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Paris 2024 Is One Year Away. Do the French Care?

https://www.si.com/olympics/2023/07/26/paris-2024-olympics-one-year-away-daily-cover

Interesting read. Cause it pretty much talks about what some of us here have discussed in the past, that the Olympics being held in big metropolis’, particularly NYC, (that don’t really need the Olympics to “prove” themselves to the world to begin with) would be drowned out by the overall, general fast pace of the big city, & that the local general public wouldn’t really care about the Games coming to town.

‘We’ll see’ how that still pans out come next summer. In the end, though, much like London 2012, I’m sure the locals will really embrace Paris 2024, beyond the current ‘non-chálant’ attitude, which what would really mark, a ‘once-in-a-century’ celebration.

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Network Nine Australia's Michael Stephenson offers some major news regarding its upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics coverage at the one-year mark prior to the annual Upfront:

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"There is no other media company that can cover the Olympics like Nine," he says. "On September 6 at our annual Upfront presentation we will share all of the opportunities that exist for brands across our entire suite of assets. I can’t wait."

Nine will have around-the-clock coverage across metro and regional television, streaming, audio, publishing, digital and subscription video on demand. The centrepiece of the Olympics broadcast will be 24-hour-a-day action across Nine’s television free-to-air assets, streaming on 9Now and live and on demand on Stan. Featuring two dedicated Olympic channels on Channel 9 and 9Gem, produced by the Wide World of Sports team, the channels will screen in high definition. 9Now will run 40 individual channels live and on-demand and with an extensive curation of VOD highlights and full replays.

Broadcast news coverage from Paris and back in Australia will utilise 9News, Today, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes journalists. The Today show will be broadcasting live from the streets of Paris. Nine’s audio assets – 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR – will take the Olympics into a new era, with a three-fold approach into how Australians consume Paris 2024.

The Paralympic Games coverage will see at least 14 hours a day of free to air coverage with content also streamed on 9Now and Stan, as well as utilising Nine’s radio and publishing assets. Building on Nine’s broadcast of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be Nine’s publishing brands, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review, nine.com.au, WWOS.com.au and the Pedestrian Group. Reaching more than 16 million readers, Paris 2024 will be comprehensively covered like never before.

The Herald, Age and Financial Review will have 24 hour coverage featuring daily national blogs, exclusive access to vision, newsletters, analysis and a large reporting team.

Stan will complete Nine's unrivalled coverage bringing every minute of the Olympics 24/7, live and on demand with its own team of hosts and experts.

“Wide World of Sports has continually revolutionised sports coverage, and with our Paris 2024 coverage on all of Nine’s platforms, Australian viewers will receive world class 24 hour coverage like never before," says Nine’s chief strategy officer and MD, Olympics and Paralympics, Matt Stanton. 

  https://www.adnews.com.au/news/nine-reveals-cross-platform-strategy-for-olympics-and-paralympics

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On 12/30/2022 at 4:34 PM, Sir Rols said:

I’m not thrilled by Nine getting it, just find their approach too shallow. The saving grace, I suppose, is that in the age of mul,tistreaming, I tend to go more to the various dedicated sports streams rather than rely on the main broadcast.

And, hopefully, if I am indeed in Paris, my prob will only be to find the local streams in English.

I really like Nine's NRL coverage, Matt Thompson should do well on swimming. If he gets an Aussie gold medal to call, it will be up there with some of his NRL finals calls. Not having Rabs there will hurt, but Matty is the next best thing.

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17 hours ago, Sir Rols said:

Surprised this hasn’t been posted:

Dolly Parton celebrates Paris Olympics with "We Are the Champions" cover

 

was going to say she’s looking a bit plastic these days… but then I remembered. This is Dolly, when hasn’t she looked plastic (or cared)?

Dolly and Paris 2024?  :blink: :wacko:  I'd say that she has very good and shrewd management for them to grab an unlikely down-home Hillbilly connection for an artist one would NOT normally associate with things French or even athletic! 
With Celine sick, standby your manager and grab the mic!!  Will she appear in either the Opening or Closing Ceremonies?  This looks like a big clue.  Take that Monserrat, Gaga, Diana Ross and Shakira!! 

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16 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Dolly and Paris 2024?  :blink: :wacko:  I'd say that she has very good and shrewd management for them to grab an unlikely down-home Hillbilly connection for an artist one would NOT normally associate with things French or even athletic! 
With Celine sick, standby your manager and grab the mic!!  Will she appear in either the Opening or Closing Ceremonies?  This looks like a big clue.  Take that Monserrat, Gaga, Diana Ross and Shakira!! 

