In this Wednesday July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.   U.S. based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. has secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 in a landmark deal worth euro1.3 billion ($1.45 billion). The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights to the games of 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024, and also agreed to collaborate with the IOC on its new year-round Olympic Channel. The IOC says the deal covers all platforms, including free television, subscription and pay TV, internet and mobile phones in 50 countries across the continent. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).

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