Olympics

Eurosport has acquired pay-television rights in France for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and public-service broadcaster France Télévisions.

Content on the Olympic Channel is now available in the Hindi language, and the media platform has added material aimed at Indian audiences

Veteran TV executive Molly Solomon will lead NBC’s Olympics coverage, starting with the 2020 Tokyo Games, after being promoted to executive president and producer of the network’s Olympics unit. T

Discovery, the US-based media group that owns pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport, has reported third-quarter revenues of $950m (€860m) at its international division, a 4-per-cent rise on the equivalent f…

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…

Thai telecoms operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) has secured broadcast rights to the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo in a deal struck with Thai agency Plan B Media

NBCUniversal and Twitter are partnering for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to show limited live event coverage, highlights, and a daily studio show on the @NBCOlympics handle during the Summer Games.

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired rights in the Indian subcontinent to the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympic Games and the 2020 Lausanne winter Youth Olympic Games

The Japan Consortium of broadcasters has deepened its relationship with the International Olympic Committee’s digital platform, Olympic Channel, as the country today (Tuesday) marked the two-year countdown t…

Dutch public-service broadcaster NOS moved quickly to sublicense rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games from Discovery Communications.

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.

Audiences for the Olympic Games will not fall across Europe following the new long-term deal with the Discovery Communications media group, the International Olympic Committee told TV Sports Markets this week.

Media rights clips from June 25 to July 8

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.

The International Olympic Committee’s recently-launched Olympic Channel has reached agreements with six international sports federations to collaborate on content for the service.

International media and entertainment company Discovery Communications has signed a sublicensing deal for Olympic Games rights with Belarus National State Broadcasting.

The newly launched Olympic Channel will show live coverage of 37 events across 10 different sports before the end of 2016, it has been confirmed.

Olympic Broadcasting Services chief executive Yiannis Exarchos has confirmed that the International Olympic Committee’s new Olympic Channel will feature sports that are not part of the Games’ programme of events.

Singaporean media company MediaCorp has struck a rights deal for the Rio 2016 Olympics just hours before the start of the Games tonight (Friday).

Brazilian media company Globo has partnered with social media platform Snapchat to enhance its coverage of the forthcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has launched a new experimental service ahead of the 2016 summer Olympic Games that will provide 360 degree video coverage of the action in Rio de Janeiro.

Chinese video sharing platform Youku, a subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has struck a sublicensing deal with state broadcaster CCTV for rights to the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Video-sharing platform YouTube has partnered with broadcasters in more than 60 countries to deliver official highlights of the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Chinese internet company Tencent has acquired rights for the upcoming Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games in a sublicensing deal with state broadcaster CCTV.

Khabar TV, part of Kazakh satellite television broadcaster Kazakh TV, has acquired rights to the forthcoming 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The NBC Olympics division of US media company NBCUniversal has partnered with social media platforms Facebook and Instagram ahead of the start of the 2016 summer Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that its new Olympic Channel will launch on August 21 following the closing ceremony of the 2016 summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has agreed a content partnership with social media platform Twitter ahead of its return as a rights partner of the Olympic Games.