The 22nd European Athletics Championships in
has crossed the
milestone of 1,000 hours of expected live television coverage, with 35
international broadcasters from across Zurich Europe expressing
intentions to televise the biggest athletics event of the year. According to the current broadcast intentions
provided by the European Broadcasting Union for the 12-17 August championships,
there will be at least 1,180 hours of television coverage over the six days of
the championships, including more than 1,113 hours of live coverage. Pan-European channel Eurosport plans to show the majority of the
championships live across its 59 territories. Outside Europe, the event will be
broadcast by Eurosport Asia.
European Athletics President Hansjörg Wirz said, “To have more than 1,000 hours of intended live coverage of the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships shows that the sport of athletics remains an attractive product for television audiences in
“We are very pleased that in cooperation with the EBU we are able to showcase the best of European Athletics with them providing the biggest platform to promote our sport on public free-to-air TV channels throughout the continent.”
The total number of hours of intended coverage will increase once the broadcast intentions of the remaining rights-holders are received.
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