The acquisition last week by Hong Kong broadcaster TVB of the rights to the 2016 Olympic Games underlines the determination of the broadcaster to protect its dominant position in free-to-air television while making inroads into the pay-television market.
The International Olympic Committee has robustly defended last week’s long-term deal with US media group NBCUniversal on the three key areas in which it has come under scrutiny.
Interview with Timo Lumme, the IOC’s managing director of television and marketing, about its new deal with NBCUniversal.
Glasgow Commonwealth Games on track to hit commercial revenue targets
If there is a common thread running through our stories this issue it is change. It is a process that all sports go through, usually to secure increased media exposure and revenue, and occasionally due to power struggles about how that revenue is divided.
Media rights clips from February 27 to March 12
América Móvil enjoys Olympic benefits but the big prize will come in 2016
Fox and ESPN explain why having the Olympic Games non-exclusively makes sense in Latin America
Why media rights fees for Sochi have fallen from the Vancouver Games
Sky-Rai Olympic deal pleases IOC and Coni, but not ski federation