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Peacock Announces Daily Studio Show Lineup For Beijing Winter Olympics

The Olympic Show, Olympic Ice, and Winter Gold will provide in-depth coverage and highlights each morning.

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With the Beijing Winter Olympics opening on Friday (Feb. 4), Peacock has announced its lineup of talent for its daily studio shows on NBC’s streaming service. The Olympic Show, Olympic Ice, Winter Gold, and Top Highlights will be the four daily Peacock shows following the action from Beijing.

Matt Iseman and Olympic gold medal skier Jonny Moseley will host The Olympic Show and Olympic Ice. According to Peacock, The Olympic Show will cover the big, must-see moments of the day with athlete interviews and previews of upcoming events.

Olympic Ice will focus on figure skating, one of the Winter Olympics’ most popular events, with comprehensive analysis, highlights from competition, interviews with Team USA skaters, reports from practices, and breakdowns of scoring.

Three former Olympic skaters will provide analysis for Olympic Ice. Ashley Wagner won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and is a three-time U.S. National Champion. Brian Boitano was a gold medalist at the 1988 Alberta Games and Emmy Award winner who has starred on TV shows for Food Network and HGTV. And Scott Hamilton is a longtime figure skating analyst (for CBS and NBC), who won a gold medal at the 1984 Sarajevo Games. Both Boitano and Hamilton are members of the U.S. Olympic and World Figure Skating Halls of Fame.

The third studio show on the Peacock Winter Olympics schedule is Winter Gold, hosted by Adnan Virk. The program will take an in-depth look at the standout performances of the day, allowing fans to keep up with the top action from each day of competition. Virk is best known from his work at ESPN, in addition to DAZN, MLB Network, and NHL Network. He’s also a contributor for Meadowlark Media.

The Olympic Show will stream live from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET, with Olympic Ice following from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. When figure skating is not in competition, The Olympic Show will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. Winter Gold will stream live from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. And Top Highlights will feature notable moments from the day’s Olympics action from 8 p.m. ET until 8 a.m. the following morning.

These shows will also re-stream throughout the day between Peacock’s live coverage and full event replays from the Beijing Olympics.

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FOX Sued for Patent Infringement Over NFL Scheduling

“Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.”

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An analytics company is suing FOX over claims that the network developed a mapping tool using their patented technology to create a season slate of NFL games.

Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.

The lawsuit claims FOX used access to Recentive’s predictive analytics tools to develop a resource of their own that would create optimal schedules for its 1 and 4 p.m. NFLwindows.

The company is seeking a declaration that FOX infringed on two of its patents. Recentive is also suing for damages and wants an injunction keeping FOX from using Recentive tech and preventing the network from “selling, offering for sale, marketing or using any internal network and mapping analytics tool for the scheduling and regionalization of events covered by the patents.”

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FOX Will Use Chris Fallica On Belmont Stakes Coverage

“While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.”

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The Bear will be more than just a college football presence when he moves to FOX. Chris Fallica wrapped his final duties for ESPN last week and is now headed to a new network and will tackle some new responsibilities.

Fallica’s new role at FOX will involve plenty of sports gambling content. Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that content will include horse racing.

“One Fox Sports source said look for him to appear on the Belmont Stakes coverage,” Deitsch wrote in his weekly media column.

Starting in 2023, horse racing’s Triple Crown will not be seen all in one place. While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.

How the network intends to use Chris Fallica on the broadcast is not clear. Given that he is coming to the network to contribute to gambling conversations, it is likely he would either be making picks or at least reviewing odds right up to the start of the race.

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NBCUniversal CEO Expects Disney To Buy Company’s Hulu Stake

“Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal.”

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The Walt Disney Company owns 67% of Hulu. The other 33% is owned by NBCUniversal. The latter company doesn’t expect that to be the case forever.

“It’s worth a lot of money,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said at an investor conference earlier this week, “and I think there’s no indication that anything else is going to happen than Disney writing us a big check.”

Hulu is primarily a platform for movies and television shows. It is a major part of Disney’s deal with the NHL though. The streaming giant is part of the package of 103 games that are exclusive to ESPN and ABC. Hulu is also a live TV provider for many. The company’s Hulu Plus Live TV package had over 4 million subscribers as of the summer of 2022.

Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal. He credits sports and content migrated from Hulu as the reason Peacock has grown to 18 million paid subscriptions since September.

Deadline reports that if Disney does want to acquire NBCUniversal’s stake in Hulu, “the price could fluctuate but will be in the tens of billions of dollars.”

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