Olympic Broadcast Rights Awarded in Japan


LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has awarded the Japan Consortium the broadcast rights in Japan for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Japan Consortium includes NHK and the National Association of Commercial Broadcasters of Japan. The group takes on the rights across all media platforms, including free  and pay TV, Internet and mobile.

IOC’s president, Jacques Rogge, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-term relationship with the Japan Consortium. Japan is an important Olympic nation with a long Olympic history, and the Japan Consortium has been responsible for providing great coverage of the Olympic Games. The Japan Consortium has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Olympic Movement.”

“The Japan Consortium has been an excellent broadcast partner for the Olympic Movement,” added IOC executive board member Richard Carrión. “We look forward to continuing this relationship for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games and to making fantastic coverage of the Olympic Games available to sports fans in Japan.”