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You do know he also takes up the mantle left by the great Casey Kasem on the radio every week with America's Top 40, which is broadcast around the world not just in the US and Canada? If he's there for Rio, which we should hope he's not for NBC, wouldn't it be funny to see him get schooled up on MPB? A music genre that will no doubt get popular as we get closer to Rio here in North America. But I'm with you here, Ryan Seacrest does not really belong with the Olympics partly because sports aren't his strength.

Over to Italy, it was announced when SKY Italia and RAI will reteam for Sochi and Rio De Janiero that RAI 2 will handle the FTA realm of Rio "as the official Olympic network" with RAI Sports 1 and 2 covering large windows of the Rio Olympics with RAI 1 having the special events--gotta be both ceremonies in this case. All in total there will over 400 hours from RAI from Rio De Janiero. Much of this on HD. In exchange for allowing the free-to-air broadcast of the Olympics from SKY Italia, RAI will get highlights of the major events for numerous advertising spaces.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.davidemaggio.it/archives/78127/olimpiadi-in-chiaro-alla-rai-rio-2016-a-cielo-sochi-2014-e-le-paralimpiadi&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcielo%2Bsochi%2B2014%2Bolimpiadi%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D930

FOX Turkey gets ready for its second phase of HD with the help of BTS that will include Sochi and Rio

http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2013061928373/bts-wins-fox-turkey-hd-upgrade-contract.html

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You do know he also takes up the mantle left by the great Casey Kasem on the radio every week with America's Top 40, which is broadcast around the world not just in the US and Canada? If he's there for Rio, which we should hope he's not for NBC, wouldn't it be funny to see him get schooled up on MPB? A music genre that will no doubt get popular as we get closer to Rio here in North America. But I'm with you here, Ryan Seacrest does not really belong with the Olympics partly because sports aren't his strength.

Over to Italy, it was announced when SKY Italia and RAI will reteam for Sochi and Rio De Janiero that RAI 2 will handle the FTA realm of Rio "as the official Olympic network" with RAI Sports 1 and 2 covering large windows of the Rio Olympics with RAI 1 having the special events--gotta be both ceremonies in this case. All in total there will over 400 hours from RAI from Rio De Janiero. Much of this on HD. In exchange for allowing the free-to-air broadcast of the Olympics from SKY Italia, RAI will get highlights of the major events for numerous advertising spaces.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.davidemaggio.it/archives/78127/olimpiadi-in-chiaro-alla-rai-rio-2016-a-cielo-sochi-2014-e-le-paralimpiadi&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcielo%2Bsochi%2B2014%2Bolimpiadi%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D930

FOX Turkey gets ready for its second phase of HD with the help of BTS that will include Sochi and Rio

http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2013061928373/bts-wins-fox-turkey-hd-upgrade-contract.html

Any word on New Zealand hosting rights for 2014 and 2016? Sky tv lost approximately 10 million on the hosting of 2012 games

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I don't think the NZ Olympic media rights discussions with the IOC has even been conducted yet. Will be very soon though.

Ok thanks for that update. Although I thought 2014 rights would have been allocated as it is coming around quickly!

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The thing about the 10m loss for Sky in London, is that some people believed they were over ambitious in their television offerings. Yet, with their coverage of Glasgow, they certainly haven't scaled down - going with 6 channels.

Surely it's just a waiting game for Sky to be announced as the broadcaster for Sochi and Rio, I don't see TVNZ having the money or desire to go for those Games.

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The thing about the 10m loss for Sky in London, is that some people believed they were over ambitious in their television offerings. Yet, with their coverage of Glasgow, they certainly haven't scaled down - going with 6 channels.

Surely it's just a waiting game for Sky to be announced as the broadcaster for Sochi and Rio, I don't see TVNZ having the money or desire to go for those Games.

yes they have scaled back from London, but it is similar to what they offered in Delhi

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IOC awards broadcast rights for seven countries in South Asia

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the Olympic broadcast rights for seven countries in South Asia to STAR India for the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia; the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (2014) in Nanjing, China.

