Discovery to sub-license Olympics to German pubcasters


Discovery’s Eurosport is to sub-license its rights to the Olympic Games in Germany to public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Eurosport, ARD and ZDF will air… Read more

Discovery widens Olympics reach with mobile partnerships

JB Perrette

Discovery is launching an ‘Official Mobile Broadcaster’ scheme to enable mobile operators to offer co-branded coverage of the Olympic Games. Announcing the move at Mobile… Read more

Discovery hires Europe Olympics chief

Bernard Ross

Discovery Communications has recruited Bernard Ross to join Eurosport and run its Olympics coverage across Europe. Ross joins from European football’s governing body, UEFA, where… Read more

Discovery chief outlines ‘Netflix of sport’ ambition

David Zaslav

With Olympics and other rights in hand, Eurosport can become the ‘Netflix of sports’, according to parent company Discovery. Discovery CEO and president David Zaslav… Read more

Olympics reports ‘record-breaking media coverage’


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) hailed “record-breaking media coverage” and “unprecedented levels of engagement” at this summer’s Rio Games. The IOC said that there was… Read more

Freesat to offer BBC Red Button Olympics coverage

bbc red button olympics

UK TV platform Freesat will offer eight channels of live coverage of the Rio Olympics via the BBC Red Button service.  The free satellite TV… Read more

Digital Olympic Channel to launch post-Rio

Thomas Bach

A new digital-first Olympic Channel is due to launch on August 21 after the closing ceremony of this summer’s Rio Olympic games. The new platform… Read more

Portuguese Olympic video portal launch


The Portuguese Olympic Committee has teamed up with local internet portal SAPO to launch a video content portal dedicated to the games. The canalcop.sapo.pt portal… Read more

BBC taps Arqiva for extended Olympics coverage

Mike Finchen

The BBC is tapping transmission services provider Arqiva’s UK digital-terrestrial capacity to extend its coverage of the Rio Olympic Games. Under the latest agreement between… Read more

Olympics viewers set for second-screening

Second-screen activities while watching Olympics on TV 540

Close to two third of UK viewers of the Olympics on TV will use an internet-connected device at the same time, according to research by… Read more