Baku 2015 European Games is today delighted to announce its first international broadcast agreement, with leading Turkish sports channel NTV Spor.
The agreement will see NTV Spor broadcast the inaugural European Games across the whole of Turkey, enabling sports fans to enjoy live coverage of all 17 days of competition next summer.
NTV Spor will provide seven hours of Games coverage per day across television, internet and mobile platforms, with the majority being broadcast live. Live coverage of the Opening and Closing ceremonies will also be shown, in addition to making highlight packages available.
Mr Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “I am very pleased to announce our first international broadcast agreement, which will offer millions of Turkish fans the opportunity to enjoy live coverage of the inaugural European Games.
“Working alongside International Sports Broadcasting, our host broadcaster, NTV Spor will ensure comprehensive broadcasting across a range of media platforms that will be of huge benefit to viewers.”
NTV Spor, broadcaster of many major sports events in Turkey, are dedicated to providing high quality coverage of every sport at the European Games.
Mr Fuat Akda?, Sports Group President at Do?us Media Group, said: “We are looking forward to working with International Sports Broadcasting and Baku 2015 to provide sports fans across Turkey with a dedicated broadcast service for the European Games.
“This deal reflects not only the continued interest in multi-sport events in Turkey, but also shows that they remain a strong product for international broadcasters.”
Ms Ne?e Gündo?an, Secretary General of the Turkish Olympic Committee, added: “This agreement will unite supporters across Turkey and enable the whole nation to support our athletes selected to compete at the first European Games.
“We have always had a strong and friendly relationship with our close neighbour Azerbaijan, and this deal will reinforce this historic relationship.”
NTV Spor is owned by Do?us Media Group, a part of one of the biggest media conglomerates of Turkey.
International Sports Broadcasting (ISB) will provide more than 800 hours of live, state-of-the-art production for the duration of the Games.