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I hope Durban Sandshark doesn't mind me starting this off for Rio now - I'm sure he would have got round to it sooner or later. But just came across the first item I've noticed looking towards the 2016 broadcast coverage:

BBC set to share Olympic Games TV coverage

THE BBC’s reign as sole Olympics broadcaster looks set to end amid huge cost-cutting.

It is considering sharing coverage with either ITV or Channel 4 for the 2016 Rio Games in Brazil.

Bosses are struggling to find the £100million fee and a BBC source said: “The fee is huge and it won’t all be prime time due to the time difference.

“Some of the execs here want to keep it to ourselves but can we really afford it? It could be the time to strike a deal with other broadcasters.

“There are more important sporting events to keep on the BBC – like Wimbledon, the Grand National and the World Cup final.”

It recently had to team up with Sky to continue showing Formula One and has lost many major football events, including the FA Cup final.

A source at ITV, which last shared Olympics coverage with the Beeb in 1988, said: “If any big sports rights are up for grabs, we are interested. We’d welcome talks with the BBC about joining together.”

Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt has said she wants more sport on her channel.

But a BBC spokes-man refused to comment yesterday, saying: “We never discuss rights or negotiations.”

Meanwhile, the Beeb says it will launch a temporary Olympics digital radio station for London 2012.

The announcement that fans will be kept bang up to date came as Google revealed diving sensation Tom Daley is the most searched for British athlete on the internet in the past year ahead of the Games.

Tom, 17, was even ahead of sought-after tickets. Swimmer Rebecca Adlington, triathlon stars the Brownlee brothers and triple-jump champion Phillips Idowu completed the top five.

Swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, the first British athlete to qualify for 2012, was seventh.

3A SEARCH began yesterday for 10,000 volunteers to take part in next year’s opening and closing ceremonies as dancers, actors, percussionists and all-round performers.

Mirror

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Austria's ORF, ATV get 2014, '16 Olympic TV rights

GENEVA (AP) — Austrian state broadcaster ORF has bought the rights to air the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2016 Rio Games, and commercial broadcaster ATV will show the Sochi opening and closing ceremonies.

Marketing agency Sportfive says it completed the deals for undisclosed amounts.

ORF is a long-standing Olympic broadcaster, and ATV is getting its first slice of Olympic media rights.

Sportfive bought rights from the International Olympic Committee to license 2014 and '16 broadcast sales in 40 European countries.

http://www.necn.com/08/16/11/Austrias-ORF-ATV-get-2014-16-Olympic-TV-/landing.html?&apID=967cba6c531947568b103f742481ad63

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I hope Durban Sandshark doesn't mind me starting this off for Rio now - I'm sure he would have got round to it sooner or later. But just came across the first item I've noticed looking towards the 2016 broadcast coverage:

No, I don't mind at all that you two actually are starting this thread instead of me for Rio! :) I usually wait no more than two years prior to the Games' start before I do something like this. But the news regarding the BBC and ATV regarding their Rio Olympic coverage is interesting indeed. In ATV's case, it's the result of the selling of the Olympic TV rights from a marketing firm Sportfive. I do find it interesting ATV is doing both ceremonies as opposed to ORF. Will it go commercial-free in them instead of injecting breaks during the Parade of Nations? Could they go wall-to-wall and extensive on Summer Olympic TV coverage more so than ORF did?

With all of the massive debts Britain is taking these days in this bad economy, perhaps it would be time for the BBC should do some sharing with likely Channel 4 since, after the London Paralympics, it will have some recent sports broadcasting experience and can take care of some sports that the BBC won't give priority too and spread it even more son on Channel 4's family of channels like e4 and More4 like what NBC and CTV does with theirs (Basketball, volleyball, and handball aren't sports I envision the BBC get involverd with great regularly). Channel 4 does have a sports broadcasting history. That's been the trend in the more significant nations in recent Olympics.

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Bell Media partners with CBC for 2014, 2016 Olympic rights

Bell Media and CBC/Radio-Canada have agreed to form a partnership to bid for the exclusive Canadian media rights for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bell Media President Kevin Crull said Friday that the company looks forward to the chance to deliver the best Olympics coverage possible to Canadians.

