Japan Consortium Secures Japanese Media Rights to IOC Competitions Until 2024

June 19, 2014

Japan Consortium has been awarded the broadcast rights in Japan to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympics as well as the 2022 and 2024 editions, allergy the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced.

The Japan Consortium has also acquired the right to broadcast the third Summer Youth Olympic Games, arthritis in Buenos Aires in 2018.

The Japan Consortium, allergy which includes NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, has acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We are delighted that we will continue to work with our broadcast partner, the Japan Consortium, until at least 2024. They have a proven track record in broadcasting the Games to the widest possible audience, which is the cornerstone of the IOC’s broadcast philosophy. The IOC redistributes over 90 per cent of its revenues for the benefit of the wider Olympic Movement, and the funding generated by this agreement will support sport around the world, future organisers of the Games, including Tokyo 2020, and ultimately the athletes themselves.”

IOC Vice-President and member of the IOC’s TV Rights and New Media Commission Zaiqing Yu said: “The Japan Consortium has provided excellent coverage of the Games, and we are happy that, as a result of this agreement, Japanese sports fans will be able to enjoy first-class coverage of the Games on their media platform of choice until 2024.”

NHK President Katsuto Momii said: “We, as the Japan Consortium, were able to acquire the broadcast rights to four Summer and Winter Games this time. Above all, the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, which will be the first Summer Games to be held in Japan for 56 years, will draw particularly high interest for the public.

“They are not merely a sports festival; they bring enormous significance for the future of Japan. NHK is devoted to spreading the excitement of the Olympic Games and to delivering inspiring Games through the most advanced technology, including free-to-air television, radio, digital services and 8K (SHV) from one end of the country to the other, and, in cooperation with JBA, will respond to the interest of the public audience.”