SPORTS RIGHTS CATALOGUE 2017/2018
SPORTS RIGHTS CATALOGUE 2017/2018
3 The EBU is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU’s mission is to safeguard the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. Under the alias, EUROVISION, the EBU produces and distributes top-quality live sports and news, as well as entertainment, culture and music content. Through EUROVISION, the EBU provides broadcasters with on-site facilities and services for major world events in news, sport and culture.
The EUROVISION broadcasting network, which combines satellite and fiber, is the largest and most reliable in the world directly connected to broadcasters.
The core of our operation is the acquisition and distribution of media rights. We work with more than 30 federations on a continually renewable sports rights portfolio consisting of football, athletics, cycling, skiing, swimming and many more. We are proud to collaborate with elite federations such as FIFA*, UEFA*, IAAF, EAA, UCI, FINA, LEN, FIS, IPC, to name a few. In 2011, EBU created the Sales Unit to enhance its competitiveness in an ever-evolving and extremely challenging industry. The Unit handles the commercial distribution of sports rights in EBU’s portfolio in not only European territories but Worldwide.
Our new approach, underpinned by the unparalleled expertise and reach of public service broadcasters in Europe opens new horizons to the EBU and maximizes exposure for the sports federations we represent.
Flexible and business orientated are traits which perfectly complement the EBU’s well established and highly effective distribution model on a European and Worldwide basis. Smart business thinking and commitment to innovation means the EBU is a key component at all stages of the broadcast value chain. The EBU is the ideal one-stop-shop partner for the broadcast community. * EBU Football contracts with FIFA and UEFA are directly handled by the EBU Football Unit. ABOUT US
- 4 INDOOR SPORTS UEG GYMNASTICS
- 50 WINTER SPORTS ÖSV SKIING 38 SWISS SKI SKIING
- 40 FIS SKI FLYING 42 IBU BIATHLON
- 44 ISU SKATING
- 46 SUMMER SPORTS IAAF ATHLETICS
- 8 EA ATHLETICS
- 10 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS MULTI-SPORT 12 FINA SWIMMING
- 16 LEN SWIMMING
- 20 TOUR OF FLANDERS CYCLING 22 UCI WORLD TOUR CYCLING 24 UCI CYCLING
- 26 UEC CYCLING
- 30 FISA ROWING
- 32 ICF CANOEING
- 34 TABLE OF CONTENTS
8 After a successful 2017 World Championships staged in London, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has renewed its multi-year contract with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for an additional 6 years. The deal covers 3 editions of the World Championships (2019, 2021 and 2023), the World Indoor Championships (2018, 2020 and 2022) and more than a dozen other competitions in the World Athletics Series. The EBU will team up with ESPN Media Distribution to represent the media rights to the IAAF World Series events across Europe and Africa, bringing a unique, combined ability to maximize the profile of athletics and increase access to the sport’s top global competitions to hundreds of millions of fans across the two continents.
The kick-off of the new cycle will begin on 01 March 2018 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with the IAAF World Indoor Championships where the world’s best athletes will demonstrate their talents to break records and bring the drama of the sport to new heights.
- 9 NEXT EVENTS EVENTS IN 2021
- World Championships, 6–15 Aug 2021, Eugene, USA
- World Cross Country Championships, TBA
- World Relays, TBA EVENTS IN 2022
- World Indoor Championships, TBA
- World Half Marathon Championships, TBA
- World U20 Championships, TBA
- Continental Cup, TBA
- World Race Walking Team Championships, TBA EVENTS IN 2023
- World Championships, TBA
- World Cross Country Championships, TBA
- World Relays, TBA TBA = Dates and/or venues have not yet been advised by the IAAF EVENTS IN 2018
- World Indoor Championships, 1-4 Mar 2018, Birmingham, GBR
- World Half Marathon Championships, 24 Mar 2018, Valencia, ESP
- World Race Walking Team Championships, 5-6 May 2018, Taicang, CHN
- World U20 Championships, 10-15 July 2018, Tampere, FIN
- Continental Cup, 8-9 Sep 2018, Ostrava, CZE EVENTS IN 2019
- World Cross Country Championships, 30 Mar 2019, Aarhus, DEN
- World Relays, 4-5 May 2019, Nassau, BAH
- World Championships, 28 Sep -6 Oct 2019, Doha, QAT EVENTS IN 2020
- World Indoor Championships, TBA
- World Half Marathon Championships, TBA
- World Race Walking Team Championships, TBA
- World U20 Championships, TBA TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EUROPE
10 The EBU has renewed its long standing commitment to cover all major European Athletics events until the end of 2019. The European Athletics Team Championships, the European Cross Country Championships and the U18, U20 & U23 European Athletics Championships taking place until 2019 are part of this agreement together with the European Athletics Indoor Championships which will take place in Glasgow in March 2019. But the highlight of this 4 year agreement will of course be the European Athletics Championships that will be staged in Berlin in 2018 and form part of the newly created European Championships multi-sports event.
