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Just now found this on the CBC's Facebook page. Just a 10-second TV bumper promoting the CBC's upcoming Paris 2024 coverage that fell on the one-year mark on July 26, but it's interesting from the looks of it that it might be a sign or hint the CBC could move away from various Canadian live action sports scenes superimposed on a computerized digital background to full animation with its Paris 2024 intro:

https://www.facebook.com/CBCRadioCanada/videos/paris-2024/2133617683513078/

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Mexico's Televisa nabs the Mexican TV broadcasting rights for the Mexican Paris 2024 national multiplatform coverage. But this time Televisa won't share it with TV Azteca, as it usually does. Its cable realm Univision will complement it through TUDN under a long term partnership with its streaming platform Vix providing its simulcast coverage. On the TelevisaUnivision's free TV channel, Canal 5, will provide at least 200 hours of Paris 2024 action as part of this Mexican partnership. Hopefully, they'll focus more on the competition and leave the entertainment in designated segments: 

https://olympics.com/ioc/news/ioc-announces-televisaunivision-as-media-rights-partner-in-mexico-for-paris-2024

But TV Azteca is not left in the Paris 2024 cold: Actually, TV Azteca is commercially partnering with Claro Sports in providing their own Paris 2024 coverage of high-quality Paris 2024 sports in over 4000 hours live streaming and on one of TV Azteca's channels:

https://www.mediotiempo.com/deportes-olimpicos/juegos-olimpicos-de-paris-2024-estas-seran-la-transmisiones-en-mexico-tv-abierta-y-mas

And Imagen Television, the newest Mexican TV network not even a decade old at 7 years of existence, will also conduct its own realm of the Mexican Paris 2024 TV coverage:

https://www.imagenradio.com.mx/imagen-television-sorprendera-en-2024?amp

Globo presented its own answer to Nine's Upfront to businesses and advertisers with Upfront Globo. Globo/SporTV's exclusive Paris 2024 coverage for Brazil will feature  24 hours a day on four SporTV, all broadcast in 4k. Globoplay will show everything in 45 live signals for marathon presentations. On GE, everything will be in real time. Over 100 commentators for all the sports will be call the action for Globo/SporTVNow. New premier face for the coverage is Tadeu Schmidt holding the honor of leading a live daily nightly prime time program called Olympic Central on TV Globo about the Paris Olympic Games with Fe Garay, Olympic volleyball champion:

https://revistaquem.globo.com/eventos/noticia/2023/10/globo-upfront-programas-reality-show-bbb-rock-in-rio-olimpiadas-apostas-para-2024-confira.ghtml

France 2 and France 3 will both head into the 4K UHD direction early next year in time for their massive Paris 2024 coverage that'll reach potentially two-thirds of France's population by DTT and set top boxes with France 3 expected dive in first:

https://www.tvbeurope.com/media-consumption/france-televisions-to-deliver-more-4k-uhd-content-in-time-for-paris-2024

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More on France Televisions' Paris 2024 4KUHD broadcasting plans: France 3 will handle the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic 4KTV broadcasting. But France 2 will handle the 4K UHD broadcaster soon thereafter. Tests under real conditions are to conducted at the Eiffel Tower this early November well after initial tests at Roland Garros. By June 2024, it's planned over 70% of France's population will have direct and instant access to 4KTV as previous plans for full upscale move to 4K got postponed owing to the financial impact on French households and lack of available frequencies with new transfer date targeting 2029   

Surely, France 3 would like to have French Olympic and Paralympic athletes showcased and scheduled on its channel during both to encourage the French public to buy 4K TVs because of this. Starting with its handball and soccer teams and onward to the Opening Ceremony until the Closing Ceremony. Make it as the hub for Team/Equipe France and maybe some major international sports stars like the Dream Team and marquee events like the 100ms, both men's and women's:

https://advanced-television.com/2023/10/27/paris-2024-4k-broadcast-on-france-3/

As the IOC plans to have through its OBS subsidiary Paris 2024 broadcast its immersive across all multiple platforms, it targets to have over 11,000 hours of content footage highlighted and made through innovations like the previously mentioned cinematic lenses to immerse you into the heart of the action. But there will be more data, camera angles, graphics, and stats as well as further adoption of cloud technology and 4KTV than there ever was in Tokyo and Beijing to enhance the storytelling:

https://olympics.com/ioc/news/innovations-set-to-deliver-cinematic-experience-during-paris-2024

