Eurosport Secure Crucial FIS Rights Deal
February 17, 2012
canada viagra helvetica, thumb sans-serif;”>Eurosport and Infront Sport & Media have come to an agreement on a rights extension that will see the French sporting network continue to broadcast the majority of the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) World Cup events.
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The existing agreement has now been extended till the 2015/16 season in which the 5-year contract will include coverage of events such as FIS Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping, Cross Country, Nordic Combined, Snowboard and Freestyle World Cup races.
This is estimated to be around 200 events per season in what is sure to be a significant coup for the network.
The new deal with Eurosport will include live TV and digital rights covered in Europe on Eurosport and Eurosport 2, as well as in Asia and the Pacific region on Eurosport Asia-Pacific. This includes the popular Tour de Ski in cross-country skiing and stages from the prestigious Vierschanzentournee in ski jumping. In Europe, a total of 600 hours will be dedicated to FIS World Cup races each season on Eurosport’s channels.
Online, the Eurosport Player, Eurosport’s dedicated web TV service, will broadcast live action from all FIS World Cup events acquired from Infront on six online bonus channels, one per discipline, as well as through video on demand. Eurosport Player is available in 52 countries across Europe, while all World Cup events will also be available across 14 European countries with the Eurosport Player mobile apps for iPad and iPhone.
By Marc Sibbons