FIE Agree Broadcast Deal With Euronews

November 26, 2014

The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has announced an “historic” collaboration agreement with Euronews.

The two parties have agreed a three-year deal and under the terms of the partnership with Euronews will feature highlights of the FIE national, view regional and international events.

The channel’s Sport bulletin will also produce special reporting of competitions, on-air and on digital outlets. A global advertising campaign is also part of the agreement.

Alisher Usmanov, President of FIE said: “Fencing is a multi-faceted sport, demanding not only concentration and discipline, but the sens of nobility as well. It’s what our world needs today.

“Fencing has a huge legacy, and, I’m confident, it should be shared with millions of people, in particular with the young generation.

“So we are eager to promote fencing highlights to a broad audience. I think that the FIE’s partnership with Euronews, one of the most popular TV channels in the world, will assist us in achieving our long-term goals.”

Michael Peters, CEO, Euronews, said: “It is an honour to have the opportunity to offer a premium visibility to the members of the International Fencing Federation and to all Fencing disciplines.

“Committed to diversity, we are dedicated to all the sports and will continue to broaden our sports programs in the future, both on-air and on a broad range of digital devices.”