POSTED: October 15th 2013

SKY awarded Olympics broadcast rights for next two Games in New Zealand, Pacific Island Territories

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) SKY Network Television Ltd was awarded the rights for the broadcast of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro by the International Olympic Committee Tuesday for the territories of New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated State of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Independent State of Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

“The IOC is delighted to have reached this agreement with SKY,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said. “With 13 medals, the New Zealand Olympic team enjoyed one of its strongest ever performances at London 2012. We look forward to working with SKY to ensure that fans in the region will enjoy fantastic broadcast coverage of their athletes competing in Sochi and Rio.”

“We worked very successfully with SKY for the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games, and therefore are pleased that we are able to continue our partnership,” International Olympic Committee Finance Commission Chairman Richard Carrion said. “SKY will deliver extensive coverage on its platform in New Zealand, including free-to-air coverage, whilst also ensuring that coverage is available in neighbouring territories in the Pacific Islands.”

“It’s massively rewarding to announce SKY Sports will be screening the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics,” SKY Sport Director Richard Last said. “Our customers love watching worldwide sporting events and it doesn’t get any bigger than the Olympics.”

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