France Télévisions will be the free-to-air Olympic broadcaster for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022 and the Olympic Summer Games in Paris 2024 following an agreement with rights holder Discovery.
Coverage will also be shown on Discovery’s Eurosport brand.
“Our Olympic Games partnership with France Télévisions is a big win for viewers as we can guarantee the access to free-to-air coverage that can inspire the nation, alongside Eurosport super-serving fans with every minute of the Games and unrivalled sports expertise across all screens. The Games also continue to exceed our expectations from a strategic and commercial perspective,” said JB Perrette, President and CEO, Discovery International.
The Summer Games in Paris will be the first to be hosted in France for more than a century.
Delphine Ernotte Cunci, President, France Télévisions, said: “This is an important moment for the public service broadcaster. France Télévisions will be able to offer the Olympics Games to all audiences and all the French people. I am happy that they will watch and be thrilled by the Olympics.”
The sub-licensing arrangements follows Discovery’s long-term partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announced in June 2015, which included exclusive multimedia rights for 50 countries and territories in Europe and began for Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and runs through to Olympic Games Paris 2024.
The rights awarded to Discovery in France included 2022 and 2024. Coverage for 2018 and 2020 had already been secured by France Télévisions.