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France Télévisions extends Olympics rights with Discovery deal

French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has agreed a deal with US media company Discovery for exclusive free-to-air rights to the Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympics.

The announcement did not specify what content France Télévisions would broadcast. Discovery-owned sports channel Eurosport serves as the home of the Olympics in Europe and will provide coverage of all action from the Games.

Discovery signed a partnership with the International Olympic Committee in June 2015 for exclusive media rights to the Games in 50 European countries and territories, from 2018 to 2024. Rights in France only covered the 2022 and 2024 Games, as the rights for the 2018 and 2020 Olympics had already been secured by France Télévisions.

Discovery, Eurosport and France Télévisions have also committed to working with the Paris 2024 organising committee to support the delivery and promotion of the Games.