This major new event, taking place every four years, aggregates the existing senior continental championships of Athletics (European Athletics), Aquatics (LEN), Cycling (UEC), Gymnastics (UEG), Rowing (FISA), Triathlon (ETU), with a new Golf Team Championships (ET & LET) – all unified under a common brand.
In Berlin, the Olympic Stadium will be the venue for the European Athletics Championships with the road races and race walking events held throughout the city. EA ATHLETICS
- TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS NEXT EVENTS
- Cross Country European Championships, 10 December 2017, Šamorin, Slovakia
- U18 European Athletics Championships, 5-8 July 2018, Gyor, Hungary
- European Athletics Championships*, 7-12 August 2018, Berlin, Germany
- European Cross Country Championships, 9 December 2018, Tilburg, Netherlands
- European Athletics Indoor Championships, 1-3 March 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
- European Team Championships 1st League, 1 June 2019, venue TBA
- European Team Championships Super League, 22-23 June 2019, venue TBA
- European Junior Championships, 1 July 2019, venue TBA
- U23 European Athletics Championships, 11-14 July 2019, venue TBA
- European Cross Country Championships, 8 December 2019, venue TBA * part of the European Championships 2018 11
12 The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has reached agreements with the governing bodies of Europe’s leading sports federations to bring to television audiences a newly created multi-sport championship in 2018 – the European Championships. Glasgow and Berlin will co-host the inaugural European Championships in August 2018, bringing together the existing championships of seven of Europe’s leading sports into one coordinated, exciting multi-sport event. The event will gather the elite of European athletes in athletics, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, rowing, triathlon and golf in two locations.
Berlin will stage the athletics while all other events will be staged in Glasgow.
More than 4000 athletes will compete in Berlin and Glasgow in this landmark European sporting event which reflects the rich variety and enthusiasm for sport across the continent. The 2018 European Championships will be staged over an eleven-day period during the summer of 2018 and every four years thereafter. The respective European federations, host cities and the newly created European Championships have joined forces to deliver a unique event. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS MULTI-SPORT
- 13 TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS NEXT EVENTS
- European Championships 2018, 2-12 August , Glasgow, GBR/Berlin, GER
14 2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS PROGRAMME 2–12 AUGUST 2018 Competitions Thu 2 August Fri 3 August Sat 4 August Sun 5 August Mon 6 August Tue 7 August Wed 8 August Thu 9 August Fri 10 August Sat 11 August Sun 12 August European Athletics Championships European Swimming Championships European Diving Championships European Synchronised Swimming Championships European Open Water Swimming Championships European Rowing Championships Triathlon European Championships Athletics Swimming/diving Rowing Triathlon Cycling Golf Gymnastics
15 Competitions Thu 2 August Fri 3 August Sat 4 August Sun 5 August Mon 6 August Tue 7 August Wed 8 August Thu 9 August Fri 10 August Sat 11 August Sun 12 August Cycling Track European Championships Cycling Road European Championships Cycling Mountain Bike European Championships Cycling BMX European Championships European Golf Team Championships European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships European Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships Athletics Swimming/diving Rowing Triathlon Cycling Golf Gymnastics
- 16 The renewed agreement includes: PACKAGE A – EUROPEAN RIGHTS
- 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018
- 18th FINA World Championships 2019
- 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2020
- 19th FINA World Championships 2021 PACKAGE B – EUROPEAN RIGHTS
- FINA Diving World Cups 2018 & 2020
- FINA High Diving World Cups 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
- FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup 2020
- FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2017, 2019 & 2021 PACKAGE C – WORLDWIDE RIGHTS
- FINA Diving World Series 2018-2021
- FINA Swimming World Cups 2018-2021
- FINA Water Polo World League Super Finals (Men & Women) 2018-2021 FINA is a long-standing partner of Eurovision who have provided countless hours of water sports to swimming fans across Europe. In the renewed and extended agreement that runs from 2018 to 2021, Eurovision is partnering with ESPN Media Distribution to ensure the best exposure possible in Europe is reached. Swimming is the second pillar of Summer Olympic Sports, and is a very attractive discipline for broadcasters. It has also become even more spectacular in recent years due to improved TV production quality.
