The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights for the London 2012 Olympic Games to Grupo Albavision, it was announced today.
Grupo Albavision has acquired free-to-air television broadcast rights and radio rights in Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Uruguay. In August, Grupo Albavision provided coverage on the same platforms in these territories for the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “Following their successful coverage of the first ever Youth Olympic Games this August, we are happy to be able to reach this agreement with Grupo Albavision to ensure free coverage of the Olympic Games in London in 2012 across the region.”
IOC Executive Board member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said, “I am delighted we were able to reach this agreement with Grupo Albavision and would like to thank them for their cooperation in making this announcement possible.”
Mr Angel Gonzalez, Chief Executive of Grupo Albavision, said: “We are very happy to become a part of the Olympic Family and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”