"The Olympic Games are a premium property that requires a strong partnership in order to deliver the level of experience that Canadian viewers and advertising partners now expect," Crull said in a statement.

"With our combined resources and experience, this strategic alliance with CBC/Radio-Canada allows us to deliver the best possible Games experience to Canadians, and ensure the legacy of the Olympic movement in this country."

The new partnership between Bell Media and CBC/Radio-Canada will make their bid for the broadcast rights independently of Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, which comprises Bell Media (80 per cent) and Rogers Media Inc. (20 per cent).

That consortium broadcast the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and is set to broadcast the London 2012 Olympic Games next summer.

The new partnership with CBC/SRC is expected to be a balanced arrangement, allowing both organizations to share the responsibility equally of bringing the Olympic Games to Canadians.

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http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110909/bellmedia-olympics-110909/20110909/?hub=MontrealHome

^The International Olympic Committee is expected to begin the bidding process for the Canadian media rights to future Olympic Games later this year.

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A federal court in Brazil has ordered an immediate halt to work on a new terminal at the main international airport in Sao Paulo.

The judge said the state airport authority ignored the proper bidding process when awarding the contract for the project at Guarulhos airport.

The terminal is meant to double the airport's capacity.

Brazil is trying to boost facilities in time for the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Correspondents say the latest ruling will worry the Brazilian government.

In her ruling, Judge Louise Vilela Filgueiras Borer said she was ordering a halt to the work because airport authority Infraero had awarded the contract to Delta Constructions without a bidding process.

She said the move represented a "dangerous precedent" for public works in Brazil, allowing regulations to be ignored in the name of urgency.

Infraero says the terminal will cost an estimated 1.2bn reais (£440m) and more than double the airport's annual passenger capacity to 52.7 million by 2014.

The airport authority said it would appeal against the decision and try to get work restarted, Brazilian media reported.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14892854

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Bell Media partners with CBC for 2014, 2016 Olympic rights

Bell Media and CBC/Radio-Canada have agreed to form a partnership to bid for the exclusive Canadian media rights for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bell Media President Kevin Crull said Friday that the company looks forward to the chance to deliver the best Olympics coverage possible to Canadians.

"The Olympic Games are a premium property that requires a strong partnership in order to deliver the level of experience that Canadian viewers and advertising partners now expect," Crull said in a statement.

"With our combined resources and experience, this strategic alliance with CBC/Radio-Canada allows us to deliver the best possible Games experience to Canadians, and ensure the legacy of the Olympic movement in this country."

The new partnership between Bell Media and CBC/Radio-Canada will make their bid for the broadcast rights independently of Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, which comprises Bell Media (80 per cent) and Rogers Media Inc. (20 per cent).

That consortium broadcast the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and is set to broadcast the London 2012 Olympic Games next summer.

The new partnership with CBC/SRC is expected to be a balanced arrangement, allowing both organizations to share the responsibility equally of bringing the Olympic Games to Canadians.

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http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110909/bellmedia-olympics-110909/20110909/?hub=MontrealHome

^The International Olympic Committee is expected to begin the bidding process for the Canadian media rights to future Olympic Games later this year.

Kinda makes me wonder if what this upcoming broadcasting partnership will be more balanced in terms of coverage than the CTV-Rogers ones for Vancouver and London. Also, will Bell and CBC/Rdaio Canada pledge to as multilingual with it--we know it definitely will use both at least English and French for Canadians and perhaps share the same hours of coverage in those two?

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No more SVT doing the Olympics for the Swedish market after so many years from the beginning of Swedish TV airing them. Modern Times Group takes over starting in Sochi

MTG secures Swedish rights to Olympics

16.25 Europe/London, June 17, 2011 By Chris Dziadul

Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights in Sweden for the XXll Olympic Games in 2014 and the Games of the XXX1 Olympiad in 2016.

The rights for the events – the former of which will be held in the Russian city of Sochi and the latter in Rio de Janeiro – include, but are not limited to, broadcast coverage on free TV, pay-TV, mobile and the internet.

A minimum of 100 hours of coverage of the Winter Games, and 200 hours from the Summer games, will be broadcast on the group’s Swedish free TV channels, with further coverage being offered on MTG’s other, complementary and thematic pay-TV, sports channels.

