2008-10-28 IOC awards 2014 & 2016 broadcast rights
TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2008
IOC awards 2014 & 2016 broadcast rights in Turkey
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an agreement with Fox Turkey for the broadcast rights within Turkey for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the 2016 Olympic Games.
Fox Turkey, one of Turkey’s leading national television networks, acquired the broadcast rights across all platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile phone.
The IOC selected Fox Turkey on its capacity to reach the broadest possible audience on a range of broadcast platforms, and its commitment to promoting the Olympic Games and the values of the Olympic Movement.
IOC President Jacques Rogge said: "Fox Turkey presented a comprehensive package that will allow not only the broadest coverage of the Olympic Games but also the promotion of Olympic sports and Olympic values beyond the 16 days of competition. We look forward to building a strong working relationship with Fox Turkey ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014".
IOC Vice-President Thomas Bach, who led the negotiations, commented: “The IOC is delighted to announce this agreement with Fox Turkey for the broadcast of the Sochi 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games. Fox Turkey is recognised as one of the most progressive and innovative Turkish broadcasters, and has become increasingly popular amongst younger audiences. We look forward to working with Fox Turkey to making innovative coverage of the Olympic Games available to sports fans across Turkey.”
Mr Dave Reid, the General Manager of Fox Turkey said: “This is an historic development for our company. We are excited and proud that the IOC has selected Fox as its broadcast partner for Turkey in 2014 and 2016. The Olympic Games will be our company’s most important project and we are committed to delivering a world-class multi-media event. Today’s announcement is a sign of our commitment to the future of broadcasting in Turkey and our close connection to the values of the Olympic Movement.”
- The host city of the 2016 Olympic Games will be announced at the 121st IOC Session, to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2009.
- The IOC launched the tender process for the sale of the broadcast and exhibition rights for all territories within Europe for the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016) on 8 May 2008.
- For further information, please see the press release: http://www.olympic.org/uk/news/media_centre/press_release_uk.asp?id=2559
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