The OBS's Paris 2024 44-page media press kit goes into much further detail about its general Paris 2024 host broadcasting plans in enhancing its storytelling in facilitate and compliment with its media rights holders. Including 160+ core full time experienced staff members from Madrid coming to Paris, more details on Paris' IBC at the Le Bourget Exhibition Halls. Pre-game content was made in July for Paris. Athletes moments returns. 12 beauty cameras were confirmed to highlight Paris' iconic images. Commitments to reduce its broadcast footprint. 5G, AI, and 8K (with NHK in the last one for the ceremonies and selected sports) will also make appearances in Paris 2024 as well as training the next generation of broadcasting professionals and greater improvement to gender equality in opportunities:   

https://www.obs.tv/prx/asset.php?tgt=2023-Oct-OBSMediaKit-Paris2024-EN-f3a8fad4a1f3.pdf&gen=1

ZDF and ARD will both offer its general commercial advertising spots overview in mid-November. But in ZDF's case, it will air its alternating portion of the German Paris 2024 TV coverage live daily for 15 hours on  from 9-12am (9:00-0:00) CET as Olympia Live for its combined 130 hours with seven daily livestreams direct from Paris. ARD/Das Erste starts with the Opening Ceremony with ZDF concluding it all with the closing. There is also an extensive streaming offering to advertise on six of its eight broadcast days. Depending on the time, spot bookings will cost between around €500 and €1,500 (based on 1 second). ZDF offers a spot every day during the entire Olympic period, this is possible with a gross cost of €60,000 to €180,000 (spot length 20 seconds) along with plans to offer its customers two solo spot packages as special advertising forms. Depending on the broadcast time, sponsors have the opportunity to purchase a special placement with two appointments per day (12 spots per package) for between around €200,000 and around €400,000:

https://www.zdf-werbefernsehen.de/programm/sport/olympische-sommerspiele-paris-2024tm

ZDF will handle 8 days of Paris 2024 (July 28 and 30, August 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11) while ARD will broadcast 9 days airing July 27, 29, and 31, August 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. No word yet on what Eurosport Germany will do with its Paris 2024 coverage, although I would expect a continuation and structure similar to what it previously did with Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. Fabien Hambruchen likely will return:  

https://www.zdf-werbefernsehen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/zdfwerb/pdf/sport/olympische_sommerspiele/20231016_Vorabinfos_Olympische_Spiele_2024.pdf

NBCUNIVERSAL AND VISA PARTNER TO SEND ON ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME PROGRAM TO SEND CONTENT CREATORS TO TAHITI TO COVER THE PARIS 2024 SUMMER OLYMPIC SURFING COMPETITIONS

(Winner will be announced in April, right at the 100-day countdown mark, and sent to Tahiti in July) 

Looks likely that TVNZ and Sky Sports NZ will partner again for New Zealand's Paris 2024 TV coverage based on recent past ones like Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. No official word has been announced, but SKY could sublicense Paris 2024 to and is likely under negotiations with TVNZ as opposed to placing on its sister FTA channel PRIME.

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Reiterating ARD, aka Das Erste, and its Paris 2024 coverage plans with its 1-page advertisers' kit: Its Olympia Live will have ten days mostly from 9:00-0:00 from its own 130 hours it'll air from its July 27, 29, and 31 and August 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 with several hours devoted to highlights, tape-delayed programming, interviews, analysis, and news.

Don't know who exactly will handle the pre-Opening Ceremony competition days of soccer, team handball, rugby sevens, and archery in Paris. ZDF and ARD may alternate too with the latter handling July 25-26 as it seems to indicate here. As the chart reveals, advertising prices get higher when it's primetime 20-00:00 as ad rates progressively increase from 9:00-12:00 (based from Rio 2016):

https://www.ard-media.de/fileadmin/user_upload/tv/Downloads/OPOs/OPO_Olympia_2024.pdf

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Don't know who exactly will handle the pre-Opening Ceremony competition days of soccer, team handball, rugby sevens, and archery in Paris. ZDF and ARD may alternate too with the latter handling July 25-26 as it seems to indicate here. As the chart reveals, advertising prices get higher when it's primetime 20-00:00 as ad rates progressively increase from 9:00-12:00 (based from Rio 2016):

https://www.ard-media.de/fileadmin/user_upload/tv/Downloads/OPOs/OPO_Olympia_2024.pdf

Pre-opening/minor (for German interest) events will as usual be shown on one of ARD/ZDF‘s secondary channels or even only via their streaming services/Mediathek.

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21 hours ago, StefanMUC said:

Pre-opening/minor (for German interest) events will as usual be shown on one of ARD/ZDF‘s secondary channels or even only via their streaming services/Mediathek.

Thanks for that, StefanMUC.

Panama returns to own domestic Summer Olympic broadcasting after 4 years away as TVMAX makes its Olympic broadcasting return by broadcasting the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics with 12+ athletes from Panama expected to compete:

https://www.tvn-2.com/tvmax/mas-deportes/conoce-buena-noticia-amantes-juegos-olimpicos-paris-jjoo-atletas-paises_1_2068148.html

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Sweden's SVT certainly won't be the only EBU-member TV broadcaster returning to the Olympics earlier than planned. Norway's NRK, its next door neighbor, announced a few days ago it'll rejoin for Paris 2024 when the Norwegian public broadcaster and Warner-Discovery, owners of Eurosport, agreed to allow NRK exclusively broadcast all of the Paris 2024 track and field (athletics) competition on NRK TV and its digital/streaming platforms at nrk.no. Norway's biggest TV channel holds loads of experience when it comes to broadcasting vast track and field events year round like the Diamond League, European Championships, World Championships and more with the ability to pull many Norwegian viewers, so that obviously plays a role in NRK acquiring those rights. Ready to cover with talented NRK track and field sportscasters. Also both NRK and TVNorge/Eurosport could broadcast both the opening and closing ceremonies

Comes at a great time when Norway fields some of the best track stars the Scandinavian nation has ever produced like Karsten Warnholm, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Håvard Bentdal Ingvaldsen, and Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal. NRK will also produce a daily evening magazine show and remains the sole Norwegian radio broadcaster through NRK Sport Radio.

Eurosport, Eurosport N, and its sister terrestrial/linear channel TVNorge will broadcast everything else from all other Paris 2024 Summer Olympic sports with its own digital/streaming platforms:

https://www.nrk.no/norge/nrk-skal-sende-all-friidrett-fra-ol-i-paris-2024-1.16640743

Since I couldn't get automatic translation to this Metro1 article, I'll try to gather as much info as I can from Brazilian Portuguese based on context. Globo aims to raise at least R$400 million in advertising and commercial sales opportunities from prospective sponsors with its upcoming Paris 2024 broadcasting plans covering 200 hours overall, the IOC-mandated minimum for Summer Olympics broadcasting, with Monday to Saturday normally going live from 6-18:00 and on Sundays being at 9-20:00. Nothing similar has yet to be devised for SporTV:

https://www.metro1.com.br/noticias/esportes/143300,olimpiadas-paris-2024-globo-deve-arrecadar-rdollar-400-milhoes-e-mandara-equipe-reduzida

Earliest news that we ever got regarding Cyprus. Actually from last year at this time. Its public broadcaster, CyBC's RIK, plans to double its Summer Olympics coverage with Paris 2024 from Tokyo 2020's utilizing all three of its TV channels--PIK1, PIK2, and PIK HD--in parallel fashion to make this possible and expand its Olympic sports repretoire, making its biggest ever and when it was largely RIK2. Doesn't say yet on whether how much of this coverage will be in both Greek and English:

https://riknews-com-cy.translate.goog/article/2022/11/14/megales-athletikes-diorganoseis-apo-to-rik-7955314/?_x_tr_sl=el&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