I wouldn’t read too much in it, it’s an NBC promo. I reckon she’s as much chance of being in the ceremonies as Paris Hilton.

…. unless she does a duet of Imagine with Yoko

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OBS announces at its World Broadcasters Meeting in Paris to media rights holder attendees it will record over 11,000 hours from these upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics next summer using, for the first time, cinematic lenses with shallower field depths to engage viewers into the action. Recording will be more athlete-centric and behind the scenes pre, during, and post-competition. 

Enhancing storytelling will be conducting access to more data and provide more immersive solutions, including an increased number of multi-camera replay systems along with using dynamic graphics such as live pinning and biometrics data. Attendees at this Paris meeting were also notified of OBS’s plans to support broadcast operations in and outside of Paris, along with a versatile suite of cloud-based tools enabling live signal distribution, and remote production. Supposedly with this newer OBS-using technology will enabled it to achieve “more with less”, offering broadcasters smarter, more agile, and efficient solutions while drastically reducing physical space and power demands at the venues and the IBC.

Also, speaking of the Paris IBC...

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Paris 2024’s IBC will be located in the existing Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre Halls 2B, 3, 4 & 5. The temporary overlay of the facility has begun, with the handover to OBS due to take place in January 2024 when OBS will the fit out will begin. The first media rights holders are expected to start moving into the facility in May, with the centre due to become a 24/7 facility from 26th June 2024.

https://www.tvbeurope.com/live-production/olympic-broadcasting-services-aims-to-give-paris-2024-big-screen-feel-with-cinematic-lenses

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Here's a few additional articles pertaining to the World Broadcasters Meeting in Paris involving OBS, the 220 MRHs, and the IOC sponsors. All very much reiterating what was said in the previous post from TVB Europe. The second link goes further and is well-detailed about the tour of Paris 2024 venues like Champs des Mars, Stade De France, the Aquatics Center, Grand Palais, the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium, and the IBC at the Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre Halls 2B, 3, 4 & 5. Enthusiasm rises upward about Paris for them:

https://www.thenewsmarket.com/news/second-world-broadcaster-meeting-marks-growing-enthusiasm-towards-paris-2024/s/1ff7719d-8f7a-415f-bac9-dd92965bbf23

https://www.ibc.org/news/one-year-countdown-to-the-paris-2024-olympics-begins-for-broadcasters/9808.article

https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/olympic-broadcasting-services-aims-to-give-paris-2024-big-screen-feel-with-cinematic-lenses

Got the interactive CBC/SRC online Paris 2024 advertiser press kit that encourages sponsors to "put your brand on the podium" like Toyota Canada, Royal Bank, and Uber Eats did with Tokyo--and may well return. Places emphasis on presentation, campaigns, emphasis on greater digital and social media presence and visuals. Should grant us much insight on its coverage plans. Now there will be commercial side by sides and squeeze backs, since relaxed by the IOC 

https://solutionsmedia.cbcrc.ca/en/paris-2024/homepage/#:~:text=Canada Media Solutions-,PUT YOUR BRAND ON THE PODIUM CBC%2FRADIO-CANADA IS,OFFICIAL BROADCASTER OF PARIS 2024&text=The Olympic Games are the,feel inspired%2C and be together.

https://cbcolympicpartnerships.ca/

With the CBC/Radio-Canada obtaining the Canadian rights for until 2032, some of the Paris 2024 broadcasting plans include SRC presenting again the Le Reve Olympique longform documentary series featuring French-Canadian athletes and CBC Sports covering Olympic sports on the English side both weekly during May-July in the leadup to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. Nightly Paris Premiere, the CBC's Paris 2024 primetime pre-Olympic content program, comes July 21-24 but will also later show live team sports round robin comps before the Opening Ceremony on July 24-25. Equally important, we also get a general overview of what the CBC/SRC's Paris 2024 segment coverage will be for Canadians. Been paying attention to it over the years here? You'll certainly know it. This time though, there's a Live Opening Ceremony Pre-Show at 1:30pm before the live OC at 2pm along with a primetime encore airing of the OC, although you'll notice that Radio-Canada will re-air it an hour earlier than the English counterparts. CBC Olympic Games Primetime curates replays, highlights, analysis, interviews, athlete profiles, looks into Paris culture, and debates at 7pm-2am. The CC arrive live at the same time as the OC with at 7pm Canada reflecting on these Games. Production insights--digital and broadcast--on the Olympic coverage and also involvement from CBC Kids. Along with customized sequences.

