BBC secure 2018 Commonwealth Games UK Broadcasting Rights

By iSportconnect | March 14, 2016

The BBC has been awarded the UK broadcast rights for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The event will take place on the Gold Coast in Australia and will be the 17th consecutive Commonwealth Games to be covered by the organisation.

BBC director of sport Barbara Slater said: “The Games never fail to deliver those moments that unite the nation.

“We’re delighted that we’ll be there to bring all of the action – free to air – to audiences across all of our platforms.”

The 2014 Commonwealth Games took place in Glasgow as England topped the medal table for the first time in 28 years.

David Grevemberg CBE, Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive, said: “I can’t think of a more fitting day than Commonwealth Day to announce that our long-standing broadcast partner, the BBC, has secured our rights for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“I have no doubt that UK sports fans will be transported down under for an inspiring and memorable Games experience in two years’ time.”

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