Olympic Channel Welcomes Six Sport Governing Bodies


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MADRIDThe Olympic Channel today announced that it has reached agreements with the international governing bodies for armwrestling, chess, dragon boat, icestocksport, lifesaving and sepaktakraw to collaborate on content. The six new cooperation agreements bring the number of the global platform’s federation partners to 91.

The new agreements include partnerships with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognised federations of International Chess Federation (FIDE), International Federation Icestocksport (IFI) and International Life Saving Federation (ILS). In addition, the Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) federations of International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF), International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF) and World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) join other International Sports Federations and multi-sport organisations worldwide who have previously announced similar agreements with the Olympic Channel.

“The Olympic Channel provides a platform for the promotion of all sports and athletes within the Olympic Movement,” said Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel. “We look forward to working together to help expand the reach of these sports and athletes to fans and new audiences around the world.”

Olympic Channel federation partners include international sports federations (IFs), recognised federations and organisations, multi-sport organisers and non-recognised federations.

In addition to collaborating on live events, the Olympic Channel actively 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 an 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. 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, and is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.

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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.

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