TVP Polska will broadcast every Summer Olympic sport from Paris in 4K, a first for them involving the Summer Olympics and very likely free, with approximately 300 hours thanks to a sublicensing agreement with Warner Discovery. So apparently it'll be down from 350 hours from Tokyo 2020. But the Polish Eurosport channels will still be involved and will continue using 4K. Telewizja Polska, tvpsport.pl, the station's mobile application, Smart TV and HbbTV all will be available to get into Paris 2024. However, the broadcaster does not specify which antennas the broadcasts will be broadcast on. Previously, TVP had TVP1 and TVP Sport doing it for Tokyo 2020:   

https://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/tvp-letnie-igrzyska-olimpijskie-w-paryzu-4k-sublicencja-eurosport-warner-bros-discovery

Speaking of which. Hopes are very high for the "most connected and immersive Olympic Games ever in history" in Paris utilizing a native 4K production in more than 40 events going on simultaneously at the 4K HDR Summit in Malaga, Spain with viewers "interacting it like a video game": 

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1142524/paris-2024-broadcast-4k-most-connected

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As already planned, France 2 and France 3 will handle the Paris 2024 French public broadcaster's coverage and dominate their broadcasting schedules outside the required news and religious programming as they take their part in bringing first ever Paris Olympic TV coverage. We now know that France 2 will go all day, except at 1pm and 8pm, with swimming and track and field (athletics) during primetime being the flagship Olympic sports there. France 3, aka La Trois, will go all day but turns to team sports and during evenings and on the france.tv platform focuses on youth-oriented sports such as climbing and breakdancing will be covered

France 4 will handle the Paris 2024 Olympics coverage during those Sunday morning news and religious programming blocks before returning to the main channels. This massive Summer Olympics TV programming also means there will be a temporary hiatus on some popular France Televisions shows on France 2 and France 3. During this, France Televisions' sports department will be mobilized seven days a week for the duration of the Games:

https://www.ozap.com/actu/-on-va-privatiser-france-2-et-france-3-france-televisions-prepare-une-couverture-xxl-des-jeux-olympiques-de-paris-en-2024/639847

https://programmetv.ouest-france.fr/chaines/france-televisions/france-televisions-prevoit-de-nombreuses-deprogrammations-pendant-les-jeux-olympiques-2024-99fc93c0-8ea5-11ee-8501-b685221e4696

https://advanced-television.com/2023/11/28/france-2-france-3-to-be-olympics-exclusive/

With the news coming from Scandinavia with Sweden's SVT and Norway's NRK both returning to the Olympic TV scene as public broadcasters with a share of the Paris 2024 TV coverage, I anticipate that Finland's YLE and Denmark with DR and TV2 will announce soon what they'll do. Can expect a repeat of what DR and TV2 did with Tokyo 2020 as they divided the Summer Olympics sports coverage with them also splitting the ceremonies. YLE's TV2 will likely air the bulk of the Paris 2024 Finnish TV coverage with some Swedish language on a separate TV channel YLE FEM in reverse of what's been going on lately as it allows Discovery's Kanal 5 show select sports. Maybe swimming and basketball again.  

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Nine Network is the home of sport in Australia with the Olympics tied with them for 8 years. 7 had the Olympics from 2016-2022 and placed a bid for approx AUD230 million -AUD250 million. NEC in February paid AUD305 million. The offer from the former home of the Olympics was less than that from NEC. 

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An important developmental change has happened down in Brazil over Globo and its upcoming Paris 2024 coverage: Globo no longer holds any exclusivity towards Brazil's Olympic TV broadcasting rights, terrestrial, pay TV, and digital. In order to cut down the rising price tag during negotiations on its contract with the IOC, Globo agrees to bring aboard another Brazilian broadcaster like it usually does. Prompted by a change in Globo's spending policies on sporting events broadcasting rights, it didn't this time hook up with a traditional Brazilian broadcaster to do it with like TV Bandierantes/BandSport, Record, or even SBT. CazeTV, operated under influential streamer Casimiro Miguel with Livemode, will present over 500 hours. CazeTV didn't need to negotiate the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics digital rights with Globo for this, only to the IOC. 

