BBC to air the Olympic Games for foreseeable future

bbcA long-term agreement with Discovery Communications has seen the BBC securing the sub-license and rights to air the Olympic Games in 2022 and 2024. In addition to this Discovery will sub-license exclusive pay-TV rights in the UK to the 2018 and 2022 games.

The viewing rights include exclusive free-to-air audio-visual and non-exclusive radio rights.

“The BBC prides itself on bringing the biggest sporting moments to the public,” said BBC director-general Tony Hall. “For many, the BBC has been their stadium for Olympic coverage.”
It is an event that unites the nation like no other. I’m delighted that through our new partnership with Discovery, the BBC will continue to carry the torch for great sporting coverage right through to the 2024 Games.”.

“Discovery is a passionate and committed partner of the Olympic Movement. Today’s agreement is a win for UK sports fans and marks an exciting new chapter in Discovery and the BBC’s partnership on major sporting events.” Said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. “For 30 years, our two organizations have chartered new frontiers with co-production partnerships in factual and natural history programming. Now we join together once again to bring the most compelling stories of human ambition, sacrifice and achievement to people across the UK.”

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