Looks as though it'll be 16 hours of live programming from Paris with CBC News breaks from 6-7pm and 11pm-12am Canada/USA ET on the CBC. Will be a slight difference with Radio-Canada as their Paris Primetime will go from 7-10pm and breaking for Telejournal at 10pm before resuming with Olympic Games Late Night, which goes from 11pm to 1am. All thanks to this CBC/SRC commercial seles video:

https://cbcolympicpartnerships.ca/video

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A little bit more on Eurosport's still very early Paris 2024 coverage plans. Much right now has already been at this stage revealed. But we got one detail that hasn't been mentioned earlier: Eurosport, across all 50 of its European territories, will create daily early morning programming in all of its languages used serving as a launchpad from the start of competition through 9-9:30pm Paris time or 10-10:30pm CEST, when then reconnect market by market to their NOCs houses and directly with those athletes to make it as relevant as possible back into the market they're broadcasting. We also expect its other media outlets based in the Americas like TNT Sports, CNN, and Bleacher Report to offer non-rights content it can produce and distribute during these Games, among its other platforms. WBD execs anticipates stronger viewership numbers for Paris on all of its platforms:

https://www.sportcal.com/media/wbd-promises-most-immersive-and-comprehensive-olympic-coverage-for-paris-2024/

Safe to presume when Canada beats Jamaica in women's Olympic soccer playoff qualification later in September, we'll see the CBC/Radio-Canada doing some pre-Opening Ceremony Paris 2024 action. No word yet on what TSN, Rogers SportsNet, and the RDS networks will plan to do in Canada for Paris 2024 while we're at it. Still very early here. We can best be sure that all these sports TV broadcasting brands will offer them in their multichannels like in the recent past and provide full events live--TSN 1/2/3/4/5, Sportsnet World, SN1, Sportsnet 360, its regional Sportsnets (Pacific, West, Ontario, and East), RDS, RDS2, and RDS Info.  

Some more stuff on the OBS' nearly finalized plans for its new "cinematic lens with shallower field depths" for that anticipated "cinematic look" for Paris 2024 that provides "the image of texture that you would get in theatres and not really on TV". Even conducted a filming test run along the Seine River with 3 custom-made boats for the Opening Ceremony prepping filming a fleet of 39 boats from the Austerlitz Bridge to the Eiffel Tower. Also hope to capture the athletes' emotions. Nevertheless, we still don't know much about this cinematic lenses and the cameras utilized for a major two-week tournament, as vaguely termed, partly to avoid the wrath of stern lawyers' notes. Makes lots of sense to do it in Paris, a city that plays an important part in motion picture history, development, and market. But this new innovation will take lots of re-learning and adopting new cinematography skills: 

https://www.redsharknews.com/the-paris-2024-summer-olympics-are-going-to-look-spectacular-on-tv

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1139910/obs-chief-paris-2024-cinematic-look

France Televisions getting ready for the broadcasting and online plans on the Olympic Torch route across France and even its overseas territories, starting in Marseille in May 2024, on the France 2 and 3, Franceinfo Channel 27, and franceinfotv.fr back on June 22:

https://www.megazap.fr/France-Televisions-se-mobilise-autour-de-la-revelation-du-parcours-de-la-Flamme-Olympique_a10874.html

https://www.sportbuzzbusiness.fr/paris-2024-france-televisions-se-mobilise-autour-de-la-revelation-du-parcours-de-la-flamme-olympique.html

Can also safely bet that with the Peacock streaming service showing everything like full-event replays, original commentary, curated video clips, and more. Telemundo's complete US Spanish-language coverage, like with its FIFA World Cups, has to be included too with hopefully more of its own exclusive Paris 2024 content in Spanish. Would be a great time to do that! Surely it took some notes from NBCU learned with its Peacock Tokyo footage. Now how about some full US Spanish language ceremony coverage? 

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I won't lie, I'm a little disappointed in their programming plans. While it is an upgrade from previous games, it is still far from the effort that they give for the Olympics. Hopefully 2028 will be better.

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Nine Entertainment has announced it's plans for next year's Olympics in its upfronts

Familiar faces from 7's coverage like Ian Thorpe, Georgie Parker, Phil Liggett, Andrew Gaze, Scott McGory, Kerrie Pottharst and James Tomkins will be commentating on 9's coverage in Australia. Nine and 9Gem to run for 24 hours with blanket Olympic coverage presenting from Paris. 