Globo will transmit on the terrestrial side over 100 hours of Paris 2024 action daily from 6am-6pm. Its SporTV pay TV realm will still have five channels showcasing it with 4K presentation. Surely one of them will focus on the Team Brazil. At Globoplay, it will make 35 streams available to Brazilians for each Summer Olympic sport.   

CazeTV, having made this announcement during the Pan American Games, already has some names announced for its Paris 2024 coverage to act as sportscasters who will reprise their roles from the just-completed Pan American Games in Santiago such as Serginho (volleyball), Laís Souza (gymnastics), Pedro Scooby (surfing), Paulo André (track and field). The channel will have transmission structures in both Brazil and Paris:

https://noataque.com.br/noticia/2023/11/06/globo-perde-exclusividade-de-transmissao-dos-jogos-olimpicos/

https://www.uol.com.br/esporte/colunas/allan-simon/2023/11/02/cazetv-anuncia-transmissao-das-olimpiadas-de-paris-2024.htm

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Warner Bros. Discovery Sweden confirms that Caroline Kluft, Jonas Karlsson, and Karin Frick will lead Swedish viewers during all the moments of Eurosport Sweden/Kanal 5's Paris 2024 comprehensive coverage with of course, special emphasis on following the Swedish athletes on location for hundreds of hours. No word will Jessica Almanas will return, but huge amount of coverage as well coming from HBO MAX's Swedish arm with details announced coming closer to its 2024 launch:

https://press-warnerbrosdiscovery-se.translate.goog/post/har-ar-varens-nyheter-pa-warner-bros-discovery?_x_tr_sl=sv&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

Been a year now since Viacom18 nabbed the South Asian Paris 2024 TV rights. But general news regarding its coverage plans has yet to emerge.

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12 hours ago, BigVic said:

Australia's Nine Network first Olympic promo for Paris 2024. "Land Down Under" performed with graphics simply the official branding and font for Paris 2024. 

Expect them to release another promo on 26 January to mark six months out from the Games 

Slightly different way of promoting the Olympics than NBC has been running with where they thought Peyton Manning in a flying baguette would be a hook.  Hopefully as we get closer to next summer, we'll see more spots from NBC like this with actual athletes and competition rather than silly gimmicks.

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On 12/24/2023 at 9:31 AM, BigVic said:

Australia's Nine Network first Olympic promo for Paris 2024. "Land Down Under" performed with graphics simply the official branding and font for Paris 2024. 

Expect them to release another promo on 26 January to mark six months out from the Games 

On 12/24/2023 at 9:41 PM, Quaker2001 said:

Slightly different way of promoting the Olympics than NBC has been running with where they thought Peyton Manning in a flying baguette would be a hook.  Hopefully as we get closer to next summer, we'll see more spots from NBC like this with actual athletes and competition rather than silly gimmicks.

Last time Nine Network aired the Olympics was 12 years ago with London and utilized another iconic Aussie song in "Waltzing Matilda" as a power ballad. Guess Men At Work's Down Under covered was obviously next as an iconic Australian song known worldwide. Maybe come Brisbane 2032, Nine will use Icehouse's Great Southern Land. And yeah, the focus there what BigVic brought here was squarely on the Aussie Olympians achieving glory in recent past Summer Olympics from Beijing 2008 to Tokyo 2020--and a promo like that certainly wouldn't be complete without Cathy Freeman's run to golden immortality from Sydney, arguably Australia's greatest Olympic moment. Just kinda struck how early it is with Nine. But it's got the Australian Olympic broadcasting rights now for years to Brisbane 2023, so why not get a jump on things?

