Olympic Games

Brazilian media company Globo has been awarded rights for the Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee through to 2032.

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster ESPN has unveiled a multi-platform, TV everywhere plan ahead of its coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in the Latin America region.

Media and entertainment company Discovery Communications, the parent company of international sports broadcaster Eurosport, has announced a number of new appointments to support the exploitation of rights for the Olympic Games.

Many of Europe’s public-service broadcasters are likely to provide a similar amount of linear coverage of the Olympic Games from 2018 compared to previous editions, despite having lost out on the rights to Discovery Communications.

Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC paid a small increase to extend its deal with the International Olympic Committee to cover the 2022 and 2024 Games.

Canadian public-service broadcaster the CBC has acquired rights for the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games in partnership with telecommunications companies Rogers Communications and Bell Media.

Eurosport chief executive Peter Hutton has said sublicensing fees will cover 70 per cent of the cost of the pan-European sports broadcaster’s acquisition of rights to the Olympic Games.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV will bid to acquire rights for the Olympic Games in 2022 and 2024 in a sublicensing deal with international media and entertainment company Discovery Communications.

Media rights clips from August 27 to September 9

Greg Stremlaw has been named as the new head of the CBC Sports division of Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC.

The Saran Media agency has acquired rights in Turkey for the 2016 summer Olympic Games.

Interview with Timo Lumme, the International Olympic Committee’s director of television and marketing, on Olympics rights deals signed in Asia, Mena and sub-Saharan Africa.

The International Olympic Committee has extended its Asian broadcast rights partnership with the Dentsu agency to take in the four editions of the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024.

BeIN Media Group has acquired exclusive rights in the Middle East and North Africa region for the four editions of the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024.

Media rights clips from July 9 to 22

German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in the DOSB New Media arm of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB).

US media and entertainment company Discovery Communications has said it will take full ownership of pan-regional sports broadcaster Eurosport through a €491m ($541m) deal with French commercial broadcaster TF1 Group.