The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

“There’s no more unique [in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty] than the Olympic Games. It’s live. It ap­peals to all demos. And we’ll own that for the next decade.”

David Zaslav, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Dis­cov­ery Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, on win­ning broad­cast rights, with pay TV sub­sidiary Eurosport, to the 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024 Games. The price: $1.45 bil­lion.

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