7 in the past anchored in a studio in Australia when had the Olympics.  

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9 hours ago, BigVic said:

Nine Entertainment has announced it's plans for next year's Olympics in its upfronts

Familiar faces from 7's coverage like Ian Thorpe, Georgie Parker, Phil Liggett, Andrew Gaze, Scott McGory, Kerrie Pottharst and James Tomkins will be commentating on 9's coverage in Australia. Nine and 9Gem to run for 24 hours with blanket Olympic coverage presenting from Paris. 

7 in the past anchored in a studio in Australia when had the Olympics.  

9 hours ago, BigVic said:

Nine's studio will be an OB at the Trocadero instead of the International Broadcast Centre 

These are definitely some interesting developments for that anticipating blanket coverage. Obviously, Nine's studios being near the iconic Eiffel Tower would certainly make engaging scenery for Australian TV viewers instead of back domestically--gotta take advantage of that. When 7 did this back in Australia, that was more of a cost-cutting measure. Tokyo notwithstanding.  Equally interestingly, they're really getting a jump on this very early; something you'd expect NBC here in the USA to do. Expected the likes of Andrew Gaze, Phil Liggett, Kerrie Pottharst, Giaan Rooney, and Ian Thorpe, if you ever pay attention to Australian Olympic TV broadcasts for a good while, would get involved. 

My question is how do you think will Nine's radio stations like Sydney's 2GB, Melbourne's 3AW, Brisbane's 4BC, and Perth's 6PR will get used here? Will they have their own hosts and commentators like ABC Radio Olympic Grandstand formerly did when it had the Games, or will they head into a simulcast direction from Nine, 9Gem, and 9Now?

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I think Tokyo was also a case of the covid bubble restrictions, and the fact it was in our time zone. Just easier all round to do it from the studio back home and just have a few there on the streets for “colour”.

They’re often the unsung heroes, but a games wouldn’t be a games without Phil Liggett and Kerrie Pottharst. I just have to sit and think of the cycling and gymnastics coverage and I can hear their voices.

Is radio still a thing apart from commuting in your car?

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45 minutes ago, BigVic said:

Will be interesting to see if NBC send presenters to Paris or present remotely from America as with Australia's Nine Network. 

There isn't the slightest doubt in my mind they'll have announcers on site for the marquee sports.  I'm sure the lesser sports will be called from their studios in Stamford, but they'll want a big presence in Paris.  Track & field, gymnastics, swimming, beach volleyball will be on site.  Diving is a question mark since that was held back from Tokyo (odd since it shared a venue with swimming).  Maybe a few others will be there.  And remember they announced they'll have live coverage of the big ticket events on the NBC daytime show, a stark contrast from their past programming.  So I'm very much looking forward to seeing that

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On 9/6/2023 at 8:58 PM, Quaker2001 said:

There isn't the slightest doubt in my mind they'll have announcers on site for the marquee sports.  I'm sure the lesser sports will be called from their studios in Stamford, but they'll want a big presence in Paris.  Track & field, gymnastics, swimming, beach volleyball will be on site.  Diving is a question mark since that was held back from Tokyo (odd since it shared a venue with swimming).  Maybe a few others will be there.  And remember they announced they'll have live coverage of the big ticket events on the NBC daytime show, a stark contrast from their past programming.  So I'm very much looking forward to seeing that

NBC certainly LOVES being on location for the Summer Games and taking advantage of that, especially in a world-renown city like Paris to get American TV viewers engaged. Agree definitely with Quaker2001, we will see NBC have many of their announcers on-site for the marquee sports and Team USA events with the lesser ones, at least in the American mainstream sports realm, like team handball's sportscasting will get conducted in Stamford. And even non-USA games like in basketball. Makes me wonder how Telemundo conducts theirs. Do it all in their Miami HQ?

On 9/6/2023 at 7:58 PM, Sir Rols said:

I think Tokyo was also a case of the covid bubble restrictions, and the fact it was in our time zone. Just easier all round to do it from the studio back home and just have a few there on the streets for “colour”.

They’re often the unsung heroes, but a games wouldn’t be a games without Phil Liggett and Kerrie Pottharst. I just have to sit and think of the cycling and gymnastics coverage and I can hear their voices.

Is radio still a thing apart from commuting in your car?

