Seven Secure Australian Olympic Media Rights Until 2020

August 5, 2014

Australian media company Seven West Media (Seven) have been awarded the Australian broadcasting rights for the Rio 2016, bronchi PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, ampoule the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced.

This package also includes the imminent 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games taking place in China on August 16-28.

“The Olympic Games are much more than just a sporting event, this is still the greatest show on earth and we are both privileged and excited to bring them and all they stand for to the Australian public,’’ said Seven CEO Tim Worner.

“This commitment and investment in our biggest ever Olympic broadcast agreement confirms our belief in the future of free-to-air Television in Australia.

‘‘But more than that, it confirms our confidence in being able to provide popular and profitable content across all our platforms, now and in the future.’’

 IOC Vice-President John Coates said: ‘‘I am very pleased to have finalised this long-term agreement and our work with Seven begins right away planning for this summer’s 2nd Youth Olympic Games.

“We’ve had a long relationship with Seven, which last covered the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and we are happy to welcome them back to the Olympic team.

‘‘Seven will work closely with the IOC to make this a successful partnership, not only in terms of great broadcast coverage of the Games, but also support for the promotion of Olympic sports and the Olympic values.”