- 17 NEXT FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018, Hangzhou, China
- 18th FINA World Swimming Championships 2019, Gwangju, Korea
- 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- 19th FINA World Championships 2021, Fukuoka, Japan NEXT EVENTS
WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS The FINA World Junior Swimming Championships (or "Junior Worlds") is a swimming championship event organized by FINA for girls aged 14–17 and boys aged 15– 18 on 31 December of the year of the competition.
It is held biennially, and has been held since 2006. SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING WORLD CUP The FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup is an international, synchronized swimming event organized by FINA and currently held every 4 years. It is a top-level international 'synchro' competition. The event features competition in the four synchro event (Solo, Duet, Team and Free Combination), and allows each entered nation to have one entrant per event. The winner of the event is determined by adding nation's points from the four events. HIGH DIVING WORLD CUPS Since the remarkable introduction of High Diving in the FINA World Championships programme and crowning moment of the first-ever World champions in Barcelona (ESP) in 2013, the sport has continued to grow in popularity and attractiveness.
Two events are on the programme; a men's competition in five rounds and a women's competition in two rounds. Men perform five dives from a 27m platform while women take off from a 20m platform, exhibiting three. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS One of the biggest sporting events in the world, in terms of participation and global exposure, Lining up almost 3,000 athletes in six different disciplines, competing in 75 contests over a period of 17 days. The competitions consist of swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo.
PACKAGE A PACKAGE B FINA PACKAGES WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS The Swimming World Championships the best swimmers from over 176 countries for in the World Cup pool (25m). In this 6 days event swimmers will compete for 46 gold medals and eternal glory. DIVING WORLD CUPS The FINA Diving World Cup is an international biennial diving competition in which divers perform intricate acrobatic manoeuvres to score the highest point decided by the judges.
FINA/AIRWEAVE SWIMMING WORLD CUP FINAs flagship swimming series, launched in 1979, the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup attracts worldclass swimmers in a series of two-day events organized annually between August and November.
Split in three clusters the Swimming World Cup series stops at 9 iconic cities with state-of-the-art arenas across Europe, MENA and Asia gathering worldwide attention. With prize money of more than USD 2 million the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup attracts Olympic and World Champions from all over the world. The short-course event series features 36 competitions at each meeting and mark a unique stage of world record performances in thrilling head-to-head races. FINA WATER POLO WORLD LEAGUE The FINA Water Polo World League is the pinnacle of National team league competition in Water Polo, taking place annually since 2002.
During the season – typically from winter through June – the world’s best teams compete on inter-/continental tournaments to qualify for the championship tournaments, the so called Super Final. In an elite team competition with high competitive matches the best Water Polo Nation team of the world will be crowned. FINA DIVING WORLD SERIES The FINA Diving World Series marks the ultimate competition in Diving which offers an annual meeting opportunity for the worlds brightest diving stars. This prestigious and exclusive event invites the world’s highest ranked athletes including World and Olympic medalists.
From March to May, the best divers in the world exhibit their breath-taking skills and compete for prize money exceeding USD 1million in a four-leg competition format which features ten events: women’s and men’s individual 3m springboard / 10m platform, men’s and women’s synchronized 3m springboard / 10m platform and mixed synchronized 3m springboard / 10 platform.
20 Eurovision is proud to represent LEN European Aquatics Championships on a worldwide basis. Europeans have shown their strength on the Aquatic scene over recent years, and with events such as Water Polo, Long and Short Course Swimming, Diving and Synchronized Swimming, these sports offer spectators a chance to enjoy both physical and artistic aspects of the Aquatic events. In 2018 the European Aquatics Championships will be staged in Glasgow and form part of the newly created European Championships. The UK, France, Italy, Netherlands and Hungary are the reigning European Champions, heavily challenged by Denmark, Ukraine or Germany.
