The announcement means the Olympic Channel will air Olympic Games coverage live for the first time on its global digital platform at olympicchannel.com and mobile apps for Android and iOS. In addition, its live coverage will be enhanced through its YouTube channel and dedicated Google search experience.
Furthermore, the IOC will also work with Indian mobile network operator Reliance-Jio to provide comprehensive live coverage on its JioTV app. The ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) has acquired FTA rights in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Timo Lumme, Managing Director of IOC Television and Marketing Services, said: "This is an important step for the Olympic Channel as it broadcasts live Olympic Games coverage for the first time ever on the digital platform. Through the Olympic Channel and the additional broadcast on Reliance-Jio's and the relevant ABU members' platforms, we are able to offer comprehensive coverage across the region and ensure fans will be able to follow all the action from PyeongChang 2018."