Media Notes: TVB Wins Sochi Winter Olympics Broadcast Rights In Hong Kong
The IOC awarded Television Broadcasts Ltd. the exclusive broadcast and exhibition rights in Hong Kong for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. TVB has acquired the exclusive broadcast and exhibition rights across all media platforms, including free-to-air TV, subscription TV and new media (TVB). ... In Hong Kong, "most locals were unable to watch" the Six Nations rugby tournament. Setanta Sports, which has broadcast the competition every year since '10, "had quietly sold its broadcasting rights to Al Jazeera-owned beIN Sports." The decision meant "only subscribers to TVB's lesser-known Network Vision were able to watch" (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 2/2).