Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ) has announced live and extensive coverage plans for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil after the company signed an agreement on Monday with the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC’s)privately-owned company CANOC Broadcasting Inc. who are the rights holders for the region.
Under the agreement, TVJ, TVJ-SN, JNN and RE TV all have rights to provide extensive live and delayed coverage of the Olympic Games with HITZ 92 FM, RJR 94 FM and FAME 95 FM also having the right to carry live Olympic coverage on radio.
In addition to the live Olympic coverage , TVJ has also announced that it will have its renowned team of ace analysts doing daily previews and reviews of the performances especially of Jamaican athletes participating in the Games. The station says it will also have international content to complement local build-up programming on Jamaica’s Olympic prospects.
“TVJ’s coverage will move into high gear from the point of our live and exclusive coverage of the JAAA’s National Championships at the National Stadium in June, where all of Jamaica’s Olympic hopefuls in track and field must compete”, said Claire Grant, TVJ’s General Manager. She said TVJ also expects to have specific Jamaican information coming daily from its reporter in Rio.
Under the agreement with CANOC Broadcasting Inc., TVJ will be restricted from providing non-FLOW Jamaica cable channels with Olympics coverage, but it notes that coverage, especially on TVJ-SN will be available on that platform.
CANOC Broadcasting says it will deliver to TVJ and the rest of the Caribbean, a regional Olympic broadcast to be produced by ESPN.
Chief Executive Officer of CANOC Broadcasting, Larry Romany, said he was pleased about the agreement reached with TVJ. He added: “It was essential to us that Jamaica as a regional athletic powerhouse, have access to the best possible Olympic coverage.
The Games of the 31st Olympiad will take place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 21.