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    News The EBU and ISU strike new Broadcasting Deal.

    If you have a network under the EBU, more coverage is on the way!

    "The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the International Skating Union (ISU) have reached an agreement on exclusive media rights from 2015 – 2019, marking 50 years of EBU-ISU partnership. The agreement covers traditional EBU territory with the EBU also becoming the media rights partner of ISU in the rest of the world (excluding China, Japan, Korea, USA and Canada, which remain under the control of ISU).

    This new deal will ensure that more than 130 events over the four seasons (2015/16; 2016/17; 2017/18; 2018/19) will enjoy maximum free-to-air exposure on EBU Members’ radio, TV and online channels. The portfolio covers 52 World and European Championships in the three ISU disciplines of Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track as well as the series of Grand Prix and World Cups, together with "ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating...."


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    http://www.isu.org/en/news-and-event...news-statement

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    If only we could get that kind of coverage in the U.S. :(

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    Question.

    Is eurosport under the ebu or is it under discovery?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europea...dcasting_Union

    I think Eurosport is not affiliated to EBU.

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    I honestly don't get what they're saying here. First they talk about free-to-air through EBU channels, but the article also states:

    ISU President, Ottavio Cinquanta said: “The ISU is delighted to continue its long term partnership with the EBU by not only renewing its current contract with EBU Members but also by intrusting the EBU with the sale of TV/media rights in countries that currently do not show ISU disciplines.
    What does that mean, exactly, for, say, Eurosport countries? Does the EBU resell the rights to them? (Eurosport have had the rights for the big championships for quite some time)? Exclusive media rights vs the word sale have me a bit confused now. ;-)

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    I'm thinking that they will sell what they can sell, and (hopefully) stream rest of it for free for us to see...

    But seeing as Eurosport usually buys the right for all ISU figure skating competitions and then proceed to not show a lot of it, I am still sceptical whether we (Europeans) will actually get to see more figure skating in the future.

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    sequinsgalore: Yes, that sounds very likely. Guess for us, in the end, nothing much changes, then.

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    Firstly, after the chaos that has ensued due to the IOC not renewing the Olympics contract with the EBU, it is great to see that the ISU has had the sense to continue with them!

    Quote Originally Posted by GF2445 View Post
    Question.

    Is eurosport under the ebu or is it under discovery?
    Quote Originally Posted by seabm7 View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europea...dcasting_Union

    I think Eurosport is not affiliated to EBU.
    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie_20 View Post
    What does that mean, exactly, for, say, Eurosport countries? Does the EBU resell the rights to them? (Eurosport have had the rights for the big championships for quite some time)? Exclusive media rights vs the word sale have me a bit confused now. ;-)
    Mmmmm. I had never heard that Discovery had bought into Eurosport, never mind that they had increased their stake to over 50%. I thought Eurosport was still completely owned by TF1 (the French state broadcaster).

    However, TF1 still owns 49% of Eurosport. And since TF1 is an EBU member, I think Eurosport will still have access to EBU material. At least, I hope so!

    After losing MotoGP and the Olympics, losing the figure skating as well would be a major blow not only to Eurosport, but to us as viewers.

    CaroLiza_fan

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    So will Eurosport show the 2014 Grand Prix Series ?

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