better world via sport. A special emphasis goes towards making refugees' lives better by tangible support like lighting resources. The PSA themselves can easily act as the intro and promos for Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasts for broadcasters around the world that can't afford to produce their own with their very limited budgets (and utilize the OBS world feed consequentially), as have been the case in recent times. In fact, that could've been the OBS intro, but I serious think the producers and creators desire to make it distinctively Korean in flavor with it (No, still nothing on the Pyeongchang 2018 OBS intro yet):

https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-launches-olympic-brand-campaign-become-the-light

For the likes of the former Yugoslavian nations, based on the TV schedules from Sochi 2014, we can expect to see plenty of alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, figure skating, ski jumping, snowboarding, short track, and some hockey outside of sports where their respective athletes are in involved on the TV schedules. Can't expect curling unless there's strong cult following since none of these nations are competitive in it. But in the case of Bosnian (all three cases), Montenegrian, Macedonian, Kosovar, and maybe Serbian (likely not the case with the last one), will the coverage be nonstop and wall-to-wall instead of just coming in blocks with movies, TV shows, some other non-Olympic sports, and news in between?

Comcast announces a partnership with 13 American Winter Olympian and Paralympian hopefuls like Hilary Knight, Elena Meyers-Taylor, Jaime Anderson, and Joey Mantia. And yeah, the X1 will be involved with the NBC Olympics coverage:

http://news.sys-con.com/node/4199729

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171120005696/en/

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17 hours ago, Chrishigh765 said:

This is NBC's breakdown on how they'll broadcast the games

http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/11/28/nbc-olympic-tv-schedule-pyeongchang/

And now we know they won't be using Matt Lauer for Opening Ceremony commentary (the url says all you need to know):

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/29/nbc-fires-today-show-host-matt-lauer-inappropriate-sexual-behavior

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1 hour ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

And now we know they won't be using Matt Lauer for Opening Ceremony commentary (the url says all you need to know):

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/29/nbc-fires-today-show-host-matt-lauer-inappropriate-sexual-behavior

Ouch, that hit pretty suddenly.  So no Lauer.  No Costas.  I cringe at the thought of who might host the Opening Ceremony.  Of course, should NBC decide to once again not offer a live stream, I might have to resort to other "means" to watch it (don't worry Comcast.. I'll be back for the primetime show)

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2 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

Ouch, that hit pretty suddenly.  So no Lauer.  No Costas.  I cringe at the thought of who might host the Opening Ceremony.  Of course, should NBC decide to once again not offer a live stream, I might have to resort to other "means" to watch it (don't worry Comcast.. I'll be back for the primetime show)

I feel so bad for NBC, but they'll move on.

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34 minutes ago, daniel anderson400 said:

I feel so bad for NBC, but they'll move on.

If NBC moved so quick to fire Lauer, then clearly they have some pretty damning evidence against him.  Don't feel bad for NBC.  Feel bad for his friends and colleagues who very much got blindsided with this before they came on the air today and have to deal with it.  Just like they had to deal with the Brian Williams fiasco.

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On 11/27/2017 at 11:19 PM, Quaker2001 said:

Further behind-the-scenes look into how the London Symphony Orchestra recorded the iconic Queen song "I Want It All" at the equally iconic Air Studios in London with consent from Queen guitarist Brian May. Clearly the Eurosport "I Want It All" Olympic promo is designed to attract young media consumers and how they, thanks to the newest technology that they're very native to like tablets, laptops, and smartphones instead of just TVs, currently view the Olympics and everything else being on the go as Eurosport transforms the face of Olympic coverage:

http://www.eurosport.com/olympics/pyeongchang/2018/eurosport-unveils-remake-of-queen-classic-as-anthem-for-olympic-winter-games_sto6420851/story.shtml

 

5 hours ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

And now we know they won't be using Matt Lauer for Opening Ceremony commentary (the url says all you need to know):

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/29/nbc-fires-today-show-host-matt-lauer-inappropriate-sexual-behavior

 

3 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

Ouch, that hit pretty suddenly.  So no Lauer.  No Costas.  I cringe at the thought of who might host the Opening Ceremony.  Of course, should NBC decide to once again not offer a live stream, I might have to resort to other "means" to watch it (don't worry Comcast.. I'll be back for the primetime show)

I was going to touch on this. Yeah, sudden indeed as the latest big male name to fall over wrongful sexual behavior like its an overnight coup. Was instantly thinking about him no longer doing Opening Ceremony or filling-in as primetime host. That seemingly-irrefutable evidence must have been enough to dismiss him quickly like that. As a well-respected and seemingly well-liked by colleagues news reporter, he did indeed brought some levity and cred in explaining things about the host culture and of participating nations during the Parade of Nations to the American TV viewing public after Bob Costas moved on. Do feel back to his friends and colleagues who have to cope with this almost like a beloved neighbor or relative who was found out to have sexually molested children. I too cringe at who the NBC hosts will be and worry the Pyeongchang 2018 NBC commentary would just turn straight-up lame and lousy with little intelligence to offer. If the Peacock can coax Costas back just for this, OK (highly unlikely though). From what is rapidly reported, Lauer allegedly acted badly on the victim during the previous Olympic cycle starting with Sochi and ending last summer in Rio De Janeiro. But NBC hasn't released any details. Mike Tirico could accomplish this--and interestingly was himself accused of sexual harassment early in his ESPN days. If the Ann Curry forcing out saga several years was indicator, though that was not sexual harassment, Matt surely has committed these SH acts before on other women in his 20+ years there. I wonder if Ann is somewhere laughing her head off in a karmanic way over this breaking news. Like I said, NBC Olympics needs a sports person with a strong international sports knowledge background to help cover the OC to balance things out with the hosts. Please NBC, NO MORE DAMN HODA KOTB FOR THE OLYMPIC CEREMONIES!!! :angry:

