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…

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

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.

USA

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.