Russia however remains unrivalled when it comes to Synchronized Swimming.
Eurovision also distributes the worldwide rights to the Water Polo Champions League 2017/18. Our rights include the 60 games of the preliminary rounds (with the exception of the first party rights) and the rights to all the games of the Champions League Final Six (with the exception of the host country). The 2017/18 season will take place as follows: Preliminary rounds – December 2017 to April 2018. The Final Six will be staged in Genova on 1 May 2018. LEN SWIMMING
- 21 NEXT EVENTS 2017
- European Diving Championship, 12-18 June 2017, Kiev, UKR
- Short Course Swimming European Championships, 13-17 December 2017, Copenhagen, DEN 2018
- European Water Polo Championships, 14-28 July 2018, Barcelona, ESP
- European Aquatics Championships, 3-12 August 2018, Glasgow, GBR 2019
- European Diving Championships, June 2019, TBA
- European Synchronized Swimming Championships, June 2019, TBA
- European Short Course Championships, December 2019, Glasgow, GBR 2020
- European Water Polo Championships, January 2020, Budapest, HUN
- European Aquatics Championships, May 2020, Budapest, HUN
- European Open Water Championships, June 2020, Budapest, HUN TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS
22 Eurovision and Flanders Classics NV continue to partnership for the distribution of the European media rights to the Tour of Flanders. The Tour of Flanders is a Flanders Classics road cycling race held in Belgium every spring, a week before the Paris–Roubaix road race. It is part of the UCI World Tour and one of the so-called monuments of the European professional calendar and is the most important cycling race in Flanders. Starting in beautiful Antwerpen and finishing in Oudenaarde. The Tour de Flanders offers 6 hours of content, the race starts at 10.30 CET and ends at approx. 16:30 CET.
TOUR OF FLANDERS CYCLING
- 23 TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EUROPE NEXT EVENTS
- The Tour of Flanders, 31 March 2018, Belgium
24 Amstel Gold Race The Amstel Gold race is one of cycling’s historic races for European cycling fans. It is also further confirmation of the firm commitment of the EBU to the sport of cycling. As one of the main cycling countries, a pro-cycling classic is a must for the Netherlands. The Amstel Gold Race has been the showpiece of the Dutch cycling community for more than 50 years. Not for nothing did the spectacular Amstel Gold track host the Road World Championship several times.
Clasica San Sebastian The Clasica San Sebastian is a race organized right after the Tour de France and forms part of the UCI World Tour. The 230 km race is famous for its spectacular views of the coastline and its winding, rolling terrain.
EuroEyes Cyclassics The Hamburg EuroEyes Cyclassics, formerly HEW Cyclassics and Vattenfall Cyclassics, is an annual one-day cycling race taged in and around Hamburg, Germany. Although the route varies, its distance is always around 250 km. The course’s most significant difficulty is Waseberg hill in Blankenese, which is addressed three times in the race finale. UCI WORLD TOUR CYCLING
- 25 TERRITORIES CLASICA SAN SEBASTIAN AND HAMBURG CYCLASSICS: RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE. AMSTEL GOLD RACE: RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EUROPE. NEXT EVENTS
- Amstel Gold Race, 1 April 2018, Netherlands
- Clasica San Sebastian, July 2018, Spain
- Hamburg Cyclassics, August 2018, Germany
26 Eurovision is proud to be working with the UCI to bring the world’s leading international cycling events to European audiences for the next eight years (2017-2024). We will be following the rainbow jersey across the globe to bring the best live action from both established competitions and rapidly growing events to cycling fans throughout Europe. The portfolio of events includes the annual UCI World Championships for road, track cycling, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, BMX and urban cycling together with the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup and the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.
The UCI events provide broadcasters with year-round world class cycling events that appeal to audiences of all ages.
