Badminton occupies pride of place in the live coverage schedule of the newly-launched Olympic Channel.
More than 35 sports events in 2016 have been scheduled for live coverage on the Olympic Channel — 18 of these are badminton events including World Superseries, Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix level tournaments.
Olympic Channel is a new digital platform where fans can experience the Olympic Movement all year round. It is now available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com after launching on 21 August following the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony.
The Olympic Channel’s broadcasts aim to complement the International Federations’ current broadcast and distribution arrangements. In addition to events, the Olympic Channel team is working with the IFs to create innovative partnerships, including event coverage, highlights, magazine shows, news coverage and original programming with further announcements expected later this year.
“We look forward to working with our IF partners to help distribute their events and extend their reach to fans around the world. Placing a spotlight on Olympic sports and athletes outside of the Games themselves is one of the key priorities of the Olympic Channel,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel.
“Launching the Olympic Channel with this event programming already in place ensures that fans will be able to continue their excitement of Rio and the Olympic Games all year long.”
Olympic Channel agreements include the following badminton events for 2016:
06-11 Sept: Yonex Sunrise Indonesian Masters 2016 (Grand Prix Gold)
20-25 Sept: Yonex Open Japan (Superseries)
27 Sep – 02 Oct: Victor Korea Open (Superseries)
04-09 Oct: SCG Thailand Open (Grand Prix Gold)
04-09 Oct: Russian Open (Grand Prix)
11-16 Oct: Chinese Taipei Masters (Grand Prix)
11-16 Oct: Yonex Dutch Open (Grand Prix)
18-23 Oct: Yonex Denmark Open (Superseries Premier)
01-06 Nov: Bitburger Badminton Open (Grand Prix Gold)
02-06 Nov: BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships (BWF Event)
08-13 Nov: BWF World Junior Championships (BWF Event)
15-20 Nov: Thaihot China Open (Superseries Premier)
22-27 Nov: Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open (Superseries)
23-27 Nov: Scottish Open (Grand Prix)
29 Nov–04 Dec: Macau Open (Grand Prix Gold)
06-11 Dec: Victor 2016 Korea Masters Championships (Grand Prix Gold)
14-18 Dec: Dubai World Superseries Finals (Superseries Premier)