0
Video

ARD, ZDF unable to reach Olympics deal with Discovery

Wednesday 3 August 2016 | 17:57 CET | News
Negotiations between German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF and US media group Discovery about TV rights for the Olympics are set to collapse, reports the 'Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung' (FAZ) newspaper. Discovery's international business chief Jean-Briac Perrette told the paper that his company has growing doubts about how serious their interest in showing the Olympics really is. If they cannot reach an agreement, Perrette said that the Olympics would be shown exclusively on Eurosport in the future, with Discovery having already started preparations for such a move.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: ARD / ZDF
Countries: Germany
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Discovery, TIM reach Olympic mobile broadcasting deal

Published 26 Jun 2017 13:59 CET | Italy
US media company Discovery Communications and Italian telecommunications group Telecom Italia (TIM) have teamed up to announce a ...

Sky Germany, Discovery strike last-minute carriage deal

Published 01 Feb 2017 13:01 CET | Germany
Sky Germany will continue to air Discovery Communications channels under a deal signed hours before broadcasts were due to cease. ...

84% of German population is online - ARD/ZDF study

Published 13 Oct 2016 10:55 CET | Germany
The number of internet users in Germany has increased in 2016 by 2 million to 58 million, equal to 84 percent of the population, ...

Eutelsat to broadcast ZDF documentary in Ultra HD

Published 31 Aug 2016 17:59 CET | Europe
Eutelsat will broadcast ZDF's 4k documentary 'Terra X - The Myth of the Wolf Child' across its Hotbird 4k1 Ultra HD demo channel ...

SRG agrees Olympics licensing deal with Discovery

Published 06 Jul 2016 16:52 CET | Switzerland
Swiss broadcaster SRG has announced a long-term agreement with Discovery Communications to show coverage of the Olympic Games. ...

ZDF unlikely to negotiate new Olympics deal

Published 29 Jun 2016 13:33 CET | Germany
German public broadcasters will show the Olympic Games live for the last time this summer unless the channels find an agreement ...

ARD, ZDF, Discovery unable to reach Olympics deal - report

Published 21 Jun 2016 17:33 CET | Germany
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have been unable to reach an agreement with US media group Discovery for the rights to ...

NOS agrees sub-licence for Olympics

Published 21 Mar 2016 15:16 CET | Netherlands
Dutch public broadcaster NOS has signed a sub-licence with Discovery Networks to show the Olympic Games in 2018 and 2020. The NOS ...

IOC to develop OTT channel with Discovery

Published 02 Feb 2016 10:26 CET | World
The International Olympic Committee is working with Discovery to develop its own OTT channel and platform, IOC member Camiel ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

18 Oct Apple Event
19 Oct A1 Telekom Austria Q3 2021
19 Oct Tele2 Q3 2021
19 Oct Netflix Q3 2021
19 Oct Iridium Q3 2021
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
19 Oct Pixel Fall Launch
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
20 Oct Crown Castle Q3
20 Oct Verizon Q3 2021
20 Oct Elisa Q3 results
20 Oct Bango strategy day
20 Oct Samsung Unpacked Part 2
21 Oct AT&T Q3 2021
21 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2021
21 Oct Telenor Q3 2021
21 Oct Intel Q3
21 Oct Telia Q3 results
21 Oct Snap Q3
22 Oct Doro Q3 results
22 Oct Ericsson Q3 2021
::: More Calendar Items