MADRID, 8 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least 40 members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), including Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE), will offer exhaustive television, radio and digital coverage of the European Championships 2022, the second edition of the multi-sport event to be held in Munich (Germany) from August 11 to 21.
This year’s edition will add the existing continental championships from nine sports: athletics, cycling (road, track, mountain bike and BMX), artistic gymnastics, rowing, triathlon, beach volleyball, sport climbing, canoeing and table tennis.
The members of the EU that will be broadcasting the Munich 2022 European Championships are ORF (Austria); RTBF and VRT (Belgium); BNT/BNR (Bulgaria); HRT (Croatia); CYBC (Cyprus); CT/CR (Czech Republic); DR (Denmark); ERR (Estonia); YLE (Finland); France Televisions/SRF/RFI (France); ARD and ZDF (Germany); ERT (Greece); MTVA (Hungary); RUV (Iceland); RTE (Ireland); RAI (Italy); LT/LR (Latvia); LRT (Lithuania); NOS (Netherlands); NRK (Norway); DVT/PR (Poland); RTP (Portugal); RTR (Russia); RTS (Serbia); RTVS (Slovakia); RTVSLO (Slovenia); RTVE (Spain); SVT/SR (Sweden); SRG-SSR (Switzerland); TRT (Turkey); and BBC (UK).
More than 3,500 hours of live, delayed and digital programming have been scheduled so far on more than 50 channels, a significant increase compared to just over 3,000 hours for the inaugural European Championships Glasgow/Berlin 2018.
ECM representative Marc Joerg was enthusiastic about the deal. “It’s very exciting to see Europe’s biggest free-to-air TV networks again giving the ‘big event’ treatment to the second edition of the multi-sport European Championships in Munich,” he said.
For his part, the Executive Director of Eurovision Sport, Glen Killane, assured that the event is “the culmination of what has been an incredible sporting summer”. “Munich hosts these championships 50 years after hosting the Olympic Games, and this event will be the largest multi-sport event held in Germany since then,” he noted.
The Munich Olympic Park will experience 11 days of competition with 50 participating nations, 177 events with medals and 4,700 athletes. Munich 2022 will be the biggest sporting event in Germany since the 1972 Summer Olympics and will reuse many of the venues from those Games, such as the iconic Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Pavilion and the Munich Olympic Regatta Center. The elite competition will be accompanied by a cultural festival entitled ‘The Roofs’ and a program of mass participation events.