Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CBC lands broadcast rights to 2018, 2020 Olympics

The CBC has announced that it managed to land the Canadian broadcast rights to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Rogers and BCE are expected to show some of the Olympics programming on their Sportsnet and TSN networks, respectively.
The announcement was made at the CBC’s headquarters in Toronto by network president Hubert Lacroix, along with Jeffrey Orridge, the CBC’s executive director, sports properties and general manager, Olympics, Neil McEneaney, chief business officer for business and operations and François Messier, general manager, productions, Radio-Canada. It was not immediately disclosed how much the network will pay for the broadcast rights.

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