- 27 NEXT EVENTS
- Road World Championships, 23-30 Sep 2018, Innsbruck, AUT
- Track World Championships, 28 Feb-4 Mar 2018, Apeldoorn, NED
- Track World Cups, 6 events from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018, various places
- Mountain Bike World Championships, 4-9 Sep 2018, Lenzerheide, SUI
- BMX World Championships, 21-27 May 2018, Baku, AZE
- Cyclo-Cross World Championships, 3-4 Feb 2018, Valkenburg, NED
- Cyclo-Corss World Cups, 9 events from Sep 2017 to Jan 2018, various places
- Urban Cycling World Championships, 9-12 Nov 2017, Chengdu, CHN TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS
UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The best BMX riders on the planet compete to be UCI World Champions in the BMX race in which eight riders set o together from the 8m start ramp: jumps, speed and daring are the DNA of this discipline, particularly appreciated by young spectators. UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships include cross-country Olympic and downhill competitions. Part of the Olympic programme, crosscountry races are ridden on undulating circuits featuring di erent natural obstacles. Downhill is a race against the clock from top to bottom during which riders negotiate a succession of incredibly fast and technical passages.
UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The UCI Road World Championships see the best cyclists in the world compete to be the road race, individual time trial and team time trial UCI World Champions. Follow the action live as cyclists compete in their country/team’s colours for the privilege of wearing the World Champion’s rainbow jersey on the roads for the next season. WORLD CLASS EVENTS UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS In this prestigious event, track cyclists compete in a wide variety of track cycling specialties including: time trial, individual pursuit, keirin, team pursuit, points race, Scratch, individual sprint, team sprint, omnium, and Madison (men only).
With riders reaching incredible speeds and demonstrating amazing endurance, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships are a truly awe-inspiring competition.
UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CUP The UCI Track Cycling World Cup is a multi-race track cycling tournament that travels the world. Each round takes place in a di erent country. Riders must perform well at all rounds to have a chance of winning the overall title. Consistency is key! TELENET UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP The Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup is a season-long competition spanning from September to January. The series tests not only the tness and cycling skills of the cyclocross riders, but also their consistency, as they ght it out for the top spot over at least eight events.
UCI URBAN CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The UCI Urban Cycling World Championships include three di erent disciplines: BMX freestyle park, mountain bike cross-country Eliminator (XCE) and trials.
Showcasing the urban environment, the event attracts a large number of spectators and is particularly popular with young audiences. One event, three disciplines! UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Played out on hilly technical circuits of 2.5-3.5km and lasting around one hour, cyclo-cross demands both supreme bike handling skills and incredible tness levels. The courses feature a variety of terrain including pavement, wooded trails, grass and obstacles that require the rider to dismount and carry their bike.
30 Eurovision is proud to be able to bring the best of European cycling to viewers following a three-year deal with the Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC). Eurovision has the worldwide distribution rights for the annual Road, Track, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-cross and BMX European Championships to 2021. The best European cyclists will compete in more than 50 days of competitions every year. In 2018 the Road, Track, Mountain Bike and BMX European Championships are part of the newly created European Championships multi-sport event which will take place from 2 to 18 August 2018.
- 31 TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS NEXT EVENTS
- UEC 2017 Cyclo-Cross ECHs, 4–5 November 2017, Tabor, Czech Republic
- UEC 2018 Cyclo-Cross ECHs, TBA dates/venue
- UEC 2018 Road, Track, MTB, BMX, 2 to 18 August, Glasgow, United Kingdom
32 Arguably one of the most beautiful and the most demanding of all sports, rowing requires focus, presence and teamwork. These qualities are the cornerstones of the sport, and are reflected in Eurovision’s values. The EBU is proud to announce the renewal of the contract with FISA for the edition 2017-2020 and thus one more time offer the FISA World Championships as well as the FISA World Cups to the European broadcasters. The World Rowing Cup is an annual team competition, comprising three international regattas in Grand Prix format per year. A World Rowing Cup Champion is allocated in each boat class to the nation with the most points won in that boat class at all three regattas.
