Eurosport wins Olympic TV rights for Europe
29 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The European television rights for the Olympic Games have been awarded to Eurosport and its parent channel in a $1.45 billion (£922 million) deal.
It means the BBC could lose coverage of the games in the UK from 2022, although Eurosport’s parent company Discovery may lease back some of the rights.
The European rights are currently split up, country by country.
The deal will be effective for most of Europe from 2018, and in France and the UK from 2022.
Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, said: “The revenue generated from this long-term partnership will be redistributed by the IOC across the Olympic Movement to support the development of sport around the world.”
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Source:: BBC Entertainment