BERMUDA CABLEVISION – WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES COVERAGE AND RIGHTS

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bermuda CableVision today clarifies the rights issues surrounding televised coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which will take place from February 7 – 23, in Sochi, Russia.

International Media Content, Ltd. (IMC), parent company of the two SPORTSMAX channels, is the exclusive rights holder for this coverage throughout the Caribbean region and Bermuda. Consequently, SPORTSMAX and SPORTSMAX2 will be the only networks able to broadcast select coverage from the Winter Games, while all other coverage is required to be blacked out.

Terry Roberson, CEO of Bermuda CableVision, explains: “We – along with all other cable companies and broadcasters in the Caribbean region and Bermuda – received notice on January 21 from IMC stating that, although coverage is expected on a number of channels originating from North America, this coverage must be blacked out during broadcast of all Olympic events. This includes coverage on NBC, CNBC, MSNBC and CTV. We regret any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers, but we trust they will understand the necessity of complying with these international distribution contracts, which are outside of our control.

“On the other hand, we are pleased to be bringing viewers the coverage that is available to Bermuda and hope they will understand these requirements.”

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