FIVB Reveal New Media Plans

By iSportconnect | November 3, 2014

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has outlined plans to create an in-house television production unit as well as ways the sport is broadcast.

The plans were put forward before the 34th FIVB World Congress on Saturday in Cagliari, allergy Italy.

Proposals from the FIVB TV and New Media Commission also included adapting volleyball courts to bring fans closer to the action.

Fernando Lima, buy president of the Commission, anabolics stressed the importance of television in the continued growth of the sport and also made suggestions that volleyball matches should be played for no longer than two hours in an attempt to maintain appeal among fans and draw in new supporters without losing the interest of broadcasters.

The commission also proposed changes to the way the sport is broadcast, which included adapting volleyball courts to bring fans closer to the action through reducing the length of the free zone to 6.5 metres instead of eight metres.