Yahoo, NBC Sign Digital Deal for 2014 Winter Olympics

by Christopher Freeburn | December 17, 2013 10:33 am

Yahoo, NBC Sign Digital Deal for 2014 Winter Olympics

olympicrings 300x138 Yahoo, NBC Sign Digital Deal for 2014 Winter Olympics [1]The 2014 Winter Olympics will see extended TV and online coverage[2] thanks to a partnership between Comcast’s (CMCSA[3]) NBCUniversal and Yahoo (YHOO[4]).

The two companies will collaborate on videos presenting information and analysis of the 2014 Winter Olympics games. Those videos will be shown on both NBC’s website dedicated to 2014 Winter Olympics games coverage and Yahoo, CNET notes.

Yahoo and NBC began partnering on sports coverage in December 2012[5], as part of an effort by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to boost the Internet pioneer’s visibility as a media platform.

NBC will also incorporate Yahoo’s online media platforms — Flickr, Tumblr and Yahoo Search — into 2014 Winter Olympics TV coverage.

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia. The venue has drawn some criticism due to Russia’s restrictive laws against gays.

Shares of Comcast slipped modestly in Tuesday morning trading, while Yahoo was flat.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/olympicrings.jpg
  2. will see extended TV and online coverage: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57615805-93/yahoo-nbc-extend-digital-pact-to-2014-winter-olympics/
  3. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  4. YHOO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=YHOO
  5. began partnering on sports coverage in December 2012: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/nbc-and-yahoo-team-up-in-sports-deal/

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