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Date
06 Aug 2007
Tags
IOC News , Press Release

IOC launches Tender Process for Consultancy Services


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today opened the tender process for consultancy services related to the sale of European Broadcast Rights for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad to be held in 2016. T
 
The IOC is currently reviewing its future European broadcast strategy and is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced company or companies to assist in the review of its position in Europe with a view to determining future strategic direction and priorities.
 
Timo Lumme, Managing Director of IOC Television and Marketing Services, said "The media markets in Europe are evolving rapidly, and it is important that the IOC optimise both the coverage of the Games and the value of the rights being offered. We are currently reviewing our broadcast strategy and are looking to work with groups who are able to offer us an in-depth understanding of the European broadcast market, including the increasingly important area of digital media. This may mean working with a number of parties with expertise in specific territories, or one company covering the whole of the European market.”
 
The Invitation to Tender issued by the IOC today provides a framework for applying to work with the IOC.
 
Interested parties should contact the IOC Television and Marketing Services Department:
 
Timo Lumme, IOC Director, Television and Marketing
International Olympic Committee
Château de Vidy
1007 Lausanne, Switzerland
 
E-mail address: eurotvrights@olympic.org
 
Bidders are requested to submit their proposals to the IOC by 5 p.m. (Swiss time) on 28 September 2007.
 
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Please note: the purpose of this tender is to invite interested parties to submit bids for consultancy services to the IOC in relation to the strategy and sales of broadcast rights to the Games in the Territory. Therefore it is not intended for the submission of bids for the acquisition of broadcast rights to the Games in the Territory.
 
About the International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), created in 1894, is a non-governmental organisation with volunteer members who represent its work around the world, and an administrative staff based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC and its 205 National Olympic Committees worldwide promote the Olympic Movement, whose vision is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport. In addition to selecting the host city and coordinating the staging of the Olympic Games, the IOC and NOCs collaborate with a range of organisations and their members in the public and private sectors to place sport at the service of society. The main goal of the IOC is to promote the values of Olympism, which include excellence, friendship and respect.
 
One of the IOC’s goals is to provide the widest possible audience for the Olympic Games. The IOC, which is the owner of all of the rights to the Olympic Games, grants broadcasting, distribution and exhibition rights to the Olympic Games with a view to spreading the principles of Olympism and maintaining and enhancing the stature of the Olympic brand and the Olympic Movement throughout the world.
 
For media enquiries, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email: pressoffice@olympic.org
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