POSTED: May 15th 2013

Australia's Ten gets Sochi 2014 broadcast rights

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Ten Network Holdings has been given the broadcast rights to the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014 on all media platforms in Australia by the International Olympic Committee.

“Sochi 2014 will be the first Olympic Winter Games held in Russia, and sports fans around the world will be tuning in to follow the very best of Olympic winter sport next February,” International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said. “Australia is a sport-loving nation with passionate Olympic fans, and therefore we are very pleased to be able to announce this agreement with Ten to ensure fantastic broadcast coverage of the Olympic Winter Games.”

“Ten is an experienced sports broadcaster with a clear passion for the Olympic Games,” International Olympic Committee Finance Commission Chairman Richard Carrion said. “The agreement ensures there will be extensive free television coverage of next year’s Olympic Winter Games, as well as the very best broadcast coverage on other media platforms, including online and mobile.”

“We are delighted that Ten will be Australia’s Olympic network in 2014,” Ten Network Holdings Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Hamish McLennan said. “The agreement with the IOC delivers on our strategy to increase our investment in premium sport. Australia will field its largest-ever Winter Olympic team at Sochi, and we are confident that some of those 56 athletes will be among the Games’ star performers. We are also confident that Australian viewers and advertisers will embrace our coverage of the Sochi Games.”        

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