PRESS STATEMENT: The new contract covers both Men's and Women's EHF EUROs in 2014 and 2016 for all Spanish speaking countries of Latin America.
EHF EUROs enter new territories in Latin America
For the first time since 1994, full TV coverage across the entire Latin American continent has been secured for European handball’s flagship national team events
Infront Sports & Media, media and marketing partner of the European Handball Federation for the EHF European Championships, has reached a media rights agreement with Televisa Networks, a subsidiary of Grupo Televisa.
The contract covers the Men’s and Women’s EHF EUROs 2014 and 2016 in all Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico on an exclusive basis, as well as Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago on a non-exclusive basis.
Minimum of ten matches from each EURO
Live and delayed match coverage, repeats and highlights on all TDN platforms are included in the agreement – as well as sublicensing rights. As part of the agreement, a minimum of ten matches will be transmitted from each championship including three preliminary round games, three main rounds, the both semi-finals and final match.
Fernando Howard, Managing Director at TDN, commented: “We have no doubt the EHF EURO will become a hit with Latin American viewers; it is one of the fastest sports worldwide and this agreement enhances our programming, bringing top-level handball to new and keen audiences.”
Stephan Herth, Executive Director Summer Sports at Infront, commented: “This is the first time since 1994 that the EHF EUROs will be broadcast across the entire South-American continent. It is a significant and successful development for the tournaments and will further boost both men’s and women’s handball globally.”
The Men’s and Women’s EHF EURO 2014 are scheduled to take place in Denmark from 12-26 January and in Hungary/Croatia from 7-21 December 2014 respectively.
In 2016 the men’s event will take place in Poland from 17-31 January with the women’s scheduled from 4-18 December in Sweden.
Televisa Networks is a subsidiary of Grupo Televisa that specializes in the design, production, programming and distribution of over 17 channel brands and more than 45 feeds in the Pay Television market. Its coverage spans the globe, reaching Mexico, US, Latin America, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.
The channel’s highly talented artists, quality productions, and wide variety of brands, satisfy the entertainment and informational needs of our diverse audience. Televisa Networks produces award winning content, which enables it to offer a wide variety of services to advertisers that go beyond the traditional 30 second spot. www.televisanetworks.com
Televisa Deportes Network is a multimedia platform that airs sport 24 hours a day, 364 days a year. A large percentage of the content aired is exclusive and it features all the major international sporting events, all of them hosted by the most specialized team of announcer, narrators, journalists and correspondents. The channel has coverage in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.
TEXT: EHF / br
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