CBC/Radio−Canada Secures Broadcast Rights for Olympic Games from 2026 to 2032
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public broadcaster, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights in Canada for the following Olympic Games: Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026, Los Angeles 2028, and Olympic Winter Games 2030 (the host of which is yet to be selected) and Brisbane 2032.
Including the Olympic Games Paris 2024, for which the public broadcaster has already been awarded the rights, CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to serve as Canada’s Olympic network for the next five Olympic Games.
Chris Wilson, executive director of CBC Sports, said it was exciting that the Olympic partnership, which he said was in discussion for a “long time,” was finally official.
“It’s the biggest thing we do as a company. It draws the biggest audiences. It is one of the most relevant things we do that brings the country together,” Wilson said. “And so I really believe it just sort of cements, as part of our mandate, a really major programming pillar for the company as a whole.”
“The Olympics are the culmination of so many athletes’ dreams. As Canada’s public broadcaster, we’re proud to share their journey, from local competitions across the country all the way through to national and world championships throughout the year. It’s an honour to be able to continue sharing these great stories with Canadians for years to come,” said Catherine Tait, President, and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada.
“We are proud of our partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada and delighted to be able to continue working together for another decade at least. This agreement demonstrates a commitment to the Olympic values, the Olympic Games and the development of sport. This agreement will support athletes at all levels in Canada and around the world,” according to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.
The agreement, which covers all media platforms, includes a commitment from CBC/Radio-Canada to broadcast at least 200 hours of the Summer Games and 100 hours of the Winter Games on free-to-air television.