Chilean broadcasters score Olympic deals
Chilean broadcast rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games have been awarded to Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) and Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica (Canal 13).
TVN and Canal 13 have been granted the free-to-air television and radio broadcast rights for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August 2010 and the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012.
IOC president, Jacques Rogge, said: “We are delighted to announce our agreement with TVN and Canal 13 and we look forward to working in partnership with them to promote the Olympic values in Chile through their extensive coverage of the Olympic Games.”
TVN executive director, Daniel Fernández, said: “As the only public and market-leading broadcaster in the country, with this agreement we follow our goal of joining Chilean sportsmen and sportswomen when representing the country in major events, as TVN has done since its very first transmission in 1969.”
Jorge Herrera, Canal 13´s president of the board, added: “Canal 13 has been a long-term supporter of the Olympic Games. Sport is a key genre for our viewers in our programming. We believe that supporting the Chilean athletes through our partnership with ADO-Chile, Canal13 motivates new generations of Chilean athletes. Canal 13 considers broadcasting the Olympic Games once again, as part of its contribution and commitment to our country.”
- Length of contract: 2 years
- Annualised value: US$500,000
- Overall value: US$1 million