January 16, (THEWILL) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros. Discovery have been awarded all media rights for the four Olympic Games in the 2026-2032 period in Europe.
The EBU and Warner Bros. Discovery presented a joint bid to acquire all media rights across 49 territories in Europe for the XXV Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026, the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028, the XXVI Olympic Winter Games in 2030 and the Games of the XXXV Olympiad Brisbane 2032, as well as for the Youth Olympic Games in the period.
Stefan Oster, Director General of the EBU, said: “We are very proud to be able to offer our audiences in Europe the opportunity to watch the Olympic Games on free-to-air television, as well as on all digital platforms. This is a great success and we will be able also to enjoy the next innovations which we can expect to come from our partners at Warner Bros. Discovery.”
Andrew Georgiou, President and Managing Director for Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, added: “As the ‘Home of the Olympics in Europe’ for the last three Olympic Games, we are pleased to be extending our relationship with the IOC through 2032. Ahead of what promises to be a magnificent Olympic Games Paris 2024, we are delighted that Warner Bros. Discovery will remain the only place where fans can get every moment of the following four Olympics.”
Warner Bros. Discovery and the EBU have a long history of collaborating to deliver complementary coverage of major sporting events, most recently with the International Biathlon Union World Cup and World Championship events, in addition to a host of summer sports events including the World Athletics Championships and cycling’s Tour de France and La Vuelta Grand Tour races.