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EBU, WBD secure 2026-32 Olympic rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that all media rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2026-2032 period have been awarded to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD). Following the IOC’s launch of a competitive tender, the EBU and WBD presented a joint bid to acquire all […]

January 16, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC extends Olympics rights

The Olympic Games will remain on the BBC up to and including 2032, ensuring the events remain free-to-air for another decade. In a new joint partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), the BBC will bring coverage of the Olympic Games and all the major moments on TV, radio, online […]

January 16, 2023

McColgan named BT Sport Action Woman of the Year

Eilish McColgan has been named BT Sport Action Woman of the Year to conclude an outstanding roster of achievements for the 31-year-old Scottish athlete. The middle and long-distance runner from Dundee has had a monumental year. Eilish claimed the first major title of her career at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, winning gold in the […]

November 17, 2022

NBCUniversal’s One Platform hits Key Milestones

NBCUniversal unveiled key enhancements to One Platform, its advertising technology, data, and measurement offering. Since itsdeveloper conference One22in March, the company has expanded its partnerships, and rolled out more capabilities offering advertisers new scale and precision targeting, activation and automation technologies, new data and currency options within a 100 percent premium content portfolio. Everything announced […]

November 16, 2022

Netflix, IOC partner on The Redeem Team

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Netflix have collaborated on The Redeem Team – a nostalgic celebratory look at the iconic 2008 US Olympic Men’s Basketball victory. The documentary film will debut globally on Netflix on October 7th. Using Olympic footage and behind-the-scenes material, The Redeem Team tells the story of the US Olympic Men’s […]

August 22, 2022

NBCU pulls plug on Olympic Channel

NBC Universal is to close its Olympic Channel. Transmissions, which started in 2017, will end on September 30th. “In order to best reach our target audiences, we are re-evaluating our programming distribution strategy regarding the content that currently airs on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with our partners at the International Olympic Committee and […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sunset+Vine relaunching The World Sailing Show

Global sports media company and distributor Sunset+Vine is working with world governing body, World Sailing, to relaunch The World Sailing Show. The World Sailing Show is the official global TV and digital series of governing body World Sailing. Content spans a range of sailing activities from the Olympics, America’s Cup, SailGP, The Ocean Race, World […]

May 30, 2022

Survey: US sports fans prefer ad experience on OTT over linear

Integral Ad Science (IAS), a global player in digital media quality, has released research showing that most US consumers feel that their ad experience is better on digital streaming platforms than traditional TV when watching major sporting events. IAS surveyed over 1,100 US consumers and examined how consumer viewership and ad experience differ on traditional […]

April 29, 2022

Surf Channel, Rakuten TV premiere Barcelona Surf Destination

Rakuten TV, in association with Surf Channel, have confirmed the release of the new documentary, Barcelona Surf Destination, which will be available on the platform from April 29th. For the first time in history, surfing is an Olympic sport and following the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, it has its first champion, Ítalo Ferreira. The Brazilian […]

April 28, 2022

Women’s Sports Network teams with Athletes Unlimited, Octagon and more

Media venture studio FAST Studios has announced partnerships with four key leagues and sports organizations to expand the programming slate for the upcoming Women’s Sports Network, a free, ad-supported, 24/7 streaming destination dedicated exclusively to women’s sports. The Women’s Sports Network will welcome content from athlete-driven organization Athletes Unlimited, a network of player driven sports […]

April 22, 2022