Tokyo Olympics 2020 LIVE: How & Where to Watch Olympics Games Worldwide
The Summer Olympics 2021 in Tokyo broadcast across the world through different broadcasters. The TV and digital rights were sold to several broadcasters by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Here’s how you can watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 live streaming and TV channels broadcasting Summer Olympics worldwide.
2020 was a very disappointing year for sports enthusiasts, with most sports events being either cancelled or postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic, including the 2020 Summer Olympics. Hopefully, 2021 will make up for the losses in the previous year, the much anticipated Summer Olympics has been rescheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Even after being reinstated for 2021, the Olympic Games kept the name “Tokyo 2020” for sponsorship and marketing purposes. This is the very first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed rather than cancelled.
11,091 Athletes from around 206 nations are expected to feature in 339 events of 33 different sports. It will be the second time Tokyo, Japan, hosted the Summer Olympics; it previously hosted the Summer Olympics in 1994.
This year karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding will make their debut in the Olympics, baseball and softball will also make their return after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The live coverage of Tokyo Olympics 2020 to broadcast in almost every country, and there are some additional and changes in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 broadcast and digital rights.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Live Streaming
Suppose you are wondering where to catch the live-action of the Olympics directly from Tokyo onto your television, mobile, or any device. You would be assured that broadcasters and television rights for most nations are the same as those for the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, below are all the necessary details on the 2020Tokyo Olympics live stream and TV broadcast rights.
List of Tokyo Olympics 2020 TV Channels Broadcasting Worldwide
- Armenia: APMTV
- Asia: Dentsu
- Australia – Seven Network
- Austria: ORF
- Belarus: Belteleradio
- Belgium: VRT, RTBF
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
- Brazil: Grupo Globo, BandSports
- Bulgaria: BNT
- Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, TLN
- Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd, SportsMax
- China: CCTV
- Croatia: HRT
- Czech Republic: ČT
- Denmark: DR
- Estonia: Eesti Meedia
- Europe: Discovery Communications, Eurosport
- Finland: Yle
- France: France Télévisions, Canal+
- Georgia: GPB
- Germany: ARD, ZDF
- Greece: ERT
- Hungary: GPB
- Iceland: ARD, ZDF
- Indian Subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
- Ireland: RTE
- Italy: RAI
- Japan: Japan Consortium
- Kosovo: RTK
- Latvia: LTV
- Lithuania: TV3
- Luxembourg: RTL
- Mexico: Televisa
- MENA: beIN Sports
- Montenegro: RTCG
- Netherlands: NOS
- New Zealand: Sky Television
- North Korea: SBS
- North Macedonia: MRT
- Norway: TVNorge
- Oceania: Sky Television
- Poland: TVP
- Portugal: RTP
- Romania: TVR
- Singapore: Mediacorp
- Slovakia: RTVS
- Slovenia: RTV
- South Africa: SABC, SuperSport
- South Korea: SBS
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Infront Sports, MediaSuperSport
- Sweden: Kanal 5
- Switzerland: SRG SSR
- Thailand: Plan B, AIS
- Ukraine: UA: PBC
- United Kingdom: BBC, Eurosport
- United States: NBCUniversal
How to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics live in the United States?
NBC Universal Networks expected to broadcast the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics in the United States as part of the $4.38 billion deal since the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Live Streaming of 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Europe
The International Olympics Committee signed an exclusive pan-European rights deal with Eurosport, which includes broadcasting rights of the Olympic events starting from the 2018 Winter Olympics and running through 2024.
While BBC will also cover the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football, live games in the United Kingdom, and France, Télévisions will share broadcasting rights in France.
2020 Tokyo Olympics live stream in Canada
It is expected broadcasting rights will be shared by CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, and TLN to cover the Tokyo Olympics in Canada.
Where to watch 2020 Tokyo Olympics live telecast in India?
Indians can rest assure as Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) to broadcast all the Olympic events from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. SPN will telecast the Olympic Games across these channels, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY TEN 3, and SONY TEN 3 HD.
The SonyLIV app to provide the Tokyo Olympics 2020 live streaming in the Indian subcontinent. It will feature year-round coverage of Olympic athletes and sports, highlighting locally relevant original content produced by SPN and Olympic Channel.