IOC launches sales process for broadcast rights in Asia

10 Jun 2013
IOC News Press Release

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched the process for the sale of the broadcast and exhibition rights for territories within Asia* for the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio (2016), as well as the II Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 in Nanjing, China. Supplemental bids will also be considered for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 (host city yet to be selected).

The IOC is considering bids for broadcast rights in the following 24 countries and territories: (i) Afghanistan, (ii) Bangladesh, (iii) Brunei, (iv) Bhutan, (v) Cambodia, (vi) Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), (vii) East Timor, (viii) Hong Kong, (ix) India, (x) Indonesia, (xi) Iran, (xii) Laos, (xiii) Malaysia, (xiv) Maldives, (xv) Mongolia, (xvi) Myanmar, (xvii) Nepal, (xviii) Pakistan, (xix) Papua New Guinea, (xx) Philippines, (xxi) Singapore, (xxii) Sri Lanka, (xxiii) Thailand, and (xxiv) Vietnam.

The IOC will assess bids on their ability to meet the highest standards in broadcast quality, their capacity to reach the broadest possible audience across different media platforms, their commitment to promoting the Olympic Games and the values of the Olympic Movement, as well as on the financial offer. 

The IOC will consider bids from organisations who can guarantee full exploitation of the rights either on a multi-territory or country-by-country basis.

All parties interested in bidding for the broadcast and exhibition rights for the 24 countries in Asia should contact: .

The IOC has asked for bids to be submitted by 5 July 2013, 5pm CET


For further information, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00; E-mail:

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