Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2 of 6
BACK NEXT
Broadcasting rights
Beijing 2008: Estimated $1.71 billion
Athens 2004: $1.49 billion

Broadcasting the games doesn't come cheap. Just ask NBC Universal, which forked over $893 million for exclusive U.S. broadcasting rights for this summer's games.

That's more than the $613.4 million it for broadcasting rights of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy and the $793.5 million it paid for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Half of the total broadcasting rights fees is allocated to the IOC, while the other half goes to the local organizing committee to help offset the cost of staging the games.

NEXT: Advertising revenue
Last updated August 08 2008: 10:37 AM ET
More Galleries
Coolest gadgets to kick off summer Ease into summer with these gadgets for playing, relaxing and taking selfies. More
Drones are getting smaller and smarter These compact drones are built for racing, photography, education and some goofy fun. More
Top luxury hotel suites for business travelers For many people, you can't put a price on comfort. More

Special Offer