CEV European Championships get underway with high levels of TV coverage expected
Zug, Switzerland – As media rights partner of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV), Infront Sports & Media has secured broadcast coverage of the 2015 Men’s and Women’s CEV Volleyball European Championships to fans in Europe as well as beyond – extending to almost 130 territories worldwide.
The Women's CEV European Volleyball Championship, held from 26 September to 4 October 2015 in Belgium (Antwerp) and the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Apeldoorn and Eindhoven), will be broadcast into a total of 128 countries and territories worldwide by 27 TV stations reaching out to Europe, the USA and Canada, Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East.
NOS is the Dutch host broadcaster with Infront producing in Eindhoven and Rotterdam and Southfields producing in Apeldoorn. The Belgian host broadcaster VRT provides the TV signal from Antwerp. The production operation involves a minimum of 9 cameras in the preliminary rounds and 12 from the play-offs onwards, including an ultra-motion camera.
Coverage on the men’s event, which follows from 9 to 18 October in Bulgaria (Sofia and Varna) and in Italy (Turin and Busto Arsizio), will be on an equal level. The Italian games will be produced by Infront (host broadcaster RAI), featuring a minimum of 10 cameras for the preliminary round and up to 13 cameras from the quarter finals. BNT will manage the host broadcast in Bulgaria. In addition to filming and transmitting a high-quality signal, all broadcasters will be supported in their unilateral production, transmission as well as commentary facilities and services.
André Meyer, CEV President, said: “I am pleased with the impressive coverage and audience we have secured for the real volleyball highlights of the 2015 season. This is testament to the excellent cooperation we have established with Infront Sports & Media throughout the years. We know we can always rely on their professionalism in order to reach out to a record-breaking audience and to deliver a first-class product to millions of volleyball fans across Europe and overseas as well.”
Stephan Herth, Executive Director Summer Sports at Infront, commented: “As the CEV Volleyball European Championships get underway this week with the women’s competition, the take-up by European and overseas broadcasters confirms the popularity of the sport on a global level. This year, thanks to our network and market experience, we were able to extend broadcast coverage also on other continents, including Asia. As always, broadcasters will be able to rely on a high quality HD signal, transmitted from the four host nations, which are all enthusiastic volleyball markets.”
About Infront Sports & Media
Infront Sports & Media is the most respected sports marketing company in the world, managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Led by President & CEO Philippe Blatter, Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production and event operation – and has won a reputation for its high standards of delivery. As the number one player in winter sport and with a leading role in football, summer and endurance sports, Infront enjoys long-lasting partnerships with 170 rights-holders and hundreds of sponsors and media companies. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Infront has a team of more than 650 experienced staff working from 25 offices across 13 countries, delivering 4,000 event days of top class sport around the world every year.