Sports Rights

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports holds long-term partnerships with some of the world's leading federations and rights holders, providing access to an unrivalled portfolio of sports events within a 360° offer across its free-to-air, payTV, streaming, online and social media platforms.

 

Andrew Georgiou, President of Sports

"We bring the only truly 360-degree offer, from platforms to promotion, that can truly grow an event, series or even an entire sport. Together we are able to unlock the power of sports with even greater impact, thanks to inspirational storytelling, best-in-class live coverage and sports journalism."

 

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports' Premium Rights

Olympic Games

In May 2015, WBD agreed a ground-breaking agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for all TV and multi-platform broadcast rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2018–2024 period including:

  • Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022
  • Olympic Games Paris 2024

 

Cycling

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports shows an unrivalled 300 days of live cycling per year across Eurosport and GCN+ and promotes the UCI Track Champions League through a partnership with the Union Cycliste Internationale. It is the only place to watch:

  • Every Grand Tour; UCI World Championship and UCI World Tour event
  • Every single Women's World Tour event
  • Every major cyclo-cross event
  • Every track, mountain bike, BMX and urban cycling World Championship, European Championship and World Cup
  • Every cycling event at the Olympic Games

 

Tennis

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports holds the rights across Europe to show every Grand Slam and a wide range of ATP tournament in multiple markets across Europe including:

  • Australian Open - all linear and digital rights across Europe until at least 2031 through a long-term partnership with Tennis Australia
  • Roland-Garros - exclusive rights in 50+ markets in Europe (excluding France) through a partnership with the Fédération Française de Tennis
  • Wimbledon - exclusive coverage in 12 markets in Europe
  • US Open - the exclusive rights holder in 50+ markets in Europe (excluding the UK and Ireland)

 

Winter Sport

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports reached a landmark agreement with Infront via FIS in 2021 to further expand its comprehensive winter sports coverage with more exclusivity across a greater number of events than ever before, featuring more than 1,000 hours of live content from the biggest events including:

  • Every FIS World Cup event; every Alpine Ski World Cup race; the Ski Jumping World Cup, Cross Country World Cup, Nordic Combined World Cup; and men’s and women’s Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Cup events
  • The FIS Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships in 2023 (France and Slovenia) and 2025 (Austria and Norway); FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships in 2023 (Georgia) and 2025
  • The Biathlon World Team Challenge
  • Summer Grand Prix Ski Jumping

 

Golf

As part of an unprecedented 12-year strategic relationship with PGA TOUR, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports holds global multi-platform live rights (outside the US) to all PGA TOUR media properties totalling approximately 2,000 hours of content per year, including:

  • The six Tours operating under the PGA TOUR umbrella
  • Around 150 tournaments annually
  • THE PLAYERS Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs, and the Presidents Cup
  • 40 European Tour events per year (in selected markets)

 

Motorsport

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports holds long-term partnerships with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) which sees it promote motorsport events on both two and four wheels through Discovery Sports Events. It's live motorsport coverage features some of the biggest motorsport event on the global calendar including:

  • FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)
  • PURE ETCR (becoming FIA eTouring Car World Cup from 2022)
  • FIA Electric GT Championship (launching in 2023)
  • ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Extreme E
  • FIM Speedway (promoting globally until at least 2031 through Discovery Sports Events)
  • FIM Endurance Championship
  • Bennetts British Superbike Championship

 

Snooker

Eurosport is the Home of Snooker and brings fans live and on-demand coverage of the biggest international snooker tournaments on the calendar, covering 18 events including the World Championships, across its channels and platforms including a recently launched YouTube channel.