The Olympic Channel and platform are now available worldwide via a mobile app for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.
The head of the advertising sales department of German public broadcaster ZDF, Hans-Joachim Strauch, has fired harsh words at rights holder Discovery in the stalled negotiations regarding sublicences for the Olympic Games in 2018 and 2020.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to make the Olympic Games more attractive for young people through The Olympic Channel.
The International Olympic Committee has awarded the Middle East and North Africa broadcast rights for Olympic games between 2018 and 2024 to the beIN Media Group, who operates the beIN Sports channels.
The International Olympic Committee plans to launch an OTT TV channel as early as 2015, which will be stocked with archive material and some international sports coverage.