MADRID – Expanding its worldwide distribution further, the Olympic Channel today announced that it is now available on Amazon Fire TV. Olympic Channel content available on the new app includes a 24/7 live stream, documentaries, memorable moments and more than 400 episodes from original series in the Olympic Channel library.
Offering unparalleled access to Olympic sports and athletes all year round, the subscription-free Olympic Channel OTT service launched worldwide following the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Through comprehensive coverage, original programming, never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews, the Olympic Channel takes viewers outside the stadium, behind the scenes and inside the minds of athletes.
“The launch of the Olympic Channel on Amazon Fire TV demonstrates our commitment to expanding our distribution to wherever our viewers are watching content,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel. “Through distribution on connected TV devices and streaming media players, fans have even more options to discover, engage and be inspired by their favourite sports and athletes.”
The new Olympic Channel app for Amazon Fire TV launches in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and features a collection of programming to celebrate the event. “Rewind: PyeongChang 2018” features top moments from the Games including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, gold medal performances, documentaries and original series about the athletes who competed in last year’s Winter Games.
Additional Olympic Channel content available on Amazon Fire TV includes:
- Five Rings Films: The Olympic Channel’s signature sports documentary series is produced by Hollywood legend Frank Marshall and Mandalay Sports Media. Directed by some of the biggest names in film from around the world, the feature-length films include The Nagano Tapes, which tells the inspiring underdog story of the Czech Republic’s stunning gold medal win in men’s ice hockey in 1998; The People’s Fighter’s, which examines Cuba’s boxing culture highlighting the career of the legendary Teofilo Stevenson; and The Golden Generation which spotlights the Argentine Men’s National Team’s historic run to claim gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament.
- Original Series: From the heart-warming stories of athletes who overcame adversity in Against All Odds to the Webby award-winning Identify about the journeys of transgender athletes and the fitness-based Hitting the Wall which pits influencers against Olympians, the Olympic Channel provides an entertaining, inspiring and action-packed look at the everyday lives of athletes.
- 24/7 Live Streaming Channel: Those seeking a traditional TV experience can watch the 24/7 Olympic Channel TV live stream at any time. In the U.S., “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” will be available as the 24/7 live streaming channel and is accessible to authenticated pay TV subscribers. The round-the-clock streaming channel features original programming, Olympic Games event replays and other Olympic-related content.
About the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform 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. 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 at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.
- The Olympic Channel recently announced that it launched on connected TV devices with apps for Android TV and Apple TV in December 2018.
- Authentication is not required to access VOD content in all territories.