More than 160 countries cannot be wrong: Record high TV-interest for VELUX EuroVolley 2013

More than 160 countries have bought the TV-rights to broadcast the 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship – Men in Denmark and Poland the 20th-29th of September.

From Nepal to Nigeria, from Brazil to Burkina Faso, and from USA to Uganda. The TV-interest in VELUX EuroVolley 2013 in Denmark and Poland is massive. The more than 160 nations already ready to broadcast the forthcoming championship, is a much higher number than broadcasted the last championship in 2011.

Actually, these figures break the all-time records set two years ago as the European Championship.

“We are evidently overwhelmed with pride for our flagship tournament is set to be aired all over the world,” says CEV President André Meyer.

“We have to thank our partner Infront Sports & Media that was able to seal deals with as many as 32 TV stations, something that we did never achieve in the past. This means that there is a lot of interest for Volleyball out there and that the upcoming VELUX EuroVolley 2013 will be boosting the popularity of our sport and showcasing the quality and skills of Europe’s best Volleyball players”.

”This is a very clear signal of how big a sport event the European Championship in Denmark and Poland is. The whole world is following this championship from the first balls are served in Odense, Herning, Gdansk, and Gdynia and until the last ball has been spiked in the floor in Parken Stadium in Copenhagen,” says Mads Bang Aaen, local managing director of VELUX EuroVolley 2013.

To give the TV-viewers the best experience from the matches, a world class producer, that has e.g. produced the Olympics many times, is ready.

”There will be 14 cameras in action, when the matches of the histoic Final Four Weekend in Parken are played the 28th and 29th of September. That is as many cameras as there is used for producing a Champions League match in football. It will be a fantastic experience for the TV-viewers at home. But of course I hope, that as many as possible will come and cheer in the arenas and get a volleyball experience of a lifetime,“ says Mads Bang Aaen.

There are still more nations negotiating about TV-rights for VELUX EuroVolley 2013.

Facts about the 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship – Men

• Denmark and Poland co-host the championship. Both countries have two preliminary pools with four nations in each. Semi-finals and the final are played in Denmark.

• It is the first time that both nations host a European Championship.

• The European Volleyball Championship takes place from the 20th of September to the 29th of September 2013.

• The arenas in Denmark are: Odense (Stadium Arena Fyn), Herning (Jyske Bank Boxen), Aarhus (NRGi Arena) and Copenhagen (Parken).

• The arenas in Poland are: Gdansk (Ergo Arena) and Gdynia (Sports Hall).

• VELUX is title sponsor of the 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship – Men.

• The Danish partners for the 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship are: Sport Event Denmark, Odense, Herning, Aarhus and Copenhagen.

• Serbia is defending European Champions.

• Russia is ruling Olympic Champions.

• Qualified countries: Denmark and Poland are qualified as host nations. Serbia, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Belgium and Turkey.

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