MADRID – The Olympic Channel, the over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, will present more than 205 hours of LIVE online coverage of 2018 Mediterranean Games. Taking place in Tarragona, Spain from 22 June to 1 July, LIVE streaming coverage will begin on 23 June and will be available worldwide outside of Spain at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps for Android and iOS.
During 10 days of competition, the XVIII Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018 will feature 3,622 athletes competing across 33 sport disciplines. This year’s event will present a record number of athlete entries from 26 different countries with the highest delegations coming from Italy (419), host country Spain (396), Turkey (365) and France (310).
Held in 16 municipalities in and around the territory of Tarragona, the 2018 Mediterranean Games are also expected to host more than 1,000 international judges, 1,000 journalists, 3,500 volunteers and 150,000 spectators.
The Mediterranean Games are a multisport competition usually held every four years that is organized within the Olympic movement, with the recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“We are thrilled to work with Tarragona 2018 to provide coverage of the Mediterranean Games to viewers around the world,” said Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s Olympic Channel. “Live streaming coverage on our global platform will enrich the viewer’s experience and provide additional exposure to these growing sports as well as introduce new sports to a youthful audience.”
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform, global media 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.
About the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform media 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.