In Europe, this will be the second Olympics under the IOC’s exclusive pan-European rights deal with Eurosport, which began at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The rights for the 2020 Games cover almost all of Europe, excluding France due to an existing rights deal that will expire following these Games, and Russia. Eurosport will sub-license coverage to free-to-air networks in each territory, and also air coverage on Discovery Inc.-owned channels in some regions. In the United Kingdom, these will be the last Games whose rights are fully owned by the BBC, although as a condition of a sub-licensing agreement that will carry into the 2022 and 2024 Games, Discovery holds exclusive pay television rights to these Games.
This is similarly the final year of France Télévisions’ rights in France (similarly to the BBC, it will also sub-license the 2022 and 2024 Games from Eurosport). Canal+ sold its pay television rights in France to Eurosport, citing internal cost-cutting measures.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Canada||Sportsnet, CBC, Radio Canada, TLN, TSN|
|Czech Republic||Ceska Televize|
|Europe||Eurosport, Discovery Communications|
|France||Canal+, France Televisions|
|India||Sony Pictures Network|
|Latin America||America Movil|
|New Zealand||Sky Television|
|South Africa||SuperSport, SABC|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport, Econet Media|
|United Kingdom (UK)||BBC, EuroSport|
|United States (USA)||NBC Universal|
Also Read: Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Venues