2020 Youth Olympic Games: Olympic Channel to 300 hrs of coverage

THE Olympic Channel has announced the coverage plan for the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games, slated from January 9 to 22 next year. The coverage will include LIVE and on-demand streaming, dedicated Youth Olympic Games channel and daily live show>

The Olympic Channel’s comprehensive multi-platform coverage will be available in all territories worldwide. The streaming will begin on January 9 with the Opening Ceremony live from the Olympic Capital of Lausanne. Additional programming includes digital-first content that is inspiring, entertaining, relevant and accessible to the participating athletes and that appeals to a global audience, states an IOC report.

In the competition scheduled over 13 days, 1,880 athletes will compete at Lausanne 2020 in 8 sports across 16 disciplines in 81 medal events. In addition to traditional winter Olympic sports such as alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating, the Winter YOG will also feature sports such as monobob bobsleigh and ski mountaineering.

“The Winter Youth Olympic Games provide a fun format for young athletes to experience the Olympic spirit as they work toward achieving their goals and dreams,” said Mary Byrne, Editor in Chief of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel. “The Olympic Channel’s coverage of Lausanne 2020 ensures a worldwide audience for the YOG and will kick off an important year for our team as our daily coverage of Olympic sports and athletes continues to build toward next summer’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.”

Lausanne 2020 programming on the Olympic Channel will include:

Ø Dedicated YOG Coverage: Viewers can watch a dedicated Winter Youth Olympic Games Channel daily from 9 to 22 January on the Olympic Channel, YouTube and connected TV devices such as Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, and Roku. The dedicated streaming channel will feature both live and tape-delayed event coverage and daily highlights shows.

Ø Live Streaming: Event coverage across the Winter YOG competition will available both live and on-demand on the Olympic Channel and its mobile apps. (The live streaming event schedule will be announced in due course.)

Ø Daily Live Show: An action-packed daily live show will showcase news, trending stories, highlights, and interviews in a round-up of the day’s events in a fun and interactive format. The live show will stream live on Facebook, Twitter, and olympicchannel.com.

Ø Olympic Channel Podcast: Featuring insightful interviews with personalities from across the Olympic world, the Olympic Channel will produce a daily podcast during the Winter YOG for an in-depth look at the stories and competition taking place in Lausanne 2020.

Ø Schedules and Results: To keep on top of the action at Lausanne 2020, fans will have access to competition schedules, live streaming schedules, results and medals table at olympicchannel.com.

Ø Social Media: Fans can also follow the Olympic Channel’s coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to learn more about the sports featured at the Winter YOG as well as take part in the fun by interacting with athletes and for behind-the-scenes action.