EBU and UEG agree on comprehensive four-year media rights and services partnership.
London / North Greenwich Arena / FIG Media Office, August 7, 2012: In its meeting in London, the Executive Committee of the FIG was informed yesterday that the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have agreed an all-inclusive global media rights and services deal, taking the organizations' more than 25-year relationship to a new level.
“This agreement will strengthen the position of Gymnastics in Europe and I congratulate UEG President Guelzec for this” declared FIG President Grandi, from his office at the Olympic venue in London.
The agreement prolongs the current UEG/EBU arrangement, covering ten championships between 2013 and 2016, including all Men's and Women's European Artistic and Rhythmic Championships. In addition, the EBU will distribute on behalf of UEG the European Championships in Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic gymnastics.
Front: UEG President Georges Guelzec (left) and EBU Director Sports & Business Stefan Kürten (right) shake hands. Back: UEG Administrative Director Kirsi Erofejeff-Engman (left) and EBU Head of Sports Rights - Indoor Sports, Ingolfur Hannesson (right).
The EBU will also be the UEG's exclusive worldwide service partner on various levels of contract management, implementation and signal distribution, including live broadband internet streaming of all European Artistic Championships during the term, and close cooperation on other new media exploitation.
Eurovision is the premier distributor of sports and news content for the world’s top broadcast and media platforms. UEG is the official governing body for Gymnastics in Europe. The Union, created in 1982, has 48 member federations.