Olympics


Eurosport to broadcast Olympics coverage on Facebook

Eurosport has partnered with Facebook to broadcast Winter Olympics highlights and coverage of the games’ opening ceremony on the social network in Europe. Eurosport said the deal would “amplify” its coverage of the PyeongChang, South Korean games with Facebook users in Germany, Sweden and Norway able to tune in live to its coverage of today’s […]

NBC Olympics taps Ericsson and Net Insight for PyeongChang games

NBC Olympics, part of the NBC Sports Group, has tapped Ericsson to provide video contribution solutions for its production of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Ericsson will provide a range of its encoding and satellite receiver technologies to support NBC Olympics video distribution. Ericsson will assist with the equipment and system set […]

NBC to stream live Olympics coverage on Snapchat

NBC is due to stream one live moment a day to Snapchat users in the US during this month’s Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. The Snapchat partnership will be the first time that NBC Olympics has ever distributed live Olympic programming off of its own platforms. It will also mark the debut of […]

Eurosport unveils ‘fully digital’ 2018 Olympics plan

Eurosport has unveiled plans for what it claims will be the first “fully digital” Olympics for Europe, the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. The Discovery-owned broadcaster said that it will make more than 4,000 hours of coverage available across devices on its Eurosport Player service – spanning 100 events and including 900 hours of live action. […]

Eurosport partners with Snap on Olympics coverage

Eurosport has agreed a content and advertising deal with Snap to bring coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang to Snapchat. Different types of curated content from the games will appear on Snap’s Discovery platform – including behind-the-scenes action from Olympic snowboarding, skiing and ice hockey events, and content from athletes and influencers. […]

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 live coverage and highlight packages of the games up until 2024. The partnership will cover four Olympic Games, giving German spectators access to free-to-air coverage as well as more extensive […]

Discovery widens Olympics reach with mobile partnerships

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 World Congress in Barcelona, Discovery said the scheme would bring the Olympic Games to more viewers, across more screens than ever before. Mobile providers will be able offer their customers anytime […]

Discovery hires Europe Olympics chief

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 he oversaw delivery of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. As COO and general manager, Olympic Games, at Eurosport, he will head up production, logistics and organisational aspects of the planning […]

Discovery chief outlines ‘Netflix of sport’ ambition

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 told analysts that owning the linear and digital rights to all Eurosport content opened up a range of possibilities. “Because we own the sports content for both linear and digital, […]

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 nearly 350,000 total hours of Olympics coverage this year, up from less than 200,000 hours for London 2012, with more than 500 TV channels and 250 digital platforms carrying the […]

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