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EBU secures skating rights

The European Broadcasting Union and the International Skating Union have signed anew exclusive media rights deal covering the 2015-19 period.

The deal covers the EBU’s traditonal territories but the organsiation will also be the skating body’s exclusive partner for the rest of the world excluding China, Japan, Korean, the US and Canada.

The portfolio of rights covers 52 World and European Championships across the disciplines of figure skating, speed skating and short track.

International Skating Union 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 entrusting the EBU with the sale of TV/media   rights in countries that currently do not show ISU disciplines. We are confident that through the EBU network and its new technologies  the ISU will be able to offer top of the range content to the widest possible audience.”

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