Infront has beaten competition from rival agency IMG and the European Broadcasting Union to hold on to the international skiing federation’s global media and marketing rights.
Infront Sports & Media has agreed long-term extensions to three of its winter sports rights deals in a move seemingly aimed at heading off rival agency IMG’s ambition in the sector.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have extended a media-rights deal for the FIS Ski Flying World Championships.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has awarded the Infront agency the contract to market all media and commercial rights to the Alpine World Ski Championships and the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2023 and 2025.
The International Ski Federation has launched a tender process for the rights to the 2023 and 2025 editions of its Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships.
French free-to-air sports broadcaster L'Équipe has acquired rights to the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard World Cups, the 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship and US wrestling organisation WWE.
The Ski Classics series of long-distance skiing events has agreed new broadcast deals in France, the UK and the Middle East and North Africa region for the remainder of its 2017-18 season.
The International Paralympic Committee and World Para Alpine Skiing have stated that all World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup events during the 2017-18 season will be live streamed for the first time.
The Discovery Nordics division of media company Discovery Networks International has acquired rights in Sweden to the Ski Classics long-distance skiing championship.
Italian state broadcaster Rai has secured rights to the Ski Classics series of long-distance skiing events.
Ski Sport Finland has signed a long-term extension to its international media rights partnership with the Infront Sports & Media agency.
The Infront Sports & Media agency has struck an early renewal to its international media rights deal with the German Ski Association (DSV) for World Cup events held in the country.
Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF has extended a rights deal with the OSV, the governing body of skiing in the country.