The only thing that's disappointing about the NBC Olympics Pyeongchang 2018 broadcast breakdown is that there's no Spanish coverage planned. Past few Winter Olympics NBCU since Torino 2006 had Telemundo showing only daily highlights. With NBC Universo/Mun2 now in the fold starting with Rio 2016, to me there's seemingly no excuse not to expand its Winter Olympic breath in the Spanish realm because, for one thing, there's some popular Winter Olympic sports the American Hispanic/Latino (Filipinos included) public could interestingly watch like figure skating, ice hockey, short track, speed skating, snowboarding, and skiing--and the American Hispanic/Latino Winter Olympic athlete ranks is indeed rising and can inspire interest. Could also focus on winter Olympic athletes from Latin American nations, Spain, Portugal, The Philippines, and maybe Canada and not just the USA. Then again, winter sports lack some currency to American Hispanics. Come to think of it and speaking of Latin Winter Olympic broadcasting, we have yet to hear anything significant from those nations like we did with Claro Sports, Mexico City's Canal 22 and Canal 8, BandSports, Record TV,  CityTV Bogota, TyC Sports, and UCV TV when they held the rights.

ZDF and ARD will invite you to be present for another Olympic joint press conference and photo shoot on Tuesday, December 12 at Berlin's Radisson Blu Hotel for 3 hours when it officially announces its Pyeongchang 2018 media plans for the German public, both Olympic and Paralympic, after it was seriously DEAD certain they weren't going to do it for a long time until talks with the two German public channels and Discovery got resurrected.  Katarina Witt (Olympic Figure Skating Expert), Peter Schlickenrieder (Expert Cross Country), Kati Wilhelm (Expert Biathlon), Maria Höfl-Riesch (Expert Alpin), Mathias Mester (Expert Paralympics), Niko Kappel (Expert Paralympics), Hajo Seppelt (Expert Doping), Dieter Thoma (Expert Ski Jumping), Volker Herres (Das Erste Program Director), Axel Balkausky (ARD Sports Coordinator), Wolf-Dieter Jacobi (MDR program director), the head of trimedial ARD Olympic team Raiko Richter (MDR sports director) and his teammates and the studio presenters Gerhard Delling (Moderator Olympia), Jessy Wellmer (Moderator Olympia), and Stephanie Müller-Spira (Moderator Paralympics) will represent Das Erste. Dr. Peter Frey (Editor-in-Chief), Thomas Fuhrmann (Olympic Team Principal), Anke Scholten (Olympic Program Director), the "ZDF Olympia live" moderators Katrin Müller-Hohenstein and Rudi Cerne as well as the ZDF experts Marco Büchel (Alpine Ski), Sven Fischer (Biathlon), Toni Innauer (ski jumping) and Matthias Berg (Paralympics),  Katja Streso (presenter in alpine skiing), Alexander Ruda (moderator biathlon), Norbert König (presenter ski jumping), Markus Harm (sports policy/doping), and Yorck Polus (moderator Paralympics) will also expected to be in attendance for ZDF:

https://www.presseportal.de/pm/22512/3800104

Eurosport in Germany follows its Polish counterpart in becoming an official media partner member of the DOSB with DSM (Deutsche Sport Marketing) as a media partner that will also include setting up a Eurosport studio at the Deutsche Haus in Pyeongchang for a one-hour program entitled #TeamD - Live from the German House ending the live day at 15:30-16:30  (German time/CET) on the #TeamD report. Olympic champion Fabian Hambüchen and presenter Sascha Kalupke will chat with the athletes live there. In addition to this, expect Eurosport Germany to seriously start monitoring and promoting Team Deutschland (Team Germany) events on its channel and offer newer and expanded opportunities to present themselves for promotion in the run-up to and around Pyeongchang 2018 starting January 2018:

http://www.dosb.de/de/olympia/olympische-spiele/winterspiele/pyeongchang-2018/news/detail/news/eurosport_ist_offizieller_medienpartner_des_dosb/

NHK plans its VR 360 delivery use for Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 to include sophisticated multi-view and free-view services, sponsored by world class IT and telecommunications companies with 5G technology:

https://www.nhk.or.jp/bunken/english/reports/summary/201710/01.html

More on Swiss band Baba Shrimps' official SRF's Winter Olympic 2018 broadcast theme song "Hurry Hurry":

https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/panorama/people/srf-hymne-der-olympischen-winterspiele-2018-kommt-von-baba-shrimps-131914788

