The Olympic Channel has entered into a cooperation agreement with the European Olympic Committees (EOC) that includes media rights in 46 territories across the Americas, Caribbean and the Asia Pacific to the 2019 European Games.
Per the agreement, the Olympic Channel will stream daily coverage from the second edition of the European Games. The coverage will be available subscription-free via olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and select connected TV devices. The Olympic Channel’s rights include 11 territories in the Americas and Caribbean, including Brazil and Canada, and English-language rights in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in addition to 35 territories across the Asia Pacific.
The European Games, a multisport competition among athletes hailing from across Europe that is held every four years, will take place in Minsk, Belarus this summer from June 21 to 30. Eight of the sports, including archery, table tennis and shooting, will offer qualification opportunities for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s Olympic Channel, said: “Minsk 2019 is an important competition that highlights the Olympic Channel’s live event calendar on the road to Tokyo 2020 as the world’s best athletes prepare for next summer’s Olympic Games. We are thrilled to work with the European Olympic Committees to ensure global coverage of their premier event.”