Obviously COVID-19 had a lot to do with Seven staying in Australia. But I was also referring too with Tokyo 2020 holding more favorable time zones to Australia (and New Zealand, PNG, and the Pacific island nations, for that matter, with TVNZ/SKY Sports NZ and SKY Pacific, EMTV, and regional channels like SBC's Samoa 1 and Fiji's Fiji TV, respectively) to broadcast. Was easier. But wouldn't you think, Sir Rols, the Seven Network would enjoy immersing itself with Tokyo--like having its own Japanese culture-inspired studio and featurettes--considering Australia's good relationship with Japan were it not for COVID restrictions? Because something would tell me that was the original pre-pandemic plan there.

Yeah, radio is still a thing beyond your car. I listen to it all the time when I'm on the go. Just too bad ABC Grandstand Radio refuses to get involved any longer like it traditionally did for Australian Olympic radio coverage. Also, I'm starting to think the Nine Network's radio stations might shift a bit from TV's coverage and just focus on the Team Australia and maybe a little bit of New Zealand and marquee sports to the Aussies, maybe take a page from the ABC Olympic Grandstand playbook. But we'll see as we get closer.

Actually we do have an idea of what the likes of Sydney's 2GB, Melbourne's 3AW, Brisbane's 4BC, Perth's 6PR, and 9Podcasts will all be doing for its Paris 2024 Australian radio/podcast coverage. 

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Nine’s audio network, featuring 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, 6PR, and 9Podcasts, will lead the conversation around daily key moments, and is the only place Australians will be able to listen to the Olympics live.

With live coverage running from 6pm to 5.30am with a special edition of Wide World of Sports featuring Ray Hadley calling his 7th Olympic Games, all the overnight action will be picked up with special Olympic editions of breakfast radio programs across the Nine radio network.

2GB’s Breakfast with Ben Fordham and 3AW Breakfast with Ross and Russ will broadcast live from Paris, and with 24/7 coverage on a dedicated Olympics DAB+ channel, a daily podcast featuring updates will be released at 6am each morning.

https://www.bandt.com.au/nine-reveals-brand-opportunities-for-the-paris-2024-olympics/

Speaking of NBC, add football quarterback great Peyton Manning in presenting his own contributions to promoting NBC's brand new Paris 2024 fall promotions like when riding a giant flying baguette blimp with Olympic rings skydivers high above Paris right when NBC kicked off its 2023 NFL coverage

https://people.com/peyton-manning-flies-giant-baguette-for-2024-paris-olympics-7966204

Eurosport France's Paris 2024 branding commercial guide for prospective advertisers

https://tarifmedia.themedialeader.fr/sites/default/files/2023-03/OFFRES-JO-PARIS-2024_CANAL-PLUS-BRAND-SOLUTIONS.pdf

Leading British athletes are looking toward producing a "rough and ready" Netflix-style pre-Paris 2024 behind the scenes documentary series of their own if the BBC, Eurosport, or any other broadcasters doesn't commission it themselves:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletics/2023/08/28/paris-olympics-2024-team-gb-athletes-netflix-bbc-talks/

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At a Tomorrow Sport session today in Paris,  Nathalie Iannetta, the sports director of Radio France, Jean-Philippe Leclaire, deputy editorial director of L'Équipe, and Alexandre Boyon, journalist in the sports department of France Télévisions, all discuss some upcoming plans with the growing excitement and special challenges covering the Olympics in own your nation can present for mainstream French media (broadcasting, print, and online/mobile). We already mentioned here that France Televisions will offer 2 channels with a 24/7 digital one devoted to Paris 2024. But L'Équipe, the French sports daily newspaper, has obtained 69 accreditations on competition sites and its number of pages dedicated to the Games will increase, and is counting on the "culture of major sporting events" to the French public with an already "hard core of readers who follow sports all year round, then we have an audience who mobilizes for major events like the [currently underway] Rugby World Cup,” explained the deputy editorial director. Iannetta adds that Radio France plans to boost its sports department journalist ranks and will thus double next summer from the 15 it currently has. All the while during its planned coverage, France TV, L'Equipe, and Radio France all sincerely hope obviously that Team France will perform very well being good as hosts in order for this to boost enthusiasm and for it to work with the French public as they still cover the international athletes and striking the right tone. 

