EBU sub-licence

London 2012 Olympics

The BBC is inviting expressions of interest for sub licences of certain rights to transmit the London 2012 Olympics ("Games").

The BBC is a member of the European Broadcasting Union ("EBU") and any sublicence will be subject to the EBU sublicensing rules, details of which are available at http://www.ebu.ch/external-link and monitored by a third party ("Trustee"). Details of the Trustee will be provided on request (subject to the Non-Disclosure provisions below)


1. No exclusive licences will be granted. The following coverage will be available in the UK:-

i. The BBC will be transmitting live and delayed, (including "as live" highlights and clips), linear and on demand, coverage of the Games in their entirety via the BBC's free to view public services (which are transmitted on a multi platform basis including television, radio, internet and mobile telephony).

ii. Eurosport will be transmitting live and delayed, linear and on demand coverage of the Games.

iii. It is anticipated that the coverage of some, or all, Active Members of the EBU will be available free to view live and on demand. Further details will be published in due course by the EBU. A list of Active EBU members whose coverage may be available at: http://www.ebu.ch/CMSimages/en/WEB_A4_Member-list_UER_05-2011_EN_tcm6-71972.pdfexternal-link

iv. News coverage

2. Sub licensees will permitted access to the International Feed. No accreditations commentary positions or any other facilities or services offered by will be available from the BBC.

3. Sub licensees will need to produce their own programmes.

4. Any sublicense is subject to the approval of the International Olympic Committee ("IOC") and will be subject to IOC restrictions on advertising and sponsorship, IOC prohibition on sublicenses using Olympic rings and the other IOC symbols, marks and words protected by law, and IOC anti-piracy and other technical requirements.

5. Sub licensees will be required to agree, as a condition of any sub licence, that the BBC may disclose details of the sub licence to the Trustee, EBU, IOC and /or any relevant government or regulatory body.

6. As a condition commencing Sub licensee may be required to provide financial security and/or evidence of their financial and technical ability to exercise any rights granted and comply with the undertakings and obligations in any sublicence.

7. The BBC shall not be obliged to grant a sub licence.

8. Expressions of interest should be addressed to: David Murray, Head of Rights, BBC Sport, Quay House, Salford Quays, Media City UK, M50 2QH

9. General

i. This web page is no more than a request for an expression of interest and constitutes neither a contract nor an offer which is capable of acceptance by any person. This web page and any correspondence from BBC pursuant to it does not contain any representation upon which any person is are entitled to rely at any point in time in order to bring any claim, action or proceedings against the BBC (whether for misrepresentation or otherwise).

ii. It is responsibility of any respondent to this webpage ("Bidder") to check any information given pursuant to this webpage, and to make any necessary further enquiries, before submitting its bid. Bidders will be deemed to have made themselves fully aware of any matters which might affect or influence their bid. No claim due to lack of knowledge or understanding will be entertained.

iii. No person shall be entitled to make a bid or otherwise take part in the bidding process until such time as it has entered into a non-disclosure agreement ("NDA") with the BBC in a acceptable to the BBC. Prior to commencing discussions Bidders may be required to provide evidence of their financial and technical ability to exercise any rights sought and comply with the undertakings and obligations in any proposed sublicense

iv. This letter, and all discussions between BBC and any Bidder/sub licensee, are confidential and subject to the provisions above regarding disclosure no announcement regarding any bid may be made without the consent of both parties

September 2011