The departure of NBC Sports & Olympics President Dick Ebersol has raised questions about whether NBC will continue its push to get rights to the Olympic Games, and the initial answer comes from the International Olympic Committee, Deadline.com reports.
According to IOC President Jacques Rogge, the executive shakeout won’t change NBC’s plans to bid for the next round of U.S. Olympic broadcast rights, the story says.
Rogge said Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke assured him that they plan to continue with the bid. Competing bids are expected to come from ABC/ESPN and Fox.
Ebersol has overseen previous bids on NBC’s behalf, which has broadcast every Summer Olympics since 1998 and every Winter Games since 2002, the piece notes.