Handball, Roller Sports and Boules Sport Join the Olympic Channel


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MADRID – On the heels of its one-year anniversary, the Olympic Channel today announced that it has reached cooperation agreements with the international governing bodies for handball, roller sports and skateboarding as well as boules sport to collaborate on content for the multi-platform global media destination.

The agreements with the International Handball Federation (IHF), Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) and World Confederation of Boules Sports (CMSB) bring the number of partners who have announced similar agreements with the Olympic Channel to 57.

“We are excited to welcome these three federations to the Olympic Channel,” said Mark Parkman, general manager of the Olympic Channel. “We look forward to working together in our collective efforts to help expand the reach of these sports through the creation and distribution of content to fans worldwide.”

In 2017, the Olympic Channel will present nearly 500 live transmissions across 190 events in coordination with its partners to audiences around the globe. Recent events include live streaming coverage for multi-sport events such as the The World Games 2017 and world championships in 3×3 basketball, archery, badminton, boxing, sport climbing and wrestling.

In addition to live event streaming, the Olympic Channel works with its federation partners to present event coverage, highlights, magazine shows, news coverage and original programming providing an additional platform to distribute content that are complementary to current broadcast and distribution arrangements.

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, and is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.

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The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 11 languages. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.

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