MADRID – From ice hockey Olympic Qualifiers for PyeongChang 2018 to world-class competitions from around the globe, the Olympic Channel will present live coverage of more than 35 events in partnership with 10 International Sports Federations (IFs) in 2016. The new, ground-breaking digital platform where fans can experience the power of sport and the Olympic Movement all year round is now available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com after launching 21 August following the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony.
The Olympic Channel collaborations to broadcast events aim to complement the International Federations’ current broadcast and distribution arrangements. In addition to these events, the Olympic Channel team is currently working with the IFs to create innovative partnerships, including event coverage, highlights, magazine shows, news coverage and original programming with further announcements expected this Fall.
“We look forward to working with our IF partners to help distribute their events and extend their reach to fans around the world. Placing a spotlight on Olympic sports and athletes outside of the Games themselves is one of the key priorities of the Olympic Channel,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. “Launching the Olympic Channel with this event programming already in place ensures that fans will be able to continue their excitement of Rio and the Olympic Games all year long.”
Olympic Channel agreement with the FIE include the following fencing events:
- 2 - 4 Dec. : Torino Fencing Grand Prix (Torino, IT)
- 9 - 11 Dec. : Doha Fencing Grand Prix (Doha, QA)
- 16 - 18 Dec. : Montreal Fencing Grand Prix (Montreal, CA)
About the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a digital-first, multiplatform global Olympic media entity, which aims to broadcast the Olympic Movement and its inherent values all year round, especially in the periods between the Olympic Games. The primary objectives of the Olympic Channel are the following:
- Provide a platform for the continuous exposure of Olympic sports and athletes beyond the Olympic Games period and help create anticipation while providing opportunities to "re-live the experience" after the Games
- As a matter of priority, engage the young generations around the world using methods that are relevant to them, building understanding, entertainment and education.
Continuously highlight the relevance of the Olympic Movement's ideals to the challenges of today's world
Provide a platform for sharing the IOC's very rich patrimonial assets and archives with the world and create additional value and content for the IOC archives
At launch, the Olympic Channel will be a digital platform, with on-demand content available across the web, mobile, tablet and other connected devices where fans can experience the power of sport and Olympism 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Audiences will also be able to access content and engage through a variety of social media platforms as part of the Olympic Channel network.