The Infront Sports & Media agency has secured broadcast coverage for the European Volleyball Confederation’s (CEV) 2015 men’s and women’s European Championships in almost 130 territories worldwide.
Infront serves as the media rights partner of the CEV. The women’s Championship will be broadcast into a total of 128 countries and territories by 27 television networks reaching out to Europe, the US and Canada, Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East.
The national team event commenced on Saturday and runs through to October 4. It is being hosted in Belgium (Antwerp) and the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Apeldoorn and Eindhoven). Public-service broadcasters NOS and VRT are serving as the host broadcasters in the Netherlands and Belgium, respectively.
Infront said coverage of the men’s event, which follows from October 9-18 in Bulgaria (Sofia and Varna) and Italy (Turin and Busto Arsizio), will be on an equal level. State broadcasters BNT and Rai are serving as host broadcasters in the two countries.
Stephan Herth, executive director of summer sports at Infront, said: “As the CEV Volleyball European Championships get underway 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.”