Posted: Jun 7, 2011 10:01 AM by Adam Knapik
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Olympic Committee is deliberating bids from three U.S. networks for Olympic television rights. Fox delivered its presentation yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland. ESPN and NBC, which has broadcast every Summer Olympics since 1988 and every Winter Games since 2002, presented today.
IOC President Jacques Rogge could announce a
decision by the end of today, or order another round of bids.
At stake in the bidding that's worth billions of dollars are exclusive broadcast rights to at least two Olympics - the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The networks can also bid on a four-games package including the 2018 and 2020 Games, whose sites have not been selected.
The IOC wants a deal in place before its general assembly starts July 4 in Durban, South Africa.