FISU confirms broadcast union rights deal in Asia-Pacific

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has formally sealed a three-year extension to its partnership with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

The agreement, spanning 2019 to 2021, had initially been reached in January, allowing for the delivery of the broadcast signal to Krasnoyarsk’s 2019 winter Universiade to ABU members. The final signing of the agreement, however, took place during the ABU Sports Group Conference, which concluded on Sunday in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The deal gives ABU exclusive live terrestrial broadcast rights, and non-exclusive rights for highlights and news, across all platforms, including digital and mobile.

Along with the 2019 winter Universiade, the new contract includes the upcoming summer Universiade in the Italian city of Naples, all editions of the University World Cups of 3×3 basketball and football out o 2021, and the 2021 summer and winter Universiades, which take place in Chengdu and Lucerne, respectively.