Olympic Channel to screen live coverage of skateboarding World Championships
The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel will screen live coverage of the World Skate SLS World Championships of Street Skateboarding 2018 Finals, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday, as it continues its build-up to next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at which skateboarding will make its first Olympic appearance.
The OTT channel’s live streaming coverage will be available worldwide at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps for Android and iOS.
The Olympic Channel said: “Held over six days of competition from 8 to 13 January, the World Skate SLS World Championships of Street Skateboarding 2018 features 36 men and 14 women from 12 different countries. The competition takes place at the Carioca Arena 1 in Barra Olympic Park which was also the site of the basketball competition at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.”
The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 with the aim of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic movement. It is supported by the IOC’s top-tier ‘TOP’ sponsors Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba.
In December, the Olympic Channel launched on connected TV devices for Android TV and Apple TV.
The channel said that it would also launch on the Roku platform this month, with availability on additional devices to be announced “in due course.”
It added that content initially available on connected TV devices includes a 24/7 live stream and the Olympic Channel library of original content featuring more than 50 series developed with best-in-class production companies from more than 25 countries.