October 17, 2013

Sky to broadcast Olympics in New Zealand

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Sky TV has won the rights to broadcast the next winter Olympics and summer Olympics in New Zealand.

The International Olympic Committee confirmed the deals today.

Sky TV will broadcast the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. in New Zealand.

Sky TV will broadcast the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. in New Zealand.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games start in Sochi, Russia on February 6 next year.

The next summer games are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, starting on August 5, 2016.

Sky plans extensive live daily coverage. It will also provide daily highlights and will partner with Prime television for free-to-air coverage.

Sky provided a range of channels for last year’s London Olympics, allowing people to customise their viewing.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The IOC is delighted to have reached this agreement with Sky. 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.”

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