Coverage will also be offered via mobile phones and the internet by the streamed video service Viaplay.

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IOC awards broadcast rights in Japan for 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded the Japan Consortium the broadcast rights in Japan for the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Japan Consortium, which includes NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and the National Association of Commercial Broadcasters of Japan, has acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile.

IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “We are delighted to continue our long-term relationship with the Japan Consortium. Japan is an important Olympic nation with a long Olympic history, and the Japan Consortium has been responsible for providing great coverage of the Olympic Games. The Japan Consortium has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Olympic Movement.”

“The Japan Consortium has been an excellent broadcast partner for the Olympic Movement”, said IOC Executive Board member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations. “We look forward to continuing this relationship for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games and to making fantastic coverage of the Olympic Games available to sports fans in Japan.”

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IOC awards 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games broadcast rights in China

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an agreement with China Central Television (CCTV) to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014; the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016; the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, in 2014; and the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2016, in Lillehammer, Norway.

CCTV, the state broadcaster in China, has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile phone.

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Rio's broadcat timming during the games will be hard, the OC, will take place at 2:00 am. aprox. here in Germany.

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^^Is it the time already decided?

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A new ad for TV made by Brazilian Government to be broadcast all around the world during London 2012 and specially after the games.

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CBC wins rights to 2014, 2016 Olympic Games

CBC/Radio-Canada has won the Canadian media rights for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

"We thought it was very important for the national public broadcaster whose strategy is signature events," CBC president Hubert Lacroix said. "And there's nothing more significant, more signature and more of an event that brings Canadians together," CBC president Hubert Lacroix said.

Speaking in London, England with CBC's Heather Hiscox, Lacroix said he couldn't comment on the costs but said the deal is a "very financially and fiscally responsible bid because that was our major concern."

For almost 60 years, and on 19 different occasions, CBC had broadcast the Olympic Games, most recently during the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing.

"CBC/Radio-Canada has been an unwavering champion of amateur sport and our nation's best athletes," said Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee Wednesday. "They have unparalleled experience in broadcasting major multi-sport events, most notably the Olympic Games."

The deal comes more than a month after CBC and Bell Media announced they would no longer submit joint bids for the Canadian media rights for the games.

The two media organizations, which had formed a partnership last September, had submitted two joint bids for the package, but both were rejected by the International Olympic Committee.

Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, made up of a partnership between Bell Media and Rogers Communications, had the broadcast rights for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and currently have the rights for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...ics-rights.html

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Rio's broadcat timming during the games will be hard, the OC, will take place at 2:00 am. aprox. here in Germany.

Rio I think is only three hours behind the UK, so four behind Germany - but crucially two ahead of the US East Coast. The Rio ceremony will almost certainly be scheduled to suit NBC so they can air it around 8pm ET - maybe 7pm at a push - which would be a 9pm or 10pm start in Rio.

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In August the difference is 1 hour only between Rio and US East Coast

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SPORTFIVE signs with ANO Sports Broadcasting in Russia for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 (IOC)

03 September 2012

SPORTFIVE announced today that it has signed a deal with ANO Sports Broadcasting in relation to media rights in Russia for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and 2016 Olympic Games. Created in December 2009 by RTR, Channel One and NTV PLUS, ANO Sports Broadcasting comprises the largest Russian public and private national broadcasters.

The deal with ANO Sports Broadcasting incorporates all of the main broadcasting rights for both Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. The rights will be exploited over a number of platforms, including free-to-air television, internet, mobile and radio, amongst others.

With Russia as host country for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, ANO Sports Broadcasting intends to provide significant coverage of Sochi 2014. Live action and programming will be made accessible to viewers across the country, using multiple television channels and media platforms. The consortium’s free-to-air television channels, Channel One and Russia 1, will broadcast the key events, with further coverage offered on Russia 2 and Russia 24. There will be additional coverage on numerous pay television channels and services, as well as content transmitted via the internet, mobile and national radio.