We can best be sure NBC is planning that right now as we speak it bigger promotional Paris 2024 Summer Olympic promotional campaign with its massive budget. No doubt we'll definitely see almost entirely US Olympians (and some non-American ones) promoted, and even producing and inviting the athletes to get involved in it in some locations. Right now, the mainstream American sports fans (and casual sports fans and those who aren't not into sports) are way too preoccupied with NFL and college football bowl games, NBA, NHL, some soccer, and college basketball to really start getting engaged and invested, much less into Olympic sports they're even remotely into on the aggregate, to start seeing the American Olympic hopefuls and competition promoted. But agreed certainly will well into 2024 as the marketing gets bigger and more frequent and less sillier with Americans knowing Paris.

As we speak of Paris 2024 Summer Olympics promotion, surely Globo/SporTV will bring up its own extensive Paris 2024 promo in time for New Year's Day to get Brazilians engaged in the new year for the biggest sports event then.

Speaking of Globo/SporTV, Eric Faria joins Globo/SporTV as a commentator. Has done three Olympics and four World Cups for different TV networks. Specific role for Paris 2024 TBD:

https://oglobo.globo.com/play/noticia/2023/12/07/eric-faria-fara-sua-estreia-como-comentarista-na-globo-em-2024-trabalhar-com-a-minha-opiniao-vai-ser-diferente.ghtml

ZDF's fuller Paris 2024 advertiser presskit is now available. Entirely in English instead of German. Details what Summer Olympic sports will be on the air during each of ZDF's Paris 2024 broadcasting days. Just hope there won't be as many jumping around in many sports now with Eurosport Deutschland also present. Also indicates the commercial breaks will not very long, mostly at 150 seconds on average with some time for product placement with the IOC loosening ad broadcasting rules and presents ad placement rates for potential sponsors.

https://www.zdf-werbefernsehen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/zdfwerb/pdf/sport/olympische_sommerspiele/20231127_Offer_Olympic_Games_Paris_2024_on_ZDF.pdf

Ariel Helwani, who I know from working south of his border with ESPN's extensive and popular MMA and UFC coverage, announces he has returned to Canada and is "extremely excited" to work for CBC Sports in its upcoming Paris 2024 coverage. Makes sense the Montreal native, judging from his UFC and MMA work in the USA, would likely cover in the combat sports like boxing, judo, and taekwondo since the former two incorporates those sports elements, although that's still speculation: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yUxmMRP2Ek

RAI will have both the upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics and Euro 2024 soccer tournament broadcast entirely on 4K for the first time on Italian TV next year on RAI 4K. So Italians, go start grabbing some 4K TVs! 

https://tech.everyeye.it/notizie/rai-2024-4k-europei-olimpiadi-uhd-tivusat-691339.html

One of the details named from when Mexico has Televisa Univision, TV Azteca, and Claro Sports announcing its Olympic rights and planned coverage that since got mentioned is Televisa/UDN's André Marín and David Faitelson as the newest members of its Paris 2024 coverage team back on open TV after being on pay TV for several years:

https://www.mediotiempo.com/deportes-olimpicos/juegos-olimpicos-de-paris-2024-estas-seran-la-transmisiones-en-mexico-tv-abierta-y-mas

 

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Get ready: NBC proper is preparing for, thanks in no small part to its daily "network daytime takeover", we now know an estimated record of 243.5 hours of its massive NBC Paris 2024 coverage, the most ever on an American terrestrial TV network. Live and nationwide 8 am–5 pm CT followed "with largely postproduced primetime highlight telecasts (starring Snoop Dogg) in two batches, 7–10 pm and 10:35 pm–12:30 am with NBC Sports-style behind-the-scenes docustyle production and presentation.

And that's not certainly all: it will reprise its 5.1.4 immersive audio collab with OBS from Tokyo with its own  NBC onsite trucks in Paris, mixed with its own 5.1 production, and with their respective (NBC and OBS each) height mics and making 5.1 mixed remote audio-control connections with NBC's own Stamford, Connecticut using Dante audio control kits with 8 extra NBC Dolby Atmos audio control channels mix complete with overhead infomation. Particularly for primetime. The same Stamford HQ will also have at least 32 announcer booths at the "off-tube factory" for NBC play-by-play and analysts to offer commentary in various sports through 80 commentary Dante boxes connecting the booths to various reporters in Paris. They'll be more to discuss and report on this very soon: 

