POSTED: June 11th 2013

Asian broadcast rights for upcoming Olympics up for grabs

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee announced today the process for the sale of the broadcast and exhibition rights for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing for territories within Asia. The IOC will also be considering supplemental bids for the rights to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang and the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Bids in the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam will be considered based on their ability to meet the highest standards in broadcast quality, their capacity to reach the broadest possible audience across different media platforms, their commitment to promoting the Olympic Games and the values of the Olympic Movement, as well as on the financial offer.

Bids will be considered on a multi-territory or country-by-country basis and must be submitted to the International Olympic Committee by 5 July.

Keywords · International Olympic Committee · Sochi 2014 · Rio 2016 · PyeongChang 2018 ·

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