Broadcasting dispute

Source:Agencies Published: 2016/11/28 22:58:40

Germany's public broadcasters will not screen the Olympic Games live for the first time after they balked at the huge rights deal demanded by US giant Discovery.

Eurosport, owned by ­Discovery Communications, paid 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 ­billion) for all broadcast rights in most of Europe for the games between 2018 and 2024. It has since been in talks with individual European broadcaster to sub-license the rights.

On Monday, Discovery said talks with Germany's ARD and ZDF had broken down, meaning that the two public stations will not be screening the next four Games.

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