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2024/01/03/2024-paris-olympics-nbc-sports-has-a-huge-audio-agenda/

And sure enough, we now got Globo/SporTV/Globoplay/GE's Paris 2024 new promo right as the new year of 2024, a Summer Olympic year, kicks off. Like we do with any big sports events of the year. Set to Eye Of The Tiger. Covered by Fjora and Tommee Profitt here with all of the action from (mostly) Tokyo 2020

 

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Get ready: NBC proper is preparing for, thanks in no small part to its daily "network daytime takeover", we now know an estimated record of 243.5 hours of its massive NBC Paris 2024 coverage, the most ever on an American terrestrial TV network. Live and nationwide 8 am–5 pm CT followed "with largely postproduced primetime highlight telecasts (starring Snoop Dogg) in two batches, 7–10 pm and 10:35 pm–12:30 am with NBC Sports-style behind-the-scenes docustyle production and presentation.

And that's not certainly all: it will reprise its 5.1.4 immersive audio collab with OBS from Tokyo with its own  NBC onsite trucks in Paris, mixed with its own 5.1 production, and with their respective (NBC and OBS each) height mics and making 5.1 mixed remote audio-control connections with NBC's own Stamford, Connecticut using Dante audio control kits with 8 extra NBC Dolby Atmos audio control channels mix complete with overhead infomation. Particularly for primetime. The same Stamford HQ will also have at least 32 announcer booths at the "off-tube factory" for NBC play-by-play and analysts to offer commentary in various sports through 80 commentary Dante boxes connecting the booths to various reporters in Paris. They'll be more to discuss and report on this very soon: 

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2024/01/03/2024-paris-olympics-nbc-sports-has-a-huge-audio-agenda/

Saw that article last week.  Bad job by me not sharing it here.

They had announced a while back that the daytime show would be all live and featuring marquee events.  So that's a very welcome change from the last few Olympics where events would often get saved to be shown for the first time in primetime (with the caveat that everything is being live streamed).  And that means primetime will be a very highly curated and packaged show.  Initially they had hinted it would just be 3 hours, but glad that there will be a late night show to follow.  A little surprised that's 2 hours, that show has been shorter the last few Olympics, but that's probably for the benefit of folks on the West coast since that likely will be in their primetime.

Definitely looking forward to what NBC has to offer.  They have shut down 2 cable networks since the last Summer Olympics, so there will be a much stronger focus on Peacock.  But having the main network cover events live during the daytime was very unexpected, but should be awesome!

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Like to see where that forum is via linking, Quaker2001. Thanks in advance! Look forward to your Paris spreadsheet too.

Bit of a shame that NBCSN bit the dust (RIP) well before Beijing and would've taken the cable bulk of the NBCUniversal coverage. We can expect USA Network will handle the honors once again like with Beijing. My issue with Peacock lies in that not everyone will get access to that. Less so than cable, IMO. I myself don't have streaming services to go with in this new year but hopefully will change soon. What about the Olympic Channel? Looking forward how many hours each of the networks and Peacock, which will get everything and wonder how long the on-demand stuff will last there, will inherit this time around with NBC's record 243.5 hours.

Telemundo/NBC Universo's Paris 2024 live Spanish coverage will offer "329 medal competitions, with broadcasts, replays, summaries, stories that will touch your heart, exclusive video clips, analysis, original programming, etc." with the flagship being Telemundo/NBC Universo "bring[ing] you the men's and women's soccer tournaments in Spanish on Telemundo and Peacock, with a special focus on the United States National Team" :

https://www.telemundo.com/deportes/juegos-olimpicos/cuando-inician-y-donde-ver-los-juegos-olimpicos-paris-2024-rcna89297

Already the USA athletes are getting their shine on NBC: Just yesterday, I spotted a NBC Paris 2024 Olympics bumper starring track star Sha'carri Richardson, who should've competed in Tokyo three years ago, on TV. Minus her multicolored hair. Also, the Peacock with the Olympic rings underneath are already showing in this new year too.

