Date: 22nd September 2000

NBC Cracks Down On CBC

NBC has forced the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. to stop airing audio clips of Olympics events on its Web site, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Friday).

"NBC threatened to go to the IOC and have our access revoked," Andrew Lundy, senior producer for CBC Sports Online in Toronto, told the newspaper. An NBC spokeswoman in Sydney confirmed the network's crackdown. "We paid $705 million for the exclusive broadcast rights," she told the WSJ. "With the CBC or with any site, there's no assurance that one violation won't turn into ten the next day."

Source: Studio Briefing