Eurovision Sport retains Romania Ski rights contract to 2024
Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union, has today extended its media rights partnership with the Romania Ski Biathlon Federation until the end of the 2023-24 winter sports season.
The new agreement begins in 2021 and covers the annual FIS Men's and Women’s Ski Jumping World Cup events in Rasnov, plus Summer Ski Jumping Grand Prix events and, potentially, mixed Ski Jumping events and any FIS World Cup events in other skiing World Cup disciplines that might be allocated to Romania over the course of the contract.
The contract was signed off on the eve of the inaugural FIS Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup in Rasnov this weekend, which will be televised by six EBU members: ORF (Austria); ARD (Germany); YLE (Finland); TVP (Poland); NRK (Norway) and RTV (Slovenia).
Previously, only Women’s World Cups, Men’s Continental Cups and the 2016 Junior World Championships have been held at the Rasnov venue.
Stefan Kürten, executive director of Eurovision Sport, said: “The Romanian federation have proven that they can host great events and the upcoming men`s FIS ski jumping competition is the latest example of that. We are delighted to continue our successful cooperation and further develop ski sport in Rasnov with the RSBF.”
Dan Mihoc, president of the RSBF, added: “We are extremely happy to join the growing number of federations that are enjoying the unparalleled exposure that Eurovision and its members bring to our sport. I believe it is of utmost importance for us all that sport can be seen free for all.”
International rights to FIS World Cup skiing events are mainly distributed by Infront, the Switzerland-based sports marketing agency, with Romania and the key territories of Austria and Switzerland being the exceptions.
Last month, Eurovision Sport extended its agreement with the Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) for World Cup events in Austria until March 2024. Its contract with Swiss Ski runs to 2022.
Earlier this week, Eurovision Sport prolonged its long-running deal with the International Biathlon Union until at least 2026, with the option of a further four-year extension.