EBU And FIS Extend Ski Flying Partnership To 2024

By Shantanu Srivastav | June 7, 2018

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have extended their media rights and services partnership for the FIS Ski Flying World Championships until 2024.

The EBU will continue as FIS’s service partner, working closely together on aspects of distribution and production including live streaming. The new partnership will further focus on enhancing the digital coverage of events across FIS’ platforms.

EBU Director of Sport, Stefan Kürten, said: “We are proud to continue our relationship with the FIS Ski Flying World Championships through the extension of our multi-services partnership.

“The last edition in Obersdorf (GER) was a great success with a packed venue and thrilling competition, captivating audiences through the high-quality coverage of our Member broadcasters, in particular in Poland and in Germany. It is exciting to continue to be a key part of the story of this growing sport through to 2024.”

FIS President, Gian Franco Kasper, added: “The Ski Flying World Championships have continued to strengthen over the years and we are very pleased to continue the relationship with the EBU, ensuring support from some of Europe’s biggest broadcasters of winter sports.

“FIS is always seeking new ways to engage with our many audiences to continue to drive growth and visibility and continuing the relationship with the EBU helps ensure that the Ski Flying World Championships will gain maximum exposure in the upcoming editions.”