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Monday, February 07, 2005

CTV-Rogers win broadcasting rights for Olympics

Sportsnet is reporting that the CTV-Rogers consortium has won the bid for Canadian broadcast rights to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and the 2012 summer games.

The reported size of the winning bid? Speculation has it slated somewhere between $125 million and $150 million US. Contrast that with NBC, who has already paid out $2.201 billion US for the US tv rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic games.

CBC is already taking quite the smack with no NHL hockey and they have been the Canadian broadcaster at every Olympic games since 1996, a streak that is now over. Rough times ahead for the CBC?


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