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GoPro and the NHL Have Signed a Deal That Will Give Hockey Fans a Player’s POV Footage will appear in promos, online and be woven into telecasts

Ever wonder what’s it like to be Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks streaking in on a breakaway? Or New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocking a 100 mph shot?…

September 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

Jason Sudeikis Hilariously Returns as the World's Worst Soccer Coach for NBC Sports With help from Tim Howard

It was this time last year that we first met Ted Lasso, an American football coach (played by Jason Sudeikis) hired to manage London's Tottenham Hotspur Football Club—and manage it…

August 8, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

5 Funny Tweets at Brazil's Expense During World Cup Embarrassment Germany's rout draws plenty of humor

There's no crying in World Cup soccer, unless you want to end up a meme. Brazil fans lamented an epically bad first half—down 5-0 midway in the match—in its semifinal 7-1…

July 8, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

May 7, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

Nick Kroll Steals the Stanley Cup in Comedy Short for NBC's NHL Coverage Brooklyn Brothers switches sports

Nick Kroll really wants to play in the NHL—so badly, he'll steal the Stanley Cup and hold it hostage. At least, that's the premise of this long-form ad for NBC Sports'…

April 3, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

Josh Elliott Leaves Good Morning America ABC News correspondent Amy Robach upped to co-anchor

For the second time in the span of four months, ABC’s Good Morning America is weathering a defection in its ranks, as co-anchor Josh Elliott has left the show for…

March 30, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

The Walking Dead Takes Another Bite Out of the Olympics AMC zombie drama keeps scaring up huge ratings

AMC’s The Walking Dead once again took a ragged bite out of the Winter Olympics, topping the 9-10 p.m. EST segment of NBC’s Sunday night coverage by more than 20…

February 18, 2014, 4:49 PM EST

NBC Sports Streaming Capacity Will Be Tested by Sochi—and Soccer Games heat up at same time as Premier League

NBC Sports better be careful with its Web coverage of the Winter Olympics, or it might have an international incident on its hands. After all, the last thing that the network…

February 6, 2014, 5:12 PM EST

NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales

NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but if history is any guide, the network is all but certain to recoup the…

January 23, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

Broadcast Spend Drops 18 Percent to $4.18 Billion in Q3 Olympics, political comps put the squeeze on network TV

The sugar rush of last year’s Summer Olympics and political spend has given way to the inevitable crash, as third-quarter advertising expenditures were down significantly from Q3 2012. According to a…

December 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EST

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