Eurosport to Broadcast 120 Hours of Live Summer Universiade

By iSportconnect | March 28, 2013

With 100 days to go until the start of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Eurosport has announced that they will be showing 120 hours of live coverage for the first ever multi-screen coverage of the event.

The Summer Universiade will host over 10,500 athletes, aged 17-28, from 170 countries who will compete across the 10 compulsory disciplines each host city has to stage – athletics, basketball, fencing, football, gymnastics, judo, aquatics, table tennis and volleyball – alongside optional sports chosen by the local organisers.

Eurosport will broadcast over 120 hours of live TV coverage from the event between 6-17 July 2013, as the first activation in the six-year agreement signed with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in September 2012 to cover all Summer and Winter Universiades until 2017.

Live coverage of the Summer Universiade in Kazan will be shared across Eurosport and Eurosport 2 with action from up to nine different sports being showcased across the 12 days of broadcast.

Eurosport Chairman & CEO Laurent-Eric Le Lay said: “Eurosport has considerable expertise of broadcasting large-scale, international events and the ability to unite millions of fans around them.

“The 2013 Summer Universiade promises to be an inspiring, and highly competitive sporting event, and one that perfectly demonstrates Eurosport’s capacity to deliver an event to the fan, wherever they are on TV, mobile, tablet or PC.

“I look forward to watching the world-class performances from Kazan in July.”

FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien added: “With Eurosport as a partner FISU will be able to bring the Universiade to the homes of everybody who cannot be present in Kazan. Especially the parents, siblings and friends of our student-athletes will be thrilled. But also the FISU Family.

“Never in FISU history before will the Universiade be so extensively covered by broadcasting and available on multi-media platforms for everybody to witness.”