Also, L'Equipe and Radio France also both plan to expand its Paralympics coverage with Paris 2024 with 10 reporters and 8 pages daily in the former:

https://www.lequipe.fr/Medias/Actualites/Nathalie-iannetta-directrice-des-sports-de-radio-france-plus-les-francais-brilleront-lors-des-jo-mieux-ce-sera/1420737

Nine Network/9Now strikes a longterm broadcasting partnership with Swimming Australia in covering its multi-platform coverage of this past July’s World Championships in Fukuoka and the World Para Championships in Manchester and onward to the airing of this month’s Australian Short Course Championships and ends with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Trials, not already counting the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics as the Dolphins make their march to Paris:

https://swimswam.com/nine-network-swimming-australia-continue-partnership-through2024/

RAI under RAI Sport's new sports director Jabapo Volpi announces, unlike previously in Tokyo 2020, RAI will broadcast everything at 360 hours of live broadcast, which will be broadcast on Rai 2 as the Olympic channel par excellence, but also on RAI Sport HD and RAI Play. Last time there was controversy because the web was missing, but now Rai will cover all platforms. An Olympic broadcast is also planned, in the evening, after the races: there will also be former champions, there will be lightness ("because sport is also lightness" recalls Volpi) and competence but fortunately no more excesses as in the past.

Eurosport Italia, Eurosport Player, and Discovery+ will present them on the subscription side:

https://www.repubblica.it/rubriche/spycalcio/2023/08/03/news/parigi_2024_ed_europei_ecco_come_cambia_rai_sport_con_la_regia_di_jacopo_volpi-409927518/

https://www.oasport.it/2023/08/calendario-olimpiadi-parigi-2024-orari-giorno-per-giorno-programma-tv-tutte-le-finali-per-le-medaglie/

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So I now have the time to read some details into Eurosport France's Paris 2024 broadcasting plans based on its advertiser e-press kit--you can check it out again here ICYMI. What we know from that with Paris 2024's Summer Olympic broadcasting plans is at least 700+ live hours will get shown across Europe. In Eurosport France's case, seems it will promote and emphasize both this generation's established French Olympic medalist stars and legends like Teddy Riner (judo), Florent Manaudou (swimming), Kevin Mayer (track and field/decathlon), Manon Apithy-Brunet (fencing), and Clarisse Agbegnenou (fencing) and young rising and hungry French 2024 Olympic hopefuls aiming to perform well on home soil like Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos (gymnastics), Leon Marchand (swimming), Eliott Bibi (fencing), Sasha Zhoya (track and field), and Koumba Larroque (wrestling). And profiling some of the best international star athletes like Canada's Andre Degrasse, USA's Simon Biles, Lilly King, and Caleb Dressel, and China's Zhiyong Shi.

How Eurosport France will cover it will be presented this way: it have its two channels going at it with Eurosport 1 kicking things off daily live with at 8am France time its 1-hour Breakfast Studio Show and then at 9am heads into the daily 14.5-hour live Paris 2024 Olympic live action marathon featuring swimming, gymnastics, track and field, team sports, and cycling (may last a little longer in some cases) before retiring with a 30-minute highlights show at 23:30 and 8 hours of replays. Eurosport 2 would usually start with some replays at 8 and then largely focus daily with 14.5 hours on Equipe France and the sports they play in before going to an hour of replay and then at 0:30 head towards the highlight show and replays towards 9am the next day. Eurosport France also offers sponsorship for 3 different video capsule segments called Coach, Athletes' Secrets, and After the Olympic Games? that will run between 2 and half to 3 minutes that will get shown on the Eurosport channels and its online/mobile platform sites. We can expect many (if not all) of the analysts from Eurosport France's Tokyo 2020 coverage to return like Jacky Durand (cycling), Alain Bernard (swimming), Emilie Le Pennec (gymnastics), Stephane Caristan (track and field), and Maureen Naristan (fencing). Also we have since October 26, 2022, Geraldine Pons hosting on Eurosport 1 a monthly program slated for 15 episodes called Mon Paris Olympique, each one featuring a French athlete expected to compete in Paris next summer with interviews including coaches, families and the goings on with athletes. As get closer to the start, there are plans to have, along with the aforementioned Thierry Henry-hosted Paris' Sporting Life and Hometown Heroes, there will be a new Sky Brown: Beyond Limits documentary sequel as she also focuses on surfing, No Place Like Home, Estelle, Athletes To Watch, and The Grateful Eight (about the 2024 Refugee Olympic Team?) documentaries       

Eurosport France's Sports Director Geraldine Pons, with some help from highlight host Geraldine Weber, BMXer Matthias Dandois, and Agbegnenou, at the one-year mark what to expect from Eurosport France in what hopes to be "exceptional" and "fun". The big news here is, with Weber's help, Eurosport 1 will start its Olympic days at the roof of the Raphael Hotel in the mornings with great views of Paris to preview the day with interviews, reports, and analysis/opinions and end with their evenings on Eurosport 2 closing at the Parc De La Villette Large Hall's Club France with France's athletes and VIPs, concerts, exhibitions, medal ceremonies, and entertainment. Reports and reviews are also a part of it.   

