ISSF World Championship: 'Live TV for all 15 Olympic events" ISSF Secretary General announced
The ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber unveiled the live TV project for the ISSF World Championship to take place in Granada, Spain, next September, and talked about the efforts of the shooting sport to maximize media coverage on the road leading to Rio 2016.
The ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber announced today live TV coverage for the 51st ISSF World Championship in all Shooting events – the first Rio 2016 qualifier for Shooting sport - that will take place in Granada, Spain, from the 6 through the 20 of September 2014.
All the 15 Olympic events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun discipline will be filmed and distributed live via Eurovision.
“The ISSF is committed to offer the best media coverage ever for it's 51st ISSF World Championship in all Shooting events, which also represent our first qualification event with quota distribution for the Rio 2016 Games.” The ISSF Secretary General said.
“ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña approved a significant investment to produce and distribute live TV footage of all our 15 Olympic events during the World Championship. We will offer the coverage of all Olympic qualifier Finals via EBU, for technical costs only. Our member federations can contact their national broadcasters, to inform them that the footage will be available on the Eurovision platform.”
The ISSF World Championship in all events takes place every four years, and it's the largest competition governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation. In 2010, at the 50th ISSF World Championship in Munich, more than 2000 athletes participated in 55 shooting events, including non-Olympic disciplines, and a comparable number of participants is expected in Granada, this year.
Media coverage is a key feature of the championship, as the ISSF Secretary General remarked: “We will offer a full set of services to media in occasion of our Championship. We've just re-launched our website, www.issf-sports.org, where we will publish live results, statistics and stories, and distribute photos to the press. In the next weeks, we will release a statement with further details.”
“Our aim is to maximize the visibility of our sport in this key moment of the Olympic cycle. Rio 2016 will be an important step forward for our sport. After London 2012, we've changed our Finals, we've changed the scoring system, we've tried to make the sport more spectators-friendly.” Mr. Schreiber added. “The feedbacks we're receiving from spectators and media are extremely positive, and our grassroots are growing as new young athletes join our sport.”
“Today, we have more media coverage than ever before in the history of our Federation. The Shooting Sport is on TV, press, and social media, and President Vazquez and the ISSF will continue to work in this direction, investing for the future of our sport.”