STAR India acquired the rights to all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile, in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. STAR India will work to ensure that the broadest possible audience has access to broadcasts of the Olympic Games.

IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “We welcome the opportunity to work with STAR India for the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games. We are confident they will do a great job providing the best possible broadcast coverage of the Games, on a variety of platforms, to the largest possible audience in the seven different countries.”

IOC Finance Commission Chairman Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: “Traditionally the IOC has negotiated broadcast rights on a pan-Asian basis; however, the media landscape is changing and we have adapted our approach recently by negotiating directly in certain markets. We are very pleased to have reached this agreement directly with STAR India.”

Nitin Kukreja, Head of Sport Business for STAR India, said: “The Olympic Games remain the pinnacle of sporting achievement where the world's best in various disciplines face off for the title of Olympic champion. Indian athletes have also performed admirably over the last few editions, which is evident in the medal-winning performances that we have come to admire. We value our partnership with the IOC and feel that this spectacular extravaganza can be taken to even greater heights in India on both television as well as on digital platforms.”

The IOC launched the process for the sale of the broadcast and exhibition rights for territories within 24 territories in Asia on 10 June.

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Dentsu wins another IOC Asia media rights territory contract to go along with the Central Asia nations for 2014-2016 just today. The Japanese ad agency nabs 17 nations stretching from Afghanistan--skipping South Asia--and all the way to The Philippines and Taiwan. Even Hong Kong is a part of this.

http://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-awards-broadcast-rights-in-17-asian-countries-for-sochi-2014-and-rio-2016/207486

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In case you haven't noticed from Viasat's in Sweden and TV2 Norge's Olympic websites, both entities will broadcast at least 5000 hours worth of coverage each for the Rio 2016 Olympics on their numerous channels.

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Viasat's soccer analyst Glenn Stromberg signs an extension enabling him to be there for the Rio De Janiero 2016 Olympic soccer competition

http://www.gp.se/sport/1.2041664-stromberg-forlanger-med-viasat

http://www.viasatsport.se/os/press/glenn-stromberg-forlanger-med-viasat-over-os-i-rio-2016/

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IOC awards 2014-2016 broadcast rights in New Zealand and Pacific Island Territories

15/10/2013

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded SKY Network Television Ltd the right to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.

SKY has acquired the broadcast rights on all media platforms in the following territories:

New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Independent State of Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The IOC is delighted to have reached this agreement with SKY. With 13 medals, the New Zealand Olympic team enjoyed one of its strongest ever performances at London 2012. We look forward to working with SKY to ensure that fans in the region will enjoy fantastic broadcast coverage of their athletes competing in Sochi and Rio.”

IOC Finance Commission Chairman Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said, “We worked very successfully with SKY for the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games, and therefore are pleased that we are able to continue our partnership. SKY will deliver extensive coverage on its platforms in New Zealand, including free-to-air coverage, whilst also ensuring that coverage is available in neighbouring territories in the Pacific Islands.”

Richard Last, SKY’s Director of Sport said: “It’s massively rewarding to announce SKY Sport will be screening the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Our customers love watching worldwide sporting events and it doesn’t get any bigger than the Olympics.”

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IOC awards 2016 broadcast rights in the Caribbean

11/11/2013

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the broadcast rights in the Caribbean to the CANOC Broadcasting Inc. (CBI) for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016).

CBI has acquired broadcast rights on all media platforms in all languages in the following territories:

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: "Throughout the history of the Olympic Games, athletes from across the Caribbean have produced outstanding, inspirational performances. We are pleased to have reached this agreement to enable extensive broadcast coverage of the Rio 2016 Games in the region."

IOC Member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: "CBI will now work to secure broadcast partners across the region to ensure the best coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio. The agreement includes assurances that there will be expansive free television coverage of the Games."

CBI’s CEO, Larry Romany said, "This agreement heralds a new era for sport in the Caribbean. The economic benefits present considerable funding opportunities for developing youth in the Region and increases the viability and international competitiveness of the Caribbean athlete. We are very excited at the prospect of a more integrated approach to the development of sports."

