Glasgow 2014 to Broadcast to ‘Every nation’ in Commonwealth

July 10, 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Games has secured broadcast rights deals which ensure the Glasgow showpiece will reach more people than ever before across the world.

Glasgow 2014 becomes the first Commonwealth Games to be available to television viewers in all the 71 participating countries and territories.

The Games will also be available to people outside of the commonwealth, allergist | including the United States and China, with a combined estimated global audience of more than 1.5 billion.

Glasgow 2014 confirmed that CBS Sports Network in the USA has secured first run rights to broadcast daily highlights packages and TV Asia, on a delayed basis, will also transmit highlights to the large South Asian community based in the United States.

The Organising Committee has also announced a deal with Television Jamaica to become the rights holder and broadcast co-ordinator for the Caribbean and Americas regions.

This follows previously confirmed deals with the BBC in the UK, Network Ten in Australia along with many others.

The 2014 Games will be the biggest mullti-sport event Scotland has ever hosted and around 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be competing with 17 sports on show across the 11 days of competition.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, David Grevemberg said: ‘‘Every nation and territory in the Commonwealth will have broadcast access to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and we are thrilled that such a truly global audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the world-class sporting events that will be on offer.’’

Mike Hooper, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation, said: ‘‘I’m delighted that the success of the television rights programme means every nation in the Commonwealth and beyond will be able to experience Glasgow 2014 for the first time.

‘‘It means more people than ever will have the opportunity to support their team and join in the atmosphere of the Games.’’