Rights issues chill ESPN's Olympics coverage
Two major events, the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics, dominated the airwaves and sports news in February. The Super Bowl was an extension of ESPN's extensive coverage of the National Football League season, and -- with its ABC partner broadcasting the game -- the week-long event played to ESPN's strengths and synergy.
Coverage of the Olympics, meanwhile, was another story. With NBC holding the rights, ESPN had to cover the games with limitations, including how much footage it could use on ...
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