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CANOC Broadcasting Inc. (CBI) is a company that has been formed by the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) across the Caribbean to purchase, monetise and manage the broadcast rights for the Olympic Games and other sporting properties. CBI’s mission is to develop extensive Olympic broadcast coverage that maximises the public’s awareness of National Olympic Committees, Commonwealth Games Associations, Caribbean Athletes and the Olympic Movement, and create long-term sustainable sources of funding for Caribbean NOCs and CGAs through the acquisition and sale of broadcast rights for sporting events

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RTP and Sport TV shares the Portuguese Rio 2016 Olympic TV rights with the state public free-to-air broadcaster RTP showing at least an unprecendented (RTP's standards) 200 hours live and recorded including both opening and closing ceremonies. It can go with RTP1, RTP2, RTP Informacao, and even its DTT channels. There's actually some misunderstanding, confusion, and conflict centering Sport TV's involvement and planned broadcasting. The Portuguese sports networks says the it's broadcasting the Rio De Janeiro Olympics too and thus holds the rights (mistakenly reported as exclusive)--I think it means exclusive Olympic pay-TV rights with major plans for special coverage towards the Portuguese Olympians in Rio. Sport TV plans to show around from 500-1500 hours (likely the latter). All started when the EBU no longer had the rights to buy the rights in much of Europe from the IOC with Sportfive currently doing that, and it can't reveal the details. Both TV entities plan to do this online, tablets, and smartphones along with TVs

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://sol.sapo.pt/inicio/Sociedade/Interior.aspx%3Fcontent_id%3D90780&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://sol.sapo.pt/inicio/Sociedade/Interior.aspx%253Fcontent_id%253D90780%26biw%3D1429%26bih%3D987

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://www.ionline.pt/artigos/media-televisao-desporto/rtp-vai-transmitir-jogos-olimpicos-2016-canal-aberto&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.ionline.pt/artigos/media-televisao-desporto/rtp-vai-transmitir-jogos-olimpicos-2016-canal-aberto%26biw%3D1429%26bih%3D987

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/empresas/detalhe/sporttv_vai_ser_televisao_oficial_dos_jogos_olimpicos_de_verao_e_de_inverno.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/empresas/detalhe/sporttv_vai_ser_televisao_oficial_dos_jogos_olimpicos_de_verao_e_de_inverno.html%26biw%3D1429%26bih%3D987

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15/01/2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa* to Infront Sports & Media AG for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 in Nanjing, China.

Infront has acquired exclusive broadcast rights on free to air television and non-exclusive internet and mobile broadcast rights.

...

* Includes:


1. Angola
2. Benin
3. Botswana
4. Burkina Faso
5. Burundi
6. Cameroon
7. Cape Verde
8. Central Africa Republic
9. Chad
10. Comoros
11. Congo, Democratic Republic of
12. Congo, Republic of
13. Côte d’Ivoire
14. Equatorial Guinea
15. Eritrea
16. Ethiopia
17. Gabon
18. Gambia
19. Ghana
20. Guinea
21. Guinea-Bissau
22. Kenya
23. Lesotho
24. Liberia
25. Madagascar
26. Malawi
27. Mali
28. Mauritius
29. Mozambique
30. Namibia
31. Niger
32. Nigeria
33. Rwanda
34. São Tomé and Príncipe
35. Senegal
36. Seychelles
37. Sierra Leone
38. Swaziland
39. Tanzania
40. Togo
41. Uganda
42. Zambia
43. Zimbabwe

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So, Eddie Maguire won't be going to Rio:


Seven Network reclaims rights to broadcast Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2020

THE Olympics are heading back to Kerry Stokes’ Seven Network after their recent flings with Nine and Ten.

The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2020 are set to be broadcast on Seven, along with the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The broadcaster has signed the deal with the IOC and an announcement is expected within days, sources said.

The IOC was hoping to snare as much as $250 million, but is believed to have settled for less than $200 million after both Nine and Ten pulled out of negotiations.

