Friday 21 October 2016

RTÉ secure broadcasting rights for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Published 02/06/2016 | 08:43

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RTÉ have secured exclusive cross-platform rights for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after agreeing a deal with Discovery Communications.

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As part of the deal, the national broadcaster will also have broadcast rights for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Under the agreement RTÉ will sublicense the exclusive free-to-air broadcast rights from Discovery Communications including the linear TV channel and non-exclusive radio rights.

The RTÉ package includes digital rights to the content it broadcasts on its linear channel.

“As has been proven over the last 12 months, the international sports right market is extremely competitive,” RTÉ's Group Head of Sport Ryle Nugent said.

“To secure such a prestigious event as the Olympic Games across all platforms is a clear signal of RTÉ's commitment to securing free-to-air rights for Irish audiences and prioritising Irish teams on the international stage".

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