Discovery, TIM team to launch first-ever official Olympic mobile broadcaster service | Mobile | News | Rapid TV News
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In what is said to be a landmark Olympic partnership, bringing the Games to more people across more screens, Italian telco TIM is partnering with Discovery Communications to launch an exclusive new channel for mobile and broadband customers.

discoverytim 26june2017Running for the 2018-2020 Olympic cycle, starting with the Winter Games in PyeongChang that takes place in February 2018, the deal will see Discovery create what it claims will be the ultimate Olympic Games experience, delivering premium content to every person, through every service, on every screen and offering exclusive and differentiated content to mobile operators across Europe.

“Our partnership with Italy’s biggest telco operator to create the first ever Olympic Mobile Broadcaster designation will enable us to deliver the ultimate Olympic Games viewing experience to millions of people,” said Jean-Briac Perrette, president and CEO, Discovery Networks International. “This world-first partnership is a big win for fans who want to consume exclusive content from the Games wherever and whenever they choose.”

Official Mobile Broadcaster designation gives TIM exclusive rights to co-brand with the Olympic Rings and offer their customers what it says will be a differentiated viewing experience. It will offer exclusive access to a 24/7 operator-branded linear news and highlights channel and short-form content. Fans will be able to enjoy a multidimensional and immersive sports experience, with exclusive virtual reality (VR) and AR content, a 360° experience and over 30 additional feeds.

TIM subscribers also will have access to the Eurosport Player which offers a bouquet of sport including FINA World Swimming Championships, IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Grand Slam tennis tournaments (French Open, US Open, Australian Open), all three of the cycling Grand Tours (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta de España) and Wintersports Season.