The deal will mean a return to the Olympics for veteran broadcaster Bruce McAvaney, who famously called Cathy Freeman’s nation-stopping run for gold at the 2000 Sydney Games.

Stokes, a sports nut who was spotted in the royal box at Wimbledon with David and Victoria Beckham and actor Samuel L. Jackson, took a personal interest in negotiations.

“Seven see the Olympics as part of their heritage and there’s plenty of excitement about the Games coming back,’’ one source said.

The last Olympics Seven broadcast were the Beijing Games of 2008, before it lost the rights to Nine and pay-TV operator Foxtel, which jointly paid $122 million for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and the 2012 London Games.

Ten covered this year’s Winter Games in Sochi, where IOC vice-president John Coates helped kick off the new round of negotiations.

The Australian deal follows a blockbuster $US7.75 billion deal announced in May with NBCUniversal for US broadcast rights until 2032.

Daily Telegraph

Not unhappy at that. It'll be good to see Seven back. And seems they got a pretty good deal - 2016 (we'll get all the night-primetime events in our mornings) and 2020 (perfect) will be in decent time zones for us.

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I too am glad that 7 is back down there for the Olympics. Perhaps that means FOXTEL will return to add supplementary and comprehensive coverage along with possibly 7's digital channels. Surprised the Pyongchang's Australian TV rights aren't part of the deal for Seven--and they are also at a favorable TV time spot for Australia and New Zealand. Thought it was going to take that too.

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Surprised the Pyongchang's Australian TV rights aren't part of the deal for Seven--and they are also at a favorable TV time spot for Australia and New Zealand. Thought it was going to take that too.

They are, it's written in the first sentence of the article. ^_^

Does the IOC even sell Summer and Winter games to different broadcasters anymore?

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Sorry about my error.

Anyway, Viasat liked how Caroline Kluft performed in Sochi, so her contract with it has been extended for two more years up to Rio, where she'll get to a lot more (perhaps analyze track and field) and not just be in as a studio host. She'll be there for the Youth Summer Olympic Games in Nanjing for Viasat:

http://www.expressen.se/sport/kluft-forlanger-sitt-kontrakt-med-viasat/

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=http://www.expressen.se/sport/kluft-forlanger-sitt-kontrakt-med-viasat/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.expressen.se/sport/kluft-forlanger-sitt-kontrakt-med-viasat/%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D923%26tbm%3Dnws

Kathryn Tappen will be there for Rio De Janiero (TBD) and Pyongchang (with hockey for sure) for NBC's Olympic coverage

http://www.thewrap.com/kathryn-tappen-nhl-tonight-nbc-sports-group-nfl/

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It's official now:

Seven secures long-term partnership with the Olympic Games

IOC: The Seven Network, Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform, today confirmed the signing of an historic, long-term agreement for an all-encompassing coverage of the Olympic Games over the coming decade.

Seven’s agreement with the International Olympic Committee delivers free broadcast television and subscription television rights, and expands beyond television to Seven’s digital platforms, including online and Hybrid Broadband Broadcast Television. Seven has also secured radio broadcasting rights.

Under the unprecedented new agreement, Seven will broadcast the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020, and the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014.

Underlining this new partnership is an option which, if exercised, extends the rights to include the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 and the XXXIII Olympic Games in 2024.

Over the coming decade, Seven will create and deliver the most comprehensive, technologically advanced, multi-platform coverage of the Olympic Games to all Australians on any communications device.

And the company’s commitment to its support of Olympism is evident with Seven’s very first broadcast of this agreement in less than two weeks’ time with a daily highlights package of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

...

more @ AOC

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Will be interesting to see how Seven use "hBB TV" as they call it - or Smart TV/Connected TV as the rest of the world call it. The BBC have used it very effectively, but they don't need to worry about generating revenue from it so can essentially just put the world feeds straight on there, adding their own commentary if they wish. Seven will somehouw have to monetise it, so either through advertising or as a subscription service.

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