IOC to Launch Tender Process for Sale of Olympic Broadcast Rights in Australia
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold preliminary discussions with Australian broadcasters on 6 and 7 June 2005 in Sydney to outline the tender process for the broadcast rights for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, in 2010 and the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012.
A delegation led by IOC Executive Board Member, Richard L. Carrión and including IOC Television and Marketing Director, Timo Lumme will meet with Australian broadcasters to explain the IOC's strategy and expectations, and present the next steps of the process.
Following these meetings a media briefing will be held and can be attended either in person or by teleconference. Details are as follows:
Where: Four Seasons Hotel - Tanner room, Level 3
199 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: +61 2 9238 0000
When: Tuesday, 7 June 2005 - 1.00 p.m. ( Sydney time)
Please confirm your attendance in person or desire to attend by teleconference to the IOC Communications Department on +41 21 621 6111, fax: +41 21 621 6356, e-mail: email@example.com as soon as possible.
An on-request teleconference will be organised for those unable to attend but who will have indicated their interest to the IOC Communications Department.
Further to the successful negotiations conducted in the United States, in Europe and in Canada, the IOC will use the same fair and transparent tendering process in Australia. The tender process is designed to select the broadcasters that can best serve the ideals and interests of the Olympic Movement by ensuring that the coverage of the Olympic Games meets the highest possible standards and reaches the broadest possible audience.