Judge: Golden Globes broadcast deal with NBC valid

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The disputed deal is worth $150 million, but the association contends the broadcast rights are worth much more now. The show, while not a reliable predictor of Oscar night glory, attracts the top stars from both television and film and attracts millions of viewers each year. The booze-filled gala is more unpredictable and less staid than other major reality shows, which has only been amplified by host Ricky Gervais in recent years.

Matz noted that the agreement between the HFPA and dcp _ and his ruling _ tie the two groups together as long as the show remains on NBC. If the network drops the show, the production company’s rights to work on the gala would also end.


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