Seven backs Olympics decision
"Health & safety... is paramount." Seven is disappointed but supportive of decision by IOC.
Seven West Media has backed a decision taken by the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics until 2021.
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton said: “While we are just as disappointed as anyone with the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the health and safety of the athletes, officials and spectators is paramount, which is why we absolutely support the decision taken by the IOC.”
SWM indicated it is committed to working with their partners and supporters in light of the decision.
Kurt Burnette, SWM Chief Revenue Officer, said: “We’re disappointed to no longer be able to offer our partners the incredible platform that Tokyo 2020 could provide.
“Our partners are just as disappointed as us, but completely support that the health and safety of the global community comes first. We’re already working together to explore all options and to help support them in reaching their key audiences now, when messaging is more important than ever.”
It isn’t clear if broadcasters will be offered any refund or compensation by the IOC, but SWM will continue to provide updates.