The World Rowing Championships is an annual, 8 day Championships for male & female rowers in all 14 Olympic disciplines. It attracts entries of approximately 1,200 athletes representing up to 70 countries. The last 4 days of semis & finals (Thursday-Sunday) generate worldwide television coverage. FISA ROWING
- 33 TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS NEXT EVENTS 2018
- World Rowing Cup 1, 1-3 June 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
- World Rowing Cup 2, 22-24 June 2018, Linz, Austria
- World Rowing Cup 3, 13-15 July 2018, Luzern, Switzerland
- World Rowing Championships, 9-16 September 2018, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2019
- World Rowing Cup 1, 10-12 May 2019, place TBA
- European Rowing Championships, 31 May-2 June 2019, Lucern, Switzerland
- World Rowing Cup 2, 22-24 June 2019, place TBA
- World Rowing Cup 3, 12-14 June 2019, place TBA
- Rowing World Championships, 25 Aug-1 Sep 2019, Linz, Austria 2020
- World Rowing Cup 1, March 2020, place TBA
- Rowing Olympic Qualifications, May 2020, place TBA
- European Rowing Championships, May 2020, place TBA
- World Rowing Cup 2, June 2020, place TBA
- World Rowing Cup 3, July 2020, place TBA
34 Together with the International Canoeing Federation (ICF), Eurovision brings the best of the canoeing disciplines live to the audience. Canoe Slalom is an exciting, adrenaline-fueled sport, where the paddlers have to negotiate their way down a 300m stretch of white water rapids. Paddlers race through a series of up to 25 gates, which are made up of red and green poles. In Canoe Sprint events, athletes race on a straight course, each boat in a separate lane, over three di erent distances: 200m, 500m, 1000m and 5000m as well as the 200m x 4 relay.
ICF produces all the Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint World Championships.
- TERRITORIES WORLDWIDE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CANADA, BRAZIL AND NEW ZEALAND 35 NEXT EVENTS
- Sprint World Championships
- 23-27 August 2017, Racice, Czech Republic
- 21-25 August 2018, Montemoro o Velho, Portugal
- 21-25 August 2019, Szeged, Hungary
- Slalom World Championships
- 29 September-1 October 2017, Pau, France
- 12-16 September 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 11-15 September 2019, La Seu d’Urgell, Spain
38 Eurovision is proud to represent the Austrian Skiing Federation (ÖSV), for the worldwide distribution of the FIS Skiing World Cups taking place in Austria.
The Austrian ski season will start on the 28th of October in Sölden. The world’s elite skiers will also meet in Kitzbühel from 19th to 21st of January, 2018 and will compete on the famous Streif, one of the most demanding race course on the World Cup circuit. The ÖSV contract includes 38 competitions per year with an average of 1.5 hours of live coverage from the main competitions leading to approximately 55 hours in total.
- TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS 39 NEXT EVENTS ALPINE MEN
- 29 October 2017, Sölden, GS
- 19 January 2018, Kitzbuhel, SUPER G
- 20 January 2018, Kitzbuhel, DH
- 21 January 2018, Kitzbuhel, SL
- 23 January 2018, Schladming, Night SL
- 4 January 2018, TBA
- 6 January 2018, TBA
- 1-2 March 2018, TBA ALPINE WOMEN
- 28 October 2017, Sölden, GS
- 28 December 2017, Linz, Tyrol, GS
- 29 December 2017, Linz, Tyrol, SL
- 13 January 2018, Bad Kleinkirchheim, DH
- 14 January 2018, Tauplitz, SG
- 9 January 2018, Flachau, Night SL
- 3 January 2018, TBA
- Alpine Team City, 1 January 2018, Austria NORDIC COMBINED
- 16-17 December 2017, Ramsau
- 26-28 January 2018, Seefeld SKI FLYING
- 13-14 January 2018, Tauplitz SKI JUMPING
- 3-4 January 2018, Innsbruck
- 5-6 January 2018, Bischofshofen
- 3-4 February 2018, Hinzenbach SNOWBOARD
- 26 November 2017, TBC, Slopestyle
- 16-17 December 2017, Montafon, SBX
- 5-6 January 2018, PGS
