Media Policies

IFSC Event Media Policy

It is the responsibility of all event media to be informed of all media procedures, including competition access requirements and IFSC policies. Information will be provided beforehand by the IFSC Communications Department and will also be available in the Press Office throughout the competitions.

Access to the Venue

Event media shall register through the online media accreditation form here.

All event media must wear their press badge and press jacket during IFSC competitions, which will be distributed in the Press Office.

When granted an accreditation, event media will be given a category that determines the level of access at the competition. Persons with a Team Official accreditation may not apply for a media accreditation, otherwise both accreditations may be removed.

With a “Journalist/Non-Rights-Holding TV” press badge and jacket:
1) Access the Press Centre and interview in the Mixed Zone;

With a “Photographer” press badge and jacket:
1) Access the Press Centre and interview in the Mixed Zone;
2) Access and take photographs in the Media Zone;

With a “Rights-Holding TV” press badge and jacket:
1) Access the Press Centre and interview in the Mixed Zone;
2) Access and take photographs in the Media Zone;
3) Film the climbing according to prior agreement with the IFSC.

Event media may NOT film the IFSC competitions without prior approval from the IFSC.

Event media desiring additional footage of the competition must negotiate license fees with the IFSC at least 1 week prior. Filming, live broadcasting or uploading footage of IFSC competitions without prior authorisation is strictly prohibited.

Event media may not access the Field of Play or other zones reserved for athletes/coaches, including the Isolation Zone. Only the Official IFSC Photographer and the Official Event Organiser Photographer may operate there.

Event media also must:

  • Not distract or interfere with the athletes during their preparation for or attempt of a route/problem;
  • Not distract or interfere with the belayer/their assistant;
  • Never block the line of sight of a judge or official video camera;
  • Obey immediately to instructions of an IFSC Judge or the IFSC Jury President;
  • Only shoot from permitted vantage points;
  • Bend on their knees when shooting in front of the crowd, unless the wall is raised;
  • Not obstruct other media.

Violations of the IFSC Event Media Policy may result in withdrawal of media accreditations and other competition accreditations, restricted access for IFSC competitions and/or prohibited use of IFSC media materials.

At any time, the IFSC Communications Department may issue additional requirements for event media.

IFSC TV Rights Policy for Non-Rights Holders

The IFSC is the owner of all broadcasting rights at all IFSC competitions. As owner of all footage streamed or broadcasted during IFSC competitions, the IFSC is willing to give accredited Non-Rights Holders (TV and Online) a clear policy regarding IFSC competition filming.

Freely Available Content

The IFSC produces news edits, dope sheets and shot lists after each final for news purposes. They are uploaded on the IFSC media ftp and can be accessed by completing an online form here.

Materials are typically uploaded within 6 hours after each final. This content can be used for free up to 3 days after each competition. After this time, additional use will be subject to license fees.

If Non-Rights Holders desire additional footage of the competition, they must negotiate license fees with the IFSC at least 7 days prior.

Filming of the climbing/competition is NOT permitted without prior agreement from the IFSC.

Violations

Violations of this policy may result in withdrawal of media accreditations and restricted access to IFSC competitions or IFSC media materials.

If content is uploaded online without the IFSC’s permission, the IFSC will claim for removal and/or monetisation of the content.

Further Stipulations

At any time, the IFSC Communications Department may issue additional requirements at the competition.

Questions regarding this policy should be discussed with the IFSC before the competition.

 

 

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