Sky’s Marathon Olympics Coverage


Sky’s marathon coverage of the Paris Olympics will include “virtually round-the-clock” free-to-air content on Sky Open, although much of this will be highlights and replays, with some live events between 7pm and 9am, as well as multiple 24-hour channels and Sky Sport 3.

Here’s the media release:

Sky reveals talent and broadcast plans and teases advertising opportunities for Olympic Games Paris 2024

As the exclusive New Zealand broadcast partner for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024, Sky will use all of our platforms to deliver this exceptional event to New Zealanders – with extensive coverage across Sky Sport and companion app Sky Go, streaming on Sky Sport Now, and free-to-air on Sky Open.

Sky is gearing up to bring New Zealanders live event action and studio coverage that will profile the most exciting sporting moments from across the Olympic Games and ensure New Zealanders can keep a close eye on the roughly 200 Kiwi athletes who are aiming to participate across more than 20 sports.

Sky’s Olympic Games content will include a daily early morning review show, hosted by Kirstie Stanway, while Laura McGoldrick will front the evening coverage which kickstarts the day in France.

The Crowd Goes Wild will have a strong Olympics focus during the Games with Andrew Mulligan and James McOnie leading the way.

The voice of international sevens rugby, Rikki Swannell, will again be calling out All Blacks and Black Ferns matches, while Kimberlee Downs, Jeff McTainsh and Courtney Tairi round out the talented France-based team, capturing the live reaction and emotion from Kiwi athletes straight after they have completed their event.

Sky Sport, Sky Sport Now and Sky Go will have Sky’s curated channel for the Olympics on Sky Sport 3, and multiple further 24-hour channels broadcasting Olympics coverage, with daily live coverage from 7pm to 9am, and replays, highlights and special features during non-competition times.

Sky customers can also access an array of on demand content, including key event highlights and replays, short clips, athlete reaction and feature pieces from the Sky team.

Sky Open will play virtually round-the-clock Olympics content free to air, including the breakfast review show and evening highlights show, plus a selection of live content from 7pm to 9am, and replays and highlights at other times.

“The Olympics is an event like no other when it comes to broadcasting,” says Sophie Moloney, Sky CEO. “Across eighteen days of sporting drama, power and passion, there are thousands of stories and moments of joy to share.

“Our approach gives Sky customers the choice to view in the way they want – immersing themselves totally in Olympics coverage, snacking on our bite-sized digital content which will serve up the most compelling, funny and amazing moments, or watching our free-to-air New Zealand-focused highlights which will give all New Zealanders the opportunity to enjoy the spectacle.”

The Opening Ceremony takes place on Friday 26 July along Paris’ River Seine. At least 16 additional French centres will host events, including Tahiti for Surfing: viewers are in for a treat as they take in athletic performances against some stunning settings. The Olympic Games Paris 2024 concludes on Monday 12th August.

Sophie said, “In partnership with the IOC and our friends at the NZOC, we are excited to bring this incredibly special event from the world stage to the shores of Aotearoa and to share the best of our best competing ‘for the fern’ in 2024.”

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