The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the Olympic Channel will live stream the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 across India and the sub-continent, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The announcement means the Olympic Channel will air Olympic Games coverage live for the first time on its global digital platform at olympicchannel.com and mobile apps for Android and iOS. In addition, its live coverage will be enhanced through its YouTube channel and dedicated Google search experience.
Furthermore, the IOC will also work with Indian mobile network operator Reliance-Jio to provide comprehensive live coverage on its JioTV app. The ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) has acquired FTA rights in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Timo Lumme, Managing Director of IOC Television and Marketing Services, said: "This is an important step for the Olympic Channel as it broadcasts live Olympic Games coverage for the first time ever on the digital platform. Through the Olympic Channel and the additional broadcast on Reliance-Jio's and the relevant ABU members' platforms, we are able to offer comprehensive coverage across the region and ensure fans will be able to follow all the action from PyeongChang 2018."
About the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 11 languages. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC's goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.
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