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Korean ecommerce group Coupang is reported to be close to acquiring streaming rights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a sublicensing deal with the ‘Korea Pool’ of terrestrial broadcasters.

The Hong Kong government told SportBusiness Media this week that its acquisition of Tokyo 2020 rights was a one-off prompted by the extreme financial pressures placed on broadcasters by the pandemic.

Chinese digital media operators Tencent and Kuaishou have sublicensed on-demand and short-form video rights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics from state broadcaster CCTV

Dutch public-service broadcaster NOS will continue as the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of the Olympic Games in the Netherlands, having secured rights to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the…

The International Olympic Committee has this morning announced that it has partnered with five international sports federations, game publishers and DreamHack Sports Games to launch the first-ever, Olympic-licensed…

The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel broke even in 2020, according to Thomas Bach, who was today (Wednesday) re-elected as IOC president.

The International Olympic Committee has flagged up its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s efforts to tackle piracy, telling the United States Trade Representative office, that it is “extremely concerned” about…

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has dismissed "speculation" about cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics and said his organisation would in early February publish its plans to counter…

Australian free-to-air commercial broadcaster Seven will broadcast the Beijing Winter Olympics Games in 2022 after renegotiating its current deal with the International Olympic Committee following the…

CBC Gem, the OTT platform of Canadian public service broadcaster CBC, has signed a carriage with the International Olympic Committee to carry the body’s Olympic Channel TV.

Olympic athletes are working with Airbnb to provide online experiences for fans, including goal-setting advice sessions and home workouts

The International Olympic Committee will look to find an “equitable solution” with rights-holding broadcasters over payment schedules for rights to the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, according to Timo Lum…
USA

NBC Sports said it has sold $1.25bn in US ad sales for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, setting a new record for any broadcaster for the Games

Live events accounted for 71 per cent of all video views during the Olympic Channel’s coverage of the recent Winter Youth Olympic Games in the Swiss city of Lausanne, with viewers' average watch time i…
USA

US network tops 2016 Rio sales with nearly five months to go before Games set to start

The International Olympic Committee's Olympic Channel will provide exclusive global digital coverage of the five boxing qualification events for Tokyo 2020 taking place between February and May

The number of athletes competing at this year's Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne is 1,872, up 40 per cent on the previous edition in Lillehammer in 2016