Could Yahoo broadcast the 2014 Olympics?

The Globe and Mail | All Things Digital

It's the Winter Olympics, and we're talking about Canadian rights here, but the Globe and Mail reports that the Internet company is considering a bid to broadcast the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, above the 49th parallel after the International Olympic Committee reportedly rejected two bids from more orthodox Canadian broadcast partners.

The CBC, in partnership with telecom BCE, has been guarded in its offer due to uncertainty about whether NHL players will participate in the games, the paper reports: "That’s key to any deal, especially because the nine-hour time difference between Russia and Central Canada is likely to decrease the number of sports fans watching the 2014 Sochi Games."

Also in Yahoo news: Kara Swisher reports the company is considering layoffs "likely to number in the thousands," which among other things would probably free up some cash to broadcast curling on the Internet.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


Related News

Email IconGroup 3Facebook IconLinkedIn IconsearchGroupTwitter IconGroup 2YouTube Icon