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Rio and Sochi Olympic Games are about to drive up your cable TV bill

Rio and Sochi Olympic Games are about to drive up your cable TV bill
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

The groveling has started.

American media giants are genuflecting in front of International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge and his associates in Lausanne, Switzerland begging them to take their billions of dollars so they can win the television and multiple platform video rights to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the 2016 Rio Summer Games.

The media brigade trying to win Rogge and his colleagues hearts are going to raise cable rates if they land the Olympic rights. Someone will have to pay billions for the two week corporate bazaar that happens to feature some sports events.

The IOC wants four billion dollars for the rights which means cable and satellite subscribers will be paying more on their monthly bill because whoever wins the rights will pass the bill onto consumers — whether they watch the games or not on cable TV.

 

UPDATE: Legal woes mount for Lenny Dykstra

UPDATE: Legal woes mount for Lenny Dykstra

Former Phillies and Mets star Lenny Dykstra facing 25 criminal counts

BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If in 2013 the Philadelphia Phillies honor the 20th anniversary of the 1993 team that reached the W...

Philadelphia Eagles look like next stop for Plaxico Burress after prison

Philadelphia Eagles look like next stop for Plaxico Burress after prison

Former New York Giants receiver finishes 20-month sentence this week

BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Monday, former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress will walk out of Oneida Correctional Faci...

NCAA Baseball Tournament can be ‘June Madness’

NCAA Baseball Tournament can be ‘June Madness’

Seton Hall and Princeton taking part in undervalued event

BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

It is an underappreciated stepchild lost amongst professional sports of the spring,...

Bad owners like Time Warner ruin sports

Bad owners like Time Warner ruin sports
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

The sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to a Canadian group of investors who will take the National Hockey League team to Winnipeg, Mani...

Will the NBA become a 'fly over' league?

Will the NBA become a 'fly over' league?
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

The NBA Champion Final series is one of the National Basketball Association’s crown jewel events but behind the glitz and glamour ...

Indy 500 results: Danica Patrick misses the exciting finish

Indy 500 results: Danica Patrick misses the exciting finish
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A late crash kept the dream from coming true for 23-year old rookie J.R. Hildebrand at the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.

Hildebrand was in the lead by three...

N.J.'s Steve Rosner named leader of U.S. men's basketball team for Pan American Maccabi Games

N.J.'s Steve Rosner named leader of U.S. men's basketball team for Pan American Maccabi Games

16W Marketing co-founder to assist in and off the court in unique competition

BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

Steve Rosner and Frank Vuono have helped forge the careers of some...

Rutgers football earning reputation for academic success

Rutgers football earning reputation for academic success
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In the latest Academic Progress Report rankings released today by the NCAA, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team finished No. 2 in the nation. It was the fourth ye...

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