Media Rights Agreement includes 46 Territories Across the Americas, Caribbean and Asia Pacific
MADRID – The Olympic Channel, the over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, today announced a cooperation agreement with the European Olympic Committees (EOC) which includes media rights in 46 territories across the Americas, Caribbean and Asia Pacific to the upcoming 2019 European Games.
The European Games are a multisport competition among athletes of the European continent, which are held every four years under the direction of the European Olympic Committees.
As part of the agreement, the Olympic Channel will stream daily coverage from the 2nd edition of the European Games, which take place from 21 to 30 June in Minsk, Belarus. LIVE streaming coverage will be available subscription-free on olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and select connected TV devices. Rights include 11 territories in the Americas and Caribbean including Brazil and Canada and English-language rights in the United States and Puerto Rico, and 35 territories across Asia Pacific including Japan and the Republic of Korea*.
Minsk 2019 is the second European Games and will feature approximately 4,000 of the continent’s best athletes from 50 nations competing in 200 medal events across 15 sports over 11 days of competition. Eight of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with direct qualifying places on-the-line for archery, table tennis and shooting. In addition, the Games will serve as the European Championships for boxing and judo.
“Minsk 2019 is an important competition that highlights the Olympic Channel’s live event calendar on the road to Tokyo 2020 as the world’s best athletes prepare for next summer’s Olympic Games,” said Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s Olympic Channel. “We are thrilled to work with the European Olympic Committees to ensure global coverage of their premier event.”
Offering year-round coverage of Olympic sports and elite athletes in their quest for success, the Olympic Channel over-the-top (OTT) service is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.
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 Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku platform.
* Territories in the Americas and the Caribbean included in the agreement are Canada, United States (English language), Brazil, Belize, Suriname, Guyana, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico (English language), Haiti, Bahamas along with 35 territories in Asia Pacific including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Democratic Republic of Korea, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan.