IOC awards 2014-2016 broadcast rights

Lausanne, Jan 16, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa* to SuperSport International for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

SuperSport has acquired broadcast rights on pay satellite television, and internet and mobile.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement to continue to work with SuperSport to bring fantastic Olympic Games coverage to fans across the region.”

IOC member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: “SuperSport has a wealth of knowledge in broadcasting the Olympic Games, and this agreement will ensure a first class broadcast experience of both the Sochi and Rio Olympic Games.”

Brandon Foot, Acting CEO of SuperSport, said: “This agreement continues a long and proud tradition of SuperSport broadcasting the Olympic Games, which we have done since 1996. I’m delighted with this acquisition as the Olympic Games is one of the crown jewels in SuperSport’s programming with each edition proving enormously popular with viewers. For the next Games in Sochi, we will have a dedicated 24-hour High Definition channel, while the 2016 Games will enjoy multi-channel coverage, including magazine shows, highlights and much more.”

* Includes:

1. Angola

2. Benin

3. Botswana

4. Burkina Faso

5. Burundi

6. Cameroon

7. Cape Verde

8. Central Africa Republic

9. Chad

10. Comoros

11. Congo, Democratic Republic of

12. Congo, Republic of

13. Côte d’Ivoire

14. Equatorial Guinea

15. Eritrea

16. Ethiopia

17. Gabon

18. Gambia

19. Ghana

20. Guinea

21. Guinea-Bissau

22. Kenya

23. Lesotho

24. Liberia

25. Madagascar

26. Malawi

27. Mali

28. Mauritius

29. Mozambique

30. Namibia

31. Niger

32. Nigeria

33. Rwanda

34. São Tomé and Príncipe

35. Senegal

36. Seychelles

37. Sierra Leone

38. Swaziland

39. Tanzania

40. Togo

41. Uganda

42. Zambia

43. Zimbabwe. —- IOC

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