International Olympic Committee Unhappy About New U.S. Olympic Cable Channel

Jul 10, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The International Olympic Committee criticized the U.S. Olympic Committee’s plan to launch an Olympics cable channel with Comcast, saying it could have a negative impact on other Olympic broadcasters and sponsors, the Wall Street Journal says.

The IOC, which is worried about the impact on Olympics rights-holder NBC, accused its U.S. counterparts of making the channel plans public on Wednesday before all the issues were thought through.

Meanwhile NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said that in April he broke off talks about combining the new channel with the new Universal Sports, which is owned by NBC and InterMedia Partners, the New York Times says.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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