NBC in February announced a development deal with Scott Zakarin and Troy Bolotnick, creators of "The Spot" (http://www.thespot.com). But now the agreement, which would have created several "Spot"-like Web sites for NBC, has apparently fallen apart. An NBC spokesman would only say that the deal is off. What happened? Advertising Age sister magazine Electronic Media speculates the deal's demise came when NBC's Jamie McDermott, who helped negotiate the pact, left the peacock network.
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