IOC awards 2014-2016 broadcast rights in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

16 Jan 2014
IOC News

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa* to SuperSport International for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

SuperSport has acquired broadcast rights on pay satellite television, and internet and mobile.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement to continue to work with SuperSport to bring fantastic Olympic Games coverage to fans across the region.”
IOC member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: “SuperSport has a wealth of knowledge in broadcasting the Olympic Games, and this agreement will ensure a first class broadcast experience of both the Sochi and Rio Olympic Games.”

Brandon Foot, Acting CEO of SuperSport, said: “This agreement continues a long and proud tradition of SuperSport broadcasting the Olympic Games, which we have done since 1996. I’m delighted with this acquisition as the Olympic Games is one of the crown jewels in SuperSport’s programming with each edition proving enormously popular with viewers. For the next Games in Sochi, we will have a dedicated 24-hour High Definition channel, while the 2016 Games will enjoy multi-channel coverage, including magazine shows, highlights and much more.” 

* Includes:

1. Angola
2. Benin
3. Botswana
4. Burkina Faso
5. Burundi
6. Cameroon
7. Cape Verde
8. Central Africa Republic
9. Chad
10. Comoros
11. Congo, Democratic Republic of
12. Congo, Republic of
13. Côte d’Ivoire
14. Equatorial Guinea
15. Eritrea
16. Ethiopia
17. Gabon
18. Gambia
19. Ghana
20. Guinea
21. Guinea-Bissau
22. Kenya
23. Lesotho
24. Liberia
25. Madagascar
26. Malawi
27. Mali
28. Mauritius
29. Mozambique
30. Namibia
31. Niger
32. Nigeria
33. Rwanda
34. São Tomé and Príncipe
35. Senegal
36. Seychelles
37. Sierra Leone
38. Swaziland
39. Tanzania
40. Togo
41. Uganda
42. Zambia
43. Zimbabwe


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