The 2018 Winter Olympics start in PyeongChang on 9th-25th Feb
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Broadcast rights to the 2018 Winter Olympics in some countries were already sold as part of long-term broadcast rights deals, including the Games' local rightsholder SBS who extended its rights to the Olympics through 2024 in July 2011.
On 29 June 2015, the IOC announced that Discovery Communications—owner of Eurosport, had acquired exclusive rights to the Olympics from 2018 through 2024 across Europe, excluding Russia, on all platforms. Discovery will sub-license its broadcast rights to local free-to-air networks on a territorial basis. Discovery's rights deal will, initially, not cover France due to pre-existing rights deals with France Televisions that run through the 2020 Games.
Unlike previous pan-European deals, such as with the European Broadcasting Union and Sportfive, Discovery will not solely serve as a reseller, and intends to carry coverage on its regional properties, but has committed to sub-licensing at least 100 hours of coverage to free-to-air networks. In the United Kingdom, Discovery will hold exclusive pay television rights under license from the BBC, in return for the BBC sub-licensing the free-to-air rights to the 2022 and 2024 Olympics from Discovery.
In the United States, the Games will once again be broadcast by NBC under a long-term contract; it will also be NBC's first Olympics without long-time host Bob Costas , who announced his retirement from the role in favour of Mike Tirico on 7 February 2017. It will also be the first Olympics without Matt Lauer since 1996, after his termination from the network on 29 November 2017. On 28 March 2017, NBC also announced that it would air most primetime coverage simultaneously in all time zones, rather than tape-delayed for the west coast. With Super Bowl LII airing on NBC five days before the opening ceremonies, it will mark the first time ever an American broadcast network carried the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in the same week (ABC and CBS previously had both events in the same year, 1988 and 1992 respectively, but the Olympic opening ceremonies were held later)