Media giant TelevisaUnivision will continue as the home of the Olympic Games in Mexico after securing free-to-air (FTA) and pay-TV rights to Paris 2024.
The agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) includes at least 200 hours of coverage of the games on TelevisaUnivision’s Canal 5 free-to-air television platform.
The FTA broadcast will be complemented with pay-TV coverage on TelevisaUnivision’s TUDN channel, as well as simulcast coverage on ViX, the company’s streaming platform.
Anne-Sophie Voumard, managing director of IOC Television and Marketing Services, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with TelevisaUnivision, which ensures comprehensive coverage of the upcoming Olympic Games Paris 2024 for viewers in Mexico.”
Olek Loewenstein, president of sports content at TelevisaUnivision, added: "Our valuable partnership with the IOC will allow us to offer Mexican audiences the most complete multiplatform coverage of what will be the most relevant sporting event worldwide next year.
“We are ready to deliver a unique experience to our viewers and users."
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The 2024 Olympics are scheduled to start on July 26 next year.
Meanwhile, the Paris 2024 organizing committee has revealed that its headquarters were raided again by French financial prosecutors on Wednesday (October 18).
A judicial source told news outlet Reuters that the raids were part of a probe opened into suspicion of "illegal taking of interest, favoritism and concealment" in the award of several contracts.
In a statement, the organizing committee said: "Paris 2024 confirms that the PNF (Parquet national financier) visited its headquarters on Wednesday and obtained all the information it requested.
"Paris 2024 is cooperating fully with the investigation, as it has always done."
This is the second time the Paris 2024 offices have been raided this year after the PNF and police searched the premises in June as part of an investigation into potential embezzlement of public funds and favoritism.
The searches are connected to an investigation launched in 2017 looking at contracts struck by the organizers.
The headquarters of sports marketing agency Keneo were also searched by French police as part of the probe into alleged corruption.