MUMBAI: Telecom operator Reliance Jio has partnered the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide comprehensive live coverage of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on its video on demand (VoD) service JioTV.
The IOC has also said that the Olympic Channel will live stream the PyeongChang 2018 across India and the sub-continent, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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.
The ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) has acquired the free to air (FTA) rights in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
IOC Television and Marketing Services MD Timo Lumme 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.”