Makes me wonder what segments some Olympic broadcasters will do as part of its coverage for Paris. For example, I can imagine NBC producing stuff on the Paris' renown fashion and modelling, France during WWII, the art scene (like at the Louvre), the Notre Dame Cathedral and the devastating fire, French rap music, the Bastille, France's racial and social tensions, French soccer, basketball, and rugby, history and success in French basketball, the Eiffel Tower, embracing jazz, France's multiculturalism, cuisine, and wine, Charles De Gaulle, a lighthearted look at the notorious Paris traffic, INSEP, Normandy and D-Day, and the like. 

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RICK CORDELLA NAMED AS NBC SPORTS PRESIDENT IN LEADUP TO PARIS 2024

The fact that Cordella is a former basketball player can certainly makes things interesting in what direction NBC Olympics will take involving Peacock, where everything in sport and event is supposed to be shown on its streaming service, during Paris 2024. Could we see a US Spanish-language broadcast of both ceremonies being streamed? How about some Spanish audio option for everything that NBC has on the English side?

Details are still under development with this official announcement, speaking of Spanish here in the Western Hemisphere. But if the recent past is anything to go by, Claro Sports, serving all Spanish-speaking Latin America, will provide multiple TV channels, at least 4 that will go 24/7, live, on-demand, free, and in HD (maybe some 4K?), at least 30 different streams with MarcaClaro.com, and its own YouTube channel all being involved with all the expected coverage trappings--Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony, as well as live competitions, stories, summaries, capsules and featured content--during this massive multisports festival. Also get to specifically follow their fave athletes. Perhaps we will see a streaming service agreement included this time.

One interesting thing that jumped up is there will be editions for Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia. Meaning it could see the same Paris 2024 studios catering their programmings to their respective audiences (Mexico, Dominican Republic, and the Central American nations, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, and Peru in northern South America; and Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay in southern South America), say in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Bogota, instead of just coming from Mexico City. Also could we see regionalized sportscasters for the same events out of this? Because previously they all would have the same Olympic TV programming and sportscasters regardless of the Spanish-speaking nation, summer and winter, I would expect more of the same (would be a mix of Mexican, Argentinian, Colombian, Dominican, Chilean, Costa Rican, Uruguayan, Peruvian, and Venezuelan). Something interesting to see develop as we go along:

https://olimpicocol.co/web/las-acciones-de-paris-2024-se-transmitiran-por-claro-sports/

Very stylish and well-presented website for Nine Upfront 2024's presentation. Comes with an accompanying Nine Upfront 2024 video from Sydney's Hodern Pavilion to companies, execs, and advertisers started with an Aboriginal acknowledgment and welcome ceremony emceed by Brooke Boney from the Gemilaroi and Gomeroi (apology for the spelling). What we're here for is about its upcoming Nine Network's upcoming and exclusive multiplatform Paris 2024 broadcast presentation and future Olympics and Paralympics immediately afterwards to Brisbane 2032, which is discussed and hosted by Mike Sneesby at 13:16-40:54, celebrating "a new golden era" for Australian Olympic broadcasting headlining 9's sports coverage with the NRL/NRLW, Australian Open, The Masters, World Series of Cricket, UEFA Champions League, Australian National Swimming Championship, Wallabies rugby union, and auto racing. Not to mention dominating Nine Upfront 2024. After the video, Ally Langdon, James Bracey, and Australia's Paris 2024 Chef de Mission and cycling legend Anna Mears, Leila McKinnon, Curtis McGrath, Eddie McGuire, Anne Gruber, and Matthew Granger. Details its wide-ranging Paris 2024 coverage synergy plans. Even mentions 9 having a digital AI studio right in Paris near the Eiffel Tower, although its Nine News and entertainment does have its Olympic references immediately afterward. I can see the template for Nine's Paris 2024, Milan 2026, Los Angeles 2028, and Brisbane 2032 Olympic promos but mostly Paris. I think the same male voiceover was used when Seven did the Olympics. Spotted the Aboriginal man from Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony who was with Nikki Webster and showed her what Australia is. If only the crowd wasn't as sedate:

https://www.nineforbrands.com.au/nine-in-2024/

We now know what job Michel Drucker, who covered his first Games in Tokyo back in 1964, will have for France Televisions' Paris 2024 coverage: co-hosting daily Olympic talk show called What Games!. Along with that, France TV will have a special live New Year's Celebration on December 31 in Paris to celebrate and open the upcoming Olympic year. All part of France Televisions' plans to connect with and broaden the French public:

https://www.telerama.fr/television/les-jeux-olympiques-un-enjeu-capital-pour-l-avenir-de-france-televisions-7016416.php

And look for France Televisions to utilize several TVU cloud hypermobile broadcasting solutions starting this year, well before its important Paris 2024 national coverage through multicameras for production, remote collaboration, IFB management, intercom and mix-minus: 

https://www.panoramaaudiovisual.com/en/2023/08/23/france-televisions-tvu-paris-2024-hypermobile-broadcasting-solution/

Although this is about Chilevision's upcoming Santiago 2023 Pan American and ParaPan Games coverage, it should give a solid idea of what to expect next summer from Chilevision when it goes to Paris in terms of personnel like Fernando Solabarriet and Romina Cannoni possibly fronting it and broadcasting structure:

https://www.produ.com/noticias/chilevision-y-pluto-tvtendran-cinco-senales-para-transmitir-los-juegospanamericanos-y-parapanamericanos-santiago-2023

Chilevision already got its promo for Paris 2024 since April, all footage from Tokyo:

https://comercial.chilevision.cl/comercial/juegos-olimpicos-2024/2023-04-04/105349.html

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Sweden's SVT, its national public broadcaster, gets back into the Olympic Games swing of things ahead of fully retaking over the broadcasting come 2026 with a Paris 2024 daily 1-hour highlights evening magazine show on 10pm Sweden/CET time on SVT1 and on SVT Play. Direct from a studio at its Stockholm headquarters and with a team on site in Paris including the usual output of results, exclusive interviews with the athletes, experts in the studio and daily analysis:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1141739/svt-public-broadcasts-paris-2024-sweden

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HBO Max comes to France (and across 22 European nations) in spring/summer 2024 just in time to become the streaming platform's "home" for Eurosport's Paris 2024 Summer Olympics and full broadcast live and also with Discovery+ under WarnerDiscovery. Surely France Televisions will offer their Paris 2024 broadcast coverage on its own streaming VOD service:

https://www.lepoint.fr/pop-culture/max-tout-savoir-sur-la-plateforme-annoncee-en-france-pour-2024--17-10-2023-2539822_2920.php#11

https://programmetv.ouest-france.fr/plateformes/hbo/max-la-plateforme-des-series-hbo-bientot-disponible-en-france-af92a2a0-6cd7-11ee-b9a5-ad1ff4e9f9fb

Meanwhile, Nine Entertainment "secretly pitches" prospective Australian advertisers to each fork over A$12.5 million, a 60% increase from Tokyo 2020 with A$6-8 million ad charges, to support its expansive Paris 2024 coverage to recoup from its A$305 million acquisition. So far at least 40 advertisers, many of them big, have committed themselves to it and looks for more as Paris 2024 IOC and AOC members for Nine's Torch and Flame packaging. Since Tokyo 2020, Australian interest rates increased with consumer spending much higher and many Australian companies slashed their marketing budgets. Not to mention in a less favorable time zone than Tokyo's. Not saying it will be harder here for Nine; it will make it through. Maybe then some: 

https://www.afr.com/companies/media-and-marketing/nine-banks-on-bumper-olympics-advertising-package-spend-20230908-p5e358

Mariah Ramharack, one of the more prominent Sportsmax's faces, gets ready for the upcoming Sportsmax Paris 2024 promo shoot (first time I'm using Tik Tok here):

And here's the resulting Sportsmax Paris 2024 promo. Definitely there will be more released as we get much closer to the Summer Olympics. We can expect both Sportsmax channels, with maybe a third just for the Summer Olympics, to show them across the English-speaking Commonwealth West Indies nations, Belize, and Guyana. As they prepare to arrive from their Kingston, Jamaica headquarters. Before their trip, we see the likes of Mariah offered simple French lessons in preparation for their major Paris trip. We'll see plenty of emphasis on the track and field (athletics) from them:

 

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