Discovery scoops European TV rights to the Olympics from BBC

Guide to watching the Olympics online
The BBC has long been the European home of the Olympics, but a new deal between the International Olympic Committee and Discovery will change that. Discovery announced today that it has been awarded all TV and multi-platform broadcast rights throughout Europe (except Russia) for 2018-2024, a total of four Olympics. Starting with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Eurosport, owned by Discovery, will air the Games.

“Today is a historic day as we proudly add the Olympic rings to Discovery Communications’ portfolio of offerings. The long-term programming commitment with [IOC] President [Thomas] Bach and the IOC reaffirms Eurosport’s position as the leader in sports across Europe, and will significantly enhance Eurosport’s presence on all platforms,” said Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav in a press release.

Bach highlighted that the agreement will make the games accessible to sports fans in Europe “on the platform of their choice,” bringing coverage to over 700 million people. Discovery and Eurosport’s coverage will include free-to-air access, along with partnerships with broadcasters and distributors.

According to The Guardian, a pre-existing deal means that the BBC will still be able to broadcast the 2018 and 2020 Olympics in Pyeongchang and Tokyo, respectively. After that point, the broadcaster would have to negotiate sub-licensing agreements with Discovery. Zaslav expressed an interest in such deals, stating, “Now we have the exclusive rights to the Olympics on every platform, we’ll begin discussions with all the different players in every market.”

How this will affect coverage of the Games remains to be seen, but in the meantime, Discovery and Eurosport are understandably excited about the new deal. Arnaud Simon, Senior Vice President Content & Production of Eurosport, tweeted out the news, sharing a photo of the event.

Movies & TV

'Halloween' sequel gives new life to an old killer

David Gordon Green's Halloween sequel finds the right balance between the familiar and the new with a terrifying return to the blood-soaked saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.
Emerging Tech

SpaceX Starlink: Here’s everything you need to know

SpaceX Starlink is the name of Elon Musk's ambitious plan to blanket the globe with high speed broadband internet via a network of satellites. Here's everything you need to know about it
Home Theater

Don't need sports or local channels? Philo can save you some dough

Philo is a super-affordable live TV streaming service, with an impressive channel list and feature set. With more hardware support and greatly improved TV Everywhere features, the service is now even easier to recommend.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
Movies & TV

Never miss a moment of the NBA season with our streaming guide

The NBA season is in full swing, and if you want to watch games online, you've got plenty of options. Here's our guide to the best ways to watch NBA games online, as well as some additional resources.
Movies & TV

‘Orange is the New Black’ will end with season 7, Netflix says

Netflix has confirmed that its award-winning series Orange is the New Black will end its run with the upcoming season 7, bringing the show to an end with a final season premiering in 2019.
Home Theater

They’re not just for gaming: Watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

While the Xbox One S and Xbox One X boost the visuals of your games, they also can pull double-duty as Blu-ray players, but there's a bit of set up needed. Need help? Here's our guide on how to watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and X.
Movies & TV

You can ditch cable but still get your 'SportsCenter' fix with ESPN+

ESPN's streaming service, ESPN+, is finally here. Despite appearances, ESPN+ isn't a replacement for your ESPN cable channels, and it differs from other streaming apps in a few key ways.
Movies & TV

Title logo for 'John Wick 3' makes its debut during licensing show

The third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, John Wick 3: Parabellum, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.
Podcasts

Michael Myers returns, Jonah Hill goes back to the '90s

This week on Between the Streams, we'll be discussing the latest take on the Halloween saga, aptly titled Halloween, as well as some major TV cancellations, Marvel and DC news, an intriguing new movie from Jonah Hill about the '90s, and…
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in October, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Black Panther’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, subdued humor, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this fall with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.