Discovery supports Paris bid for 2024 Olympics
June 8, 2017
Discovery Communications and Eurosport, Home of the Olympic Games in Europe, met with members of the Paris 2024 Olympic Bid Committee in a show of support for an Olympic Games to be held in Europe in 2024.
Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav, said: “When Discovery Communications secured the rights across Europe for the Olympic Games from 2018-2024, we did so with tremendous passion, commitment and ambition, irrespective of the location of the Games. A truly global company run by local market experts and teams, Discovery has significant operations in Paris and Los Angeles and we consider both to be world-class cities. That said, as Home of the Olympic Games in Europe through 2024, we are excited to show our support for the Paris bid and their quest to bring the 2024 Olympic Games back to Europe.”
Discovery Networks International President and CEO Jean-Briac Perrette and Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton met with Paris 2024 Co-President, Bernard Lapasset, while in Paris for Roland Garros, a tournament that Eurosport broadcasts to over 50 countries in Europe, and a venue which is part of the city’s bid to host Tennis competitions during the 2024 Olympic Games.
As part of the meeting, Jean-Briac Perrette shared the company’s commitment to bring the Olympic Games to more people, and across more screens than ever before, delivering the ultimate Olympic Games viewing experience to a new and younger audience. This will begin at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 with the broadcast of more than 100 events live and on demand, on any device, at any time, making PyeongChang 2018 the most digitally accessible Olympic Games across Europe.