France Televisions announces its 8 main sponsors for its massive and unprecedented Paris 2024 TV coverage. Many of them you'd be familiar with even the French ones and are TOP sponsors: Coca-Cola, Samsung, Toyota, Bridgestone, EDF, LMVH, Carrefour, and Caisse D'Epargne as advertising godfathers. All "associated with a unique and exclusive 36'' Billboard framing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. During the Olympic fortnight, they will benefit from an incomparable presence on France 2, France 3, France 4, its 100% digital channel, France.tv, and the social platforms of France TV Sport":

https://www.sportbuzzbusiness.fr/france-televisions-devoile-ses-principaux-8-annonceurs-pour-les-jeux-olympiques-de-paris-2024.html

https://www.sportsmarketing.fr/?p=39120

ARD/Das Erste's Paris 2024 advertiser press kit. 130 total hours provided by ARD and has its own projected Olympia programming guide with ad rates. Starting with the Opening Ceremony set at 18-0:00 Germany/CET time July 26 and going July 26-27, 29, 31, August 2, 6, 8, and 10 starting no earlier each day than 7:15am to midnight. Unlike ZDF's, entirely in German here:

https://www.ard-media.de/fileadmin/user_upload/tv/Downloads/Sport_Live_Angebote/2024/Werbeangebot_Olympische_Spiele_Paris_2024.pdf

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1 hour ago, Durban Sandshark said:

Like to see where that forum is via linking, Quaker2001. Thanks in advance! Look forward to your Paris spreadsheet too.

Bit of a shame that NBCSN bit the dust (RIP) well before Beijing and would've taken the cable bulk of the NBCUniversal coverage. We can expect USA Network will handle the honors once again like with Beijing. My issue with Peacock lies in that not everyone will get access to that. Less so than cable, IMO. I myself don't have streaming services to go with in this new year but hopefully will change soon. What about the Olympic Channel? Looking forward how many hours each of the networks and Peacock, which will get everything and wonder how long the on-demand stuff will last there, will inherit this time around with NBC's record 243.5 hours.

Telemundo/NBC Universo's Paris 2024 live Spanish coverage will offer "329 medal competitions, with broadcasts, replays, summaries, stories that will touch your heart, exclusive video clips, analysis, original programming, etc." with the flagship being Telemundo/NBC Universo "bring[ing] you the men's and women's soccer tournaments in Spanish on Telemundo and Peacock, with a special focus on the United States National Team" :

https://www.telemundo.com/deportes/juegos-olimpicos/cuando-inician-y-donde-ver-los-juegos-olimpicos-paris-2024-rcna89297

Already the USA athletes are getting their shine on NBC: Just yesterday, I spotted a NBC Paris 2024 Olympics bumper starring track star Sha'carri Richardson, who should've competed in Tokyo three years ago, on TV. Minus her multicolored hair. Also, the Peacock with the Olympic rings underneath are already showing in this new year too.

NBC did a bring promotional shoot recently.  So I'm sure we'll start to see more and more of that video in the not too distant future.

As for NBC this summer.. their press release from last May noted that the cable coverage will go to USA, CNBC, E!, and Golf Channel.  So yes, definitely will be a lighter load with no NBCSN.  And don't forget Olympic Channel is gone as well, they've shut that down since Beijing.  Plus CNBC won't be able to show live coverage during weekend afternoons, so they'll have to load up on the weekends.

USA will probably go 24/7 again.  Live events most days start around 2am or 3am ET, so they can take it from there up through happy hour.  And then CNBC can do their usual 5pm-8pm show.  E! I'm guessing will have coverage most of the day during the week, probably to line up with NBC's "daytime takeover" show.  

The good thing about Peacock is that it will have everything.  For Tokyo, they still had the free tier, but did a bad job of advertising what would be there.  They got smart for Beijing and said if you have the premium tier (which is all of $6 for the month), that gives you everything.  So it'll be the same way for Paris.  

Right now yes, more people have cable than Peacock, but those numbers are shifting pretty rapidly.  It'll definitely be a different experience with primetime being more of a highlight and recap show, but as long as the streaming is easily accessible, I think it'll still be a very good viewing experience.

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