THE Seven Network has reportedly shelled out $40 million for exclusive media rights to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The winning bid comes just two weeks after the network secured the broadcast rights of three Olympics from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) CEO, Mike Hooper said he is pleased Seven have signed on for the Gold Coast Games.
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“The CGF is delighted to renew our relationship with Seven knowing it will ensure the widest possible coverage across the country when Australia again plays host to the Games on the Gold Coast in 2018,” he said.
“Seven’s commitment illustrates the enduring appeal and bright future of the Commonwealth Games as we look ahead to 2018 on the Gold Coast and beyond.”
Gold Coast Organising Corporation Chairman, Nigel Chamier, believes the signing with Seven is a major boost to the 2018 event.
“Seven’s sports credentials are superb, and we look forward to them bringing their expertise and passion to our event on the Gold Coast,” he said.
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will be held from the 4th to 15th April 2018. For more infomation, visit gc2018.com