40 Eurovision is proud to distribute the rights to the Swiss Ski World Cups for the next five seasons (2017 - 2022) on a worldwide basis. The FIS World Cups allocated to Switzerland each season cover all six key disciplines, but the Alpine races are at the core of the Swiss package. The Lauberhorn Downhill reigns as the oldest, longest, fastest, and arguably the most beautiful course on the World Cup circuit. It’s also known as the most physically demanding. SWISS SKI SKIING
- 41 NEXT EVENTS ALPINE MEN
- 6 January 2018, Adelboden, GS
- 7 January 2018, Adelboden, SL
- 12 January 2018, Wengen, AC (DH/SL)
- 13 January 2018, Wengen, DH
- 14 January 2018, Wengen, SL ALPINE WOMEN
- 8 December 2017, St. Moritz, AC (SG+SL)
- 9 December 2017, St. Moritz, SG
- 10 December 2017, St. Moritz, SG
- 27 January 2018, Lenzerheide, GS
- 28 January 2018, Lenzerheide, SL
- 3 March 2018, Crans Montana, AC (SG+SL)
- 4 March 2018, Crans Montana, SG SKI JUMPING
- 16 December 2017, Engelberg, HS137
- 17 December 2017, Engelberg, HS137 CROSS COUNTRY
- 9 December 2017, Davos, Sprint F, M/W
- 10 December 2017, Davos, 10km F, W
- 10 December 2017, Davos, 15km F, M
- 30 December 2017, Lenzerheide, Sprint F, M/W
- 31 December 2017, Lenzerheide, 15km C, M
- 31 December 2017, Lenzerheide, 10km C, W
- 1 January 2018, Lenzerheide, 10km Pursuit F, W
- 1 January 2018, Lenzerheide, 15km Pursuit F OTHERS
- 12 December 2017, Arosa, Freestyle Skiing, SX, M/W
- 19-20 January 2018, Laax, Snowboard, SL+HP, M/W
- 3 March 2018, Silvaplana, Freestyle Skiing, SL, M/W
- 10 March 2018, Scuol, Snowboard, PGS, M/W
- 10 March 2018, Airolo, Freestyle Skiing, Moguls Dual, M/W
- 17-18 March 2018, Veysonnaz, Snowboard, SBX+SBX Team, M/W TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS
42 The FIS Ski Flying World Championships is a ski flying event organised by the International Ski Federation and held every two years. It is a truly spectacular discipline appealing to new audiences with drama and excitement. There are just five ski flying hills in the world, in Harrachov (CZE), Vikersund (NOR), Planica (SLO), Kulm (AUT) and Oberstdorf (GER). These hills are much larger than ski jumping hills, with the K-point set between 185 metres and 200 metres. Unlike ordinary ski jumping, the Ski Flying World Champion is determined after four jumps. 40 jumpers qualify for the competition and jump the first round, 10 are eliminated, and the 30 remaining jumpers compete in the last three rounds.
The athlete with most points combined after four jumps is declared the World Champion. The FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2018 will take place in Oberstdorf (GER).
Finland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Poland and Japan are the ski flying top nations. France, Russia, Italy or US will challenge the “reigning stars” in Obersdorf next year. FIS SKI FLYING
- TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS NEXT EVENTS
- FIS Ski Flying World Championships, 18-21 January 2018, Oberstdorf, Germany
- FIS Ski Flying World Championships, Dates TBA 2020, Planica, Slovenia 43
44 The Winter Olympic sport of Biathlon combines the endurance of free-technique cross-country skiing with precision small-ball rifle marksmanship.
With it being a popular spectator sport, biathlon draws a huge audience not only at the competitions but also on screen. The combination of two very different disciplines in the same competition - skiing and shooting - presents the athletes with an extremely demanding challenge. Intense spectator interest in biathlon is not surprising as it offers a wide spectrum of concurrent dynamic activities in the course of a single event. For example, in the pursuit, a spectator can view starts, shooting, penalty loop and finishes while always aware of who is in the lead. On the competition trails or in the stadium it is just as exhilarating for the spectators, who can follow the exciting duels between the athletes at close range.
