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CBC signs up with Amazon for Olympics’ live coverage via Prime Video

The Canadian public service network said 'selected events', as well as both the opening and closing ceremonies, will be accessible live on Amazon platforms.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has signed up with Amazon to bring its live coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to the top-tier streaming platform Prime Video.

For the first time, the live Olympics content will be streamed for free on Prime Video with CBC’s coverage in both French and English to be made available. The Canadian public service network said ‘selected events’, as well as both the opening and closing ceremonies, will be accessible live on Amazon platforms.

In the Olympics rights deal signed in 2015 by the Canadian public service broadcaster, along with Rogers and Bell Media, Tokyo 2020 will be streamed across CBC’s digital and linear platforms, with the Sportsnet pay-TV networks and TSN airing mostly second-tier events.

CBC News Network will have CBC’s live linear coverage. The public service network’s Olympics coverage will be streamed on the CBC Gem streaming service, its dedicated Tokyo 2020 platform, as well as the CBC Olympics and CBC TV apps.

Apart from Amazon, CBC’s Olympics coverage will be also accessible on Shaw, Bell Rogers and Telus platforms.

Along with daily recaps, Telanation (TLN) will air both men’s and women’s soccer matches.

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