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Olympic OTT Channel To Launch After 2016 Rio Olympics On Aug. 21

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 16

The IOC revealed the launch date for its new OTT service, the Olympic Channel, where fans can experience Olympic sports all year round. Starting on Aug. 21, after the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Olympic Channel platform will be available worldwide via a mobile app for Android and ...

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