Olympic Games

Australian free-to-air commercial broadcaster Seven will team up with telco Optus to develop a channel to provide 4K ultra-high-definition coverage of next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Olympic Channel has launched an official account on short-form video platform TikTok

Sky New Zealand has struck a sublicensing deal with public-service broadcaster TVNZ for free-to-air coverage of the 2020 summer Olympic Games, while the pay-television broadcaster has agreed multiple deals…

Jim Bell has announced he will leave his role as president of the NBC Olympics Production and Programming division of NBCUniversal less than a year before the US media company prepares to cover the 2020…

The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) has backed calls for the country’s government to fund public broadcaster TVE’s bid for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rights.

Rosa María Mateo, the sole provisional administrator of RTVE, has revealed that the Spanish public-service broadcaster is seeking guarantees from the government to ensure it can broadcast next summer’s Ol…

Canal Plus, the French pay-TV broadcaster, is expected to soon finalise the sale of its broadcast rights to the 2020 Olympic Games to Eurosport, the Discovery-owned broadcaster that already holds the rights…

The Discovery-owned international sports broadcaster Eurosport has agreed a content and advertising deal with social media platform Twitter that will allow the publishing of real-time highlights from …

Claro Sports, the broadcaster owned by Carlos Slim's Mexican telecoms giant América Móvil, is to offer free content from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on YouTube through its editorial tie-up with Spanish m…

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

Econet closes its African pay-TV platform and agrees repayment schedule with rights-holders Rights-holders affected by closure include the IOC, the NBA, Fifa and Uefa

David Svenson, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences in selected European markets for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Olympic Channel, the multi-platform media service operated by the International Olympic Committee, has furthered its reach by agreeing a carriage deal with digital media platform Amazon Fire TV

The Olympic Channel, the OTT media platform of the International Olympic Committee, has signed content partnerships with Latin American media group Claro Sports and the International Automobile Federation…

Hong Kong could be left without a rights-holder for the next two editions of the summer Olympic Games, amid huge increases in broadcasting fees for the events

Sports broadcaster Eurosport has further grown its collection of Olympic sports rights, agreeing a deal for United World Wrestling events

In what continues to represent a stand-off between the Olympic movement and the world of esports, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach (pictured) has reiterated his insistence that violent …

Argentine Olympic Committee president Gerardo Werthein has been elected as the new chairman of Olympic Broadcasting Services, the host broadcast organisation for all Olympic Games

Brazilian media company Globo has struck a content partnership with the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel.

Laurent-Eric Le Lay, director of sports for France Télévisions, has said the public-service broadcaster is open to sharing rights to the 2024 summer Olympic Games, which will be hosted in the French capital, Paris.

The International Olympic Committee has furthered its ties with the Japan Consortium of broadcasters ahead of the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo by agreeing a new partnership centred on the Olympic Channel digital platform.

Media company Discovery Communications has hailed the performance of its first Olympics as a major rights-holder, stating the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Games delivered on its commitment to engage more people, on more screens than ever before across Europe, leaving it in a strong position for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Social media platform Facebook has secured rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games in Latin America through a partnership with Marca Claro, the joint digital media venture between the Spanish media group and the subsidiary of Latin American telco América Móvil.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has linked up with social media platform Facebook in a move designed to enhance its digital coverage of the 2018 winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Portuguese public-service broadcaster RTP has acquired rights for the 2018 winter Olympic Games, which get underway today (Friday) in Pyeongchang.

BHRT and MRT, the public-service broadcasters in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia, respectively, have struck rights deals to show the 2018 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2020 summer Games in Tokyo.

The NBC Olympics division of US media company NBCUniversal has agreed partnerships with technology and media company Intersection and transportation network Uber to enhance its coverage of the 2018 winter Olympic Games, while parent company Comcast has said its model for Pyeongchang 2018 represents a potential game-changer for the television business.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired rights in Singapore to the 2018 winter Olympic Games, ensuring that the country’s debut at the event will be covered live.

The International Olympic Committee has revealed that its Olympic Channel will show coverage of the 2018 winter Olympic Games across India and the sub-continent.

Russian state-backed broadcaster Match TV has confirmed that it will provide full live coverage of the upcoming winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Hong Kong commercial broadcaster TVB has agreed a late rights deal for this year’s winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has moved to further enhance its coverage of the 2018 winter Olympic Games by stating it will provide more than 50 hours of live virtual reality action from Pyeongchang.

The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel digital platform has agreed a wide-ranging partnership with Snap Inc, the parent company of social media platform Snapchat.

Russian state-backed broadcasters Channel One and Match TV have confirmed they will show coverage from the 2018 winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Flemish-language public-service broadcaster VRT has acquired rights in Belgium for the Olympic Games in a sublicensing deal with media company Discovery Communications.

The IMG agency has acquired international in-flight and in-ship rights for the Pyeongchang Olympic winter Games next month and the Tokyo summer Games in 2020.