World Rowing Federation Secures New EBU Media Rights Deal

By Community | January 31, 2013

The European Broadcasting Union, there operating EUROVISION, order and the World Rowing Federation (FISA), anabolics have agreed a four-year renewal of all European media rights from 2013-2016.

This agreement includes the World Rowing Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the annual World Rowing Cup series, and the European Rowing Championships. The 2015 World Championships will serve as the Olympic Qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The opening event of the renewed agreement will be the first regatta of the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup series from 22 – 24 March, in Sydney.

FISA President Denis Oswald said: “Our relationship with the EBU started in the early 1980s, and it has been a long and successful one. But, as everyone knows, much has changed in the television world in recent years, particularly in the way that sports events are televised, and how their rights are exploited and distributed. In the light of these many significant changes, I am pleased to acknowledge that EUROVISION has shown the flexibility and foresight to adapt to these times. I look forward to a highly collaborative and productive relationship with the EBU and their Members through to 2016.”

EUROVISION Director Sports & Business Stefan Kuerten added: “FISA was the first international sports federation to join the Olympic movement, making rowing today a time-honoured mainstay of the modern Olympic Games. That FISA has once again entrusted EUROVISION and the EBU Members with giving rowing’s marquee events the free to air exposure they deserve tells of a thriving partnership that will continue to grow in strength.”