IFSC Climbing World Championships 2019 to Achieve Highest Broadcasting Reach to Date
All eyes turn to Tokyo this weekend as the highly anticipated IFSC Climbing World Championships commence in Hachioji, Japan. As the first event in which Sport Climbing athletes will compete to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the IFSC Climbing World Championships 2019 are set to secure the highest reach in history to be received by a Sport Climbing event in terms of broadcasting, with a record number of over 20 broadcasters preparing to air the event across the world. Media coverage of the IFSC Climbing World Championships is also set to reach an all-time high in 2019, with over 200 media representatives accredited to attend the event.
The IFSC has secured a total of fourteen (14) deals for live or delayed-as-live broadcasting, with coverage from the following channels:
- NHK – Live broadcasting of the Combined event in Japan, as well as highlights of the classic World Championships later in August.
- CCTV – Live and delayed-as-live broadcasting in China.
- NBC Olympic Channel – Live and delayed-as-live broadcasting across the USA.
- Eurosport 2 – Live and delayed-as-live broadcasting across Europe.
- Equipe – Live and delayed-as-live broadcasting in France.
- J Sports – Live coverage in Japan.
- ORF – Live coverage in Austria.
- RTV Slovenia – Live and delayed-as-live broadcasting in Slovenia.
- ESPN Latin America – Live broadcasting of all finals in Latin America.
- The Sport Channel Israel – Live coverage in Israel.
- Russia1 Online – Live coverage across Russia.
- BBC Online – Live coverage of the Combined event in the UK.
- Eurosport Player – Live and delayed-as-live broadcasting across Europe.
- The Olympic Channel – Live international broadcasting, as well as later on-demand online.
Highlights and news coverage of the IFSC Climbing World Championships Hachioji 2019, are to be provided by:
- TBS – Delayed highlights of the Combined event on 24th August (15:00) in Japan.
- Sky A – Delayed highlights of the Combined event in early September across Japan.
- Sports Bull– Delayed highlights to be aired in Japan, of the classic World Championships on 16th August and the Combined event on 22nd August.
- SRG – News coverage in Switzerland.
“We are extremely pleased to see Sport Climbing growing by such a great extent. Since the last IFSC Climbing World Championships in 2018 the attractiveness of the sport has continued to advance, becoming increasingly popular to a rising number of broadcasters. The eyes of the world are on Sport Climbing as we head full speed towards the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” says Anne Fuynel, IFSC Marketing & Communications Director.
The IFSC Climbing World Championships can also be viewed both live and on-demand via the IFSC YouTube channel.