There’s some good news for the sports lovers interested in Olympic sports in the country. The broadcast rights for the telecast of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have finally been awarded and announced. Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) which owns a bouquet of sports channels with the names Sony and Ten have been awarded Tokyo 2020 broadcast rights for India and the subcontinent, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said.
The deal also covers the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne. Sony which is a pay television network has acquired rights across all media platforms. The coverage will now feature on SPN's digital platform, SonyLIV, while the Olympic Channel and other IOC platforms will show highlights and replays of key events.
"As a dynamic sports and media market, India and the subcontinent is an important strategic region for Olympic broadcasting," said IOC President Thomas Bach
The Olympic Games are the largest international sports competition in the world with over 200 countries participating. The Indians will be looking with expectant eyes at the likes of Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra, sprinter Hima Das, Wrestlers Vinesh phogat, Bajrang Punia, Shooters Saurabh Chaudhry, Manu Bhaker, Apurvi Chandela, Badminton players Saina, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth, and others.
All these players are genuine medal hopes as far as India is concerned.
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Suposh Sharma, keenly follows Hockey, Athletics, and other Olympic sports. He also has a penchant for writing humour and is an avid traveller