Discovery acquired the exclusive rights, valued at €1.3 billion, across all platforms including free-to-air TV, subscription/pay TV, Internet and mobile phone in all languages across 50 countries and territories on the European continent. The deal marks the first time an individual company has been awarded all broadcast rights. Discovery will sub-license a portion of the rights in markets across Europe.
“Today is a historic day as we proudly add the Olympic rings to Discovery Communications’ portfolio of offerings,” says David Zaslav, chief executive officer and president, Discovery Communications. “The long-term programming commitment with President Bach and the IOC reaffirms Eurosport’s position as the leader in sports across Europe, and will
The agreement covers the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020, as well as the Olympic Games in 2022 and 2024, the host cities of which have yet to be elected.
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