Rio Olympics 2016 Broadcasting Rights, TV Channels List: The biggest sporting event in the world, 2016 Summer Olympic Games will start on 5th August in Rio De Janeiro with the Opening Ceremony. The tournament will run from 5th August to 21st August 2016 where 10,500+ Athletes will take part from all around the world. The 31st Summer Olympiad featuring 306 events in 28 different sports. Due to its huge popularity, Rio Olympics 2016 will be broadcasted live in most of the countries across the world.
The grand opening ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympics which will be held at the Maracanã Stadium in the heart of the city Rio. The ceremony starting at exactly 20:00 BRT (23:00 UTC) midnight UK time & early morning Indian time.
The opening ceremony as well as closing ceremony will be broadcasted live through various broadcasters across the world. The live streaming of 2016 Rio Olympics games will be avilable on official broadcasters websites. Here is the list of broadcasters who will telecast the live coverage in respective countries.
Rio Olympics 2016 Broadcasting TV Channels List
|United States||NBC (NBC will pay IOC around USD 4.38 billion to broadcast Olympics till 2020)|
|UK||BBC (BBC will continue to broadcast live Olympics at least till 2020)|
|Australia||Seven Network (exclusive rights with at least 10-15 hours of live coverage every day)|
|Canada||CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation won the rights for 2014 and 2016 Olympics)|
|New Zealand||SKY TV (Sky TV will broadcast live coverage of 2016 Olympics in New Zealand)|
|Pacific Island||Sky TV (Sky TV NZ will also won the rights to broadcast in pacific island countries)|
|Germany||ZDF & ARD (National channels of Germany won the rights for 2014 and 2016 Olympics)|
|France||FT & Canal+|
|Asian Region||Dentsu (IOC sold the rights to Dentsu who will resale to local broadcasters in 17 Asian countries)|
|Indian Sub-Continent||Star Sports (StarSports won the rights for south Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka)|
|Europe Countries||SportFive (SportFive paid $300 million to acquire rights for Olympics 2014 and 2016 in some European countries, they will resell to local broadcasters)|
|Russia||NTV Plus (acquired rights from SportFive five to broadcast live coverage of Olympics 2016 in Russian regions)|
|Caribbeans||CBI (CBI Signed a deal to broadcast live Olympics 2016 in 20 countries in caribbeans) & ESPN production partner. (12 hours of live coverage every day)|
|Middle-East||ASBU (won the rights for olympics 2014 and 2016 in the middleeast with 12-15 hours of live coverage every day in gulf and other middle east countries)|
|Italy||Sky Italia & RAI (Sky Italia bought to rights for Olympics 2016 in Italy but they will share the live coverage with free-to-air italian national channel RAI)|
|South Africa||SABC (free-to-air south africa channel bought Olympics 2016 rights) & SuperSports|
|African Countries||SuperSport (IOC announced they have sold broadcasting rights in around 40 countries in Africa to SuperSport)|
|Ireland||RTE (Irish channel RTE will have live broadcasting + daily highlights rights for Olympics 2016 in Ireland)|
- Star Sports Network are the official broadcaster of Rio Olympics in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
- CCTV will broadcast entire summer Olympics in the China.
- BBC will have the live coverage in the UK while Seven Network will broadcast live action in Australia.
- NBC have TV rights of Rio Olympics 2016 in the United States.