Canoc picks up Rio 2016 Olympic rights in the Caribbean

Canoc Broadcasting Inc. (CBI), a company that has been formed by sports bodies in the Caribbean for handling media rights for major properties, has acquired media rights for the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The deal covers Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos.

The International Olympic Committee said that it had awarded CBI rights for all media platforms and languages in the relevant territories.

IOC member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: “CBI will now work to secure broadcast partners across the region to ensure the best coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio. The agreement includes assurances that there will be expansive free television coverage of the Games.”

CBI has been established by the Caribbean’s National Olympic Committees and Commonwealth Games Associations to acquire, monetise and manage the media rights for the Olympic Games and other sporting properties.