Durban Sandshark Posted December 5, 2013 Report Share Posted December 5, 2013 Quebecor Media already is involved with the TV side of the Canadian Olympic coverage for Sochi 2014 through TVA Sports and the abundance of hockey coverage and the focus on French-Canadian Olympians. Now it's taken over another area of Olympic media where Bell Media usually reigned during the last Olympic period: print media. Its subsidiary Sun Media reached a 3-year deal agreement with the Canadian Olympic Committee for providing extensive and unprecedented print media coverage of the Olympics from Sochi to Rio De Janeiro. Just you wait for the left-wing nations bashing out of those papers and then could blast the MPs at all levels, especially the federal ones, when Canada loses. What, didn't The Globe and Mail do a good job starting from Vancouver to London. Speaking of Vancouver, there's no Sun Media newspaper based in BC, so who will get access to the COC coverage there? Maybe the Vancouver Sun and/or the Province in a separate deal. What a fall from grace it seems for the Bell Media and sports rights. Already bad enough with the future loss of NHL TV rights to Rogers Sportsnet and TVA Sports days ago, and it's possible TSN will take a much reduced role in terms of Sochi coverage hours like its French brother RDS will (hope not in the latter). http://www.torontosun.com/2013/11/28/sun-media-canadian-olympic-committee-team-up One of the few Chinese Olympic coverage-related news out there for now, CCTV hopes for a spike in ad dollars and eyeballs next year with the Sochi Winter Olympics, the World Cup, and the Asian Games after a current advertising revenue slowdown that even prompted not to normally disclose its numbers from a closely-watched auction during this period. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304607104579209772074539030 France Televisions and Deltatre team up for France Televisions multisports apps on protable devices yablets and smartphones, starting with a JO 2014 launch http://www.sportsfeatures.com/olympicsnews/story/50684/france-televisions-deltatre-to-partner-for-multi-sport-apps-ahead-of-sochi-2014 To answer your question, Rok, Eurosport is currently in the midsts of a organizational restructuring with its owner TF1 selling it off to potential buyers. Because of this, the pan-European sports network wasn't able to buy the pan-European sports pay-TV Olympic rights to both Sochi and Rio. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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