Contracts were negotiated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and COOB’92 on the one hand, and by networks and associations on the other. The final figure obtained was $635 million, $200 million more than for the XXIVth Olympiad. Almost two-thirds of the income (63%) was obtained from the American market. In this case, it was NBC that managed to purchase the broadcast rights for $401 million. In Europe, it was the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which paid $90 million. It was through the Broadcasting Olympic Japan Pool (BOJP), which had been created for the Seoul Games in conjunction with other Asian networks, that Japan managed to purchase broadcast rights for $62.5 million.
Television Broadcast Rights
COOB’92 (1992): Memoria oficial de los Juegos de la XXVa Olimpíada : Barcelona 1992. Vol. 2. Los medios. Barcelona : COOB’92.
In the repository
In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).
If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.
In the library
In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.
Sports in pictures
If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.
The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.