Eurosport CEO Peter Hunt attended the 4KSummit in Malaga, Spain earlier this month to explain how Eurosport transforms the Olympic experience next February like the arrival of 4KTV. So were SBS from South Korea, Spain's OBS engineer Guillermo Jiménez, and Eurosport Spain and Portugal reps like Fernando Ruiz to discuss that:

https://www.panoramaaudiovisual.com/2017/11/06/peter-hutton-ceo-eurosport-participara-la-4k-summit17/

In mid-November a new Polish sports website created by Eurosport and Interia as more of a shortcut Polish sports portal like for Eurosport Polska's major sports broadcasts, news, analysis, and interviews with the Winter Olympics right around the corner. Video ad sales are managed by Polsat Media:

http://biznes.interia.pl/media/news/nowy-serwis-dla-kibicow,2547098

http://eurosport.interia.pl

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Eurosport Sweden 1 & 2 (and surely the case with many other Eurosports across Europe) will carry many winter sports World Cups and Grand Prix's around the world live throughout this December on the road to Pyeongchang in figure skating, ski jumping, nordic combined, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and ski jumping:

http://www.eurosport.se/vintersport/vinter-os-narmar-sig_sto6424709/story.shtml

RTVS offers HbbTV advertising service for next year's major sports events it has the rights to in Slovakia for red button and sponsorship branding and menu application like for the Slovakian broadcast of Pyeongchang 2018:

https://strategie.hnonline.sk/media/1066120-novy-obchodny-riaditel-rtvs-igor-slanina-obchod-je-v-dobrej-kondicii

We could likely see the return of RTVS' Trojka sports channel as the television arm looks to expand to two channels later on this decade. But Slovaks won't see STV3 Trojka back in time for Pyeongchang though but more when the world ice hockey championships take place in 2019 and certainly Tokyo 2020:

https://www.dobrenoviny.sk/c/117575/rtvs-stvrty-kanal

Eurosport's promo on covering the annual 8 World Cups and 8 World Championships in winter sports on the road to Pyeongchang that will have you very close to the action like this guy in it very much is:

 

 

 

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Carlos Slim's America Movil and the IOC announce they're teaming up again for this Olympic broadcasting cycle starting with Pyeongchang 2018 and beyond until 2024 for predominantly Spanish-speaking Latin America. The bulk of Latin America's 17 nations involved excluding Brazil and Cuba gets now on board for the exclusive digital broadcast in all 17, Pay-TV broadcast in 9 South American nations, non-exclusive Pay-TV rights in 8 North American Spanish-speaking ones, and non-exclsuive digital and Pay-TV broadcasting rights in all 17 for the Youth Olympic Games during this span. Could we see the return of Televisa and TV Azteca in Mexico as America Movil seeks to diversify beyond its traditional telecommunications business in this fresh move?

IOC Awards America Movil Latin American 2018-2024 Olympic Broadcast Rights

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/11/30/am-rica-m-vil-obtains-transmission-rights-to-olympics-2018-2024.html

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According to media buyer Manga, the national and local US TV ad sales next year projected will get a small increase in no small part to the upcoming Winter Olympics on NBC following a flat 2017. Revenue won't grow as big as NBC would like due to an unfavorable time zone margin and the lack of NHL stars in Pyeongchang:

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/currency/national-tv-ad-spending-seen-flat-2018-says-magna/170414

Never a good thing when Australia's largest and most powerful media giants like News Corp won't take part in getting involved with the restricted media access and coverage in reporting, particularly online, with SevenWest Media of Pyeongchang and (principally here) Gold Coast Commonwealth news. Even AAP and Fairfax agrees. Remember what happened with New Zealand media last year in the leadup to Rio 2016?  

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/news-corp-to-boycott-gold-coast-commonwealth-games-and-winter-olympics-20171203-gzxwby.html

Bode Miller on his smooth transition from skiing as one of the most decorated American skiiers ever to broadcasting with his entertaining and sometimes unpredictable style with his immense knowledge and wisdom as part of his new life at 40 following his retirement:

https://www.vaildaily.com/pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics/bode-miller-ready-to-channel-race-wisdom-into-broadcasting/

If the IOC bans Russia over its widespread doping and lifetime banning of some of its athletes tomorrow, we will see neither Channel One and VGTRK planning to show the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at all if the 2018 Russian Winter Olympic Team can't go, doubting it wouldn't be worth the trouble. Even the Gazprom-owned Match TV may not show the Winter Olympic at all. An EBU spokesperson Claire Rainford says the ripple effects of this on the broadcasting angle could be catastrophic, though who exactly feels the impact and suffers remain unclear. The IOC may suffer some serious cred, sports, and sponsors with this, Rainford says:

https://www.rt.com/sport/411822-olympics-broadcast-russia-ebu/

Radiosporten has a weekly Winter Olympic podcast series hosted by Alexander Lundholm currently going on since the 100-day countdown mark from Eddie The Eagle to Charlotte Kalla to the 2006 Swedish women's hockey team silver medalists to Ingemark Stenmark to Steven Bradbury that goes on until December 13:

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=179&artikel=6810857

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