The BBC already has the broadcast rights to both the 2015 and 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships.
The agreement reflects Channel 4’s acquisition, this year, of a significantly enhanced portfolio of major horse racing events from January 2013, including The Grand National, The Derby and Royal Ascot.
The acquisition of the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships will see the BBC continue in its extensive support of Olympic sports in the build-up to Rio in 2016 and which culminates in 2017 when the Championships will be held at the Olympic Stadium in London. It also adds to the breadth and depth of a current sports rights slate which includes major tournaments such as the Six Nations, Wimbledon, Formula 1 and The Open. Continue reading »