Olympics

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.

USA

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.

Singapore appears set to be without live coverage of the upcoming 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the city-state’s government claimed the broadcast rights for the multi-sport showpiece have become too expensive.