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IOC awards 2018-2024 broadcast rights in New Zealand and Pacific Island Territories

23 Mar 2016
Olympic News

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded SKY Network Television Ltd the right to broadcast the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020, the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games 2024, the host city of which has yet to be elected.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The IOC looks forward to continuing its long-term partnership with SKY. Together we will ensure the best possible coverage of every Olympic Games, including on free-to-air television. The agreement is another clear demonstration of the enduring appeal of the Olympic Games and the values they represent. Long-term partnerships mean the IOC is able to redistribute revenue to support the Olympic Movement, to support the development of sport at all levels around the world and ultimately support the athletes themselves.”

IOC Vice-President John Coates, delegate IOC Member for broadcast rights in Oceania, said: “We have worked closely with SKY since the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 in order to deliver extensive coverage on SKY’s platforms in New Zealand. This includes a commitment of at least 200 hours of Olympic Games and 100 hours of Olympic Winter Games on free-to-air, whilst also ensuring that comprehensive coverage is available throughout the Pacific Islands.”

Richard Last, SKY’s Director of Sport said: “The Olympic Games are hugely anticipated events, and we look forward to following all the New Zealanders striving for success on the world stage. We are delighted to be working with the IOC through to 2024, and committed to delivering the very best coverage of the next two Winter and next two Summer Olympic Games on SKY, Prime and digital platforms.”

SKY has acquired the broadcast rights for 2018-2024 on all media platforms in the following territories:

New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Independent State of Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The agreement continues the IOC’s current partnership with SKY:  


The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers, which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.25 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.


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Tel: +41 21 621 6000 email:, or visit our website at

For more information on SKY Network Television Ltd, please contact:
Sam Nelley

T.  +64 9  583 4318


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