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NBC plans 416 hours of Olympics coverage

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 11th 2006 8:26AM
That's 17.3 days of Olympics coverage, people. And most of it is going to be focused on figure skating. The Olympics run for 17 days (from February 10-26), but NBC will not be playing the events around-the-clock. Instead, it will spread its coverage out during daytime, primetime, and late night viewing hours on six stations: NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC HD, and Universal HD. In comparison, NBC had 375.5 hours of coverage during the Salt Lake City winter games four years ago.

Bob Costas will return as primetime host for the winter games, his seventh year with NBC Sports. And, to feed the needs of all those ice skating fans, Dick Buttons will host Olympic Ice, a daily report on the games' most popular sport. NBC is also prominently featuring David Pelletier and Jamie Sale in their coverage. The Canadian couple, who just got married, were a crowd favorite in 2002 when they ended up tying for gold with the Russian pairs skaters.

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Jean Bryant

It is so irritating to have to listen to the announcers
when it would be nice to just watch the skaters and enjoy
the performance. Dick Buttons, Scott Hamilton and that
women announcer just seem to try to out talk each other.
Just Shut up!!!

February 17 2006 at 10:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jane McLaughlin

Hope this is the right place to post this. The music in the pairs figure skating drowned out the voices of Dick Button & Sandra Besic. I couldn't understand much of anything they said & turning up the volume made it even worse. I want to hear every word, specially what Dick Button has to say, there is no one that can do this better than he & I was delighted to see him, didn't expect to see him there. I hope it's a problem with sound mixing & can be fixed. I spoke with friends & thay agreed that something is wrong with the sound. Please fix it.

February 12 2006 at 4:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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