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Discussion: WOC TV coverage

in: Orienteering; General

Aug 12, 2016 1:17 AM # 
I'm all for spreading it around but it is interesting that coverage is available in some countries where there may be no one who has ever heard of orienteering and isn't likely to do it anytime soon.

A lot of countries are great, but so would be getting into big media markets where there is a chance to try the sport.
Aug 12, 2016 2:57 AM # 
The Eurosport Asia-Pacific would be a bulk package for the whole region. I assume it's going to be broadcast some days after the events - I looked at the program listings for Eurosport in Australia for a couple of the competition days and couldn't find it within 24 hours of the event. (One does wonder why if it's on Eurosport in the Asia-Pacific, it isn't on Eurosport in Europe - maybe rights clashes with those countries that are taking a full broadcast?).
Aug 12, 2016 9:47 AM # 
Beside IOF livecenter passes

Last year was possible to watch selected WOC races on SVT sport. I think it was the only access (no region-blocked) to the streaming content online. Can we expect the same this year?

In my opinion IOF should provide some sort of free access to the Livecenter to the national federations. Each federation need to promote orienteering and clubs could organize a common public place for anyone interested to watch WOC. Making a story out of this could be more important than just selling a livecenter passes to the individuals. Sure it is possible that clubs buy a week ticket but it would be much better if IOF could coordinate how promotion on these public places should look like.

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