NBC to Host Olympics Through 2032

winter-olympics325NBC is staying in the Olympics business for years to come.

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NBCUniversal on Wednesday announced that it has extended its partnership with the International Olympic Committee through 2032, ensuring that NBC networks will retain the sole Olympics broadcasting rights for the next nine games.

“The extension of our partnership with the IOC is unprecedented in scope and is the longest US Olympic sports rights agreement in history,” CEO Steve Burke said in a statement. “Our many platforms, including broadcast, cable, digital and mobile, will now have this enormously popular and profitable programming as a centerpiece for almost two more decades.”

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22 Comments
  1. Angie says:

    What a shame. I think their coverage is horrible.

    • noodle says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Way back when, when ABC had the Olympics, the coverage was much better.

    • m says:

      agree, their sochi coverage was horrible. Too much ‘fluff’ and not enough event coverage. Glad there are alternate ways to watch the olympics

  2. Zack Quinti says:

    This is great news. I don’t have to worry about any of my favorite shows being interrupted.

  3. Mikaela says:

    Here’s hoping they do better about daytime coverage than they did for the Sochi games. How about actually showing events and not just talking heads? Or showing more than just US teams?

  4. Tran says:

    That makes me very happy. I don’t know if I’m going to survive until 2032.

  5. David P. Graf says:

    Considering the ratings, this decision by NBC is akin to purchasing a return trip ticket on the Titanic. No one is willing to admit it yet but the Olympics, particularly the Winter Olympics, are heading into the sunset just like the once famous Miss America pageant. They’re increasingly irrelevant and it’s becoming harder and harder for cities to afford them.

  6. Sarah says:

    Boo. NBC’s coverage of the Olympics keeps getting worse and worse.

  7. Ugh. Awful, awful decision.

  8. Ben says:

    And here I was thinking they were being hosted by Tokyo in 2020

  9. Nick says:

    SAD and a total and outright shame. A change needs to be made.

  10. WS says:

    The same IOC also awarded Russia the winter Olympics when they already had human rights issues. Corruption reigns.

  11. Allyson says:

    This is horrible!

  12. Tahoe Mike says:

    A sad day in sportsfan land.

  13. nickp91 says:

    Bob Costas will be like the Dick Clark of Olympic hosts

  14. Britta Unfiltered says:

    [Sigh]. But their coverage is the wooooorrrsssttt!!!!!!

  15. Well, I was done with the Olympics anyway.

    This is just more reason to stop watching! :P

  16. Paul says:

    That’s pretty optimistic of the IOC to believe that NBC will still be in business 18 years from now.

  17. Char Richo says:

    I am pretty happy I live in Canada and have other options. NBC’s coverage was awful!