VTV secures last-minute Tokyo 2020 rights deal in Vietnam

The National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Photo by Jinhee Lee/NurPhoto via Getty Images).

Vietnamese state-run broadcaster VTV has acquired the broadcast rights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the eve of the Games.

In an announcement, VTV said it had reached an agreement with a 'partner' on a rights deal to show the Games on its linear television and digital platforms. This followed a substantial period of negotiation.

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