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Winter Olympics: Russian Figure Skater at Center of Doping Controversy Fails to Medal

A Russian woman was standing atop the figure skating podium at the Beijing Games on Thursday night. It just wasn’t the one anyone expected. Even the fact that there was a podium was a surprise. Anna Shcherbakova, the overlooked world champion, delivered a clean performance in her free skate at historic Capital Indoor Stadium to […]

Beijing 2022: Discovery Streaming Audiences Surpass 2018 Winter Games

The opening week of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics has brought Discovery streaming audiences in Europe that have surpassed its performance for the 2018 Winter Games, the company said on Monday. In an update, the company said its Olympics coverage has “driven massive increases in engagement on Discovery+ and Eurosport digital services, as well as […]

TV Ratings: Winter Olympics Open With Smaller Audiences, But …

The first few days of primetime Winter Olympics telecasts have drawn in audiences of about the size one might expect — at least in comparison to last summer’s games. Going back to the last Winter Games in 2018 reveals a much larger dropoff in viewing. NBCUniversal is broadcasting two Olympic games to U.S. audiences in […]

NBC’s Mike Tirico Returning From Beijing Olympics Earlier Than Planned

NBC primetime Olympics host Mike Tirico will have a shorter stay in Beijing than originally planned. Tirico’s final show from Beijing will be Monday night. He will fly from China to NBC Sports headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to host Wednesday’s and Thursday’s shows before heading to Los Angeles on Friday to anchor Olympic and Super […]

Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony Takes Place Amid Lockdowns and Boycotts

China, which used its first Olympics to amplify its international aspirations, invited the world back Friday — sort of — for the pandemic era’s second Games, this time as an emboldened and more powerful nation whose government’s authoritarian turn provoked some countries’ leaders into staying home. Chinese President Xi Jinping declared the Games open during […]

Beijing Winter Olympics: Discovery Europe Won’t “Shy Away” From Human Rights Issues

Discovery won’t shy away from human rights issues in China, a company executive said on Monday in unveiling its TV and digital coverage plans for the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month. Andrew Georgiou, president of sports, called this a “massively important issue,” adding: “It is not a topic that we are going to shy […]

Beijing Winter Olympics to Have No International Fans, Require 21-Day Quarantine for Unvaccinated Athletes

The 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing will be a decidedly Chinese-only event after the International Olympic Committee confirmed that there will be no international sales for tickets due to the COVID-19 pandemic and China’s extremely strict border restrictions. The IOC also confirmed that athletes attending the Games, which begin Feb. 4, that are […]

Oscars: Planning for 2022 Ceremony Gets Underway as Candidates Are Sought for Board Elections (Exclusive)

The 93rd Oscars wasn’t even three weeks ago, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is already looking ahead to the 94th. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that during a meeting Wednesday night, the Academy’s Awards and Events Committee began discussing the window of eligibility for that ceremony — something that distributors want […]

Comcast CEO Touts Benefits of Sky Acquisition

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts on Wednesday touted the benefits of his $39 billion takeover of European pay TV giant Sky, and talked about a possible expansion beyond western Europe.

Midterm Elections and Digital Growth Have Advertising Surging

Midterm elections had a massively positive effect on media in 2018, helping advertising in the U.S. grow 7.5 percent to an all-time high $208 billion.

Aly Raisman on Response to Larry Nassar Testimony: “I Didn’t Realize How Many People Can Relate”

Athletes like Aly Raisman, Gus Kenworthy, Mo Bamba, Stefon Diggs and the gold medal-winning U.S. Women's hockey team all traded their jerseys for formal wear as they celebrated heroes at the ESPYs pre-party Tuesday night at the City Market Social House in downtown Los Angeles.

Cannes Lions: Olympics Star Adam Rippon on Making “Weird” Work

At the Cannes Lions, Olympics star Adam Rippon talks about making "weird" work for him. “When I went to the Olympics people were like, who is this white trash?” Rippon told NBC anchor Natalie Morales. “But now through my social media, they feel as if [they] know me and they go on my journey with me.”