The Ticker: Hoda & Al, Rupert, Team USA

By Chris Ariens Comment

  • Al Roker will host his 17th Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day alongside Hoda Kotb, who will be hosting her first Tournament of Roses parade. NBC’s coverage begins at 11:30amET.¬† Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be the Grand Marshal.

  • News Corp. and 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch will be inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame. Murdoch, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jay Leno, David E. Kelly, Ray Dolby, and Brandon Stoddard¬†will be feted at an induction dinner in March.

  • NBCSN has announced it will be the home of Team USA during the Sochi Winter Games. The network will carry more than 230 hours of competition while MSNBC and CNBC will carry an additional 45 and 36 hours, respectively.