Athletics fans will be able to see “extensive” highlights from the Diamond League season on BBC One and Two after the broadcaster signed a new deal to cover the contest until 2017.
BBC Sport says fans will get more coverage “than ever before” of the 12 international events.
The BBC has a separate deal for live coverage of the two UK Diamond League events in Birmingham (7 June) and the Anniversary Games in London (24 & 25 July) which runs through to 2020.
BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, says: “We’re delighted with this new deal which is our biggest commitment in terms of coverage of the IAAF Diamond League on network television.
“There is a very healthy appetite amongst our audiences for top-flight athletics and this new deal will see all 12 international events brought to the widest possible audience on BBC One and BBC Two, with a comprehensive highlights programme.
“The deal further strengthens the BBC’s long-term commitment to athletics as we follow the current and exciting generation of stars through the events of the year, to the World Championships in August and beyond to the Olympics Games in Rio next year and the World Championships in London in 2017.”
Lamine Diack, IAAF President and Chairman of the Board of the Diamond League, expressed his great pleasure over BBC’s commitment to the IAAF Diamond League: “We are very proud to have a partner like the BBC to commit to such a broad coverage of our meeting series.
“BBC’s support is of course also great news with regard to the upcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships in London 2017 and confirms the importance of our sport in the UK.”