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Sports announcer Al Michaels during an event in 2015
Jun 27, 2024
NBC brings AI version of legendary broadcaster to Olympic coverage
Narration by Al Michaels generated using artificial intelligence will voice the recaps that will be personalized to individual viewers of NBC's Peacock streaming service.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2021
U.S. ratings for Tokyo Olympics plunge to half of 2012 Games
Comparisons with previous Olympic Games are imperfect given the different times zones, the pandemic and fewer streaming options in the past.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2021
Olympics ratings slump forces NBC to haggle with advertisers
With the coverage now at its halfway point, average nightly viewership through Tuesday was down 42% from the 2016 Summer Games across all of NBC's outlets.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2021
China blasts NBC for using ‘incomplete’ map on Olympic broadcast
The condemnation came a day after an announcer for public broadcaster NHK raised eyebrows by referring to the Taiwanese team as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei.'
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2018
Lindsey Vonn plans to retire after upcoming season
Lindsey Vonn, who is four wins shy of the all-time mark for World Cup race wins, will retire from competition at the end of the 2018-19 season, NBC Sports reported on Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2018
Trump calls Sinclair 'superior' as merger looms, anchors forced to read scripted 'false news' bashing of CNN, NBC
President Donald Trump lauded Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. as "far superior" to CNN or NBC Monday after the broadcaster that's seeking federal approval to buy Tribune Media Co. drew criticism for having its on-air personalities read scripted statements about "false news" by other media outlets.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2018
Organizers and IOC made many mistakes in planning and staging of Pyeongchang Games
Parting thoughts and parting shots from Pyeongchang:
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2018
NBC boots Ramo over insensitive comment on Japanese-Korean ties at Pyeongchang Games
NBC commentator Joshua Cooper Ramo, who offended residents during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony, has been taken off the air.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2017
Broadcaster stocks slip as Trump threatens networks' licenses over critical coverage
President Donald Trump suggested challenging licenses for NBC and other broadcast news networks on Wednesday, a salvo that followed reports his own secretary of state had called him a "moron" after a discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 5, 2017
Putin blasts 'nonsense' claims Russia has dirt on Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly denied he had any compromising material about U.S. President Donald Trump in a sometimes combative televised interview broadcast Sunday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 1, 2015
Bear Grylls TV to test Obama's Alaska wilderness skills
President Barack Obama will test his wilderness survival skills with an appearance on the television show "Running Wild" in an Alaska adventure that will air later this year, the network NBC said on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 27, 2015
Trump says he leads 'movement' as he edges Bush to lead Republican field in CNN poll
Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging out rival Jeb Bush and gaining support from Republicans in the last month despite a series of controversial statements.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 26, 2015
Univision pulls plug on Miss USA pageant after candidate Trump's Mexico slur
Univision, the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, said on Thursday it would not air the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Donald Trump, because of what it called insulting remarks made by Trump about Mexican immigrants.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 12, 2015
NBC News reports female prison worker, in love, agreed to drive escapee getaway car but got cold feet
A female prison worker being questioned by police, who are hunting two escapees from an upstate New York prison, thought she had a romantic relationship with one of them and had planned to drive the getaway car, NBC News reported on Thursday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 5, 2013
Leno to leave 'Tonight Show' in spring 2014
For the second time in about four years, Jay Leno is stepping down from NBC's iconic late-night franchise "The Tonight Show." This time, he'll exit in spring 2014 to make way for "Late Night" star Jimmy Fallon.


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