The Minsk 2019 European Games Operations Committee (MEGOC) and the International Sports Broadcasting (ISB) have signed their European Games Cooperation Agreement today at MEGOC office.
The agreement, signed by MEGOC CEO George Katulin and ISB Managing Director Manolo Romero, lays the foundation for how MEGOC and ISB will work together so that ISB can produce the highest quality broadcast of the II European Games coverage. ISB will also manage the sale of broadcast rights.
“The facilities that we visited during the two-day visit are organized very well. They have hosted a number of international competitions in the past, which means they are well-prepared for the 2nd European Games and ready to operate in accordance with the international classes standards. Now we are starting to prepare a production plan that will clarify key components of the production, such as how many people will be involved in this process, including local specialists. We also plan meetings with the Belarusian broadcaster. In addition, your television will provide technical infrastructure, we also plan to involve as many Belarusian specialists as possible. I can assure all together we will provide Games with Olympic-level broadcast”, Mr. Romero said.
ISB has a great experience in sports broadcasting for many of the world’s leading sporting events, including eight Olympic Games, six Paralympic Games, numerous World Championships and World Cups, and continental events such as the Pan American Games and Asian Games, inaugural European Games in Baku. Complete with pricing proposal, image and marketing appeal it became a key factor to choose ISB as a host broadcater of the 2nd European Games.
In the context of cooperation with ISB the representatives of the National State Teleradiocompany of the Republic of Belarus – the TV-rightholder for the territory of the host country will have a great opportunity to enhance their professional competence. Belteleradiocompany will also become a subsupplier of the technical broadcasting services. ISB will produce an anticipated 600 hours of broadcast coverage during the event from 21st to 30th June 2015. It is also expected that the feed will be available in 160 countries.