With the start of the countdown toward the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 scheduled for 2021, the Olympic Channel has announced its summer programming line-up highlighted by a Great Olympic Moments streaming channel, official Olympic films, Olympic Games replays and original series and films.
The new streaming channel featuring some of the most inspiring, exciting and unforgettable Olympic moments in the history of the Olympic Games. Available until the end of August, viewers can relive more than 90 hours of newly produced content from past Olympic Games from the International Olympic Committee’s archive.
In addition, athletes including gymnast Nadia Comaneci, tennis player Leander Paes and volleyball player Ryan Millar will also provide real-time commentary on the stories behind their great Olympic moments.
Also available for the first time as one collection are more than 40 official Olympic films. Covering both the summer and winter Games from Stockholm 1912 to PyeongChang 2018, the films produced by the Olympic Movement offer a history of sport and the changing customs and habits from host countries through cinema.
In addition, sports fans can relive the Olympic Summer Games with full event replays of all the moments, action and competition from London 2012 and Rio 2016 including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
For binge-watchers, the Olympic Channel library of original content features more than 76 series and 1,000 episodes developed with production companies from more than 25 countries. In-depth storytelling includes new series What Moves Me and Taking Refuge, and feature-length documentaries from the Five Rings Films series including The Golden Generation which chronicles Argentina’s victory in men’s basketball at Athens 2004.
Mark Parkman, General Manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel, said: “The Olympic Channel is committed to providing audiences with the opportunity to experience the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round as our daily coverage of the stories behind Olympians and Olympic hopefuls continues to build toward next summer’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has been working tirelessly from their homes across multiple countries and time zones to execute remote productions and campaigns that continue to engage fans with the Olympic Movement. They have done a tremendous job of finding creative ways to interact with athletes from around the world and using new technologies repurposing the IOC’s archive to deliver fresh content to our fans and the Olympic Family across social media and digital and linear platforms.”
In a related development, Canadian pubcaster CBC, Canada’s Olympic Network, and the Olympic Channel have announced that Olympic Channel TV has now launched in Canada on the free CBC Gem streaming service