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Singapore’s Mediacorp lands rights to Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022

Singaporean media company Mediacorp has secured rights to the 2020 summer Olympic Games and 2022 winter Olympic Games, both of which will be held in Asia.

Mediacorp said it has become the first media company in Southeast Asia to secure broadcast rights to Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022, following a sublicensing deal with the Dentsu agency.

Dentsu holds the rights to the two events in 22 Asian territories through an agreement struck with the International Olympic Committee in July 2015.

Mediacorp will deliver multi-platform coverage live, delayed and via catch up, on television, digitally, over radio, on outdoor displays and on social media.

It has also secured the broadcast rights to the next two Youth Olympic Games – the 2020 winter edition in Lausanne, Switzerland and the 2022 summer Games in Dakar, Senegal.

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks recently acquired rights in the Indian subcontinent to Tokyo 2020 and Lausanne 2020.