Needless to say, EBU is proud to have recently renewed its contract with the IBU until the year of 2022. IBU BIATHLON
- TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS NEXT EVENTS
- Biathlon World Cup 1, 24 Nov–3 Dec 2017, Oestersund, Sweden
- Biathlon World Cup 2, 5–10 December 2017, Hochfilzen, Austria
- Biathlon World Cup 3, 2–17 Dec 2017, Le Grand Bornand, France
- Biathlon World Cup 4, 2-7 January 2018, Oberhof, Germany
- Biathlon World Cup 5, 9–14 January 2018, Ruhpolding, Germany
- Biathlon World Cup 6, 16–21 January 2018, Anterselva, Italy
- Open European Championships U26, 22–28 January 2018, Ridanna, Italy
- Youth Junior World Championships, 23 February–4 March 2018, Otepaa, Estonia
- Biathlon World Cup 7, 6–11 March 2018, Kontiolahti, Finland
- Biathlon World Cup 8, 13–18 March 2018, Oslo, Norway
- Biathlon World Cup 9, 20–25 March 2018, Tyumen, Russia
- Biathlon Summer World Championships, dates and venue TBA
46 Eurovision is proud to represent the International Skating Union (ISU). This winter, the ISU will hold more than 30 events, making skating one of the most extensive sports in the world. We have the pleasure in providing this large number of competitions to European audiences, including Figure Skating, Synchronized Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating European and World Championships. The ISU offers more than 250 hours of live content, starting with the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Cup of China in November 2017 and ending with the Grand Prix of Figure Skating in November 2018 in Russia.
- NEXT EVENTS FIGURE SKATING
- Grand Prix of Figure Skating Cup of China, 3-5 Nov 2017, Beijing, China
- Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy, 10-12 Nov 2017, Osaka, Japan
- Grand Prix of Figure Skating Internationaux de France, 17-19 Nov 2017, Grenoble, France
- Grand Prix of Figure Skating Skate America, 24-26 Nov 2017, Lake Placid, USA
- Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, 7-10 Dec 2017, Nagoya, Japan
- European Figure Skating Championships, 15-21 Jan 2018, Moscow, Russia
- Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, 22-27 Jan 2018, Taipei City, Taiwan
- World Junior Figure Skating Championships, 5-11 Mar 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
- World Figure Skating Championships, 19-25 Mar 2018, Milano, Italy
- World Junior Speed Skating Championships, 9-11 Mar 2018, Salt Lake City, USA
- World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, 9-12 Nov 2017, Shanghai, China
- World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, 16-19 Nov 2017, Seoul, Korea
- European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, 12-14 Jan 2018, Dresden, Germany
- World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, 16-18 Mar 2018, Montreal, Canada
- World Allround Speed Skating Championships, 9-11 Mar 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands SPEED SKATING
- World Cup Speed Skating, 10-12 Nov 2017, Heerenveen, Netherlands
- World Cup Speed Skating, 17-19 Nov 2017, Stavanger, Norway
- World Cup Speed Skating, 1-3 Dec 2017, Calgary, Canada
- World Cup Speed Skating, 8-10 Dec 2017, Salt Lake City, USA
- World Cup Speed Skating, 19-21 Jan 2018, Erfurt, Germany
- World Cup Speed Skating Final, 17-18 Mar 2018, Minsk, Belarus
- European Speed Skating Championships, 5-7 Jan 2018, Kolomna, Russia
- World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, 3-4 Mar 2018, Changchun, China SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING
- World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, 28 Sep-1 Oct 2017, Budapest, Hungary
- World Cup Short Track Speed Skating, 5-8 Oct 2017 Dordrecht, Netherlands TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS
50 For more than 25 years Eurovision has had an agreement with UEG, and the story continues to this day. Covering 10 championships, including all Men’s and Women’s European Artistic and Rhythmic Championships distributed on Eurovision’s state-of-the-art broadcast network. Combining the technical performance with finesse and grace this beautiful sport has a wide interest in a large number of countries around the world. The Artistic (Men and Women) and Rhythmic European Championships are held annually.
An average of 70 hours of footage is distributed on Eurovision’s network every year. UEG GYMNASTICS
- TERRITORIES THESE RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A WORLDWIDE BASIS NEXT EVENTS
- UEG 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships, 1–3 June 2018, Valladolid, Spain
- UEG 2018 Artistic Team Gymnastics European Championships, 2–12 August 2018, Glasgow, Great Britain
- UEG 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Individual European Championships, 10–14 April 2019, Szczecin, Poland
- UEG 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships, 10–12 May 2019, TBA
- UEG 2020 Artistic Team Gymnastics European Championships, 29 April–3 May 2020, Paris, France
- UEG 2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships, 22–24 May 2020, Kiev, Ukraine
- UEG 2020 Artistic Team Gymnastics European Championships, 27–31 May 2020, Baku, Azerbaijan
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