IOC awards Vancouver 2010 broadcast rights in Mexico
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights for the Olympic Games in 2010 to Canal 22 in Mexico, it was announced today.
Canal 22 has acquired non-exclusive free-to-air television and radio broadcast rights for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, with a commitment to broadcast live and highlights coverage of the Games.
IOC President Jacques Rogge said, “The IOC is very happy to announce that through this agreement with Canal 22, the Vancouver Games will be broadcast on free television in Mexico.”
IOC Executive Board member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said, “I would like to thank Canal 22 for their part in making this agreement possible and am delighted that free coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games will now be available to Olympic fans in Mexico.”
Jorge Volpi, CEO of Canal 22, said, "As a public service TV station, the goal of Canal 22 is taking different cultural expressions to Mexican viewers. In covering the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, we will accomplish that goal, since sports are also culture. The individual perspective of Canal 22 allows us to approach these events not only as first-level competitions, but also as an excuse to get closer to the societies that make them possible. We will look at Canada's history and at the city of Vancouver through sport. Canal 22 is truly proud of being part of the Olympic movement."
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