Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Super Bowl ads - at $5 million each - are almost sold out

Super Bowl ads - at $5 million each - are almost sold out

"If there are players who choose to kneel, they will be shown live", said NBC Sports executive producer Fred Gaudelli at an event on Tuesday.

Although the game does not air until February, the co-hosts of Outnumbered took aim at NBC Sports on Thursday, which said that it would not black out players who chose to kneel during the national anthem.

But for the first time, NBC said it was selling separate packages of digital advertising both for the Super Bowl and for the Olympics.

" is a live event, just like 'Sunday Night Football.' It was a pretty big story in our country this fall".

One thing is for sure: if aired, the national anthem protests won't be seen by all Americans.

"Putting a spotlight on anthem protestors during will presumably irk President Trump, but NBC has plenty of experience agitating the president", predicts Fox News media analyst Brian Flood.

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Lovinger said that advertiser demand has also been strong for NBC's telecasts of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25.

When asked about empty stadiums and diminished television viewership, Gaudelli and sportscaster Al Michaels cited other reasons.

The Super Bowl includes the added attraction of big-budget and often star-studded commercials that people tune in to watch. If your team isn't having the season you'd hoped they have, if the weather is bad...

"It's certainly possible", Super Bowl executive producer Fred Gaudelli said about the likelihood of protests.

"If they don't fix this problem, I can nearly guarantee you in four or five years that the National Football League is going to be the field hockey or modern sports", Bongino insisted. According to their website, the association "represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada".

Canadian schoolgirl attacked over hijab
Toronto police say they are searching for a man who allegedly cut parts of a girl's hijab while she was walking to school. Sidhu called the girl's actions "brave and smart". "But legislative changes are very important".

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