Commenting on the agreement, Vasily Kiknadze, CEO of ANO Sports Broadcasting, said, “By signing this agreement we have taken on the responsibility of providing top quality coverage of the greatest global sports event, which will be eagerly awaited by millions of Russian fans and television audiences. Our team, which will work in close cooperation with RTR, Channel One and NTV PLUS, are prepared to rise to this exciting challenge.”

Sochi 2014 promises to be an exciting and top quality Olympic Winter Games. The dramatic transformation of Sochi and its surrounding region will guarantee athletes the highest level of new facilities, whilst Russia and the local population will benefit in the long-term from the enhanced infrastructure of Russia’s entire southern region, leaving behind a real legacy and positive momentum. Sochi has a population of 400,000 people and is located in Krasnodar, Russia’s third largest region.

Shaila-Ann Rao, CEO of SPORTFIVE International, said: “We are delighted to have concluded this deal for Russia with ANO Sports Broadcasting, representing the principal channels RTR, Channel One and NTV PLUS. We are certain that this will provide the best possible coverage to both the Winter and Summer Games across Russia and greatly contribute to the success and excitement of the Games in Sochi.”

The IOC’s decision to award sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE the media rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games in a total of 40 European territories marks a significant breakthrough in Olympic broadcast history - it is the first time that an agency has acquired the rights to the Olympic Games and is sublicensing them. SPORTFIVE has a dedicated team working on the project, located in its international head office in Geneva, close to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne.

http://www.sochi2014...dia/news/58147/

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Channel 4 plans bid for broadcasting rights for 2016 Rio Paralympics

The Channel 4 chief executive, David Abraham, is preparing a bid for the TV rights to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympics, but could be derailed by a BBC plan to snatch back the rights.

Abraham said he is hopeful of retaining Clare Balding – who was highly praised for her presenting work during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games – as anchor if Channel 4 can win the upcoming bid for the UK TV rights to the Rio event.

"Clare is the face of our racing, so you know she is going to be working for us [at that time]," he said. "Everything is in place but we are four years out, no one gets a contract for that long. I am very positive about re-assembling the team, there was a lot of good chemistry."

Channel 4's coverage of the London Paralympics attracted record viewing figures, with the International Paralympic Committee hailing the event as exceeding its "wildest dreams".

The success has spurred Channel 4 to bid for the UK TV rights to the Rio Paralympics.

"International TV rights are managed by the IPC and we obviously have a very good relationship with them," Abraham said. "We are talking to them about how we plan Rio, and how we go about doing that."

However, the BBC is thought to be planning to snatch back the TV rights to the Paralympics, which it lost when Channel 4 tabled a record bid in 2010.

"We are not getting distracted by that," said Abraham. "We are very confident we have great ideas and a great relationship [with the IPC]. We have great presenters, everything is in place."

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http://www.guardian....s?newsfeed=true

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Nine tight lipped over Rio Olympics bid

Nine has refused to discuss whether it will broadcast the 2016Rio Olympics following reports that it will not bid for rights. The move could also lower pressure on other broadcasters in the bid process.

The Australian reported that the free-to-air broadcaster will not be bidding for the 2016 Rio Olympics due to a $25 million loss during the London 2012 games.

It touted Seven West Media as the channel most likely to land the rights and, if successful, suggested the firm may seek to share the deal with SBS as it did during the 2008 Beijing games.

Nine would neither deny nor confirm the story. Group sales and marketing director Peter Wiltshire told AdNews there was "no comment at all".

However, Fusion Strategy managing director Steve Allen said he will "not be surprised at all" if the network decides not to bid.

Allen said: "Media organisations are under extraordinary pressure right now, here and elsewhere in the world. If a company's management is running assets on behalf of shareholders, it would have to be very careful on what it bid on."

If the firm had not made any money on the London Olympics, that decision was sensible. "[if] it didn't make money,

it won't bid again," he said.

Allen pointed out that if Nine decided not to bid, the move would "lessen a great deal of competitive tension" for other networks that did bid for the broadcast rights.

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I didn't realise Nine had made a loss on London.

Still, I wouldn't mind the games going back to Seven.

Edited by Sir Rols

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Interesting. I have not heard anything about Sky TV and Prime Hosting of the 2016 Olympic Games in New Zealand

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