Olympics

The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel has launched its first virtual reality (VR) digital series ahead of the 2018 winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has signed an advertising and content partnership with Snap Inc, the parent company of social media platform Snapchat, in a move designed to engage younger audiences in next year’s winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Qatari broadcaster beIN Media Group has agreed a programming partnership with the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel platform.

The International Olympic Committee has agreed rights deals with a number of broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa for the Olympic Games schedule covering the 2018 and 2022 winter Games and the 2020 and 2024 summer Games.

Telecommunications group Telecom Italia (TIM) has agreed a first-of-its-kind partnership with media and entertainment company Discovery Communications that will grant it access to content from the Olympic Games.

ITN Productions has been appointed as the host broadcaster for the International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Relays 2017 event.

The International Olympic Committee has announced that its Olympic Channel digital platform is now available in six additional languages.

The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel has agreed to broadcast live coverage of the 2017 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).

The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel has entered into a partnership with US filmmaker Frank Marshall and sports content and media company Mandalay Sports Media that will result in the creation of a signature documentary series.

Olympic Broadcasting Services, the host broadcast organisation for all Olympic Games, has said equipment seized from it by Brazilian authorities has been returned.